All our fat heads got together to wish Albert Einstein a happy birthday. The German vegetarian theoretical physicist Nobel Prize winner was born today in 1879. We think it’s worth recognizing that one of the most brilliant minds our species has ever pro…
Ok, ok – we’re busted. He wasn’t a vegetarian his entire life. Uh, he wasn’t even a vegetarian for half his life. Al decided to practice a more animal friendly diet during the *ahem* last year of his life. BUT, it is widely documented that he was a strong proponent of it long before that (altho’ we have trouble understanding how you can argue for it, but still eat animals.) In his defense, Einstein was quoted as saying,
Although I have been prevented by outward circumstances from observing a strictly vegetarian diet, I have long been an adherent to the cause in principle. Besides agreeing with the aims of vegetarianism for aesthetic and moral reasons, it is my view that a vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.
He also said,
I have always eaten animal flesh with a somewhat guilty conscience.
And on the day he became a vegetarian in 1954,
So I am living without fats, without meat, without fish, but am feeling quite well this way. It always seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore.
OK, there ya go.
We’re gonna have to go with the better-late-than-never theory over the theoretical theory on this one. Nevertheless, some of the guys – Brainiac, Mr Fantastic, the Leader, Dr Manhattan, the Ultra-Humanite, and Lex Luthor – chipped in on a birthday gift. But what do you get the smartest guy in the world? Fortunately, these freaks of nature are also pretty bright and they thought Al would appreciate the fact they’re gonna help a local farm sanctuary in his name. Farm animals aren’t protected by the ASPCA or other organizations the way that pets are. So these sanctuaries provide a particularly important benefit to our four-legged friends who have no voice whatsoever. But labor and money is in short supply for these places so they rely heavily on volunteers and donations. This Saturday, our local Whole Foods is recognizing Earth Day (which is officially April 22) with an outdoor celebration. We will be manning a table there for Maple Farms, a sanctuary where we volunteer.
No, we don’t know why comic book poindexters are always either bald or have a weird skin color.