Saturday, July 29, 2006

Food Fight …

In order to woo prospective customers, those lovely smiley people from Macintosh are hoping that people will read their oh-so-friendly 'it could be you' infomercials on their homepage. Namely, a fictitious blog from a good 'ole boy and his wife which explains how life would be nigh impossible to survive without a .Mac account. It concerns a 4th July party and says:

“Eight packages of hot dogs, six dozen hamburgers, and enough buns to hold them all. Five pounds each of potato salad and cole slaw. Twenty cases of soda. Ten gallons of ice cream. Eighty-two degrees, forty percent humidity, zero inches of rain.”.

What? No fresh food? No water? Only sugary drinks? In that heat?

The American diet (if you could call it that) is as stereotypical as it is unhealthy. In fact, the American Dietetic Association (ADA) claims that only 19% of Americans meet the daily dietary guidelines. Out of a country 298,869,502* people, a little over 56 million eat properly. Thankfully, American TV has woken up to the fact and has instated 'let's get slim' news items, driving home the message about healthier eating.

However, talking figures (sic), did you know that during the last Presidential Elections over here, 23% of the electorate voted National Front? Almost one quarter of the population.

But I have it on good authority that they all ate properly ...

* (estimated 2006 figure)


Blogger Debbie said...


Thursday, August 10, 2006 2:48:00 am  
Blogger dom said...

What? No fresh food? No water? Only sugary drinks? In that heat?

Sure beats frogs legs ,wine and snails !

Why is an Ex-Brit , living in France so anti -American ? Has Chirac tainted your mind ? No wonder Debbie called your comments cowardly , a la Francaise

Thursday, August 10, 2006 2:51:00 am  

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