Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Flab

In a world where federal corn subsidies and industrial fast foods have transformed Americans into fat-bearing mammals, it's no surprise that petroleum execs would see a kind of logic in harvesting human lard to fuel America's economic engine. (Thanks Leila)

3 comments:

Leila said...

Wasn't it Jonathan Swift, 18th century English satirist, who suggested that we solve the problem of the poor by eating them?

Leila said...

BTW, a commenter elsewhere suggested that it would be less invasive to have the fat person get on a bicycle - burn the calories that way - rather than surgery/liposuction.

"Exchange the Hummer and fries for a bike and a carrot" she said.

Leila said...

Jonathan Swift's Modest Proposal to deal with poor children:

http://art-bin.com/art/omodest.html

plus ca change, plus ca rest le meme chose (and excuse my terrible French)