"The Daily Show" acknowledged National French Fries Day as a lead-in to the latest state-by-state obesity numbers. They were similar to last year in that 1 state (Colorado) is under 20% obesity-wise, and several states (i.e., Southern) have over 30% obesity levels.
In fact, we first heard those numbers last year from Jon Stewart's counterpart, Stephen Colbert. The relatively good news is that the numbers didn't get too much worse in 2011.
"America's only growth industry is growth," said Stewart. 38 states have an over 25% obesity level. Stewart followed up with media clips on why we are getting fatter, including a lovely graphic on the Wendy's Baconator Double Meal with fries and a milkshake at 2,530 calories.
The closer was the newest generation of large people, including a 16+ lb. baby born in Texas.
Then again, the last 2 commercials before the segment were Domino's Pizza and Hot Pockets Snackers, and a spot after the segment featured a Burger King Bacon Cheddar Ranch Tendercrisp tied in to the latest Transformers movie.