Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A warm up to gluttony
“Thanksgiving is a magical time of year when families across the country join together to raise America’s obesity statistics. Personally, I love Thanksgiving traditions: watching football, making pumpkin pie, and saying the magic phrase that sends your aunt storming out of the dining room to sit in her car.” Steven Colbert.
Obesity rate: 25% of children in this country are obese. 35.7% of adults are obese.
“When I was a kid in Indiana, we thought it would be fun to get a turkey a year ahead of time and feed it and so on for the following Thanksgiving. But by the time Thanksgiving came around, we sort of thought of the turkey as a pet, so we ate the dog. Only kidding. It was the cat.” David Letterman.
"There are 925 million hungry people in the world and we make toys out of potatoes and see how far we can chuck pumpkins." That's my own addition although not so funny.
to be continued....