Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A triple-bypass burger on the way to the hospital?

WATKINS GLEN, New York, USA - Since December, my wife and I have made a decided attempt at cleaning up our diets.

We read Live Longer Now and The China Study, plus we started paying attention to a lot of other food and health-related data that we have been ignoring for years.

The result? Well, we feel better, still drink wine (any diet that cuts out vino is off my list) and have a very healthy (pun intended) suspicion of the industrial-food complex.

But there are some stories and things that are just so nuts, they defy credulity.
Triple by-pass burger
This particular hamburger is served at a restaurant at which the servers wear nurses uniforms, if you weigh more than 350 lbs. your food is free and the restaurants 600-pound spokesman died last year - at 29.

It is no wonder I struggle writing fiction. The truth is so weird, how can I make anything up?

Here is a link to the full story: Want some animal fat with that?

And here is more on the restaurant:

1 comment:

  1. Hey Mike,
    Try watching the cable food channel and the show, "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives." The host of the show drives all over the country checking out what to the most part are Mom and Pop-type restaurants. I'm surpised he's not dead yet considering everything that he has eaten. We watch the show because there are also those restaurants featured that have good healthy ideas for food as well.

    The picture you have here sure answers the question, "Where's the beef??" :-)