Today I am short on time, but not on links, so I thought I might just throw them out and let you have at ‘em.
This article on not-so-healthy health bloggers appears to be Marie Claire’s mea culpa for the Maura Kelly fiasco that not only failed to ban fat people from Public Displays of Affection, but inspired several counter revolutionary (both live and virtual) smooch-a-thons. I had never visited the “healthy living” blog sites that Marie Claire informs me are known by fans as the “Big Six.” (Hint: If you ever go on the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? game show, don’t make me your cultural literacy phone-a-friend.) I have visited those sites now. The food pictures qualify as pornographic, but the copy. Whoa. Is that what whippersnappers are reading these days? Oh, boy. Real Housewives of the Internet . . . on a diet. ZZZZzzzzz.
I prefer to read science and legit personal blogs, ones that lack the dazzling sheen of corporate sponsorship. These “Big Six” all have the flavor of the self-appointed “in” crowd from high school all-growed-up. I didn’t get deep enough into an article to get any diet advice, but if Marie Claire is correct about it, then it’s as wrong as the advice that I might have gotten in the locker room from one of the pretty girls at Rock Bridge High.
This second citation places a bet from some unlikely late comers to the Roulette Table . They didn’t make it in time for our spin, but maybe they can win in the next round. Our house pets and lab animals put a chip on black. There may be other explanations than environmental chemicals for why these animals are getting fatter, but it certainly isn’t their decreased outdoor play, their love for video games, or their reliance on the Applebee’s Carside-to-Go window. Maybe I need to rethink my seering hatred for Bovine Growth Hormone, however. I doubt they are fed steak and milk products. Ah, well, there are other perfectly good reasons to distrust Monsanto. Round-up anyone?