One reason for the American epidemic of ADD?

I’ve got a hypothesis and I’m just going to put it out there. After hanging out in Del Mar recently, I’m wondering if one reason Americans have a harder and harder time holding their attention to one topic, task, or Hey, look! Nicolas Cage!

As I was saying. In one’s quest for focus and Zen-like calm, American state fairs aren’t helping. At all. Exhibit A:

One reason for the American epidemic of ADD?

I’m pretty sure chocolate-covered bacon isn’t helping either.

One reason for the American epidemic of ADD?

Speaking of bacon, I’m concerned this cheerful fellow hasn’t given enough thought to his t-shirt.

Exhibit B for both visual overstimulation and unhealthy (delicious!) American food choices:

One reason for the American epidemic of ADD?

Points for crafting giant food items out of what looked like papier-mâché, though.

One reason for the American epidemic of ADD?

There were also food items made out of actual food, depending on your definition of the word.

Exhibit C: toys and exuberant banners!

One reason for the American epidemic of ADD?

Are the leopard and the doll friends, or is she about to become the jungle version of curly fries?

One reason for the American epidemic of ADD?

The carousel from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. Feel free to make your own joke about overstimulation here.

There were a few soothing moments, like this one:

One reason for the American epidemic of ADD?

Ahhhh.

And this:

One reason for the American epidemic of ADD?

But if you’re afraid of heights, this might not have a calming effect.

And despite how I opened this blog post, I wasn’t in fact having an ADD-induced fit:

One reason for the American epidemic of ADD?

Because all roads lead to Nicolas Cage.

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4 Comments

  1. Catherine Massaro June 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    I love all state fairs! The chaos! The mania, the smells! Bring it on and eat all the crap you can handle, like funnel cakes!!! Bring it!

    • deonne June 27, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

      Catherine – Seven exclamation points! Your love of state fairs is obvious. : )

  2. Manisha June 30, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    I love the MN state fair but only if I go every third year. So we are due to go this year and now, thanks to you post, I will be looking everywhere for Nicolas Cage!
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    • deonne June 30, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

      Manisha – He’ll find you. Trust me.

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