I recent­ly read a news arti­cle that high­light­ed a report from the Aus­tralian Bureau of Sta­tis­tics that sug­gest­ed that the most recent gen­er­a­tion of Aus­tralians have such a prob­lem with obe­si­ty, that they may be the first gen­er­a­tion that will sta­tis­ti­cal­ly have a short­er life span than their parents.

It all kin­da reminds me of the Fat Boy Slim video “Right Here, Right Now” which begins 350 bil­lion years ago with the emer­gence of the sin­gle cell organ­ism and fol­lows the evo­lu­tion of life as it thrusts, pow­ers and charges its way across the mil­len­nia, even­tu­al­ly end­ing up as the walk­ing fat dude with the “I’m #1 so why try hard­er” t‑shirt who breaks into a sweat and has to sit down.

If it wasn’t for the fact that I had a Hap­py Meal for din­ner last night, I’d prob­a­bly have some­thing mean­ing­ful to say on the subject.

(PS – Since the Earth is sup­posed to be around 4.5 Bil­lion Years old, I’m not sure where Mr Slim came up with the 350 Bil­lion Years Ago figure)