My name is Adam Grimes. I was raised in a small Village in the early 1800’s, under the oppression of a nightmarish demonic presence. That is, until one day, a young girl escaped and realized we were all just on a nature preserve with a big wall around it. Wait, that was,”The Village.” Dang. Sorry. Every time I confuse my past with a Shyamalan movie, I swear I’ll quit drinking — but here we are.
I am originally from Vermont but have lived in LA for over 15 years. And I assure you, my childhood was quite demon free. Unless you count inner ones. Anywho, I’ve been working as a professional actor for a bunch of hours. And I write, direct, juggle poorly, forgets famous people’s names, and always type the semi-colon button when I mean to type the apostrophe button — it drives me crazy but it;s just part of my life now. Oh and I’m vegan as F. If you’re bored, check out our youtube channel: www.youtube.com/obvstation And if you’re near-death bored, check out my IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0342182/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
What was the moment you realized that you wanted to go vegan?
I had been vegetarian for 8 years (and sourly vexed by people who don’t use their blinker for far longer) and realized that all I needed to do was to ditch all the eggs and cheese I was blasting, and BAM! Vegan. I’d love to tell you that my first reaction was elation about the thousands of animals I was now saving, but it wasn’t. I was pumped to drop a s-ton of weight. Oh, the vanity. But never fear. As the years have rolled on, it has become ALL about our fellow earthlings. Animals tend to lean towards being awesome whereas humans tend to lean towards sucking — frequently. P.S. all the dairy I was eating — I lost my gall bladder 2 years ago because of it. Quelle surprise.
How long have you been Vegan?
Discounting the occasional accidental bite of a restaurant meal that came out wrong, or when you’re sleeping, and you have that nightmare where you’re supes hungry and nobody’s watching and you go ahead and take a bite of pizza, and you wake up screaming — about 5
Why is being Vegan important to you?
I hugged a cow. After you do that, not being vegan makes no GD sense.
Do you have a blog or favorite vegan blog you read?
A very dear, departed friend of mine made an amazing vegan recipe site called cleangreensimple.com. It’s still active. Please visit and tell her I said “hi.” Also, my girlfriend
has one called thehautevegan.com. Please visit it or she beats me with a broom handle.
Any recommended Vegan books?
I think every book I’ve read has been plant-based, though I hear some books are bound in leather. WTF? Though, I guess the Necronomicon is bound in human flesh. Would that book be vegan? If the dude gave consent to be a book cover? Huh. Anyway, Ready Player One was a pretty sweet plant-based book. But a book about veganism? Did you read The Martian? In a sense, it’s about a man’s journey into veganism.
Any recommended social sites, Facebook Groups or other?
No. But if there is one solely dedicated to how much the Fire Bull from The Last Unicorn terrified you as a kid — sign me up.
Do you have a favorite movie or videos or your own media that you want to share?
I’d like to tell you, in good conscience, that watching any movie I’VE been in is a splendid use of your time. When in reality, it would just be the time I’ve robbed you of drilling holes in your head.
Do you actively promote veganism? How? Please share any stories you would like.
I guess I don’t actively promote it. But maybe I should. But I guess I am right now. Well, that all worked out.
Do you miss any non-Vegan foods?
Not really. Fries were always vegan.
What is your favorite Vegan meme?
I have no idea…let me look one up… Bam.
What’s your favorite Vegan restaurant?
It’s not necessarily my favorite but a restaurant in Los Angeles called Doomie’s has a vegan Big Mac that is not on the menu, but they make it for you if you ask. It’s so close to the real thing (but even bigger and better), that your heart actually thinks it’s clogging. It’s magical.
What’s your favorite recipe? Please share it.
Our mother used to make us a recipe out The Joy Of Cooking called Baked Herb Chicken. For reasons far too boring to mention, as kids, we called it “Chicken Surprise.” Anyway, I figured out a way to make a vegan version of that with tofu, earth balance, almond milk, and even gluten free flour. Now “Chicken Surprise” is, at the very least, aptly named.
What is the one big stereotype you hear about Vegans that you want to dispel?
The biggest vegan stereotype I encounter is this. Meat eaters claim that vegans are in everybody’s face about veganism and never shut up about it. When, in my reality, my vegan friends and I never really bring it up or talk about it. We tend to do that other thing. What’s it called….live our lives. But holy hell, when non-vegans figure out I am vegan, or pry it out of me — IT NEVER ENDS. If I’m not getting their entire food history and how long they tried being vegetarian, then I’m getting how they need iron or specifically animal protein or else they get run down — until I want to saw my head off, paint it black and white, and drive it down to the Boys and Girls Club as a soccer ball donation. Meat eaters, I don’t care. I never asked. And if you want to see the REAL culprits of who’s up in who’s face, google vegan memes (like I just did). They are 99% meat eaters railing on vegans. Why? My honest guess is guilt. Deep, deep down in there.
Some encouraging words for new Vegans?
DUDES! Welcome. And guess what, they pretty much have vegan versions of EVERYTHING now, you lucky bastards. Go nuts, crush awesome food, save lives, and outlive all your friends.
Are you a cruelty-Free vegan?
You know what? Great question. I’m not sure. But it sounds like I should me. I’ll look it up. And then probably be one of those. See, it’s just that easy.
What are your favorite Vegan non-food products or companies?
I’m not too familiar with non-food vegan companies but as far as food companies, I’ve been into Beyond Meat. We even made a pretty sweet spec commercial for them. Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekiFTv8oRyQ But didn’t some crazy stuff about Tyson investing in them come out recently? I’m super suspishy, people.
What is the toughest Vegan item to find that you need? Toothpaste, Deo, glue, etc..
Talk about a time when you struggled with your Veganism?
Luckily, I’ve never struggled with it. But you know who does? My friends. When their kids ask me why I’m not eating the same food as them.