Dateline NBC attacks the hard questions


This headline at MSNBC grabbed my interest.

Who’s to blame for your waistline? An in-depth report on Dateline NBC, August 18, 8 p.m.

You must be joking? Way to pander to the couch-potato demographic.

are we overweight because we are not trying hard enough, or are we overweight because somehow the food and marketing industries have eroded our ability to just say no?

I can’t wait to see this one work. I imagine the world in which the answer is not the individual shoving the calorie-laden sugary stuff into his maw, but the corporation that provides it.

“I’m sorry officer, I didn’t mean to drink and drive, but those irrizzzizztible beats from Lil’ John celebrating the crunk lifestyle have rendered me incapable of not opening my pie-hole and pouring high-octane rum down it.”

“I’m sorry, but while listening to Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ I am uncontrollably driven to burn fat trees like it was wildfire season in SoCal, yo.”