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National Vegetable League

to replace the National Football League
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Or vegetarian league, or vegetable growers and eaters league, or vegetarian art party leagues. No, no wait, NAVEL, national artistic vegetable eaters league. This is a gamified social network of vegetable growing and eating communities who share growing, cooking and preparing strategies and compete to see who can come up with the most awesome vegetarian dinner experiences on a number of different fronts including, taste, novelty, entertainment, charity, conversational productivity, etc. The NVL could be a bridge organization to lead our monetary system from the documentation of competitive male energy (like the National Football League and capitalist excess) towards a more nurturing female energy.

Let me add in that this should fuse with all of the American Idol- like shows that gamify art and performance. So the end result would be a league where vegetable- eating/performances somehow compete with each other on a number of different levels, so that no one is losing.

Private Boney Bunney, May 24 2013

Pope says Atheists can get into Heaven http://p.washington...ood-deeds-gets-the/
[JesusHChrist, May 28 2013]

Another consideration -- Jesus was a mushroom http://youtu.be/BtiMw0-akAM
[JesusHChrist, May 28 2013]

Uniao do Vegetal http://en.wikipedia...ki/União_do_Vegetal
[JesusHChrist, May 28 2013]

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       Don't really understand the idea.... more explanation needed perhaps? ie what has growing and eating vegetables got to do with vaginas?
xenzag, May 24 2013

       You are right, I took it out.
Private Boney Bunney, May 24 2013

       might as well leave it in seein'as you have "nurturing female energy" in there as well.   

       Does eating vegetarian have anything to do with testosterone level ?
FlyingToaster, May 24 2013

       Some of world's best athletes are male vegetarians.
xenzag, May 24 2013

       How do they find the male vegetables to eat?
not_morrison_rm, May 25 2013

       They just turnup.
xenzag, May 25 2013

       This is an excellent idea. Anything that encourages the creation of better side-dishes is a step in the right direction.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 25 2013

       [xenzag], a couple of the better-known athletes are Brocco Lee and Aspara Gus.
normzone, May 25 2013

       Good job I live in forn parts!
pocmloc, May 25 2013

       Anyway, everyone knows it's the vegetables that give you cancer, it's a conspiracy. (pulls down the brim of foil-lined hat more tightly)
not_morrison_rm, May 26 2013

       That's not as tinfoilhatesque an idea as you suggest. Everyone assumes plants are these passive things full of goodness and nature. But plants have huge secondary metabolisms turning terpenoids, isoprenoids, and many other types of oid.   

       Most of these oids have evolved to deter herbivorous insects and mammals. The oids haven't in general evolved to give animals cancer (too slow). However, most of them have evolved to key right into various animal metabolic pathways and mess with them. Which means that a fair proportion of are likely to be incidentally carcinogenic. Everyone eats plants; everyone dies; a lot of people die of cancer.   

       Everything from alfalfa to zucchini has spent tens of millions of years evolving its own little chemical weapons cache. Your broccoli does not go gentle into that good night.   

       Unless you're a bee, the plants want you dead.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 26 2013

       I would cover you with cream, whip you soundly and call you a fool.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 26 2013

       I would probably ask you for it. I'm quite partial to a banana.   

       Are there any other fruits you want to suppose you had? How often do you have these fruit-related fantasies?
MaxwellBuchanan, May 26 2013

       //from the documentation of competitive male energy (like the National Football League and capitalist excess) towards a more nurturing female energy.//   

       Hmmm. Not often these days I'm tempted to hand out a fish carcass, but I think this above nonsesense might just qualify.   

       This is part let's-all, part WIBNI (wouldn't it be nice if vegetarianism was more popular/solved various perceived social problems/we could get rid of football for vague, unstated feminist reasons) and also comes off as a bit of a poorly articulated rant.   

       I mean, you could have proposed this NVL institution without attacking football or masculinity or whatever you were trying to do. Why don't you do that?
Custardguts, May 27 2013

       I didn't mean to attack anything, I just meant that I can imagine that it would be nice to have a gamified network of art/healthy eating parties to try to monify nurturing behavior, but, now that i think about it, this would never get going until I am long gone, and other people would just eff it up. This would work great with me at the center of it to show people how to do it, but that's because I'm awesome. Anything would work great with me at the center of it. Give to other people and they are just going to eff it up. Witness Christianity.
JesusHChrist, May 27 2013

       Oops, cats out of the bag.
JesusHChrist, May 27 2013

       Cheese and rice and the apple sauce.
rcarty, May 27 2013

       I'm still waiting for the Capybara to be declared a vegetable by the Vatican. I can wait.
not_morrison_rm, May 27 2013

       <<Capybara>> you may not have to wait (link)
JesusHChrist, May 28 2013

       <<Cheese>> Wine is for my love of creepers (grapes), and bread (wheat) is for my love of plebians. I would only consider cheese from the milk of a hog nosed bat.
JesusHChrist, May 28 2013

       <<Applesauce>>, now that is a consideration.
JesusHChrist, May 28 2013

       //You couldn't even get the bread and wine thing right. Cheese ! You forgot cheese !   

       You can forget the bread and the cheese, just bring the wine.
not_morrison_rm, May 28 2013

       Another consideration is that Jesus was a mushroom (link).
JesusHChrist, May 28 2013


       Now that is not something I would have considered until recently. Significantly though, "Christsicle" (+19) is still doing better than "Jelly Buddha" (+11). Although but maybe appropriately "Miserable Buddha" is at (+27), and adding in "White Chocolate Jesus with Liquid Cherry Center" (+16) and "Communion Wafer Dipping Sauces" (+23), it is a close call.
JesusHChrist, May 28 2013

       //National Vegetable   

       Any relation to a vegetative state?
not_morrison_rm, May 28 2013


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