THE MOVIE DIET
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, obesity is fast becoming the number-one teen-age health problem in the United States.
n : more than average fatness [syn: fleshiness]
Princeton University Dictionary
Based on the above, it isn’t much of a surprise that the number one New Year’s resolution is “lose weight.”
The solution is so obvious.
The movies have always taken big beatings from critics who complain that too much sex and violence in movies is a direct cause of too much sex and violence among teen-agers; that it’s the powerful influence created by all those over-sexed and violent roll-model movie stars. If what they are saying were true, it would be reasonable to presume that if there were less over-sexed and violent movie stars, there would be LESS sex and violence among teen-agers.
Based on this same hypothesis, we should then be able to further presume that if there were less obese movie stars, there would be less obese teen-agers on the street. Well, I got news for you: There ARE NO obese movie stars! They are all rich and thin.
So, if your teen-age son or daughter is a victim of “more than average fatness,” and has a bit of unwanted fleshiness, put them on The Movie Diet.
A movie a day
Keeps the fat away