Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Breakfast is Breakfast, don't take away my breakfast

Dear Media,

Dear Media..
I've been bombarded with an overwhelming amount of social and news media about the "normal" times to have a meal. Yes, I'm old, but I have learn't to use the twizzler and the facedjournal. I can still read, my eye's ain't gone yet.

In my day, we had breakfast in the morning, you know breakfast actually means to break fast, so it matters not what you eat for breakfast, you can eat cereal (disgusting stuff to my mind) bacon and eggs, mushrooms, steak, a sand which is a good thing. Lunch happened in the middle of the day, because its fast, you just lunch yourself at the food, then its done. then at the end of the day you sit down and properly dine, knives and forks, proper like, with napkins. Oh and if you woke up in the night, you grabbed some more of that delicious artichoke soup that Aunt flo would make. We used to say the verb 'to soup' but eventually it changed to sup.. and I think my grandkids used to say supper.

So whats up?

Some nincompoop has got it in their head, that breakfast is only the food, if you eat bacon and eggs for lunch, its breakfast, well maybe if you haven't eaten yet, then yes.. you can wake at 3pm and eat breakfast, everyone would be eating a late lunch or afternoon tea, and you'd be sitting there along with them, eating exactly the same food and it'd be breakfast for you.. thats perfectly fine. but I mean, if I want bacon and eggs for dinner, that's perfectly fine, but its not breakfast, its dinner.

But then some bigwigs in govt, they were going to do a brochure, and the artist in commission is in a tizzy because someone said, "you can't have an icon of Bacon and Eggs for Breakfast, Not everyone can have bacon and eggs for breakfast", not everyone eats breakfast, you need a symbol that's more inclusive of the other forms of breakfast.

The argument got quite heated, as per the news, a heated exchange took place, but no blood was spilled so I doubt the word heated nor exchange was truly appropriate, maybe they had a tizzy is all, but young folks today are such pussies, its hard for them to know what a real heated exchanged means... because the heat was generated from the guns and the blasting and the warfare, as you exchange bullets, and a heated argument is when blood is needed to cool down, by smacking it out of the face of the one who started it.

So there's all this tizzy about pictures being used by society and how the minority are all in a tizzy because of it. Pictures have meaning. You can't just go taking away the picture, nor can you change it. It is what it is, and no amount of chanting and ranting is every going to make a rainbow anything less than a bridge made by a leprachaun to find a pot of gold.

Sure, the young folk try to make wicked things from exciting things, and cool things from interesting things, because its easier to say "cooooool' and 'wiii-ked' than it is to say "that is very interesting" or "those things excite my creativity" like normal grownups, but eventually wicked things once again become evil, malignant things, and cool is a level of cold that is tolerable.

So Breakfast is still bacon and Eggs, lunch is still a sandwhich, dinner is steak and mashed potatoe and supper is soup.. because anyone with any sense of decency and education can quickly identify those symbols, regardless if they eat those foods themselves, which is most likely 90% of the world, but they can see the symbol and say "ahh, food" without the need for text in the right language, you don't need to include every single variety of breakfast, clever people will know it means breakfast, and stupid people don't matter.

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