People Are Gross PigsFriday, September 4, 2009
I am not the only one who is appalled by what people will eat. This clip from MSNBC Zeitgeist featuring Willie Geist is pretty funny. The first subject of the video is something that I found revolting when I first heard of it: Pizza Hut’s crust injected with cheese, as if the gobs of cheese on the pizza was not enough. So now there’s gobs of gross cheese in the crust, too.
Then he shows a couple of scary creations from KFC. Some kitchen sink concoction, and then a sandwich that replaces the bread with huge, greasy-fried chicken breasts. I picture some hugely obese, cellulite-ridden slob chomping down on the new KFC sandwich flanked by a 64 oz., sugar-filled fountain coke on each side.
It’s amazing what people will eat, and these fast food places have amazing ways of coming up with the most grotesque meal creations. They know that the more obscene the food product is, the better it will will go over with obese, slobbish, food-addicted Americans.
I am also amused – or the better word may be disgusted – by the huge “soup bowls” made from bread that are filled with soup. Slurp the soup, eat the bowl. Disgusting. Another thing that has always left me ‘not getting it’ is the deli sandwich. I’ve never understood the love affair with a sandwich made on hard, chewy, inedible bread, and the sandwich is 2 or 3 times wider than one’s mouth. Why are people attracted to biting into something that is the size of their own head? I’m turned off by watching people bite into these things, with lettuce, meat, and juices squirting out of the corner of their mouths and rolling down their chins.
I was out at a classy restaurant with a bunch of co-workers, once (it’s not my favorite thing to do), and when all of us at the table were served with a beautiful salad of mixed greens with vinaigrette dressing, one co-worker, who was used to nothing but fast foods and processed garbage food, commented, “If I wanted to eat weeds, I would have ordered them.” I wanted to slide under the table right about then.
Last night I was at Wal-Mart on the freezer section, and there was a whole family (of four) gawking through the glass, getting all excited over all of the various prospects of Hot Pockets – or some similar-type item. They were these huge, frozen things stuffed with chemical-laden garbage that look like Hot Pockets on growth hormones. They were like $6 for a box of 2, and that food would satiate me for about 30 minutes, and then I’d have to eat again. People inappropriately label this food as “cheap” and try to convince everyone else that this is why poor people buy it. That is the biggest bullshit excuse that I have no patience for, and it has been refuted time and time again. No, this food is not cheap, at all. Not if you price it by the ounce or by the meal. It’s easy. It’s convenient. And it appeals to the adolescent nature of this generation of dumbed-down adults. And lazy people with no ambition to cook and high time preferences like this crap.
Speaking of my Wal-Mart trip, I have a rule about when I go – only very early in the morning or late at night. I refuse to mix in that crowd on a weekend, or any evening or afternoon. It seems that last night, being right before a holiday, it wasn’t the usual late-night affair. The place was packed to the gills at 10pm with the usual suspects: almost everyone was hugely obese, missing teeth, looking raggedy, etc. I’ve never seen so many people in one oplace with overweight feet. Yes, feet. Huge, fat, bloated, scaly, scabby feet. Is there a worse eyeshot than seeing some morbidly obese person with fat rolls on her feet hanging over (and hiding!) her flip-flops? And this Wal-Mart is in a moderately upscale area. When the line wait is 20 minutes, I can’t help but look at what these people have in their baskets. Everything in everyone’s basket was junk – fast food; chips and dips and snacking crap; soda and more soda; boxed, frozen, chemically-processed food; ice cream; canned, processed pasta meals; etc., etc.
The American palate has been so assaulted with sewage disguised as edible food, that the general masses can no longer appreciate real food. Fresh, whole, natural food. Grown adults still turning their noses up at vegetables, for god sakes. People are addicted to crappy food not meant for human consumption. And don’t blame it on the “evil corporations” – blame it on the choices and priorities of individuals.