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Drink to your health.

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A quick browse on the internet yields dozens of articles on how to lose weight – 10 lbs. in 30 days, folks!, how to lead a healthy lifestyle, what super-foods you should be stuffing down your gullet…a total inundation on how to be THIN, THIN, THIN!!!! Pass the ibuprofen, please, my head aches from all this info.

Then I come across some news that makes me wonder if there’s a conspiracy theory behind all this weight-loss crap:  Starbucks is unveiling the 31-ounce Trenta cup size.  So for those extremely thirsty coffee fiends who just need more than 24 ounces of liquid calories, you can now go a size up.  Because a 31-ounce java chip frappuccino with whip  is the perfect way to lead a healthy lifestyle. No wonder everybody is struggling to be a normal weight.

According to the article, “Starbucks…was responding to customer demand for larger cold beverages.” Who needs a 31-ounce drink?  And why are we so gladly embracing the excess?  By comparison, a large cappuccino here in Greece is the same size as a 12-ounce American coffee cup. Now, look at the photo below.  The Trenta cup size is 916 mL, which is just about the average amount of food needed to fill a stomach up.  CRA-ZY.

So, drink away, people.  And of course after you have your Trenta-sized drink, don’t forget to swing by the gym.

Weirdo!

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I think it’s safe to say that the increase in Internet use directly correlates to the increase of weirdness that has slowly creeped into our lives.  And by weirdness I mean all the creepy, stupid, and yes, weird things we would normally not be exposed to if it wasn’t for the World Wide Web. 

Here are some recent weird things that I’ve come across recently: 

(1) A meat baby.  This…thing, as I can only call it, is just so wrong. Why would you want your ground beef to be shaped like a baby?  With a bacon diaper, no less.  Maybe they should have added overflowing diarrhea spilling out from the bacon diaper in the form of barbecue sauce or ketchup.  Also worthy to note:  this endeavor was obviously strenuous…whoever created this meat baby needed the fortitude that comes only by consuming a grande-sized Starbucks beverage. 

Is the person who made this without child? Is this some way to fill the void?

 

(2) A model.  A creepy model.  Whose thighs. Do. Not. Touch. They’re not even close to touching. This isn’t a normal human body – this is a skeleton in disguise.  In Greece we have a saying that goes: “Δυο ξύλα και μια τρύπα, έμπα διάολε και χτύπα.”  For those who don’t read Greek, this roughly translates to:  “Two sticks with a hole in between/Devil, you better knock before entering.”  Hm…I think this is one of those sayings that gets lost in translation… 

I think we should feed her the meat baby.  One weird thing cancels the other. But seriously, model, I’m talking to you:  You’re weird.  Please eat. 

We could snap her like a chicken!

 

(3) The Burnbook.  Remember that movie “Mean Girls?”  The only movie that Lindsay Lohan is remembered by?  Well, the site http://burnbook.com is the online version of the “burn book” in the movie.  Basically its an online portal for freely bashing people you don’t like.  The site claims that it “allows you to gossip about the people in your life while staying completely anonymous.”  Because that is the adult thing to do.  Talk crap about people anonymously.  You know, I know a lot of people who are just wishing and praying that they could stay in high school forever… 

Please go away.

 

(4) Weird family photos:  Why, why, why?  That’s all I’d like to know… 

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