The world ends in insanity. Common sense looks a mayfly. All is hopeless, no daylight for us. (done yet? no.) Here begins the American descent into madness. (still? yup.) Huddle the young and smother the old as civility rounds the corner for psychosis.
Okay: have you seen it? That gadget? The omen? The bite counter? Jesus, Joseph and Mary, save me from a future replete with these:
Bite Counter is like a pedometer for your mouth
By Ron Barnett, USA TODAY
Researchers have developed a way to fight obesity by helping people answer one fundamental question: How many bites of food are you eating?
The Bite Counter, a wristwatch-shaped device being marketed to weight-loss clinics and fitness professionals, uses technology developed by a Clemson University team for the military to track body movements in clearing buildings of insurgents in Iraq says Adam Hoover, an electrical engineering professor who handled the technical aspects of the design.
Well, any free-marketeer worth her weight can see the dangers inherent in such an electronic thingie. Pretty much everybody knows what horror comes next. (Anyone? I’m stumped.)
One News Now, “Your Latest News from a Christian perspective,” broke the story:
The insanity of a ‘pedometer for the mouth’
Chris Woodward – OneNewsNow – 8/26/2011
A wife and mother of three says the invention of a new product that counts how many bites a person takes indicates society may have reached the point of insanity…
“That is very strange — and I think we have reached the point of insanity that someone has created that [device],” says Julie Gunlock, senior fellow for the Independent Women’s Forum.
Gunlock says this is one of many supposed “health-related” items now currently available that go overboard. “BMI report cards [Body Mass Index] for children . . “
You know what’s crazier? The IWF pushing a notion of national insanity using the example of harmless technology. What the hell are you ‘fellows’ supposed to be doing, again? “The Independent Women’s Forum is dedicated to building support for free markets, limited government, and individual responsibility.” Well, then, I take it back. Libertarians aren’t intellectually shiftless crotch-grabbers, Julie, so you go right ahead. Lecture us away. Anyone that would take the advice of a Ms. Gunlock would be sane.