Doubtful Truths and Dubious Advice

Mitch Teemley


Guest Blog by Potatoes and the Promise of More Potatoes

When I asked the blogger who goes by the handle masercot his actual name-name, he replied “you can call me Charlie.” In other words, Charlie may or may not be his actual name. He’s like that, cagey–and hilarious. So enjoy these wise(acre) bits of wisdom from “Charlie.”

Urban Myths

“An urban myth is essentially just a lie that sounds so much like a lie that it cannot possibly be a lie.”

Dieting Tips

“Sugars are ‘empty calories’ and because they are empty, other calories can hide inside of them like a Trojan horse. Instead, enjoy the candy-like sweetness of chard or endive.”

“Any food is diet food if you can find an alternative with more calories. For example, a quarter stick of butter on a baked potato has fewer calories than the same potato with a scoop of fudge-ripple ice…

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