Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

8.12.2006

Examples of irony

I just find it terribly ironic whenever I'm thumbing through Family Circle and it will show some seriously tasty and fattening dessert as the cover art and one of the article highlights mentioned on the cover is about losing weight.

For instance, the April 1, 2005, issue has some "fast and easy one-bowl brownies" as the featured cover art. Then, a headline next to it promoting articles in the magazine read: Easy walking workout: feeling tired? Gaining weight? Super Diet Fights Fat and Boosts Energy."

The July 12, 2005, magazine features art of this lovely dessert that looks like a mint chocolate pie. The caption reads "cool and delicious pies we love." It is next to the teaser "surprising ways to drop 10 pounds" as well as "walk off belly fat."

Here are a few different ones.


Just makes me shake my head in wonder.

5 Comments:

  • At 8:37 AM, August 13, 2006, Anonymous Momilies said…

    Well, for what it's worth, Family Circle the Magazine is closing up shop.

    Too bad, I'll miss the recipes. LOL

    And being a fat girl, I am really really really good at ignoring the "lose weight" crap that is on the front of every single magazine you buy. I kinda like my big bottom the way it is...and so does hubby!

     
  • At 8:54 AM, August 13, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Really? I have had a subscription to Family Circle for several years and just got my bill to renew for two more years.

    You know, I used to subscribe to Sesame Street magazine for the kids. It came with a Sesame Street Parents magazine that I really liked. I had sent in my renewal and paid my $15 for another year the month before I got the issue that said "This is our last issue, we've been bought by Parenting." I never got my money back and never got anything in exchange. I already had Parenting and it wasn't like they gave me a free year of that. I was really irritated. Yeah, I know, it was only $15. But, it was the principal of the thing. They knew they were going under when they took my money (because those mags go to press two or three months before they come out.)

    And, good for you being comfortable in your own skin. I wish I was a little more. Comfortable that is ... not more of me. ;)

     
  • At 10:06 AM, August 13, 2006, Anonymous Momilies said…

    Yes, I read it the other day online on a news aggregate (I don't think I spelled that right). Since they were purchased by some English company last year, their future has been in doubt. I wouldn't renew! LOL

    As for being happy in my skin, I gave up that fight many years ago when I realized I was somehow putting my life on hold waiting for myself to be thin. What a waste of time! LOL So now I live, and don't worry about the size of my hips. I'm just perfect the way I am (and so are YOU according to a male friend of mine who first showed me your blog several months ago).

     
  • At 2:54 PM, August 13, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Doing some research, it looks like the UK version of Family Circle is going away. I can't find anything indicating the US version is dying. So, maybe there is hope for the magazine stateside. We'll see ...

    And, I think I like your male friend. ;) Thank you for the positive words. I need to be doing my Stuart Smalley daily affirmation, huh?

     
  • At 4:29 PM, August 13, 2006, Anonymous Kr0w said…

    Momilies' Friend Here

    Vivs La AOM, you hottie you!

     

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