Grimace, the longtime McDonald’s employee and as perplexing a non-human being as there ever has been, will be coming to Bangor the last week of May to give a talk on Body Image and its place in today’s society.
A recent study revealed that a high percentage of Mainers are obese, and Husson wanted to open up a line of communication about how residents feel about their bodies and the messages body image might send to others.
“Swimsuit season is quickly approaching,” Pam McGregor, a Husson University spokesperson told this Modern Philosopher (writer’s note: I felt she gave me a quick up and down in my toga, as if implying my body wasn’t ready for swimsuit weather!). “We’re worried that too many people put unnecessary pressure on themselves either to look perfect, or feel like they cannot go out in a bathing suit just because they don’t have a model’s body. We want to get the conversation going about why it’s okay to accept your body, live in your body, and not to be so obsessed with body image.”
Grimace is a very interesting choice for this lecture. For years, the world has debated about what the heck Grimace is. This Modern Philosopher has generated many Deep Thoughts on the topic, but still hasn’t been able to come up with an answer.
Probably not, but according to the press packet, that purple gentleman is Grimace at age 19!
Has your mind been blown yet? I know mine has. The packet gave no further information about the photo other than that “All will be explained by the end of the lecture”.
I know I am going to be there for sure now. Grimace was not available for comment, but he did include a quote in the press packet. “I look forward to opening both minds and hearts when I speak at Husson University. Body image is a topic that is very dear to me, and I hope I can change the way everyone in attendance looks at himself or herself in the mirror. I also cannot wait to see my good friend, Mayor McCheese, the next Governor of the great state of Maine.”
Refreshments will be served, but everything will be low in calories and high in healthy for you. The lecture is free and open to all, but Husson students will be given first priority. There is the possibility of additional engagements being added if there is enough interest.
For ticket information, you can use the special email address set up for the event: GrimaceGabs@Husson.edu.
Hope to see you there. I’m totally picking up a purple toga for this…