Oh Cool, So Seamless Is Actually Killing Us

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My actual Seamless lunch today. Thanks, Hanco!

It seems like ages ago that we told you all the tale of the myriad New Yorkers who spend as much on Seamless as some people do on rent. Oh god, that was only last week. Whennnn is time going to start moving? We need it to be 2015 already; 2014 is the worst. Anyway! Seamless. Well so here’s the thing about Seamless: Not only is it draining your bank account, but also? It’s killing you.

This was the takeaway we had, anyway, after reading an article in The Atlantic which says, basically, that Seamless is killing us. The thing about Seamless (and other online delivery services, we suppose) is that it prevents us from getting our dinner the way we have for thousands of years, by picking up the phone and calling a restaurant by hunting for it with spears. And because we’re so lazy now, our bones are getting weaker and we are more prone to “fractures, breaks, and osteoporosis.”

This isn’t all the fault of Seamless, of course. It’s also due to the fact that our species evolved into an agricultural society from a hunter/gatherer one, which, sure, led to the creation of civilization as we know it, BUT ALSO WE WOUND UP WITH WEAK BONES. So, you know, you win some/you lose some. We will now resume eating our sad desk pho. Happy Tuesday.

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  1. Seamlessly denatured and deformed, trained and tamed, caged and controlled, perfumed and shamed. Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is – the missing link between apes and human beings. We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. Ultimately, aren’t we all just talking monkeys with an attitude problem?


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