Thursday, August 03, 2006

The Obvious News

I am sick of the obvious being put into the news. A headline on Yahoo today reads:

"Obese people may collapse more in heat"

Initially, I thought this was kind of funny. Especially if you consider the expression "dog in heat" and go in that direction. Anyway.

Is this not obvious to everyone?! Obese people are at a disadvantage for almost anything in life other than eating competitions and staying afloat in a body of water for an extended period of time. Such a waste of time, resources, web space, etc. Do not waste my time Yahoo, or the AP, or whatever news outlet you are by reporting such stupidity. I fully expect the next few headlines to pop up this year:

"Smoking may potentially cause lung cancer"

"Exercise may improve your overall health"

"War may result in casualites"

"Drinking may lead to difficulty in driving"

"Lance Bass may be Gay".... oh wait a minute. Lance Bass IS Gay!

Aside from these things, I also think the term "morbidly obese" is probably next on the list of phrases that will be deemed politically incorrect. It is awesome though. I mean, is there even one other context in the English language where "morbid" is regularly used? Just great.


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