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Saturday, 19 December 2009

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS - THE MADNESS CONTINUES


Dr Nathan Grills, a fellow at Monash University’s Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine yesterday accused Santa of promoting obesity, smoking, drink-driving and other dangerous activities, and said his increasing popularity should be used to encourage healthy living instead.

After conducting a literature review of Santa’s links to public health, Dr Grills said Santa often appeared fat, sedentary, drunk and smoking a pipe when more responsible imagery would depict him running on a treadmill with a badge proudly declaring he had quit smoking.

Writing in a special Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal, Dr Grills said that among other things, traditional images of Santa sent a message that obesity was synonymous with cheerfulness and joviality… Dr Grills said he was also concerned about Santa’s “roof surfing”, “chimney jumping”, disregard for road rules and tendency to drink-drive and speed. “Despite the risks of high-speed air travel, Santa is never depicted wearing a seat belt or helmet,” he said…


THE ARCHIVE SAYS - BOLLOCKS!

4 comments:

Nik said...

Bah, humbug, Dr (drunk up to the gills?) Grills...

Drake said...

Dr. Grills as played by John Cleese, i can see the movie now...

ARCHAVIST said...

I agree they should update Santa - perhaps a crack smoking, Flock of Seagull listening, hoodie.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'd boycott a lean Santa in a moment.