1-2-3, what are we fighting for?
My first reaction to this was “No wonder everyone hates America” and then I thought to myself “wait, there’s got to be stoners in their control room”. Then it dawned on me that the only possible way something this ridiculous (two unrelated products existing in the same box with intent to sell like it’s no big deal) could possibly be conceived is the simple fact that this is the stoner’s dream come true.
Well played. There’s probably millions of stoners smoking a fatty right now that would love pizza and cookies at the same time.
Or when they think that the United States of (‘of’ as in ‘within’, but they’re too fucking stupid to realize it) America is the only country in the whole world that matters or exists. That shit really pisses me off.
And it was horrible, because she was so beautiful but her body was killing her because she was so incredibly large. She underwent gastric bypass surgery so that someday her children might have a mother who could do things with them, and then she died.
And then I thought to myself, … “I’m glad I’m allergic to everything and diet obsessively. Jesus Christ.”
How does that even happen? That’s awful.
It’s one thing to be a little chubby (which, admittedly, I’d still rather die than be “chubby” or even remotely thick at all) but another to be 900 pounds and dying at your own hands. Overeating is just as much of an eating disorder as binging/purging or simply conditioning yourself to not eat enough (which, honestly, I don’t consider my problem to be a sickness at all - keeps me trim, even though I’m never trim enough for my standards).
I was just so moved by how things like that just HAPPEN to people. How the hell does someone get so very large that they have to be carried out of their house by 6 people, weigh themselves at a recycling plant (ffs..) and sometimes even have to have portions of their homes demolished so people can rescue them?
This is the best thing I have ever read.
Americans, I have some bad news for you:
You have the worst quality of life in the developed world – by a wide margin.
If you had any idea of how people really lived in Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many parts of Asia, you’d be rioting in the streets calling for a better life. In fact, the average Australian or Singaporean taxi driver has a much better standard of living than the typical American white-collar worker.
I know this because I am an American, and I escaped from the prison you call home.
America is actually among the least free countries on earth. Your piss is tested, your emails and phone calls are monitored, your medical records are gathered, and you are never more than one stray comment away from writhing on the ground with two Taser prongs in your ass.
The United States is like the former Yugoslavia – a collection of mutually antagonistic cultures united in name only. You’ve got your own version of the Taliban: right-wing Christian fundamentalists who actively loathe the idea of secular Constitutional government. You’ve got a vast intellectual underclass that has spent the last few decades soaking up Fox News and talk radio propaganda, eager to blame the collapse on Democrats, gays and immigrants. You’ve got a ruthless ownership class that will use all the means at its disposal to protect its wealth from the starving masses.
Right now, the government is building fences and walls along its northern and southern borders. Right now, the government is working on a national ID system (soon to be fitted with biometric features). Right now, the government is building a surveillance state so extensive that they will be able to follow your every move, online, in the street and across borders. If you think this is just to protect you from “terrorists,” then you’re sadly mistaken. Once the shit really hits the fan, do you really think you’ll just be able to jump into the old station wagon, drive across the Canadian border and spend the rest of your days fishing and drinking Molson? No, the government is going to lock the place down. They don’t want their tax base escaping. They don’t want their “recruits” escaping. They don’t want YOU escaping.
this is really interesting.
I am terrified.
- Edwin Starr, “War”