Here’s a fun game for you:
First, put a kid in a school desk for seven hours a day, plus an hour or so sitting on a bus, and then throw in another couple of hours of sitting down to do homework. Do that for five days a week.
Next, design all public spaces so that it is inconvenient and/or unsafe to walk anywhere, and design residential spaces (think suburbia) so that it is boring to be outside.
Finally, have the vast majority of adults in a kid’s life model sedentary work during the day, and sedentary hobbies in the evening.
Okay–and here is where it gets fun–
now blame television and video games for childhood obesity!
And, if you really want to get tricky, you can also blame tv and video games for kids not reading–a sedentary activity! See the doublethink? Perceive you the mixed message?
Okay, once you’ve mastered this, you can move on to other wonderful applications. Try some of these:
Violence? Blame tv and video games.
Consumerist society? Blame tv and video games.
Break down of the nuclear family? Blame tv and video games.
The end of moral society? Say it with me now–blame tv and video games.
Really, it’s so convenient. TV and video games are the one-stop-shopping for all our cultural scapegoating needs!
And now for a piece of what I truly believe is some of the best programming to ever hit the airwaves.
I dare anyone to watch that and not feel happier.
And would you look at that? I just embedded a video in my blog entry! Is there nothing my macbook and I can not achieve?
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today's yoga practice
upcoming book releases
a few greatest hits
- happy birthday, sophie!
- triple chocolate pudding goop, or, this way lies madness
- going all erin brockovich on your ass
- the solstice from inside a sundial
- recycling other people's junk
- butterfly house
- yurts: the downside
- the emotional insanity of writing
- remains of the play
- living the tie-dyed life
- 2 stories, 1 joke, and a song
- welcome to mayaland's virtual macabre crawfish feast of death!
- the source of my power
- screen time for fun and profit
- the power of mom’s day can melt even the most bitter of hearts, not that my heart is bitter, but it has gotten a bit crusty around the edges
- lucille ball moment
- bad things come in threes. or fours. (or maybe fives?)
- the TOOL shed
- unexpected benefit of living in a round house #27
- the way of the bento
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