Author Archives: Chuck Marlboro

Let Them Eat Nuggets

The toy has been a staple of the Happy Meal since the 1980’s.  Now, according to the NY Daily News, it’s in jeopardy:

A rotund city councilman [Leroy Comrie] who admits his eating habits are off the scales wants to make kids’ fast food meals less happy and more healthy.

The Queens councilman on Wednesday will press the Fast Food Toy Ban Bill, which limit any meal that comes with a toy to under 500 calories.

The argument can be made that fast food mega corporations play a major role in childhood obesity, luring kids toward unhealthy foods with flashy promos and exciting toy tie-ins.

And it’s no news flash that fast food is no good for you.  But can we really place the blame solely on McWendyKing’s?

Are these evil chains softening your fast-foodie children like veal farmers, encouraging them to feast on high-calorie quick serve through flashy toys for their own financial gain?

Or is it that parents are just getting a little lazy?

Guess what:  Regardless of what the corporations do, KIDS WILL ALWAYS LOVE TOYS AND NUGGETS!

It’s your job as a parent to control a child’s intake of both, until they’re adults.  It’s completely normal for your overprotected little child to want burgers and Nemo toys, because they’re KIDS.

…Why not try and find some nice things to do together, that doesn’t involve food?

And the Fluoride Runs its Course: Proof of America’s Ever-Closing Third Eye

We’d like to welcome Chuck Marlboro to the Idiocratic Post team.

Could invisible forces be conspiring to dumb down modern day society, or is it just MTV?

Throughout the years, the public has sought pleasure and enlightenment from the most talented and sophisticated entertainers and renown figures.  From classical figures like William Shakespeare, Mozart and Da Vinci, to modern masters like Mark Twain, Muhammad Ali and John Lennon – all of these people were [are] considered experts due to incomparable skill in their field.  Set in a time when the collective consciousness was most accessible, these figures raised the bar for evolution not only in their field of work, but in life as well, through moral display.

The new millennium has brought to light a vast array of unwanted overachievers, fostering international fame and disabling the standards in which we once used to build our popular culture. It seems generous and intelligent cultural icons have been cast aside and replaced with the boring, selfish, primitive, and suicide-inspiring celebrities we see on TV today.

Gone are the days of marching for peace.  Today, we sprint for stupidity.

The quest for cultural evolution has been temporarily derailed for a large portion of Americans who instead opt for a peephole view into the lives of society’s most unimportant.  In a time of suffering and devastation, mindless Americans pack the wallets of television producers., colleges spend tens of thousands of dollars to bring in “celeb-reality” speakers, and magazines and blogs smear them on the front page.

It's a Metaphor

Teen Mom.  Real Housewives of Gary, Indiana.  The Bachelor/ette.  16 and Pregnant.  It’s not a question of “if” these mind-numbing tendencies will impact our nation’s progress.  Rather, it’s a question of “how much so?”

Is this being purposefully endorsed by unseen foes with the hopes of suppressing our society’s creative thinking?

Or is life just getting too old?

Chuck Marlboro covers society and issues for the Idiocratic Post.