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Pray tell, who is the most entertaining writer in the paleosphere?

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Created April 08, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Possible candidates:

Melissa McEwen: Sharp as a whip, not afraid to tussle. Strategic use of monkey pictures.
Representative posts: "Uses and misuses of evolutionary biology 2" and "I have diabetes".

Jack Kruse: Complex thinker. May be writing over your head, to the side of your head, or on an iphone while on a surfboard. Doesn't pull punches.
Representative posts: "The holy trinity: CT-4" and "My top ten PaleoFX moments"

Kurt Harris: One of the original paleo bloggers and an influence to many, Kurt's specialties are synthesis and calling out things he sees as pseudoscience.
Representative posts: "Paleo 2.0: A diet manifesto" and "No such thing as a macronutrient"

Stabby Raccoon: Not a blogger per se, but comments frequently and intelligently. Apparently knows a lot about how to cure a hangover.
Representative posts: "The Highbrow Paleo guide to binge drinking" and the sequel

Kamal Patel: Also not a blogger per se, but occasionally will cause your gut to bust. Writes about pain issues.
Representative posts: "Fire adaptation: activate your ancient pathway" and "Nightshades: delicious or deadly?"

Richard Nikoley: One of the original paleo bloggers. Known for his strong opinions on religion, self-experimentation, and everything.
Representative posts: "Over 18 months soap and shampoo free" and "Leangains: Martin Berkhan's workout approach"

Emily Deans: Doesn't seem to prioritize jokes, but is subtly funny. Plus I like her because I'm in the psychology field :)
Representative posts: "The Fat Post: for goodness sakes, eat the skin on your chicken" and "That tapeworm at your depression"

Denise Minger: Tears apart studies, bridges the gap between veg*ns and paleos. Always speaks the truth, always sweet and funny.
Representative posts: "The China Study: fact or fallacy" and "Forks over Knives: Is the science legit?"

I know there are a lot of bloggers I left off. I didn't include any recipes bloggers, who can be pretty funny, nor did I list Sisson or Wolf, even though they can be entertaining. Who do you think is the cream of the crop, entertainment-wise?

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9812 · April 09, 2012 at 12:30 PM

I just read the egg post- that was flippin hilarious!

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24523 · April 08, 2012 at 3:25 PM

gydle mentioned Denise Minger below. Add her!

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37187 · April 08, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Kamal, if there's a protocol for LFS I hope no one writes a blog post about it. :-))

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24523 · April 08, 2012 at 6:21 AM

That's so Stabby.

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4984 · April 08, 2012 at 6:06 AM

Yeah, that made me chucks a lot too. Comedy genius line :D

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1881 · April 08, 2012 at 5:09 AM

I realize Melissa posts on here pretty regularly, so I hope this doesn't come across as super e-sack riding. But seriously. Thanks, you're a fantastic blogger and free thinker.

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24523 · April 08, 2012 at 4:38 AM

Carbsane is a riot! Love her acronyms! Suffering from LFS too!

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16131 · April 08, 2012 at 4:04 AM

Oh boy - leptin fatigue syndrome - LFS - is for sure going to be the top diagnosis of 2012. Oy.

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10044 · April 08, 2012 at 1:18 AM

I'm still trying to picture how a raccoon posts on Twitter ;-)

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56616 · April 08, 2012 at 1:12 AM

I remember when I first got a Stabby comment, I thought for sure it was an animal rights activist who was going to threaten to stab me.

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16131 · April 08, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Stabby WILL stab you if your logic isn't in place, if you have relied too heavily on population studies, or if you've not listened to the latest at wellnessresoures.com. He's not a follower - or a hater - or an adherent to any particular protocol. He's a raccoon damnit! And he'll mess you up!

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10044 · April 08, 2012 at 1:07 AM

+1 Stabby is a riot!!!

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10044 · April 08, 2012 at 1:06 AM

+1 You must be the first "ninja" packing a banana gun as a weapon.

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10044 · April 08, 2012 at 1:04 AM

+1 His Health Infographics was funny too.

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10044 · April 08, 2012 at 12:59 AM

+1 yes, Mr Patel is highly underrated.

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4764 · April 08, 2012 at 12:58 AM

I think so too! Kamal's always been HAIsterical but this is a whole new level of awesome to which we've been exposed.

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4764 · April 08, 2012 at 12:57 AM

+1 for epic. Absolutely brilliant comedic timing on Em's part.

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56616 · April 08, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Colpo is kind of funny, though maybe not paleo.

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614 · April 08, 2012 at 12:49 AM

+1. Indeed.....

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12369 · April 08, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Kamal ftw no one else comes close. I mean c'mon that Nikoley post re:kruse Kamals comments were awesome

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This exchange ~to me~ was pure gold

Kamal Patel // Apr 3, 2012 at 19:34

To drum up some extra traffic for you, let me just say that Jack Kruse is not a credible source when it comes to boobs double insertion glutathione asian chicks penis pump.

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Brenda // Apr 3, 2012 at 21:21

seriously lol

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Kamal Patel // Apr 3, 2012 at 21:40

Dude, Brenda, did you get to this page by googling about glutathione penis pumps? Awesome.

I actually spat coffee on my desk when I read this and laughed uncontrollably hard - I even read it to coworkers who asked for Kamal's website after that!

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10044 · April 08, 2012 at 12:59 AM

+1 yes, Mr Patel is highly underrated.

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4764 · April 08, 2012 at 12:58 AM

I think so too! Kamal's always been HAIsterical but this is a whole new level of awesome to which we've been exposed.

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614 · April 08, 2012 at 12:49 AM

+1. Indeed.....

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24523 · April 08, 2012 at 12:33 AM

It's Melissa by a longshot. I've laughed out loud reading her posts and comments, which rarely happens for me. Except for when I saw this epic comment by Emily Deans on Richard's recent post. No particular disrespect to Kruse or Richard, but oogie boogie this is good....

(Context: Emily Deans had been saying that Kruse's MRSA experiment was dangerous, and Richard was basically saying that it wasn't so dangerous to others if Kruse took precautions, and Kruse was mostly impacting just himself)

Richard Nikoley: Emily, who did Kruse inject with bacteria?
Emily Deans: An idiot

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4984 · April 08, 2012 at 6:06 AM

Yeah, that made me chucks a lot too. Comedy genius line :D

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4764 · April 08, 2012 at 12:57 AM

+1 for epic. Absolutely brilliant comedic timing on Em's part.

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15229 · April 08, 2012 at 12:47 AM

i love them all (not true) but kamals fire adaptation post today had me laughing so hard i blew a booger out on the keyboard.

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10044 · April 08, 2012 at 1:04 AM

+1 His Health Infographics was funny too.

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17949 · April 08, 2012 at 1:35 AM

I love them all (except for that Stabby rascal. Such a charlatan.)

Melissa's blog is a blast to read. Informative, well-presented, and I like when she gets feisty!

Jack Kruse isn't always easy to understand and I don't always agree, but when I just read to see what I can garner from the massive hurricane of concepts I always leave with a smile.

Kurt Harris just don't care! And that's a good thing.

Kamal is hilarious to the funny bone.

Same with Nikoley. Can be a bit crude but I like it when he bashes people that I don't like. Same goes for Anthony Colpo for that matter.

Emily is just an all-around solid writer. Good facts, good humor, and pretty much the most calming voice ever. So I read it in my head as her voice. Creepy? You decide!

Another is Chris Masterjohn. He always has incredible articles that entertain me because I'm somehow entertained by the subject matter. But he also has a funny way of anthropomorphizing biochemicals, as seen here http://www.westonaprice.org/blogs/cmasterjohn/2012/04/07/glutathione-101-part-1-cysteine-misbehaves-but-glutathione-saves/ and elsewhere.

So to answer your question, I can't answer your question.

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24523 · April 08, 2012 at 6:21 AM

That's so Stabby.

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16131 · April 08, 2012 at 1:05 AM

For blog posts or comments on blog posts? Many times the blogs are good, but the comments are GOLD! Also, if anyone has ever followed Stabby, you know that his/her/its comments are many times BETTER than the posts themselves. Twitter @StabbyRaccoon. (Note: this is not me).

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10044 · April 08, 2012 at 1:18 AM

I'm still trying to picture how a raccoon posts on Twitter ;-)

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56616 · April 08, 2012 at 1:12 AM

I remember when I first got a Stabby comment, I thought for sure it was an animal rights activist who was going to threaten to stab me.

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16131 · April 08, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Stabby WILL stab you if your logic isn't in place, if you have relied too heavily on population studies, or if you've not listened to the latest at wellnessresoures.com. He's not a follower - or a hater - or an adherent to any particular protocol. He's a raccoon damnit! And he'll mess you up!

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10044 · April 08, 2012 at 1:07 AM

+1 Stabby is a riot!!!

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20519 · April 08, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Well, hell. I was going to say me, as this isn't Viking: The Ultimate Obstacle Course, but damn that Kamal.. he's too good.

So phasers set to huzzah mode. pew pew

Honorable mention to Stabby and Matthew. pew

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10044 · April 08, 2012 at 1:06 AM

+1 You must be the first "ninja" packing a banana gun as a weapon.

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4984 · April 08, 2012 at 6:11 AM

Kamal! Kamal! Kamal! Kamal! Kamal! Kamal! A thousand times Kamal. And have thought his since I first frequented here nearly 18 months ago. I am appointing myself as unofficial cheerleader. Wooooh, goooo Kamal!! Totally love Stabby too <3

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5043 · April 08, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Is Denise Minger counted as "in the Paleosphere"? I love the way she writes - it's funny, smart and cuts right down to the point. I loved her takedown of the meat study and the China Study.

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37187 · April 08, 2012 at 2:31 AM

I have leptin fatigue, so I haven't read Jack's blog in a month or so. I like the others listed and enjoy their posts/comments very much.

On Twitter, I have to say I've enjoyed many giggles from reading conversations between Robb Wolf and his followers as well as between That Paleo Guy and Emily, Melissa and others.

She wasn't nominated, but I get a lot of entertainment--and some clarification of science--from Evelyn's Carb Sane Asylum. I've had to read many paragraphs more than once because I just couldn't believe what I thought I'd read.

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37187 · April 08, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Kamal, if there's a protocol for LFS I hope no one writes a blog post about it. :-))

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24523 · April 08, 2012 at 4:38 AM

Carbsane is a riot! Love her acronyms! Suffering from LFS too!

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16131 · April 08, 2012 at 4:04 AM

Oh boy - leptin fatigue syndrome - LFS - is for sure going to be the top diagnosis of 2012. Oy.

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2504 · April 08, 2012 at 3:32 AM

Hmm. I am excited to add many of these people to my blog/twitter following routine, but I also like www.nomnompaleo.com - her april fools "virgin boy pee hard boiled eggs" was pretty epic.

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9812 · April 09, 2012 at 12:30 PM

I just read the egg post- that was flippin hilarious!

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20908 · April 08, 2012 at 1:11 AM

My top votes are Robb Wolf and Kurt Harris. They do a great job of interpreting scientific literature and distilling it to what it really means. Most of the other bloggers just quote research without (good) independent analysis. Jack Kruse has some good ideas (and some crazy ones), but he's not a good writer and doesn't do a good job of instilling confidence. Sometimes people have this feeling that if it was hard to read then it's complicated hard stuff and the writer must really know his stuff. But in reality, if you go away from something, saying "boy that was simple, of course that's the right conclusion" then you know the writer did the (very hard) job of distilling and synthesizing the information. It's hard to do, I can do it for chemistry, but I cannot do it for evolutionary biology, so don't judge me by my writing on here :)

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15976 · April 08, 2012 at 12:27 AM

I find Melissa has the most entertaining blog. She's insightful, fun-to-read, educated, open-minded, and has a young lay person's approach. I don't read it religiously but anytime I do I am impressed.

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11099 · April 09, 2012 at 3:24 AM

Alright, I'm late to the party, and my answer is a little anecdote ~ the other day I had someone in my real life start a conversation in reaction to a comment I made to Kamal about his body fat percentages post...I then sent her Melissa's post about women needing fat...Kamal is such a polite and witty guy though that I feel like the vote needs to go to him!

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502 · April 09, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Kamal Patel...because laughter warms me as fast as fire. And leaves no visible scarring.

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1881 · April 08, 2012 at 5:04 AM

Mellisa at the huntgatherlove blog is by far the most interesting/entertaining/honest/to the point/logical outlook/insert almost any awesome interpretation blog out there.

I also really love Michelle's humor at nomnompaleo and between the pictures she posts of her meals and her beautiful foul mouth she's by far the best food blogger out there.

As far as informative. Meh, everyone else kinda lumps together and has good postings regularly. But the first two are my go to sites first and foremost, almost daily.

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1881 · April 08, 2012 at 5:09 AM

I realize Melissa posts on here pretty regularly, so I hope this doesn't come across as super e-sack riding. But seriously. Thanks, you're a fantastic blogger and free thinker.

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