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Thursday July 25, 2002
07:22 PM

Stupid White People

[ #6652 ]

A group of overweight Americans have sued several US fast food giants accusing them of knowingly serving meals that cause obesity and disease.

--BBC News

I can't even muster a wiseass remark about the shear stupidity and lack of self-awareness the subjects of this article radiate. For the love of sweet Christ, how the hell does one eat at McDonald's and not feel the arteries harden? Having battled my own weight problems, I can tell you how hard it is to find food that won't expand your wasteline. Here's a hint: stop patronizing fast food restaurants.

Jesus f*cking Christ in a pink sweater in July, this is the very definition of inane.

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  • There was a n interesting Salon article [salon.com] about it a couple of months ago.
  • Hmm... (Score:2, Insightful)

    One could probably say the same thing about the folks suing the cancer^Wtobacco companies.
    • True, but tobacco is generally considererd more addictive than BigMacs[tm].

      -Dom

    • Re:Hmm... (Score:2, Insightful)

      The difference is that the tobacco companies lied for years about *how* dangerous cigarettes were. I don't know of the answer is to sue for your cancer, but certainly some action should be taken against their fraud.
      • In addition, the tobacco companies manipulated nicotine levels specifically to increase the addictiveness of their product. I don't think the case of fast food is parallel.

  • ...their deceptive advertising lead me to expect that I would
    find many busty women in tight revealing outfits flexing and
    bouncing at their establishments. Of course, if this were true,
    I would enjoy working out for an hour each day.

    On this assumption, I've increased my caloric intake well beyond
    my current metabolic needs, knowing that I would enjoy the work
    necessary to counter the resulting weight gain.

    After searching in vain for a gym with as-advertised features,
    I'm convinced that their bait-and-switch tactics are part of
    a wide-spread conspiracy against hetero/bi-men and homo/bi-women
    to get us to gain weight and die of associated morbidities.

    I'm gonna sue. Gimme my eye candy, or give me cash, or suck the
    lard from my fat ass, m'kay?

    -matt
        (toungue in cheek, just in case the humor wasn't clear)