A little cruelty free humor never hurt anyone...
Surprisingly, bingo has also endured as a legitimate form of entertainment mainly due to the rise of online bingo websites that appeal to a younger, technologically savvier generation of players. Indeed, online bingo has evolved into a mobile game and social media outlet for players all over the world. As a matter of fact, one of the most recognizable faces and voices in the realm of online bingo is none other than resident Bingogodz caller Brian Blessed, a resolute animal-lover and avowed vegetarian who has occasionally dabbled with a full vegan diet.
The familiar template of bingo cards has also been appropriated by numerous sectors outside of the traditional, land-based bingo halls. Not to be outdone, Brian Vander Veen (a vegan, naturally) created what he calls a Defensive Carnist Bingo card. Each square in the card contains a cliché and/or misconception from defensive omnivores about their food choices and/or ethics. And much like in old-school bingo, players must fill in five spots (up/down, left/right or diagonally) for a win. It’s also a free way (there are image and text-only versions available online) to poke a little fun and satirize the many ridiculous things people say to vegans. In fact, there are so many fallacies and funny stuff directed at vegans that Vander Veen had enough material for another Defensive Omnivore Bingo card over at Easy Vegan.
Clearly, vegans have a sense of humor to handle all of the misguided perceptions carelessly thrown at their way.