Monday, July 2, 2012

Burgers Or Bullets:
A Nation Kills Itself, & Everyone Else

A trio of Yankee killer clowns:
Image & text lifted from Randy Andy's researchers; don't bother clicking.
Kuwait, the second-most obese nation in the world after the US, can trace its obesity problem to the first Gulf war:
That was when hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops descended on the Gulf nation, bringing with them Taco Bell, Hardee’s, Baskin-Robbins, and Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, among others. "The [war] was the demarcation line," says Dr. Abdulwahab Naser Al-Isa, at the Department of Community Medicine & Behavioral Sciences at Kuwait University. Andrew Smith, the author of the Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food, says, "The American military went in, and obviously they wanted fast food. Therefore, the number of fast-food establishments expanded exponentially." And Kuwaitis fell in love.
(Photo: U.S. Army Sergeant James Linville from Brandon, Florida and Justin Herdman from Dover, Arkansas of the 2-82 Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, relax as they order McDonald's meals after arriving in Kuwait from Camp Adder in Iraq on December 7, 2011 at Camp Virginia, near Kuwait City, Kuwait. Lt. Wilson had been looking forward to fast food after spending seven months serving in Iraq. By Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
We have no idea who the "Lt. Wilson" mentioned above is, but it certainly demonstrates how thorough Sullivan's staff are.

A bit later: This excellent illustration, by Lydia Wong, is from the link in the above blockquote.

4 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Hahaha, get fat and die like imperialist running dogs.
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

P.S. Moon looked full tonight, but I guess it's tomorrow.
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M. Bouffant said...

Now Eating Sphaghetti Editor:
Ah, full moon & gummint $$$ tomorrow: We'll be taking a few yrs. off our life w/ meaty fast food.

Sun still up here in the civilized parts of the world.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

High-fructose smart bombs FTW!

Popularity. Like Junior High. This is mostly because I'm curious. You should all be ashamed.