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You gotta give it to Santa Monica's Jerry Peace Activist Rubin (real name). He's got grapes.

On Tuesday Rubin wrapped up his 25-week liquid-only “Anti-Tea Party Protest Fast.” Bravo. That's better than throwing a shoe at your TV every time you see Sarah Palin. And no, Westside liberals, don't ask if you can get the DVD for the “Anti-Tea Party Protest Fast” Diet.

It's a statement, and it's not about great abs.

Actually, Rubin did lose 40 pounds during the 175-day fast.

He survived on tea, juice, vegetable broth, vitamin powder, soy milk and venomous feelings toward America's far-right wing.

During all this Rubin ran for a spot on the Santa Monica City Council. He lost.

By the way, and this is a deep exclusive for readers of the Weekly, Rubin revealed how he ended his fast to us:

“My wife Marissa lovingly fed me some grapes today.”

LA Weekly