This is just so typical of big business. Nestle, the maker of all things bingeable buys Jenny Craig who has claimed that they help people lose weight. They never helped me- you an believe that. My experience at Jenny Craig was stupid. I was 22 and I asked my dad (absent father, compulsive gambler), who at the time had just won big at the races, to help me finance Jenny Craig. I begged him and told him that this would be it. This time it would really work.
In my family you have to act fast if it involves money. If you don't take the money today, it most definitely will be gone tomorrow. So dear ol' dad sends me some moolah to go to Jenny. I go in and they set me up with all this paper food. Of course my favorite was the mac n cheese and the french toast. I ate all of the week's food in 2 days. When I went back to Jenny Craig for my "counseling appt", there was a girl in a white coat (implying that she had some kind of knowledge in nutritional arts) who sat me down and tried to tell me if I took Jenny's new vitamin concoction it would help me.
I left after that and never returned. Fuck Jenny!
That was just one of the escapades I had in the diet business. But I think it is really fucked that Nestle would own Jenny Craig. I think its fucked that Monsanto tries to sell the world on its vision of "helping" the world with their genetically manufactured seeds and putting the family farmer out of business and killing all of us with their chemicals.
I blame the last 8 years of horror in our government for the escalation of all this madness. I know corporations have been doing fucked up things far longer than I've even been alive, but this Nestle thing just bugged the crap out of me.
I usually don't get so political. Go see the Al Gore movie, dammit!
You owe it to yourselves to know the truth.