Comfort food. Is that it?
After you eat a bunch of Kraft macaroni and cheese, or sausage stuffing, are you comfortable? Emotionally maybe, but not physically. Shouldn't comfort food really be called, discomfort food? Or emotionally comforting food?
Comfort food is a media term built to sell lower middle and lower class American's weight and lethargy producing foods that promote an increase in physical complacency, which adds to increased T.V./couch time; that in turn lowers our level of health and raises the need for doctor visits, which are forerunners of a direct path leading to more drug use-prescription and otherwise.
Imagine me running for public office and spouting that on the campaign trail? I wouldn't be able to buy votes. Well, I could buy votes, you can always buy votes, but I'd be laughed at. Mmm, maybe I'll run. Being laughed at served me well so far.
Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act "The Logger." His column appears weekly. He can be reached at email@example.com. Listen for The Logger, Rusty DeWees, Thursdays at 7:40 on the Big Station, 98.9 WOKO or visit his website at www.thelogger.com