Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Amazonians prove civilized people are lazy

The miracles of modern science have made another breakthrough. It turns out that people in the Bolivian Amazon who are active all day, fishing, walking around, and whatever else you need to do to live in the Amazon do not get heart disease and other ailments associated with being a fat "civilized" person.

Maybe it is time the Amazonians made a study of us.

3 comments:

Bina said...

No need for the Amazonians to do it, the Germans already have. They were baffled, after World War II, why so many of their own had begun dropping like flies from circulatory disorders. The strange new syndrome had an informal name, however: "die amerikanische Managerkrankheit" (do I need to translate that?) It was soon linked to the unhealthy, overfed, sedentary lifestyle that had taken hold among the middle class--too much booze, too much red meat, smoking, and not enough exercise.

Of course, these Amazonians could probably have told you us those were problems already. Whether we've learned to listen is another matter.

Anonymous said...

ummm....
dear duderino,
can't help but notice the scientology ad. I know you don't get to choose these, but...
kind of out of place, no?
La Paz Bol.

El Duderino said...

Yeah, they are pretty silly no? I think I can get rid of them if I go through this ad stuff and depending I might get rid of the ads in a few weeks anyways.