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Eat don’t read

19 Apr

I can’t link to it for various reasons, but I just saw a photograph of a magazine rack in an Ontario Wal-Mart, where magazines had been replaced by large bags of potato chips. (Reading is a non-essential activity, but scarfing down mega chips is OK, according to Fat Fuck Ford.)

Now, most of the magazine rack was dedicated to mental junk food – National Enquirer, People, US, and other such crap – but not all, and I’m not sure replacing mental junk food with actual junk food is an improvement.

One kills brain cells; the other, kills your body…

Such is life today, in the Ontarian Reich…

 

20 responses to “Eat don’t read

  1. electricangel

    April 19, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    “Such is life today, in the Ontarian Reich”

    Hey, hey! Don’t be insulting the Germans with that, not unless you’re marching into Saskatchewan next week to enforce COVID restrictions. Start by renaming Kitchener, and go from there. Hmmm. Maybe make the un-renamed Kitchener the Capital of the Ontarian Reich, and you’ll have something.

    Canada: the Ennui Reich.

     
  2. Will S.

    April 19, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Please think of this poor miss; she could use a magazine to float in her pool with rather than another bag of chips:

    Whale winded from walking

     
    • feeriker

      April 19, 2021 at 7:09 pm

      The “BLM” etched on her t-shirt stands for “Blubbery Lard Mass,” or “Beached Lake Monster.”

       
      • Will S.

        April 19, 2021 at 7:18 pm

        ROTFLMAO! 🙂

         
  3. feeriker

    April 19, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    Maybe the reading-material-for-the-marching-morons was replaced with processed junk food because all of them had unflattering pictures of Doug “Fatf**k” Ford on their covers?

     
    • Will S.

      April 19, 2021 at 7:19 pm

      Ha! 🙂

      Though to be fair, it isn’t possible to take a flattering pic of Doug Ford. 😉

       
  4. awildgoose

    April 19, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    Just one more tool for herd management.

     
  5. fuzziewuzziebear

    April 19, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    It gets crazy when government starts deciding what is essential and what is not. All those magazines in doctor’s offices are there for a reason. Government gets downright silly.

    I do have a report about local masks. Last week, everyone was wearing them in the grocery store. This week, no one was. They became optional on the sixth.

     
    • Will S.

      April 19, 2021 at 7:40 pm

      Great news! 🙂

       
      • fuzziewuzziebear

        April 19, 2021 at 7:43 pm

        The good news is that, during the who Covid thing, I have not run into one Mask Nazi.

         
      • Will S.

        April 19, 2021 at 7:45 pm

        Indeed good news. 🙂

         
    • feeriker

      April 19, 2021 at 8:03 pm

      All those magazines in doctor’s offices are there for a reason.

      Does anyone under the age of 65 read magazines in a waiting room anymore? Everyone I see has their noses buried in their phones.

       
      • Will S.

        April 19, 2021 at 8:06 pm

        I’ve observed the same.

         
      • fuzziewuzziebear

        April 19, 2021 at 8:58 pm

        It has been a while. The last time I was in a doctor’s office and read magazines, something struck as odd. Something was missing. I was looking through Woman’s Day and there was a dearth of pictures of men. I went through two issues and found only three pictures. I came to a the conclusion that married women do not want to be reminded that men exist.
        However, the point that I was trying to make about magazines is that they keep idle people occupied.

         
  6. feeriker

    April 19, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    However, the point that I was trying to make about magazines is that they keep idle people occupied.

    I wonder how long it would take anyone to notice if someone left a pile of porn mags in the waiting room of a clinic? The last time I took any notice of magazines in a waiting room, most were months, if not years old and were covered in dust.

     
    • Will S.

      April 19, 2021 at 11:47 pm

      The only time I ever come across magazines in waiting rooms these days has been in my car dealership service centre, but of course not during WuFlu era. Their selection is abysmal; cars and trucks magazines, and Time. (Ugh!)

       
      • feeriker

        April 19, 2021 at 11:54 pm

        One alternate conception of Hell for men: you’re stuck in a waiting room (waiting for who knows what) for most of eternity and the only diversion while you wait is a pile of old copies of Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Cosmo, Ms, and Vogue.

         
      • Will S.

        April 20, 2021 at 12:03 am

        Ugh; been there, done that…

         

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