Saturday, July 21, 2018

Not An Acquired Taste

Today is National Junk Food Day. You don't really need a day for this.  It's not like you need to remind people to eat junk.

To be fair, junk food tastes great.  (Can it be junk food if it doesn't?).  I don't know where the phrase or the idea originated, but we can be proud.  That junk food exists at all is a sign of success.  For most of human history, people had to worry most of the time that they'd starve to death.  Now we've got so much we can gorge on empty calories with a cheap price.

I think we should distinguish between two kinds of junk food.  First, there are the packaged snacks, like chips and sugary stuff.  Then there are the franchise restaurants serving burgers or pizza or chicken or whatever.  Somehow, the two categories seem different.

So if you avoid junk food, why not indulge a little today?  To everyone else, I guess do whatever you do anyway.


Blogger New England Guy said...

Its funny because the phrase "junk food" connotes cheap tasty food (cheap meaning both inexpensive and unsophisticated I think) that is bad for you and the phrase "healthy food" suggests bland or unappetizing food that gives you regular bowel movements, or I mean, is otherwise healthy for you. And then there is the whole fat/fit/scrawny associations

The branding people need to go to work. I am going to get a slim jim and vitamin water

8:55 AM, July 22, 2018  

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