Sunday, September 26, 2010


Julie's office is having a potluck-type event and the theme is everything has to be junk food. No healthy stuff. The people planning it were all laughing about it and also rejected what she was originally going to bring because it had vegetables and was too "healthy." So now she's bringing hot dogs.

I told her in keeping with the theme that she ought to buy the cheapest, worst hot dogs imaginable (which to me are the ones made by Bar S) and then deep fry them in a thick flour crust, letting the buns be the means by which to soak up any excess oil. Then bring some chips and a can of Crisco to use as the dip.

Naturally she isn't heeding my advice since she has more decency than I do, but the thing is that a lot of people do eat a lot of junk and also delight in the fact that they are junk food junkies and think it is something to be amused about.

It's kind of the same attitude people have towards hell. To them, hell is something to joke about - like it is one big party where everyone is standing around drinking their Buds, and this little red devilish fellow with a tail and a couple of horns mingles with the crowd and tempts them to eat things they know they shouldn't. But they do. After they initially refuse and then laugh and say oh, what the hell, just one, and pick one off the table while the little devil character winks at them, then they just keep doing the same thing over and over while laughing about it. And saying, the devil made me do it.

I don't want to sound like some self-righteous person preaching to everyone but if we really considered the implications of these attitudes, we'd know we ought to take them a lot more seriously.

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