Truth is stranger than fiction...

When I first read this parody I laughed really hard because it seemed so far divorced from reality. Then, today, I read this entry on one of my favorite blogs... REALLY?! I guess legislation prohibiting home cooking is not far behind...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I got confused - it seems to me like a "circular reference" type of thing.
Olga

Katya said...

Now it is.

I emailed the woman who writes Junk Food Science a link to the Home Eating parody... she got such a kick out of it that she added a paragraph to the bottom of her article with a link to the parody.

Jason said...

I see the school lunch program like the minimum wage: a starting point but I wouldn't want to live on it for too long. My lunches used to have at least one item from the deep fryer. But food can dramatically affect students' behavior and ability to learn, so I can understand an administrator's desire to curtail a daily Twinkie and Coke dosing. You've got a McDonald's daily diet on one side and salad/tofu on the other, so how can you help one without harming the other?

Now I like Angela Paul's parody, which I took as a parallel to the home schooling issue. But I think the same arguments exits for schooling as it does for school food. Only in teaching there are more subjects, and at what point does it make sense to get the assistance of a specialist?
--Jason

Joe Ganci said...

Did anyone else notice the mom's name? Elizabeth Crocker? And isn't Betty short for Elizabeth? As in Betty Crocker? :-)

Clever

Katya said...

I noticed that, too. :-)