jamie oliver :: abbie and i seem to be thinking on the same wavelength – we’re both quite excited about jamie oliver’s new show jamie oliver’s food revolution. i first heard about the show during oliver’s TED prize talk (he won the 2010 TED prize). his TED talk is great and sad (he really drives home the numbers of people who will die because of their diet). oliver’s TED prize wish:
I wish for your help to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.
language like that of “sustainable movement” has gotten a bit old to me, especially if such proposed movements are only touted as being able to be sustained through government money, but i was impressed with how simple oliver’s goal really is and how ridiculous it is to think that you couldn’t create a sustainable movement of food education – his point is that we have to. from his talk and from what i’ve heard about the show, he places a huge focus on the food in the home and in schools. and one has got to assume that his attack on food in schools would not have had to happen had the culture of real, healthy, and communal food in the home not been lost.
watch the TED talk – a very interesting 20 minutes. oliver is entertaining to watch (he can rock a semi-mullet hairstyle and he always seems to be on the verge of breaking into a rap) and don’t think the irony was lost on me as i watched this talk while downing more nutella (euro junk food) than i care to admit (but it was slathered on whole wheat bread).
PEW research center quiz :: here is a quiz for you to see how much you have in common with the millenial generation. out of a possible score of 100 with the millenials averaging a 70, i scored a 19!! according to their charts that means i have more in common with the “silent generation” than genXers or millenials. ha! i think i lowered my score by not texting and being without a tattoo and secured my position next to my grandparents by continuing to have a landline and contacting a member of congress over the past year. what’s your score?