||[Jul. 25th, 2002|01:24 pm]
The American Caliban
|||||David Bowie - Heroes/Helden||]|
My mother was reading me an article the other day about how American portion sizes in meals are getting out of control, etc., and kids are fatter. Apparently that ridiculous "serving size" you see on things like bags of chips is about what you thought it was; a polite fiction.
One example in the article was these terrifying things, which prove that as a nation we are now incapable of making our own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
According to a scientist friend of mine, the terminology for diabetes has now changed; a common diagnosis now is "teenage-onset diabetes" for kids who get the ailment soon after puberty due to being li'l tubs of lard.
Maybe we should do what the last truly Great Empire did and install vomitoria for our corpulent citizenry. I'll hold your hair back if you hold mine!