But on the subway this morning there were two guys talking...about diet pills. I don't know about you, but I've always thought that that was the province of women. One guy was telling the other about these organic apple cider pills that (he swore) made him drop twenty pounds. I'm thinking, "Should I tell them that there's only one way to do it? Eat right and exercise?" Seriously, though--I always thought of men as doing the whole gym rat thing, and women as the ones using diet pills. I also thought that nobody could possibly be that gullible as to actually buy diet pills (well, maybe amphetamines) but I guess I was wrong about that, too.
In the end, I decided not to interrupt them. Not because they were so delusional as to be dangerous (besides, I could outrun both of them if I had to), but because the effort would've been wasted. I mean, fifty years of nutrition science, all to prove that Mom was right--eat your god-damned vegetables. Everything in moderation. Actually, if you think about it, the yogis in India had it right for 5000 years, and probably the Chinese had it right for 10,000. And now, 7500 years (halfway in between, I figure) we have Dr. Weil from Harvard telling us the exact same shit.
FYI: we are not talking about modern Chinese and Indian food. Anything that's neon-colored was never meant to be consumed except as a poison or an adjunct to getting wasted.
Oh, and: because I've hit writer's block