Sunday, November 21, 2004

Eat you fatties, EAT!

For those of you who thought it couldn’t be done, here it is… The Hardee’s Monster Thick Burger. This sandwich answers the question all the fast food market researchers have been asking since the beginning, “What do all the fuckin’ fatties out there really want?” This Burger consists of two patties (1/3 pound each), four slices of bacon, three pieces of cheese, a huge dollop of mayo, and so you don’t get your fingers too greasy, a regular size bun. You may be asking yourself “Jeez, how much fat could be in a sandwich that big?”
Answer: 107grams of fat, 1,420 calories. By the way, that was just the sandwich not the value meal that goes with it…or the shake you’ll be getting too you triple chinned behemoth. You hearing all this Courtney or PhatPat?
I have never understood needing that much meat in one sitting anyway. I can enjoy a Wendy’s Big Bacon Classic, rarely, but I could never eat a sandwich that had more than one patty. I always wondered who was ordering those sandwiches that had two or three patties in there. I imagined it was designed for those horribly fat guys that look greasy all the time or the women who go to Wal-mart that are so fat that they have to use the motorized carts because they are too fat too move under their own power for too long. Yeah, you know who I’m talking about. The people who wear clothing that have to stretch otherwise they couldn’t get into it. People that you see and think, ”Wow, you gave up on ever eating a salad without bacon on it a long time ago didn’t you?”
I just can’t understand giving up the ability to run, jump, swim, climb, etc. so that you could just eat. And don’t tell me that its glandular, or it’s a disease. Its not! What it is is a weak person who gives in to whatever whim they think will make them feel good. You take any overweight person out there and stick them on a diet to where they can’t eat whatever they want and I guarantee they will loose weight and be normal eventually.
I once had an economics Professor who was so fat he could only walk short distances before his legs gave out. The man would have to lift up the fat around his mid section just to sit in a chair with arms. He once said in class that each of us should go out and run and dance and use our bodies because he wished that he still could. He was on the verge of tears when he said this. I remember thinking at that moment that if we were on a battlefield and he was there lying on the ground, too tired to carry on, I would have to put him down. It would be a mercy killing. Whoa, I am off topic.Anyway, Hardee’s should be ashamed of its latest creation. But what do you people think? Should a fast food industry be able to make whatever they want or should they have some regard for the health of their consumers?

Friday, November 19, 2004

My Fondest Christmas Wishes

The Christmas season is swiftly approaching, however for LJ and me it is hurtling toward us like the sidewalk toward a hamster thrown from a three-story window. I say this because we have to leave December 14th for Hawaii. We are going to see my in-laws out there. It’s not like we are all that revved up to go either; I know we should be, but its not like we can afford to leave. We are already in dire straits financially. In fact this Christmas we may end up stealing toys from the orphanage down the road for gifts. At least this time we’ll have a good reason.

Anyway the point is that in order to not miss Christmas all together for my family we have to arrange for gifts for everyone before we leave. This is proving difficult as our cash is tied up in living expencess. My birthday falls on Dec. 12th so I guess I just feel rushed. I have also been told to get a list together of what LJ and I might want for Christmas before we leave.
So with out further adieu…The List.

Mark’s List

1) Jak III

2) Ratchet and Clank, Up Your Arsenal

3) Rob Zombie, The Sinister Urge (Not the Clean Version)

4) The fifth gunslinger novel on CD, “Wolves of Calla”

5) A new Mummy Bag

6) Low-cut black, Converse All-Stars, size 10

7) MP3 player

8) A Shower radio/CD Player/Mirror

9) Maybe just some fun stuff…electronics are always good.

LJ’s List

1) Norah Jones CD, “Feels like Home”

2) Stitch and Bitch Nation, the new book by Debbie Stoller

3) Interchangeable circular knitting needles,
Or a set of multiple size circular knitting needles
Or a set of multiple size double pointed needles

4) Old Navy clothes

5) Low-cut black, Converse All-Stars, size 8

I know I sound like a greedy SOB, but what can I do? It’s my birthday and Christmas. Now my wife on the other hand, she is a greedy SOB.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

God spelled backwards is Dog...You Christians should think about that

Currently there is a lawsuit underway in Georgia, right near where I used to live. It seems that a group of parents were distressed by the idea of the school system requiring that the Theory of Evolution be taught as a part of the standard curriculum. The Parents, after consulting with a lawyer and understanding that because of a Supreme Court ruling, could not strike evolution from their local classrooms did what any good Christian group would have done…they filed a lawsuit.

This suit was to have a disclaimer put in the science books just before the chapter dealing with evolution. Also they want the idea of Creationism or Intelligent Design taught along side Evolution.
The sticker looks like this:
"This textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically examined."
Now the science head of Cobb county schools is filing a counter suit to get the stickers removed. He feels, as do many of his colleagues that the stickers detract from the Theory and open up classrooms as a forum for kids who want to argue the merits of Evolution. They feel that these Christians are singling out Evolution as a weaker theory than others that are taught. And they will not teach either Creationism or Intelligent Design.
Why can’t Christians keep their beliefs at home or in Church where they belong? Why can’t they just accept that science will be taught in places of unbiased learning, while beliefs in an un-provable, un-testable, faith should be taught in churches. It offends me that there are people out there who actually believe that God made everything how it is now. There are people who will tell you that the Earth is only ten thousand years old. Why, would they say this? They think that if you read the bible that is how many generations have passed from Adam and Eve. They will say this in the face of evidence like the geologic time table, carbon 14 dating, and Archaeological finds. Christians have to keep re-interpreting the bible to conform to provable science. There are Christian groups that even contradict each other on this concept. I just hate when people attack something that advances our understanding of the world around us. Religion has always had to take a backseat to science. If you are curious to see a movie that is basically about the whole issue in Cobb county lawsuit watch “Inherit the Wind”. Also I would refer you to the latest issue of National Geographic, whose cover story is all about the Theory of Evolution.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Political Blunders 2k4

It is 10:30 here in P’cola and it looks like Kerry is going to loose the election. Wow, what a sad day this is. Think about it four more years of this idiot in office. What’s worse though is that this guy doesn’t have to worry about being re-elected. Nope he can kick back in the white house and feel free to launch all the nukes he wants without fear of what his supporters will think. While he’s at it he may want to log the ever-living shit out of all of our national parks; why not? Maybe he can finally put the last nail in the coffin of gay marriage, a woman’s right to choose, and separation of church and state. Oh yeah, he would love to reward all the Bible thumping crazed yokels out there for voting for him by giving them what they want most, the right to express their Christian beliefs all over everyone else’s. Like they don’t already.
Ok, that was a little over the top, I’m sorry. I just don’t see what people see in this guy. He really just doesn’t do anything for me. He seems weak, out of touch, and kind of dumb. Not that I thought Kerry was some wonder boy because he wasn’t even my first choice. I wanted Clark to run on the Democratic ticket. I guess things could change over night, however I’m not holding out much hope. It looks like I’ll have to defect to the U.K. after Bush reinstates the draft and every male in the country is asked to march off to take back the Holy land from the unwashed heathens of the east.