UK frowns on ice cream. :(
Why ice-cream vans face total meltdown
By Rajeev Syal and David Sanderson
Those familiar jingles could be a thing of the past if a health campaign succeeds
FOR 60 years the tinny jingle of Greensleeves that announced the arrival of the ice-cream van has been an indelible memory of childhood, but that sound may soon be removed from suburban streets. Health lobbyists have decided that ice-creams are too much of a danger to children’s health.
Are latch-key children of Neds and Chavs living off ice cream or something?
bah. healthfood nazis. one of the best parts of the summer term was getting an ice cream on the walk home.
Ice cream should not be frowned upon. It should be smiled upon, with great glee I might add.
Last edited by Lights Out; 5/09/2006 8:26am at .
I hate this country more and more every day.
If the war on Iraq doesn't recruit more suicide bombers this will.:new_icecr
My brother, his mates and I got ice cream from outside school nearly every day. They didn't get fat. Then again their parents didn't feed them junk food, they were encouraged to go out and play and they didn't have health apparatchiks breathing down their necks.
Mr. Softee is just a scapegoat. No one has the bottle to face up to negligent parents, and that's where the solution lies.
By the 1980s the business had become so lucrative that gangs fought over the right to sell to certain streets. In 1984 a row between Glasgow-based gangs led to the murder of six members of the Doyle family, who had run the Marchetti ice-cream company.
Yep. Its a scapegoat.
Originally Posted by Truculent Sheep
Physical Education classes in most schools in the UK suck. At my school, we only did 1 hour of P.E. twice a week. In fact, usually it was less than 1 hour. P.E. needs a major fucking overhaul, and much more time needs to be given to it in the school curriculum. Perhaps then we would have a few less fatties. But more importantly its the parents.
Parents need to give their kids proper food and not junk food and stop being whiny cunts. I hate seeing things on TV with parents saying something to the tune of
"I know junk food is bad for them, but sometimes you are just so busy that its easier to give them something quick and simple to eat" :eusa_booh
The parent usually starts to feel sorry for themselves and believes themselves to be a bad parent. Which is what they are. But you usually get someone who comes along saying "But we shouldn't blame it all on the parents!"
True, we shouldn't blame it all on the parents, but most of it comes down to them and how they raise their child.
The secret is to make the kids come out for the ice cream and then slowly drive off for 6 blocks. The kids have to run to catch up and burn off the calories.
GoJu-joe saves the day
It's not just neglience on the part of parents. Its widespread ignorance about food preparation and cooking. People buy cheap mass produced crap that is full of sugar fat and chemical bollocks. Then they bung it in a microwave and toss it on a plate for their kids.
Originally Posted by Truculent Sheep
The sad part is they don't know any better.
It's not as if we don't have the means to educate kids about basic home economics. We just don't do it anymore.
Banning ice cream vans near schools is such a politcian's response. Fucking pathetic.
You want healthy children? Compulsory judo in all schools, 6+. Everyone for one hour a day minimum until they are 16. Tell the fucking bitches that whinge about this draconian policy to bend over and insert a sharp metal stick in their ass without lube.
He who attains his ideal by that very fact transcends it
I like my Te like I like my tea- from Fujian province and without any bullshit in it. Oh, and green. And scented with jasmine blossoms...
Originally Posted by A Better American Than You
more and more I find that every place that isn't the USA sucks
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