Don’t pass up the grass
Herbivores; frugal, celibate, walkers and grazers. The Herbivorous boys of Japan are grass-eating men who shun sex, don’t spend money and like taking walks. At first blush one would think these young men are gay…but that is not the case. Although I could see how difficult it would be to attract someone of the opposite sex if your first date included being pulled in a red wagon down to the pasture and munching on grass. I am all for side-stepping this fast paced crazy world once in a while, but riding in a red wagon just doesn’t do it for me.
The Japanese are somewhat concerned as this obsession is spreading rapidly throughout the entire country and this phenomenon brings with it two major challenges. First, there are not enough births to make up for the death rate in Japan and secondly, young men not buying any iPods, smart phones or cars tends to stall an already anemic economic engine. So no sex and no driving by the male population of a country can lead to its demise…. Although walking and riding in wagons does make for a cleaner planet.
Fat people weigh on my mind
On the opposite end of the spectrum we have the ever growing ( and I mean this literally) weight problem with the younger generation. The lack of overall exercise, other than the use of their opposing thumbs for texting, is one of the major reasons for this life-shortening epidemic. Why go out and play on some dirty ground and get hot and sweaty when you can plug into your Xbox, Play Station or Kinnect game and play in any world anywhere with anyone you want to. No sweat, no dirt, no effort…unless you are playing Wii Sports…and nobody plays that anymore.
The other reason for the major weight gain in young children is the quantity and quality of the food they shove into their mouths. This is mostly due to fast food establishments that are frequented by this excess adipose group. I used to think fast food meant get in get out fast. Well is still does but the other part of fast food is the speed in which the humongous amounts of fat calories enlarge your entire body. I am concerned….mostly because I need this younger generation to stay alive long enough to pay into the Social Security system so I keep getting my checks.
If this is Heaven call my insurance company
Three friends die in a car accident and they go to an orientation in Heaven. They are all asked, “When your are in your casket and friends and family are mourning you, what would you like to hear them say about you?” The first man says, “I would like hear them say I was a great doctor of my time, and a great family man.” The second man says, “I would like to hear them say I was a wonderful husband and school teacher who made a huge difference in our children of tomorrow.” The third man replies, ” I would like to hear them say…..Look, He’s Moving!”