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Video Pokes Fun at ‘Stuff Foodies Say’

By Jill Lawson for DietsInReview.com

Spreading through cyberspace faster than a wildfire over an east Kansas cornfield on a dry summer day, the Twitter feed turned YouTube video series “S*it Girls Say” is not only drawing attention, it’s gaining momentum. Just when you least expect it, something so simple and yet so innocent can spark a clever idea that instantly becomes all the rage.

Beginning with the simple question, “can you pass me that blanket”, the viral video “S*it Girls Say” has now spawned several knock-offs and replications. “S*it Brides Say,” “S*it Yogis Say,” and now “S*it Foodies Say,” are just a few of the hilarious sequels circulating through your Facebook newsfeed.

Much like “S*it Girls Say,” each video is a compilation of one-liners that girls, brides, yogis, foodies and other target populaces can relate with one way or another. However silly, benign or insignificant, these videos will have you rolling on the floor laughing as you might be reminded of the stuff you catch yourself saying. While some have felt offended by them, most of us are delighted to have a chuckle or two that breaks up the monotony of our day.

It is no surprise that in “Sh*t Foodies Say” the frequently used catchphrase is “Meet you at Whole Foods.” Our fearless foodie questions everything she eats, following almost every statement with something about her love of Whole Foods. She dutifully examines the bread, the cookie, the smoothie, the mayonnaise, always inquiring if it’s local, vegan and gluten or dairy free.

Shit Foodies Say from Louder Than 11 on Vimeo.

That doesn’t sound so funny – we all should all be asking questions about what is in our food and where it comes from. But pining for a year-round farmers market, pontificating defiantly that she herself actually grows her own, and eats only what cavemen ate escalates the humor just a touch, because we have all crossed paths with someone so radically obsessed with what they put into their body.

Could this video hit a nerve with some people? Probably not, unless you support mass production farms and companies who alter seeds, participate in bioengineered plant breeding, and utilize nasty chemicals to double crop yield and disregard the small farmer. “Monsanto totally sucks, and ‘OMG’ GMOs are totally ruining our food,” says the foodie while standing in the aisle of Whole Foods Market. Monsanto, genetically modified organisms, and high fructose corn syrup topped the list of this foodie’s nemeses, as perhaps with many real foodies nationwide.

So does this video put you in a tofu or a tempeh mood? Any chance you will put your dog on a gluten-free diet? Want to meet me at Whole Foods? Because I love Whole Foods!

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9:32AM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

Hahahahahaha....

8:24AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Doesn't look like she really fits the description of a true "Foodie". Tofu mood, not unless it is organic...

4:46AM PDT on Jul 28, 2012

Haha.. have a sense of humour people.

12:00PM PDT on Jul 15, 2012

Thanks

5:11PM PDT on May 22, 2012

hahahaha

7:33PM PST on Feb 28, 2012

Hahah so funny!

7:06PM PST on Feb 11, 2012

I didn't get it.

10:17AM PST on Feb 10, 2012

hmm...

1:37PM PST on Feb 9, 2012

Although I agree that we should all be questioning things about what is in our food and where it comes from when we are shopping everywhere, I didn't think this video was very good. Sure, maybe cute, but to say that that is what 'foodies' say? No. I associate people who are foodies with more intelligence and knowledge about various products and not necessarily gluten-free or vegan. This video portrays a ditsy character who is just into Whole Foods and health-food fads and fashion rather than a real foodie.
Foodies would say things like "I made some sausages with meat from the farmers market" or "I had some delicious oysters with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc" (could be local... or not) or "have you tried that new tapas restaurant?".

9:00AM PST on Feb 9, 2012

Loved it!

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