I just ran across this post over at BoingBoing: Terrifying Huge Breakfast is Free if You Eat it in 20 Minutes. As of a full day after its posting and not a SINGLE comment mentions how fat you’ll get or have to be in order to eat such a “disgusting” amount of food as is offered with this meal. Want to know my theory of why? Take a look at the photo offered with the post:
Can anyone take a guess what the comments might have been like (aside from the seemingly obligatory “Oh my goodness it doesn’t have (___Fill in blank with preferred breakfast eats___)!!!” and “Ugg, food diversity scares me – this is so GROSS because it isn’t food I’m used to!” memes) if the person pictured eating that breakfast had been, say, a Fat Woman instead of a Skinny Man??
Just a supposition of my own but I think if people had seen instead my own round face staring into such a plate of meaty food stuffs then the comments would have quickly leaned a LOT more towards “Well no wonder she’s so fat; put down the fork you heifer!” Maybe I’m being “too sensitive” or “drawing at straws” here; but how many of you think I might be hitting the nail on the head, so to speak?
So here’s my own version of the huge breakfast, cooked up while the others in our cabin were slowly awaking to the scent of cooking bacon and eggs just a few weeks ago. Bacon is delicious, and even better when shared with loved friends! But the simple fact I sometimes cook and eat said salty, crispy, delicious and oft-maligned; sometimes eerily worshiped; pork product still isn’t why I’m fat. Though you can certainly go on believing it IS and leave your feared and avoided bacon to me!