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April 20, 2005 at 11:35pm By: Mr. T Posted in 625 Elm Street

The new USDA food pyramid is now here! However, instead of a one size fits all pyramid, the feds have gotten “internet-savvy” and allow you (member of the unwashed masses) to enter your age, gender, and activity level online at their new website to obtain your own personalized pyramid. Some of the information on the website is useful, but after repeated attempts to get my personal pyramid, the site timed-out. Apparently so many people are trying to get their personal pyramids that its overwhelming the system or something like that. Its a pyramid overload!!! Anyway, why the hell didn’t they ask you to enter your weight as well?

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Mr. Wilson April 21, 2005 at 5:06am

Aaargh! I can’t get the damn website to work. I’ve been trying for two days now because I desperately want to make fun of the food dodecahedron. Alas, I’m stuck just making fun of the concept of the new guidelines. Oh well.

Mr. Wilson April 21, 2005 at 3:23pm

Is it just me, or is it a little odd that brown rice is the first “dark green vegetable” listed?

Mr. T April 21, 2005 at 4:48pm

The site is now working. I just got my personal pyramid. They should have dumbed it down more for the public. And yes, it doesn’t help when they classify brown rice as a vegetable.

Anyway I’ll have to take a look at it more closely later on and be sure to adhere to their instructions. I trust the federal government with my health and life.

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