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Putrid in Pink: You’ve Been Slimed!

Pink Slime MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy


Pink is my second favorite color right after baby blue; however, current events may change all that.  What the hell am I talking about? Well, they say ignorance is bliss and the ignorant are probably happily gobbling down some tainted ground love.

Pink slime is the culprit of which I speak…otherwise known as the mystery meat treated with ammonia used as a filler in lean, textured ground beef. Ralph!

Once upon a time this was only legal in pet food, but, apparently, the FDA said, “What the hell?” and allowed it for human consumption. Rude! I mean humans have been treating each other like s— since the dawn of time, but how dare we pull that on man’s best friend!

As if I didn’t have enough reason to go back to vegetarianism! I was a vegetarian for 13 years and one day after a pitcher of draft beer, my friend convinced me to have a buffalo wing! (Thanks a lot, Rita!)

Food Inc. did a pretty good job of exposing America as a giant soup kitchen, not to mention forcing me to eat only carrots and cheese for a week.  (Best diet ever!) Now, someone has exposed the slime scandal. Pink gate? I am proud to be an American, but let’s get it together, people. Sadly, the economy and general apathy allow for such practices to perpetuate.  God only knows what’s in broccoli!

Another embarrassing blemish for the history books. But, I subscribe to the thought that there are no mistakes. I/you learn from them, and I think ONE of the lessons here is quite simple: It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature. I may not go back to vegetarianism straight away- but from now on I’m a free-range b!tc#.





Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the ’70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael’s first published book, Homo-Hero’s Big Book of Fun and Adventure ( Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (, A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (, and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the “Divas and Lassoes” panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his “underground” status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!





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