Does It Do Windows, Too?

The Adventures of Captain Carlos is a mini-feature on Playhouse Disney about a boy (Carlos) who strives to make good nutritional and health choices. When faced with a decision on what to eat, he’s often tempted away from the logical, heathy options by the stereotypically bad suggestions (a twinkie, soda, candy) of his sister Maria. The show gives a pretty good message, actually. And is mercifully short and to the point.

For the record, Will is the main Captain Carlos aficionado in the house -- I'm merely an interested bystander.


Carlos' dilemma today was what to have for breakfast. A bowl of raisin bran or Maria's advocated doughnut.

That Maria. She's my kinda girl.

Argument against the doughnut: Full of fat. (Booo!) All sugar (Boooo!) Covered with icing and sprinkles (BOOOOOOOO!)

OK -- that last one was mine. Doughnuts should be consumed in their purest form -- glazed, fresh, hot and right out of the Krispy Kreme oven whenever possible. Accompanied by a big glass of cold milk.

Food Porn alert. Pardon me for a moment... mmmmmm. Doughnuts.

OK. I’m back.

Argument for the raisin bran: Full of fiber! (YAY!) Apparently, eating bran is like spring cleaning for your body. And this sentiment was accompanied with a shot of cartoon raisins and bran flakes scrubbing and polishing a colon. Seriously.

Spring cleaning for your body.

Well, that’s one way to look at it.


Why, it's Clark! said...

I'm pretty sure doughnuts are fried, exactly the way God intended all food to be.

citizen jane said...

Exactly. But I think they somehow come out of an oven in order to get the glaze just right -- at least that's what the lady at the Krispy Kreme on Kennedy told me.

All fried food is nirvana. Which is probably why there's none of it on damn nutrisystem.