Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Food And Movies

I've been giving it a lot of thought and just wondered if anyone else thought movies were way to influential to your everyday life in terms of how you eat? Let me explain. I pick up a Hershey Bar with Almonds(obviously) and as I pull the ear of the wrapper back I always do it slowly. Why? Because Charlie Bucket found Golden Ticket in his Wonka bar and no matter what, I always get a little bit more excitement out of my chocolate if I pretend I'm going to find one too.

This phenomenon doesn't just limit itself to sweets. It runs over into all forms of eating. When I eat a bowl of Cheerios, I always look into the milk to make sure someone I know hasn't been shrunk down and is taking a swim in my Gandy's(Honey I Shrunk The Kids). If I'm eating an sandwich, invariably I will say out loud, "No, there's still a long way to go"(Neverending Story). And I can't tell you how many times I've wondered if sometime during the night, Fred Savage hasn't pissed in my apple juice(Little Monsters).

One obvious correlation is that all of these references are children's movies, and maybe it really all has to do with what you watched as a kid. Personally, I don't mind these little eccentricities as they have no effect on my diet. I just wonder what the next generation of kids are going to have to deal with.

That is all,


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