Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Seriously, whose idea was this?

Why does no one see the irony in doing a Gingerbread Village display, made from 1,000 pounds of gingerbread and 800 pounds of icing, as a fundraiser for diabetes research?

7 comments:

Ambivalent Academic said...

Ha! That kills me!

Though if "they" were really on top of it, they'd use sugar free recipes for the gingerbread and icing, and sugar-free candy for the decorations.

Patchi said...

I agree!

By the way, I know of a middle-schooler who declined to participate on a diabetes fund-raiser because they wanted the kids to sell donnuts to her classmates. She said that she didn't want to increase their chances for diabetes!

Emily said...

haha! I am in obesity research and I recently went to a symposium attended by all the people involved in the care of morbidly obese people in my city. You have never seen so much deep-fried food served in your life!

Eugenie said...

Mm. Irony.

The bean-mom said...

Hmmm, reminds me of the Krispy Kreme doughnut fundraiser that a group at my former grad (medical) institute held for diabetes research....

Isis the Scientist said...

Can I confess something here? When I am really, really, really stressed my favorite relief is a can of buttercream frosting. I am a horrible person.

Aunt Becky said...

Bwahahahahaha! Loves it.