The public health threat posed by obesity in the UK is a “potential crisis on the scale of climate change”, the health secretary has warned.
Alan Johnson said the magnitude of the problem was becoming clear for the first time and “it is in everybody’s interest to turn things round”.
Oh great, now the Brits not only have a population with teeth that resemble a beaver (or trailer trash from southern Alabama) but one that have asses the size of a medium sized buffalo!
But I see a silver lining here.
The “Earth is Hotting Up” scam has fostered into existence the mother of all “rich can do what they wish and feel good about it” businesses, carbon credit companies that allow the privileged to jet around in private planes and 4mpg Hummers and buy their way to “respectability.
I can visualize some enterprising entrepreneur starting a
scam, er… company the sells Cellulite Credits. Obviously they wouldn’t be effective in ridding oneself of those lumpy fat deposits that collect around the thighs and ass, but damn it, you’d feel much better about it!
And that’s really all the counts isn’t it?