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UNCRUSTABLE [Jul. 25th, 2002|01:24 pm]
The American Caliban
[Current Mood |grumpy]
[Current Music |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!
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[User Picture]From: turnip
2002-07-25 01:44 pm (UTC)
it's so true. a lot of families eat out rather than in, and that just results in larger portions of fatty foods and zero nutrition. i'm so thankful to my mother for forcing vegetables down my throat as a child, or i would have no idea what green beans are today.
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From: initial
2002-07-25 02:07 pm (UTC)
They must put crack in uncrustables to keep their customers coming back.

The name uncrustable for a food produce is pretty hideous.
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[User Picture]From: flipzagging
2002-07-25 11:12 pm (UTC)
but it is an excellent band name.
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[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2002-07-25 04:47 pm (UTC)

Bart:

"Eat around the banana, dad. It's just empty calories."
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