I just thought I would post this for folks to either chuckle at or shake their heads/fists at in disbelief.
This is an add as it appeared in my MySpace home page. The last few weeks it has been ads about some magical wonder Acai Berry. Now, my colon is to “blame” for my fat. Though I’m not sure I really WANT to know how I can go about losing my “Colon weight”; does that wording squidge anyone else out? I mean, heck if I wanted to start weighing out body parts I could lose a good bit of weight if I were to start hacking off limbs too, that doesn’t mean it is a good idea! But I’m sure this wonderful ad is not proposing scooping out our colons (at least I hope that is just a “fun” wording tragedy) but really just is offering some new and amazing way to trick your body into becoming the magically thin person you just always knew was evilly trapped inside the fatter you. Right.
Anyways, happy day of yet another thing to point at and redirect the truth of genetics and allow for more fat hatred to reign supreme (duh, if you don’t want us to make fun of your fat ass why don’t you just realize it is all because of your stupid fat-making colon and DO something about it already so I don’t have to look at you and accept you as a human being who just happens to be fat??)
Last week it was inactivity and overeating causing our fat. Yesterday it was a digestion that would be magically “cured” with acai berries. Today’s scapegoat is the colon. Tomorrow, perhaps the spleen. And next week, who knows? The world? Or maybe small aliens will take the rap for our bodies not all conforming to one size and shape. Because you know, SOMETHING must be to blame for reality not matching fantasy; for our bodies not managing to fall into line with the desired and single perfect outcome that we all know is just beyond our reach: that goal of thin, happy and magically healthy all rolled into one tinier, will-power filled, acai berry eating, colon missing individual we could be if only we cared enough to try and “see how”.