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You Will Become Fat Elvis

When Elvis was alive there were only a few professional Elvis impersonators. A few years after his death there were hundreds, then thousands. The old joke was that if the trend continued, by the turn of the century we would all be Elvis.

Old jokes never die. They often become reborn as alarmist “facts” and/or government policy. So this story comes as no surprise. The claim is that in another forty years we’ll all be overweight. Guess we’ll all be impersonating the fat Elvis.

And with every crisis comes more and more government programs to “fix” the problem.

They don’t mention one tiny little fact, though. Several years ago the CDC completely munged the BMI, reclassifying what they, in their wisdom, deemed obese. Overnight thirty million Americans became obese without gaining an ounce.

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