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Banning Fast Food Ads Will Make Kids Less Fat?

Food
11.20.2008

Check out this story on how by using simple techniques described in Orwell’s “1984” can lead to healthier children. “A ban on fast-food advertising to children would cut the national obesity rate by as much as 18%, according to a new study conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research and funded by the National Institutes of Health”, the article says.

Well, not surprisingly, the Wine Mutineer has some proposals of his own:

Ban Restaurants From Selling High-end Beverages They Know Nothing About – I’m not going to name names, but just because a restaurant has the money to purchase high-end cognacs, wines, scotches, and other pricey beverages, does not qualify them to serve and sell them. Studies show that by enacting this ban, some “five star” beverage programs will lose all of the relevance they thought they had.

Ban Restaurants From Charging “Five Star Prices” If They Can’t Deliver “Five Star Service” – Again, I won’t name names, but for some reason some restaurants feel that their “reputation” allows them to charge insane prices for their fine beverages regardless of their ability to properly serve these beverages. These shortcomings can be in the form of being under-staffed, under-prepared, or most likely, under-managed. The good news is that as more and more small restaurants open up that have some sort of grasp of what quality service is, these old-school luxury restaurants will finally be recognized as the over-priced tourist attractions that they really are. In the Los Angeles area, some of these restaurants that DO get it right and that you should definitely check out include Cut, Hatfield’s, Sona, Comme Ca, Bottle Rock, Gordon Ramsay, Providence, Palate, Hungry Cat, Blue Palms, and a slew of others I’m going to be embarrassed that I left off this list.

Ban Steve Heimoff From Communicating With Other Humans – You know how internet hackers are banned from computers? Well if Steve Heimoff is banned from any kind of communication, be it writing or talking, studies show that false accusations aimed at Mutineer Magazine will go down 100%.



Comments

  1. Scott | Thursday, November 20, 2008

    Why do I get the feeling you are talking about those big, gaudy hotels in Beverly Hills. What a joke. Great list of suggestions, I absolutely love Hatfield’s


  2. Ron Washam, HMW | Thursday, November 20, 2008

    “false accusations aimed at Mutineer Magazine will go down 100%”–not if I have anything to say about it. And if you’re going to go down, friends, go down 100%.

    The problem in LA dining is that most of the waiters think 5 Star service refers to the acting careers of themselves and four other waiters.


  3. Alan Kropf | Thursday, November 20, 2008

    Yes Ron, you will make a worthy adversary…Bring it on! I feel a clash of the titans brewing! (no pun intended, though the wit was intended)


  4. Ron Washam, HMW | Thursday, November 20, 2008

    I’m pulling the famed Heimoff Maneuver and completely ignoring you.


  5. Alan Kropf | Thursday, November 20, 2008

    Ron, to accurately pull off the Heimoff maneuver, you must first attack and start untrue rumors about a colleague and then conveniently take a vacation. I can coach you through this if you want. First you need to start an untrue rumor about someone. I know, STEVE HEIMOFF! Why don’t you start spreading a rumor that he made false accusations while attacking the credibility of Mutineer Magazine, oh wait, that’s not a rumor, that is the truth. Hmmmmm. Sounds like Steve is Heimoffing himself…



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