Thursday, December 8, 2011

KRMG--always gives both sides of the story

Funny times we live in. (I know, I ended a sentence with a preposition, but I don't care.) Are we fit, or are we fat? Tulsa is always in the top 10 for fattest, least fit, and most recently, according to news reported on KRMG radio, we are #7!!-- America's 7th most artery clogging city. This should come as no surprise--just look around. I am not talking about looking at people, although the "People of Wal-Mart" emails could easily have been taken locally, but I am talking about the proliferation of fast food restaurants, "biggie-size" for a discount, all-you-can-eat buffets, jumbo candy bars, what was once a "big gulp" drink is now a medium, etc. TV watching is at an all time high--American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, the Sing-Off, America's got Talent, and scads of other shows programmed to burn brain cells but not fat cells.

KRMG also ran this story--within a few minutes. Marathon Running is Bad for the Heart. REALLY???Morning radio personality Joe Kelley, har-hared at this, saying "that" was reason enough for him to NEVER run a marathon. HAHA! The healthiest people I have ever met are marathon and ultra runners!! Way to go, Joe. Talk people out of something that saves lives.

Then a few minutes later, they were back to talking about exercising and new trails being built in Tulsa. One of the persons interviewed said Tulsa was greatly lacking in trails, yet another said we already had enough and there were trails in every park in Tulsa. (Maybe they are calling any sidewalk they see a trail.) A third person interviewed said that was money that would be better spent elsewhere--that if they built the trails, no one would use them.

In my mind, the nay-sayers probably could be featured in "People of Wal-Mart."

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