Dennis Janson: Who made gluttony a career option?

Hot tip to ISIS: No Hurry. The United States will eventually eat itself to death.

Sensational headline or dire prediction? America’s enemies are often reminded of our resilience and determination to maintain our standing as the most civilized, industrialized, incentivized country on the face of the earth. Any more we are emerging as the must cellulited bunch on the planet. Our quest to test the strength of spandex is ever expanding.

We are FAT and getting FATTER.

Look what we glamorize as the pre-eminent event of the Fourth of July: A hot dog eating contest. Some guy named Joey Chestnut retained his title as the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Champion by consuming 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes. For this he’s lionized and idolized? For this an ESPN commentator declares it, (hopefully tongue in cheek)  “the greatest achievement in the history of man.” Leonardo da Vinci must be spinning in his grave like a Waring blender.
  
  Gluttony is a career option. Competitive eating is now an organized, recognized pastime. Oh My!

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