Monday, January 17, 2011

Cause and effect

Do you buy this line of argument?
Manufacturers of high performance vehicles are making us exceed the speed limit.
Alcohol manufacturers are making us drink to excess.
Or this from the Sydney Morning Herald?
Junk food companies are making customers fat, then selling them the cure, health experts claim.
Wrong. Those who over-consume calorific foods are making themselves fat.


Anonymous Kegga said...

"I'm not fat, I'm just big-boned! And, I have slow metabolism! So shut up!"

7:42 PM  
Anonymous ar said...

Gun manufacturers made me kill all those people...

Afghan farmers made me shoot up that heroin...

HECS fees made me a lifelong university student...

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

These pretzels are making me thirsty.

2:29 PM  
Anonymous spot said...

We didn't have an Obesity Crisis until after the popularization of the plastic spork.

I mean, I'm not saying that there's scientific evidence that plastic sporks MAKE people fat....

...but if I were writing in the SMH I guess I could damn well get away with making that assertion anyway.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Boy on a bike said...

Pencils are the cause of bad spelling and grammar too,

5:10 PM  

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