Thursday, 08 January, 2004

It's not my fault!

From the It's Not My Fault department comes this story about Timothy Dumouchel, a Wisconsin resident who's threatening to sue his cable company "for providing a product that has addicted him, caused his wife's 50 lb. weight gain, and turned his children into 'lazy channel surfers.'"  I thought the idea of blaming fast food companies for making you fat was absurd (see my entry for August 26, 2002), but this one is way beyond anything I could have dreamed up.  I've ranted enough on this particular topic recently, so I'll just say that I got one heck of a good laugh out of Mr. Dumouchel's statement in a complaint filed against Charter Communications:  "I believe that the reason I smoke and drink every day and my wife is overweight is because we watched TV every day for the last four years."  As the article says, "Ya think?"