18.2.09

PEGGING THE CURMUDGEON METER. Sustainable Times calls it down on the Latest Big Thing in retro food experiences.

Sonic, of course, is an anachronism, a dinosaur, in fact, a symbol of much that is wrong with the way we do things.

Its business model is to sell junk food to people who are too lazy to get out of their cars: it’s either drive-thru or drive-in.

I have to admit, I was secretly amused to see the three first commandments of our modern society so blatantly united in one single location:

1) Eat junk food, lots of it; it’s cheap and has all the food groups the average American wants: salt, sugar, fat.

2) Let’s not move more than we have to; drive everywhere; don’t get out of the car unless we really, really have to go make room for more junk food.

3) Let the car engine idle while we fatten up; gas is cheap again anyway, and isn’t that why our soldiers die in the Middle East: to protect our oil supplies, so we can waste gasoline here? And let’s not worry about air pollution: with that way of life, we won’t live long enough to see its consequences. Our children might. Unless they sit in the car with us getting schooled in the same way of life.

Via Waxing America.

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