Zuckerberg goes hunting … CNN calls it a “strange journey”

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken on an unusual quest and a “new personal challenge” as he experiments with a diet where he only eats meat from animals he has personally killed. Although I don’t even know why this is news, CNN writer Patricia Sellers suggests this is some sort of “strange journey.”

Why is Sellers writing this story in such a way to imply this is extraordinary?

Last year Mark Zuckerberg set out to learn Chinese. Now he’s determined to get in touch with his food. If the goats, lobsters and chickens of Silicon Valley aren’t trembling, they should be.

Oh my, run! Everybody run!

It’s an odd dietary direction for the 27-year-old Internet billionaire, but since he has taken to killing goats, pigs and chickens, “I’m [Zuckerberg] eating a lot healthier foods.

Why is this an odd direction for Zuckerberg … or anyone else for that matter? After Zuckerberg let the news slip on his personal Facebook page, reaction from friends was described as a mix between “confusion, curiosity, and outright disgust.” More from his experience, with my emphasis in bold.

Zuckerberg’s guide on this strange journey has been a well-known Silicon Valley chef named Jesse Cool. She lives in Palo Alto, eight houses away from Zuckerberg, and owns a local restaurant called Flea Street Café. Cool has introduced Zuckerberg to nearby farmers and advised him as he killed his first chicken, pig, and goat. “He cut the throat of the goat with a knife, which is the most kind way to do it,” says Cool.

Killing is just the kickoff. After that, the dead creatures go to a butcher in Santa Cruz, who cuts them into parts. Zuckerberg and his longtime girlfriend, Priscilla, have been cooking what he slaughters, eating what many people would not dare consume. He recently ate a chicken, including the heart and liver, and used the feet to make stock.

Oh my…

Let’s call Sarah Palin! Maybe Palin or someone in her family can tutor Zuckerberg and his girlfrield on the fine art of dressing a chicken. Heck, even the Whole Foods (Reston, Va.) Facebook page has instructions on how to butcher a chicken.

5 replies
  1. Lazybum
    Lazybum says:

    He should start hangin’ with “The Nuge”
    Ted has been doing this for years! Maybe Mr. Z will soon tile of barnyard slaughter and start hunting for his food! It can do nothing but help him get in touch with his bad self!

  2. TomL
    TomL says:

    I’d like to see him go on one of the wild boar hunts and see if he’s got the cajones to take on a charge.

  3. Eric
    Eric says:

    Is the CNN babe is suggesting that there’s something wrong with eating meat? Where’s the story here? Humans have been meat-eaters since the beginning of time. So why travel to the nearest Price Chopper supermarket when you can wander out into the meat locker ?of the great outdoors and choose your next meal? Where does this dumb reporterette think her hamburger comes from?

  4. JollyRoger
    JollyRoger says:

    What ought to be shocking news is that Americans can be grossly obese and malnourished at same time.? Chicken heart is lean muscle, the livers are high in cholesterol but you should devour some at least once a month because they’re so nutritionally potent, and the feet make delicious soup stock that’s better for you than the canned stuff? (full of collagen, hyaluronic acid…)? I’d read that food is medicine, and it seems more and more that scientists are able to prove on a molecular level that the old wives’ tales about foods are true.

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