2006/04/17

Defense by the Numbers (of cookies)

As usual, it's a slow Monday morning in the blogsphere. So here's a cool little animation from TrueMajority.org explaining defense spending in terms of Oreo cookies. Pretty enlightening stuff.

Cost of the Iraq War so far? 39 cookies and counting.

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Are these the old Oreo cookies that contain all those deadly trans fats compounds or are they the new "healthier" cookie containing a more traditional type of saturated fat?

Just wondering.
The guy doing the voice-over is Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry's fame (He's also a founder of TrueMajority.org). So I have to assume that that it's the bad, old Oreos. I mean, would Ben put a healthy Oreo in his ice cream? Or his video?
I can't do much of anything this morning. I think I have a chocolate-easter-bunny-eating hangover.
Meanwhile, China with their five wholesome military cookies are laughing all the way to the bank.
While the US pours its cookies into the military China is pouring theirs into economic growth.
And guess who holds the biggests IOUs against the US?

Personally I prefer crackers with smoked oysters, but then I'm only a shadow of big Ben.
Meanwhile, China with their five wholesome military cookies are laughing all the way to the bank. While the US pours its cookies into the military China is pouring theirs into economic growth.

But interestingly, they create just enough of a stir that we (the US) are reacting like Reagan-era Soviets, pouring money into our military when we're not sure what the threat is or even if there is a threat.
It's strange that Ben uses Oreos...I mean, wasn't there a big uproar a LONG time ago about them not using "real" oreos in their ice cream? I guess he'd probably call them chocolate cookies.
Mmmm... Defense spending never sounded so appealing. Got milk?

Cartledge, I second that on China. Their day will come.

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