No I am not ranty about unhealthy lifestyles, per se. Blimey, I am in no position to speak about unhealthy lifestyles (and any suggestions I may have had a biscuit for breakfast earlier this week, and I don’t mean one of those overpriced breakfast biscuit things, I mean a Digestive, is unfounded). I am ranty about a recent study that has found that, apparently, soap operas are promoting unhealthy lifestyles
Well excuse me whilst I do a swear, but no shit Sherlock.
Co-operative food have commissioned a study, in conjunction with John Moore’s University and published their findings this week in Retail Week: Blah Blah Blah. They have watched over 830 hours of soaps to come up with the bombshell piece of information that soaps promote unhealthy lifestyles.
Who funded that?
Who paid for researchers to sit and watch TV and make a note of how many bags of chips were eaten in a week?
I tell you what, they should have saved themselves the bother. They could have given me £50 and would have told them that:
- You never see anybody brush their teeth. Ever
- You never see any woman taking off her make up before bed.
- You never see anybody wait longer than a week before jumping into bed with someone.
- You never see them talking about contraception.
Added to which, and this where I go off on a tangent here….. they all live in the local cafe.
When did you last go to the local cafe for breakfast on a work day? They seem to have a fry up everyday. Or be getting the daily bun run for the rest of the people in the office.
I am sorry but does that really happen?
How the hell can they afford to be eating in a cafe three or four times a week? And also stopping off there for take away sandwiches?
Does it really take a bunch of academics to tell us this?
No. I don’t think it does.
And by the same token are we all unhealthy because of what we see on TV? Do we really believe that all that stuff is real and that we should forego the gym because nobody in Corrie goes to one?
Do me a favour. We also don’t see them talking about football on soaps but you don’t see football grounds empty of a Saturday afternoon.
Now, where’s my fifty quid?
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