I have spent the last week sick. Apparently there is a nasty cold going around that has been keeping some people sick for weeks. Looks like I am one of them.
Since last Thursday, I have been spending my days sleeping or laying on the couch watching some really bad daytime television. I watched some bad movies on HBO like What Happens in Vegas and Yes Man and got more sleep in the past six days than I probably did in the entire month of December.
While I was on the couch making my way through three (yes, three) boxes of Kleenex, I saw two commercials that made me say What the Fuck? out loud.
The first one looked like it was going to be an innocent cereal commercial but it tricked me big time. I thought it was weird that what I thought was a cereal commercial had a tag on the bottom of the screen that said it was paid for by a corn company. Everything was cleared up though when the people in the commercial started saying that high fructose corn syrup was good for you because it was made with corn.
With Americans being fatter than ever a corn company is actually telling people that high fructose corn syrup is good for us? As we all know, high fructose corn syrup is sugar. And the only thing sugar does for us is make us fat. So please Mr. Corn Company, please, please, please tell me how high fructose corn syrup can possibly be good for me. I am dying to know how you are going to spin this one.
The second commercial not only made me say What the fuck?, it also made me laugh out loud. I laughed so hard that boogers actually shot out of my nose and landed all over my shirt.
The second commercial was a Taco Bell commercial promoting their Taco Bell Drive-Thru Diet. That’s right, dear readers. Taco Bell is trying to convince people that their food is diet food. The woman in the commercial says that she replaced her usual fast food with the Taco Bell Drive-Thru Diet food.
Although I am not an expert on losing weight, I am going to take a stab in the dark here and proclaim that if you are trying to lose weight and be healthy, YOU SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM ALL FAST FOOD. Replacing it with Taco Bell does not seem like a smart idea. I don’t care that the drive-thru diet uses the Fresco menu, which takes off all cheese and sauces and replaces it with salsa. I don’t care that one taco may only be 150 calories. It’s still not good food and no one should be eating it.
I struggle with my weight every day, and every day I make decisions about what I am going to put in my body. I am glad that I am smart enough to know that high fructose corn syrup and Taco Bell does not make a healthy diet.