Fat Heads

4:00 PM -- Now that The City is crime-free, spotlessly clean, and easily affordable, it's time to turn our attentions to (literally) weightier matters. Reuters reports on the latest Big Bother campaign to protect us from ourselves:

    New York City officials can require fast-food restaurants to post signs telling customers how many calories are in their meals, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday...

    The city's health code provision, which affects businesses that have at least 15 establishments nationwide, is to take effect on Tuesday.
Thomas Frieden, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Nanny in Chief, and Prime Puller of Statistics From His Nether Region, said the regulation "could prevent at least 150,000 New Yorkers from becoming obese and prevent at least 30,000 New Yorkers from developing diabetes and other health concerns over the next five years."

My gosh, he could be right! It's... it's... truthy!

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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