February 24, 2012 § 11 Comments
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adult obesity grew more than two fold between 1970 and 2010. The reason for this is high fructose corn syrup. Since its introduction in the late 1970’s, high fructose corn syrup usage has increased by 4000%. Instead of combating obesity, the government spends $5.5 billion a year subsidizing corn, the primary ingredient of high fructose corn syrup. With the largest agricultural subsidy in the world to keep prices low, corn is a cheap for sugar substitute used in almost everything. Companies pass these savings onto the customers and use high fructose corn syrup’s low price to produce large quantities of sugary goods at super competitive prices. With the rise in cheap sugar products , it’s no wonder Americans consume an average of 200 calories a day more than they did in the 1970’s.
February 17, 2012 § 23 Comments
I have a completely rational fear of beans. Beans, in almost every form, are disgusting and unfit for human consumption. I used to wonder why people would consume something so vile? Then I discovered the Pop genre of music and it all made sense. People are stupid.Beans come in a variety of attractive colors such as violent diarrhea, liquidy vomit, and black death.
Back in the day, Hollywood made the mistake of glamorizing beans. They showed rugged cowboys eating beans as a testament to one’s masculinity. It makes sense. If you can eat something this horrible, you’re obviously tough. This theory held weight until the movie Brokeback Mountain came out of the closet. The aftermath of this film turned every cowboy on earth into a homosexual in the eyes of the youth. Today, people who eat beans because of cowboys are disgusting sexual deviants. I forgot where I’m going with this, but here’s a fun fact. After being seen as a team full of homosexuals, the Dallas Cowboys have only won a single playoff game since the release of Brokeback Mountain.