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- Jul 10, 2005 | 2:15 PM EDT
- Daily 2nd Place July 11, 2005
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Juiceball is a satirical commentary on the All American pastimes; baseball and fast foods. A whimsical look at the serious issue of performance enhancement drugs in sports.
We were a little surprised that any offense was taken by what we considered some pretty tame spoofing. Tastes and sensitivities vary, of course, and maybe we could have guessed, but we really see this weighing in as rather gentle irony, not caustic ridicule. We hope that people will appreciate it in the spirit that it is offered.
Humor has always been a good way to bring up a touchy topic, but hitting the funny bone sometimes entails some discomfort.
In this case we are struck by the observation that we Americans are in turmoil over what we put into our bodies, and what we know we shouldn’t put into our bodies. We often tell each other what we should do, but then we have trouble doing so ourselves.
We seem to want the “More-Bigger” even when it could kill us. Why?