James Clark and Norm White get praise, but readers aren't sure about the caveman diet

FEATURE, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
MR. CLARK'S NEIGHBORHOOD
The revolution is here: Great story ["You Say You Want a Revolution," Albert Samaha]. This man is a hero.
Tgreaney3000, via the Internet

Word of mouth: I was told by a friend to read this compelling story of change in the St. Louis area. It was worth my time.

The Riverfront Times should have more articles like this in every issue. Keep up the good work, RFT.
Alex Romero, via the Internet

When good things happen: It's awesome to read an uplifting story about St. Louis and the work of these two men.
Ben W, via the Internet

An alliance in every city: I really think that this story is very awesome, because every inner city from New York to my hometown of Los Angeles needs a neighborhood alliance, built from the ground up and not the top down, to rebuild the United States' inner city. Good job!
Margo Elrolas, via the Internet

Cut and run: So James Clark claims he wants to clean up St. Louis' neighborhoods? Why did he and his wife then abandon a home and leave it to foreclosure, not only ensuring its vacancy for months, but also driving down property values? He could have at least attempted to sell the property instead of becoming another deadbeat because it was more convenient for him.
NoBS, via the Internet

Dangerous city: NoBS, I agree that leaving a house was a bad thing to do. But the man's car was shot up. His home was broken into. His wife said to him, "I do not feel safe." I would have done the same thing. Also, the house sold, and he is still active in that neighborhood.

The young men that he works with pledged to stand guard at his home morning, noon and night. He appreciated their love and pledged support, but he moved for his family. Yet, he continues to serve the neighborhood.
LarryJohnson2, via the Internet

NEWS REAL, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
NEANDERTHAL NUTRITION
Among the converts: Kudos on a pretty good article on a lifestyle that is often derided or misunderstood by the media ["So Easy a Caveman Could Do It," Kelsey Whipple]. I am a fairly recent convert to the primal lifestyle and can't advocate for it strongly enough. Eating whole foods instead of processed or artificial foods, exercising, getting adequate outdoor time, getting adequate sleep, avoiding stress and living with intention. Where is the folly in that?
Amie, via the Internet

Praise for evolution: Remember, cavemen dragged their women around by the hair. They didn't bathe. They would have stunk to high heaven, and God only knows how many fleas and ticks they had crawling around on their filthy stinkin' bodies. So if these modern-day paleo-idiots really wanna be the cavemen they idolize, they should give up all modern conveniences, go live in a cave and watch the maggots crawl around the carcass of the bear they have been munching on for the past ten days.

Perhaps the reason they wanna be paleo-idiots is because they can't really qualify or compete with the real he-men who are Iron Man triathletes. The Iron Men are the toughest of the tough and can do more than throw 30-pound rocks at each other — and they don't have to eat the shitty diet of these toy boys.
KITTY, via the Internet

ERRATUM
In last week's Best of St. Louis issue, we tipped our cap to Justin Johnson, who fronts Pretty Little Empire and the Jump Starts, as the city's "Best Songwriter." While we remain impressed with Johnson's writing abilities, we can't credit him for "I'm not afraid of this economy/baby, morning's been hard on me." That line was actually written by Pretty Little Empire's drummer Evan O'Neal. We'd also like to clarify that the Ab Duck Tion, which we highlighted as part of the city's "Best Drink Menu," was actually created by Travis Garner, one of Taste's bartenders.

 
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