A couple of things from Lost at E Minor:
1. I like this satirical cereal box. It’s not too different from some real kids’ cereals, just a little more in your face and honest, and when I was a kid I would have totally wanted some of the stuff.
You know… I know that too much sugar is not a good thing. Kids are getting fatter. But every time I hear someone all full of angst about children’s nutrition I think, “Leave the kids alone!” I hate to think of kids growing up without the childhood pleasures of candy and sugary cereals. The problem is that kids are experiencing these pleasures too much and not getting enough exercise. When I was a kid I got candy or other kinds of fattening snacks once or twice a month. Nowdays most kids get something like that as a bribe to “be good” every time they go into a store (whether they’re actually good or not.) Still, I think the way some people are trying to go about fixing the problem is wrong. I think most people – both kids and adults – will react to the efforts of the food nannies by doing exactly the opposite of what they’re told is good for them.
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2. Completely unrelated, except in that I found the link to it on the same site, is the art blog of Benjamin Edmiston. Some fairly interesting and colorful, collage-like paintings. In particular, I keep looking at Iceberg