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Posted on 2006.04.19 at 10:23
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The day after my post detailing that my day is repeatedly identical, everything changes.

Yesterday, I had to rearrange schedules for projects coming up. This left two people in my office normally staffed by five. Myself and one other. I was called on my cell phone this morning before I even got to work. Apparently, one of clients was backing her car in this morning and the accelerator stuck, causing her to crash into the building! Trying to shift into 'Park' she managed 'Drive' instead, and crashed through a wrought-iron fence destroying a parked car on the other side. She was not seriously injured. This caused me to have to move one user this morning from his current office to a new, temporary location, with another move in the works to repair the damage. And as there are only the two of us today, it's very busy...

In a surprising move by galinda822 she not only was the first non-Brit I've ever heard utter the word 'peckish' but she also identified The Wizard of Oz playing in the background on a Sopranos episode before I did. Wow.

So we record this show, "Honey We're Killing the Kids," about the eating habits of today's youths. They take this couple, and using software, 'age' the children to 40-years old, showing what they could possibly look like if they continue their evil eating ways. After the hour show, they 'age' the children once again to show what they may look like if they stick to eating healthy. While this was all very illuminating, I did notice just a couple of things during the transformation video's of the children in their 40's which was rather disturbing, and far from objective. For example, not only were the 'heavy' (pre-change in eating habits) children well, fat...but they were all generated with balding and/or thin hair, frowns on their faces, and looking downwards. Really, they looked pathetic. However, at the end of the show, when they aged them post-change, not only were they thin (to be expected) but they had happy expressions, all their hair, and were not looking downwards. How sad that what could have been an informational, interesting show pandered to cheap effects to get the desired results.

Posting early for Tony to read...may edit later.


drax0r at 2006-04-19 18:38 (UTC) (Link)

Was 'one of your clients' extremely drunk?

I liked the use of the Oz music in the Sopranos.

I also noticed other-than-weight related bias on the before and after photo manipulations. They should have also shown that the fat kids would get shingles and become lepers by age 40. That would have REALLY made them change their eating habits.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-04-19 21:09 (UTC) (Link)
whatever happened to persausvie speaking? Now it's all just fist fucking.
ximo at 2006-04-20 00:36 (UTC) (Link)
I really expect a spinoff show on what happens if you keep letting your kids smoke weed, play video games, or skip church. 40 years from now we see that little Suzy is a 75lb crack whore that plays Street Fighter II on food stamps with 16 neglected children blaming her parents for the hell she's in. But on the bright side, atleast she's not fat. Biased media ftl.

drax0r at 2006-04-20 00:51 (UTC) (Link)
That reminds me of the comic we saw at the Improv who was opening for Jim Norton.

The premise was that the anti-drug ads that showed kids shooting each other or running over little kids as a result of smoking pot were really quite useless. Anyone familiar with smoking that particular plant knows that you're far more likely to sit on the couch eating Doritos and pondering the majesty of a velvet Elvis painting.

He said that if you really wanted to keep kids away from weed that there was a much more effective advertisement:

Close up on the face of a guy screaming in pain. As the camera pans out you see his hands gripping something near his face. You soon see that he's gripping the bars of a jail cell for dear life. As the shot widens out even more, you see a scary, bald dude with prison tats making our hero his bitch. The graphic appears across the bottom third of the screen: Marijuana... Harmless?
ehowton at 2006-04-20 01:13 (UTC) (Link)
Ten years or so from now, all the fat kids in grade school are going to be standing around the skinny kid making fun of him at the playground.
galinda822 at 2006-04-19 19:33 (UTC) (Link)
Don't sound so surprised....jeez! And I picked up "peckish" from AbFab-loved that show!!!!
danzigfried at 2006-04-21 03:17 (UTC) (Link)
I love Galinda for loving AbFab...
ehowton at 2006-04-21 13:51 (UTC) (Link)
And she loves you for loving her for loving AbFab...
danzigfried at 2006-04-21 03:18 (UTC) (Link)
btw...did you notice your ss icon is looking down? Coincedence, I think not!
ehowton at 2006-04-21 13:55 (UTC) (Link)
He's sad because he's fat and his injection-molded suit fits a little too tightly these days. But that's ok, because the Imperial War is over, and he's layed down his arms. He spends his evenings now in the pub, not really talking about the horrors of the war. Of course all his old pals are there with him, and it's hard to pick up women since he and his buddies are all genetically identical...
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