Veg hipster cutie abroad needs our help!   »

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Look at this cutie-pie! San Francisco State University student and vegetarian Tyler Potts-Cornfield (a.k.a. Wes Leslie) needs your help! Which is interesting, considering he does a whole host of other shit (rapper, folk singer, writer, student, traveler, eater OK FINE EVERYONE IS AN EATER) himself. BUT he’s now embarking on a product- and service-based scheme (it’s like a mini-economy, remember those?) to fund his last days of a year spent studying abroad in Madrid.

If you go to TyTy’s (is it cool if I call you TyTy?) website, you’ll find a variety of things and actions you can “buy.” A cool Hamilton buys you a romantic 30-minute Skype date (or longer? I’m pretty fascinating, TyTy) with him. For only four bones, he’ll send you an original photograph plus a letter or limerick (I’m shooting for the latter). You can even choose your own product or service, but let’s try to remember that prostitution is illegal in most of the U.S. Every donation will also be met with a personal thank-you email and a “secret surprise.” Um, yes. Also he apparently has pink fingernails:
So show some solidarity for this young man, and give him some money to complete his veggie-fueled journey. Ich bin ein Falafel, too, TyTy. Ich bin ein Falafel.


See Jonathan Safran Foer read from Eating Animals!  »

This is short notice, vegans, but famous author and vegetarian Jonathan Safran Foer will be reading from his book, Eating Animals in San Francisco on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 21 and 22. He’s doing two readings each day: on Tuesday, one at San Francisco State at 1 p.m. and at the Commonwealth Club at 7 p.m.; and on Wednesday, one at 826 Valencia at 12:30 p.m. and at 6 p.m., as part of the City Arts and Lectures Series at the Herbst Theater on Sept. 22. Foer is also doing readings in other parts of the USA and one in Toronto, Ontario, so check it!

If you haven’t read Eating Animals, then do look into it. Foer is a truly great writer, so even if you’re already vegan, the book is a joy to read. It’s also a great inspiration for relatable, compassionate vegan advocacy and provides some fantastic conversation points for those times when a person who eats meat wants to talk to you about veganism. All in all, JSF is a stand up guy (see our post on his appearance on The Colbert Report); now who wants to bring him vegan cupcakes?

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