A Rant and a Rave

October 2, 2009

Not a Muffin!The Rave: 

Bunny hasn’t eaten sugar since we started this blog. And she reports that she doesn’t crave it any more.

Do you want a muffin, Bunny? We know how you love muffins.

No, thanks, a muffin really sounds awful. I think I’ll have an apple.

It’s a miracle!!!

 

The Rant:

We’re highly offended by NBC’s The Biggest Loser. In our opinion, the wildly popular (un)reality show is sadistic, exploitative, focuses on the wrong things (like number of pounds lost), and sends entirely the wrong message to the poor, struggling, garden-variety home dieter (like Bunny). We know a lot of people like to watch it, including Buff, and it’s a bit like watching a car accident (you can’t keep your eyes off of it), but this upsets us, because we really think it’s exploitative, even harmful.

Check out the article at the blog Mark’s Daily Apple, which we think states it quite well. This blog is new to us, but we like this article, and they have the wonderful (even though now Merry-less) Cranky Fitness on their blogroll, so that’s another point in their favor.

2 Responses to “A Rant and a Rave”

  1. Merry Says:

    When I wrote a post for Cranky Fitness on this topic, it got scores of comments within hours. People are /passionate/ on this subject, both For and Against.
    Me, I don’t get it.
    http://www.crankyfitness.com/2008/12/who-is-real-loser-here.html

    • bmarisol Says:

      oooo we would have linked to that if we’d seen it. I just found crankiness a month or so ago. There was one woman who was upset that she had only lost 5 lbs in a week. That’s nuts.


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