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this is probably the only TV show where the hosts' bios mention urination. [Mar. 18th, 2005|01:17 pm]
The American Caliban
It's the dLife show!

I used to say that everything in America is eventually viewed as a lifestyle choice. I should amend this to "everything that has a targetable audience who purchases known products is eventually viewed as a lifestyle choice".

I sincerely hope that the material on the program is helpful and educational and makes people healthier.

That aside, it's increasingly weird to me that everything that happens to us — literally everything — is now represented by people laughing and having a good time.

[User Picture]From: citizenx
2005-03-18 09:37 pm (UTC)

literally everything

Russian serial killers agree!
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[User Picture]From: satoribee
2005-03-19 01:24 am (UTC)

dLife for the Dee-lightful

I got something in the mail about this but haven't looked much further.

Personally, I'm starting to get annoyed at all the "do you have diabetes? Well here's a product for you!" pitches. After almost two year after been diagnosed, I'm still not controlling my blood sugars like I should. I feel like every commercial is my mother, reminding me what I'm doing wrong.

I suppose since my bad eating and lifestyle habits (working too hard, not sleeping, etc) are what I see as the main reason I got diabetes so young, and since so many others are getting "adult onset" type II now because everyone is eating at McDonalds three times a day, I guess there IS a lifestyle associated with it. But it's not one I would want to celebrate, if you know what I mean. Like, is there a Herpes lifestyle? Cancer? ALS? Just seems a bit off.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2005-03-19 01:29 am (UTC)

Re: dLife for the Dee-lightful

It reminds me of the bizarre early years of the AIDS epidemic, when it wasn't PC to say "AIDS victims" or refer to it as a "disease", they were PEOPLE WITH AIDS and it was somehow neutral or even positive.

I mean, shit. If I'd had it I would have been all IS TOO A DISEASE ASSHOLE, WANT ME TO COUGH ON YOU?

Which is pretty much how I feel about a broken pancreas being a lifestyle.
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[User Picture]From: torgo_x
2005-03-19 10:39 am (UTC)

Re: dLife for the Dee-lightful

Also: everything is a "community" now.

(To be fair, half (but just half) of those hits are things like "diabetes community education", where they mean just community education about diabetes.)

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[User Picture]From: satoribee
2005-03-21 06:56 pm (UTC)

Re: pancreas, shmankcreas


Funny - I was going to mention AIDS as well, but thought I shouldn't "go there" If you get OUT or other Gay Magazines, you see the ad campaigns that are creating this "AIDS Lifestyle." I understand wanting to give people hope and keep them positive (no pun intended), but I think they've all gone a little too far at this point.

Rock on
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