h a l f b a k e r y
Is it soup yet?
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
It's happened to many of us: we eat a favorite dish and
get violently sick. Perhaps the meat wasn't cooked
through, perhaps the vegetables weren't washed
adequately. Whatever the reason, the smell and taste of
our formerly favorite dish is now associated with a bad
case of stomach upset,
and we're reluctant, and
sometimes even unable, to partake in it anymore.
Craven Impulses takes a page out of the diet product by
mail book but takes it a step further. Specify the foods
you crave: chocolate, sushi, bread, ice cream, whatever --
and an unspecified, random sampling of the product we
send back will be contaminated -- not enough to die from
food poisoning or kidney failure -- but enough to make you
sick enough you never eat chocolate again. And the key
is, you never know which sample or which day it comes, so
eating any piece fills you with trepidation.
Say hello to your new thin look!
||It would be better to include a poison rather than
||The service should include a full four month's food,
and randomly, mildly contaminate samples of the
more calorical foods.
||It would be more effective if they snuck into your
house and contaminated parts of your personal
||For me it was actually baked by Burger King, haven't
tasted a Whopper since.
||If you should happen to go an extended period (say, a month or
so) without eating, don't make your first meal back something
you were craving. Your taste buds may be maladjusted and lie to
you, with results similar to this idea.
||Use 1 ( 800 ) EAT SLOP as your new business phone ?
||It's particularly the vomiting after ingestion which puts you off the food or drink, rather than the other intestinal illness. This is thought to be an evolved response.
||It would be straightforward - indeed, probably easier and safer - to incorporate an emetic rather than a pathogen.
||ha, that would be great. Can you imagine if Big Mac
packaging had to include pictures of obese people?