Friday, December 17, 2010

American holidays and food

Has anybody ever noticed the American obsession with food? No wonder we're all obese. Let's take a look at the one thing everybody does, and it's supposed to be bringing us together: holidays.


  • Valentine's Day. Celebration of love. Find your significant other and cram chocolate and candy down their throat.
  • Easter. Used to be about Christ, now about more chocolate and candy.
  • Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for friends, family, and this twenty pound bird we're all going to split.
  • Fourth of July. Nothing says "independance from the British" like a giant barbeque.
  • Let's not forget the old classic - no birthday has ever been successful without a giant sugary cake.
  • Christmas. You'd think the big C would be about gifts and togetherness, but of course, candy canes, gingerbread houses, cookies, and sweets make their appearance. Just wouldn't be Christmas without them, now would it?


If America wants to raise awareness of a now obvious national epidemic, it needs to look a little closer to home.

What's next, Martin Luther King Day celebrated with pie-eating contests?

18 comments:

  1. Sharing food brings it's own sense of togetherness to any gathering. Think about family dinners, first dates (dinner and a movie), etc.

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  2. What are you talking about I don't have obsession with food!? *Eating third bowl of icream*

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  3. It isn't a holiday without loads of good food and weird relatives.

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  4. OM NOM NOM, I loooove christmas lol.

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  5. People are always looking for an excuse to stuff their faces...

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  6. You forgot Halloween good god man!
    The "holiday" is built on Candy with a light sprinkling of costumes and ghosts!

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  7. I think holidays are just excuses to be with people you love

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  8. It would be nice if there could be a little more emphasis on quality vs. quantity.

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  9. agreed. Not too found of holidays myself, or heart attacks.

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  10. I guess food it´s amazing then =P

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  11. haha i love how he said 'american', as if no other country has these festivities

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  12. America has the highest % of fat people. But still is something that happens all over the world

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  13. america has the highest percent of fat people because the rest of the world is too poor to eat.

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  14. if there was a holiday that wasn't based on food, i would refuse to celebrate it.

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  15. @Poetry Is Life ...are you retarded? you realize that the rest of the world isn't composed entirely of third world countries, right?

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