Monday, January 23, 2012

I speak for the cheese!*

I don't like labels - e.g. liberal or conservative - I prefer to think of myself as independent.

One place where I totally will not, cannot budge from, ideologically, is the idea that people should take personal responsibility.

So it irritates the shit out of me when groups do stuff like this.

In sum, a group called Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has put up some nasty billboards of fat people with the message, "This is your thighs on cheese," etc.

I like cheese. If I eat too much of it and stop exercising and get fat, whose fault would that be? Mine. Not the fault of feta, cheddar, mozzarrella or monterey jack.

And at this point I don't think my thighs are any worse for the Wensleydale.*

And why cheese, I ask you? Why not hamburgers, french fries, chocolate, or any number of fattening things?

Mr. RK said, "If they really wanted to be realistic, they'd put up a picture of an empty wallet and say, 'This is your wallet on healthcare.'"

I speak for the cheese! It's an option for protein that many of us vegetarians happen to enjoy. And I can safely say that cheese enchiladas are a supremely effective comfort food, being much more enjoyable than sex with my ex, for instance.

There is fat-free cheese, vegan cheese, probably even salt- and taste-free cheese. PCRM can shove these ads up their pompous asses for all I care.

*Big bonus points for you if you catch that reference!
*Bigger points if you get that one! Get both and you will be initiated into the brotherhood.


Lynn said...

I do love an * challenge, and I remember "I speak for the cheese" from somewhere, but I can't remember where! A children's book, I think - maybe Dr. Seuss? And Wensleydale must be some kind of good cheese that I've never had. No brotherhood for me, I guess. :)

Love Mr. RK's ad idea about healthcare - that would be a great one!

I don't understand why that council singles out cheese - I would think meat should be a bigger target. Everything in moderation, I say.

Granny Annie said...

A gun is the killer not the shooter.
Food is the killer, not the eater.
Cigarettes are the killer, not the smoker.
Moving vehicles are killers, not the drivers.

We live in utopia where none of us are responsible for our actions.

You wrote that whole post so you could show of your nice legs didn't you?

About your initiation into the brotherhood...a bit sexist. I'd try for the sisterhood but alas I can't qualify for either.

Workingdan said...

Behold! The power of cheese....wrongfully used! Leave the cheese alone, there are much more fattening food out there other than cheese!

Anil P said...

Reminds me of a coach who would always say to us Shape Up Or Ship Out. He never said anything about cheese though :-)

Looks like they were looking for some target to aim at, and they found cheese convenient.

Cheese has become so much a part of vocabulary in films, media etc. that it finds crosshairs light up on it all the time.

wigsf3 said...

I remember when PETA was claiming that feeding your children a hamburger was child abuse. No, feeding your children is never child abuse. Especially when it's a meal that contains something from each of the four food groups.
All of this special interest group lobbying and campaigning and advertising is making me sick. It's making me turn against everything and everybody. Fuck it! Let's go seal clubbing!

Riot Kitty said...

L: "I am the Lorax! I speak for the trees!" Although it would be awesome to have a Dr. Seuss character who speaks for the cheese. Wallace & Gromit do ;)
GA: Thanks for the compliment! Hmm, we should form our own sisterhood of responsibility...but that sounds boring, doesn't it?
WD: Yeah, I don't see why cheese was their target. What about cheesecake?
Anil: Films, eh? I never thought about that.
WIGSF: I think listening to PETA is people abuse. How about that? I say we go feed the seals some cheese...

John McElveen said...

RK- Thigh There! wink wink nudge nudge!

Mr RK is right on! This was a Guta post!


Ashley and Stephanie said...

The number one most stolen product in the UK is cheese and I don't care what this PCRM says ... I still think that's adorable. But I agree with you. If you can't take the cheese, get out of the aisle?

- Ash

G said...

Moe, Larry, the cheese!

Moe, Larry, the cheese!

Here you go!


Sobering thought about Wallace & Grommit.

The original studio where all the original shorts were created burned to the ground, along with all the memorabilia and what not associated with the movies.

Riot Kitty said...

John: You mean Gouda? ;)
A+S: That's hilarious!
G: Wow, really? That is so sad! I will go take comfort in some cheese enchiladas.

Darth Weasel said...

Agree from top to bottom.

Sadly, have no funny remarks to make. This grieves me. I will be in the corner crying into my oversize chocolate milk with extra flavoring and blaming the dairy farmers for my larger belly if you need me. When I am done with that, I intend to sue you for making me so dsad I had to drink that. My health defiiciencies are surely your fault

Riot Kitty said...

Darth: Would you like some cheesecake too? :)

A Beer for the Shower said...

*Ahem* Nice gams:)

Cheese is good too. I'm a big fan of fresh mozz. Moderation is the key to all good balance in life, am I right?

Mike_D said...


Are those your thighs?

And cheese is good. There is no bad. It's kinda like a fat guy suing McDonalds for making him fat. McDonald's didn't ask him to eat there every day!!

Everything in moderation, dammit!

Riot Kitty said...

ABFTS: Thanks :) And I consider fresh mozzarella and tomato a reason for living, indeed.
Mike: Um...yeah. You don't recognize them?

Shionge said...

Yoooooooo your legs are beautiful :) Honest!!! :D

I don't really like to eat cheese by itself but guess what?? I love Cheesecake heheheh :D

Riot Kitty said...

S: Thanks! And I love cheesecake.

John McElveen said...

RK- Don't put CHEESE in my mouth!!!!

Yes- damnit- I meant Gouda he said meekly slinking off properly berated.....



Riot Kitty said...

John: As many other women have no doubt said, I have no intention of putting anything in your mouth :)

Logical Libby said...

They can take my cheese when they pry it from my cold, dead hands.

Riot Kitty said...

Amen, sister!

John McElveen said...

RK-- LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG---Great one!


Riot Kitty said...

Thanks ;)