Hi Doug—As an avid fan of Car Talk I read the following in the Denver Post and thought this would be something that Tom and Ray would enjoy -- Mary Anne Westover:

And God populated the earth with broccoli and cauliflowerand spinach, green and yellow vegetables of all kinds, so Man andWoman would live long and healthy lives.

And Satan created McDonald's. And McDonald's brought forth the99-cent double-cheeseburger. And Satan said to Man, "You wantfries with that?" And Man said, "Super size them." And Mangained pounds.

And God created the healthful yogurt, that woman might keep herfigure that man found so fair.

And Satan froze the yogurt, and he brought forthchocolate, nuts and brightly colored sprinkle candy to put onthe yogurt. And woman gained pounds.

And God said, "Try my crispy fresh salad." And Satan broughtforth creamy dressings, bacon bits, and shredded cheese. Andthere was ice cream for dessert. And woman gained pounds.

And God said, "I have sent your heart healthy vegetables andolive oil with which to cook them."

And Satan brought forth chicken-fried steak so big it needed itsown platter. And Man gained pounds, and his bad cholesterol wentthrough the roof.

And God brought forth-running shoes, and Man resolved to losethose extra pounds. And Satan brought forth cable TV with remotecontrol so Man would not have to toil to change channels betweenESPN and ESPN2. And Man gained pounds.

And God said, "You're running up the score, Devil." And Godbrought forth the potato, a vegetable naturally low in fat andbrimming with nutrition. And Satan peeled off the healthful skinand sliced the starchy center into chips and deep fat friedthem. And he created sour cream dip also.

And Man clutched his remote control and ate the potato chipsswaddled in cholesterol. And Satan saw and said; "It isgood." And Man went into cardiac arrest. And God sighed andcreated quadruple bypass surgery...

And Satan created HMOs.


Bob Ewegen

[ As Read on Car Talk ]