Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Proof positive: Being rich drives you insane

The problem with reporters these days is that they're unwilling to make logical connections between stories.

Take these two news items, both of them from today's edition of Newsday (a daily paper here on Long Island):

Page A32: Obesity is growing fastest among people in households that earn more than $60,000 a year. ... University of Iowa epidemiology professor Jennifer Robinson, who co-wrote the study, said researchers don't know why obesity is spreading among the affluent. "Too many lattes, I guess," she said.

Page B20: In a study that followed Californians for almost 30 years, researchers found that the fatter people were, the greater their risk for ... dementia.

So, obviously, the more money you have, the more likely you are to lose your mind.

Too tenuous a connection, you say?

Then just try reading a few entries on Rosie O'Donnell's blog.

Case closed.



Twerp said...

Being poor and almost homeless can drive one insane also.

jimmytwoshirts said...

I think this needs more reasearch. I need a rediculious ammount of money, then come check on me in a few years to see if I am fat and insane.

Grammarian said...

Dammit, I'm insane. Why the hell aren't I rich??