Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Could You Please Pass the Salt?

I'm not quite middle-aged, yet I'm not quite young. As such, I can remember the horrible days of years gone by. I remember the days of square TV's and getting up to change the channel. I remember ovens as the primary medium of reheating. I remember walking as a means of getting from A to B. I remember answering a phone without knowing who it was that was calling. Damn it, I remember pay phones!

Worst of all, I remember the days of personal responsibility. I know, right? Makes you just shudder to think about it. Thank heavens for Bloomberg the First, and his crusade to create a city in his image. From WPIX.com...

After taking on smoking and sugary soft drinks,Mayor Michael Blomberg is now targeting one of America's favorite condiments: salt.

As part of his latest health campaign, Bloomberg is urging New Yorkers to cut their salt intake and start comparing labels on their favorite foods.

The anti-salt campaign will head to the subway in new city ads for the next two months, the city's Health Department announced Tuesday.

Among the ads, one features a half-opened can of soup with a geyser of salt spewing from the top and forming a heap around the can with a startling message: "Excessive sodium can lead to heart attack and stroke."

The citywide campaign costs $370,000 partly paid by taxpayers and the federal government, a spokesperson for the department said.
Next, His Omnipotence will be targeting women with the "Front to Back" campaign. Brought to you by you.


  1. When an ordinance in Louisville was passed 3 years ago to ban smoking in public buildings, all the smokers started up with complaints about fat people who eat too much fast food and said it was a danger to their lives to have to look at them.

    It didn't go anywhere.

  2. Well that's because Louisville isn't ruled by a despot.

  3. I want to ban the military and multinational companies.

    - Aangirfan.