Sunday, April 24, 2005

Me want cookie!

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Cows eat grass. Lions eat zebras. Elephants eat peanuts. The cookie monster eats cookies. Not fruits, not vegetables, not even cheeseburgers. Cookies. For goodness sake, is nothing sacred? C is for cookie, dang it, and if it's good enough for a muppet, it's good enough for me. For those of you who have no idea what on earth I'm talking about, the cookie monster, that bastion of indulgence and gluttony, has had a change of heart. Cookies are now just a "sometimes food." Yes, a sometimes food. Apparently the USDA slipped a food pyramid (one size doesn't fit all???) into the monster's mailbox and convinced him and the writers of Sesame Street that they were brainwashing children to be mindless eaters... Trust me Sesame Street, the kids watching your show are the ones about whom you should be least worried. Try flipping over to Nick or Cartoon Network during the after school hours to get a glimpse of a real eating campaign in hyperdrive.

Let the cookie monster be. Let him eat cookies. Quit being apologetic for a monster with a three word vocabulary. Give us back the insanity.

I just found out that last year the writers had the monster reveal that his name used to be Sid. Sid?!? This is getting out of hand. Sorry Sid, you're on your own, buddy.


At 10:38 AM, April 25, 2005, Blogger Richard said...

'C' is for "Careful monitoring of caloric intake to ensure less than 30% of calories come from fat so that proper satiation is provided along with meeting nutritional needs without exceedings one's daily caloric needs."


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