Deep Thoughts: Eat Your...

when you were young did your mother ever say to you, 'don't waste food. there are starving people in ethiopia'? or maybe she said china. or wherever. maybe you even have your own kids and have used some variation on this handy dandy parenting catchphrase to get them to eat. or stop playing with their food. whatever.

i've heard many variations on this popular phrase uttered countless times by my own mother. she'll even use it on the cat. she'll say, 'eat your food ozzy. there are starving cats in the world.'

well, yesterday i scored a small victory for offspring everywhere when i pointed out the ludicrous logic of this statement. how does anyone eating more help starving people?