An economist being interviewed on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning referred to the companies as, "... two drunks, leaning on each other to keep from falling down."
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So I've been losing some weight lately. Nothing too dramatic. I think I'm down about 30 pounds from where I started. Apparently, it's becoming noticeable, because people are starting to ask me about it at work. The conversations, themselves, are a little troubling, though:
"Hey, man, have you been losing weight?"
"Yeah, I've lost about 30 pounds since June."
"You doing that Atkins diet?"
"No, I've just been eating less and exercising more."
"What diet is that?"
"No particular diet. I just did things that make sense, like not drinking three or four 20 oz. sodas every day."
"Oh, so you're doing the Sugar Busters diet."
"No, I still eat sugar. I just eat less of it and try to balance it out with vegetables and lean meat."
"So you did the South Beach diet?"
"No! Listen to me, you insufferable imbecile! I have not been on any of those moronic fad diets. I simply ate smaller quantities of healthier food and exercised more often."
"Is that the Scarsdale Diet? My neighbor was thinking about doing that..."