April 15th, 2005

smirk - by me

Who is taking who for a fool

Perhaps it is just me, but the following seems like a complete joke;

http://www.theage.com.au/news/Science/Tubby-tummy-epidemic-alarms-medicos/2005/04/15/1113509899363.html?oneclick=true

I mean, aren't they just saying that people are getting fatter? Are they trying to come up with a new buzz phrase to get people to watch their weight, because 'obesity' wasn't scarey enough? You know, like the dangerous chemical hyrogen dioxide? The one that is LETHAL for inhalation at 4g/kg?

Which raises the question, did the reporter realise that they were being taken for a fool?