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Eating Habits of America's "Fattiest City"

24 January 2010 - 07:14 PM

Jamie Olivier's tears in 'fat city'

Healthy food crusader Jamie Oliver was reduced to tears after tackling the eating habits of America's "fattest city".

The British celebrity chef, who tackled childhood obesity in a previous television documentary, appears to be facing his most stubborn opposition as he tries to educate residents of Huntington, West Virginia in his latest series, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.

"'They don't understand me," he sobs in one scene, The Sun reports.

"They don't know why I'm here."

Oliver touched down in Huntington in September, and was reportedly met with immediate resistance. Many residents of the city, which has a population of about 50,000, have been disputing the "fattest and unhealthiest city" tag since it was bestowed upon them in November 2008, the Huffington Post reports.

The analysis was based on 2006 data from federal agency the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Oliver's presence appears to have opened an old wound, with locals reportedly "outwardly hostile" to his healthy eating ideas.

"His tears was the lowest we've ever seen Jamie," The Sun reported a production source as saying. "He is normally so upbeat but the scale of this challenge got to him. Everywhere he turned, he was faced with obstacles.

"'He felt so alone and thought at times of packing the whole thing in."

Oliver was shocked when he some of the school children on his show were unable to identify vegetables, mistaking tomatoes for potatoes.

He was also criticised by a local radio personality who said, "We don’t want to sit around and eat lettuce all day. " In the UK, similar efforts to get children eating well at school resulted in mothers at some schools pushing pies through the fence to the hungry children.

Oliver appears more upbeat about his American mission on his website.

"I believe that every child in America has the right to fresh, nutritious school meals, and that every family deserves real, honest, wholesome food," he writes, encouraging readers to sign a healthy eating petition.

"Too many people are being affected by what they eat. It's time for a national revolution."

The series will screen on America's ABC on March 26.

Original article here: http://news.ninemsn....ars-in-fat-city

I don't know about you, but "mistaking tomatoes for potatoes" sounds pretty bad to me.
And getting criticised for promoting healthy eating habits? :thumbsup:

CDJapan and YesAsia

01 December 2007 - 03:20 AM

I have a question regarding free posters given when you pre-order albums or singles.
I previously pre-ordered the first press edition of the LOVE LETTER single from CDJapan and I received a free poster with it.
Now, YesAsia offers free worldwide shipping while CDJapan does not. But when LOSE YOUR MIND was up for pre-ordering, I ordered from CDJapan.
Why? For the free poster, of course. I was sure that CDJapan would give me a free poster as they did for LOVE LETTER.
But due to the shipping cost, I spent $39+ on the single while YesAsia sold it for only $23+ (if I remember correctly).
So my friend wants to pre-order Dir en grey's compilation albums but he isn't sure which site to order from.
Back to the question, do free posters come because it is first press or pre-ordered?
My friend really wants the posters, so he wanted me to confirm before ordering.

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As you can see, YesAsia clearly states if it is first press or not.

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However, CDJapan does not show that it is first press. This leads me to presume that their first press editions are sold out.
I've done this before and I know that if the first press is available, it will be stated so.

Finally, I apologize for the lengthy story. :lol:

The Complete Idiots Guide to Puttin up a poster

02 October 2007 - 04:14 AM

Okay, my MADE IN TWENTY(20) poster just dropped for the umpteenth time. :thumbsup:
I'm going to learn some techniques (if any), before putting up my LOVE LETTER poster.

Does anyone have suggestions for putting up a poster easily and effectively?
I used Blu Tack to stick my poster to the wall but so far, it's been giving me problems.
Does the cold air from my air-con affect the Blu Tack in anyway?
Also, are there any tips to put up a poster perfectly straight?

Without the use of a frame.

BoA's most underrated songs

06 August 2007 - 07:14 AM

Well, there's a "Most Overrated BoA song" topic.
There's also a "Songs you like but not a hit" topic.
But I feel that this topic is different from the latter as songs you like need not be hits.
They just need more recognition as good songs, that's all.
If possible, give your reasons too.

Still, if the moderators feel that the topic is redundant, do close it.

BoA in Andante Allergo + 1 unseen

22 July 2007 - 02:23 AM

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Credits: Love BoA Club + Note of bestiz at BoAworld + BoAjjang

I found this while browsing around Love BoA Club.
Rumour or not, it would be nice to see BoA play the violin. :thumbsup:

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Credits: 완자보쌈♥ of bestiz at BoAworld + BoAjjang

Unseen to me, at least.