Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Don't Like Corn Syrup? You Snobby Racist!

Uh... why don't I high fructose corn syrup again? Oh, right, because it's a crappy industrial product produced through weird enzymic processes, because it gets digested by the liver instead of the stomach, because it is part of our natioanl corn-addiction, because it is so cheap that it is responsible for Big Gulps and the ever-sweetening of things like soup and ketchup, because it is the end product in our increasingly industrialized unsustainable food system and because it is at least in part responsible for the obesity epidemic... I could go on.

I'm sure you've all seen this commercial:

This week the commercial made it on to New York Magazine's weekly Approval Matrix, on the lowbrow, despicable corner of the matrix. They wrote: "A bizarre ad paints people who don't like corn syrup as snobby racists".

Thank you, New York Magazine!


popakap said...

WOW, Hey! maybe corn syrup is fine...she is wearing a nice top...and the corn syrup haters seem a little shakey on their argument.

Larissa Phillips said...

Her top IS cute. I hadn't thought of it that way. And she just seems cooler than dopey strident fool who THINKS there's a problem with HFCS.