April 1, 2010 | Filed Under Editorial Cartoons
3 Responses to “The Pusher”
Fast foods are only part of the kids obesity problem. Just as much a contributor is a lack of exercise. When I was growing up–before the invention of television,computer games and cell phones–we didn’t have fast food places, but we downed enough Moon Pies and RC Colas and Snickers and Baby Ruths to make us obese, yet a fat kid was the exception rather than the rule. The reason was we spent from daylight to dark outdoors going full blast in one kind of game or another.
Another contributor to kids’ obesity is the eating examples set by parents. Kids grow up being conditioned to the idea that being a fat slob is a natural part of life. You ought to do a cartoon of a grown up slob standing at a fast food counter saying, “Gimmie a double whopper cheese burger, a large order of chili fries ….and a Diet Coke.”
JG, he’s already done something like it: http://robertariail.com/2010/02/04/obamas-budget-burger/
Thst one was about politics, and a great one. The one I am suggesting is about obesity.
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