Page 1 of 3 [ 37 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

LabPet
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 Jan 2007
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,389
Location: Canada

27 Sep 2008, 5:55 pm

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26892950/

This article, Ben & Jerry's breast milk ice cream is just INVITING snide Aspie comments....bring it on. The cones come in cup sizes A, B, C, D, & DD (for those daring ice creamers).

With a cherry on top?


_________________
The ones who say “You can’t” and “You won’t” are probably the ones scared that you will. - Unknown


sgrannel
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 20 Feb 2008
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,919

27 Sep 2008, 6:03 pm

The cherry could also be placed inside the cone at the tip!

Where else might the cherry be placed?

Some customers would find this enticing to be sure, but I don't think the logistics of obtaining enough human breast milk to run a nationwide ice cream store chain is even possible let alone economically feasible. The liability of possibly obtaining milk from a diseased person also makes this idea pretty much a no-go.

I believe the intent is to convince people that consuming milk from cows is absurd, rather than propose a realistic alternative. The dairy industry might counter this by telling people to stop being so picky and lame.

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/rea ... e-on-earth


_________________
A boy and his dog can go walking
A boy and his dog sometimes talk to each other
A boy and a dog can be happy sitting down in the woods on a log
But a dog knows his boy can go wrong


Last edited by sgrannel on 27 Sep 2008, 6:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.

spudnik
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 19 Feb 2008
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,992
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

27 Sep 2008, 6:13 pm

Peta SillyCones :lol:



ShawnWilliam
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 26 Aug 2008
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,462

27 Sep 2008, 6:39 pm

sorry but that's kind of disturbing.. :? is that supposed to help our economy?.. wasting less cow milk on ice cream..?



LabPet
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 Jan 2007
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,389
Location: Canada

27 Sep 2008, 6:41 pm

In all seriousness, isn't cow-milk the dairy industry? To use human breast-milk is NOT an agricultural industry. And, yes, what about production? I don't know how much milk a dairy cow can give in Time Unit X but I'm sure a human could not even begin to compete.

Just curious, but would a human female get paid to do this? Like a profession, on commission? She'll have fun filing her tax return! hahaha.

31 flavors? But an even number of breasts (human females come equipped with 2)? The math doesn't work either. Logistics.

Have lots of fun, Ben & Jerry.


spudnik: I'm an Alaskan (from the Interior). I saw this bumper sticker this week: "Guns don't kill people. Guns kill dinner."


_________________
The ones who say “You can’t” and “You won’t” are probably the ones scared that you will. - Unknown


Programmer
Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse

User avatar

Joined: 24 Mar 2008
Gender: Male
Posts: 45

27 Sep 2008, 6:44 pm

ShawnWilliam wrote:
sorry but that's kind of disturbing.. :? is that supposed to help our economy?.. wasting less cow milk on ice cream..?


It is PETA what do you expect.

ttyl



spudnik
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 19 Feb 2008
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,992
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

27 Sep 2008, 8:11 pm

Image
:)



Apatura
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 24 Jul 2006
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,332

27 Sep 2008, 8:37 pm

Unless they're going to have an army of Chinese factory women pumping milk, that icecream will be extraordinarily expensive. I think breastmilk purchased for medical use is something like $50 and ounce!! !! Not to mention the health risk. Breastmilk can transmit HIV, Hepatitis etc..

Ok now that I've typed all this out I'm starting to think maybe the article is somehow sarcastic and I'm not getting the humor (as usual)...



LabPet
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 Jan 2007
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,389
Location: Canada

27 Sep 2008, 9:16 pm

Actually Apature, this really is for real. That's why it's so.....weird.

Transmitted disease would be a concern but then they screen blood donors - same thing, sort-of.



Oh! AWESOME visual spudnik. Try ordering THAT at your local ice cream parlor!! ! 8O


_________________
The ones who say “You can’t” and “You won’t” are probably the ones scared that you will. - Unknown


pakled
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Nov 2007
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,015

27 Sep 2008, 9:28 pm

Aspie? I expect every 'morning zoo'-type DJ on the radio was all over this...;) The list of voluteers must be miles long...;)

I'm no dairy farmer, but at a point, cows want to be milked; they're in pain otherwise...



Tim_Tex
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 2 Jul 2004
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Posts: 42,156
Location: Houston, Texas

27 Sep 2008, 9:43 pm

Apatura wrote:
Unless they're going to have an army of Chinese factory women pumping milk, that icecream will be extraordinarily expensive. I think breastmilk purchased for medical use is something like $50 and ounce!! !! Not to mention the health risk. Breastmilk can transmit HIV, Hepatitis etc..

Ok now that I've typed all this out I'm starting to think maybe the article is somehow sarcastic and I'm not getting the humor (as usual)...


I don't think I would want any milk from China right now. But this idea about the cones is hilarious.


_________________
Who’s better at math than a robot? They’re made of math!


Apatura
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 24 Jul 2006
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,332

27 Sep 2008, 10:42 pm

I just checked and breastmilk is actually sold for $3-$5 an oz, so at least $24 per cup 8O . Who will buy this icecream? :lol:

I do know of women who have made yogurt from their own breastmilk.



LabPet
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 Jan 2007
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,389
Location: Canada

28 Sep 2008, 2:31 am

Apatura wrote:
I just checked and breastmilk is actually sold for $3-$5 an oz, so at least $24 per cup 8O . Who will buy this icecream? :lol:

I do know of women who have made yogurt from their own breastmilk.


I just learned something new today - thanks Apatura. This could be a veritable cottage (cheese) industry!


_________________
The ones who say “You can’t” and “You won’t” are probably the ones scared that you will. - Unknown


Eggman
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 17 Jul 2008
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,676

28 Sep 2008, 2:32 am

isn't all milk breast milk?



LabPet
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 Jan 2007
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,389
Location: Canada

28 Sep 2008, 2:49 am

Eggman wrote:
isn't all milk breast milk?


Yes. As an aside, Yak milk is pink.


_________________
The ones who say “You can’t” and “You won’t” are probably the ones scared that you will. - Unknown


M02
Raven
Raven

User avatar

Joined: 3 Dec 2006
Gender: Female
Posts: 114

28 Sep 2008, 7:39 am

humans have been milking cows for 8000 years.

open letters are just published up for others to read regardless of whether the addressee receives, accepts or reads the letter.



when I am going for an ice cream, I will have to ask for an Peta orgy free one.