More Commenty Fun! (or, Fat Times at Ridgemont High!)

In reply to The ridiculous contoversy of Psycho Donuts (examiner.com), Melany,  a Well Meaning Oppressor generate another “scoking” What-If scenario :

Family member name affected by mental illness: Travis. When did mental illness become part of pop culture? When the civil rights act was first implemented, there were idiots who thought it was moronic too. It your concern is the taste of a donut, then why does the name of facility matter. I guess you do not believe in equal rights for fat people too. I see that you are chubby and clearly like donuts, so what would happen if we created a donut shop called Chubby Fatso, which would include your segment of the population? Would your feelings not be hurt? It may seem like not a big deal to you, but those of us who battle the stigma each day, dont want society making a joke of those we love fatso.

Let’s go down the list :

  1. Having  a “family member” “affected”  by “mental illness”  doesn’t make you a spokesman for anyone.  Sorry.
  2. Mental illness has been part of  “pop culture” from before it was called “Mental Illness”.  Look at  King Lear, Victorian Novels.  Poe.  Fritz Lang.  Alfred Hitchcock. The Joker. Twilight ZoneMonty Python’s Flying Circus.
  3. It’s always fun to assume that since some people though something good (ie, the Civil Rights Act) thought it was “moronic”, anything thought to be moronic is therefore good.   Lots of things were thought to be “moronic”, too : Slavery, Nazism, Communism, racism, phrenology, etc, etc.
  4. I note this in a lot of these Psych protester types – they tend to make attacks personal;  “I see that you are chubby…”. They just don’t seem to grasp that there are many things that are only offensive if directed at individuals.
  5. Finally, the “shocking” idea of a restaurant that invokes “fat”-ness.  Oh my.  There couldn’t possibly be examples.

Time for a celebration of Culinary Fattitude!

Try the Double Chili-Cheese!

Try the Double Chili-Cheese!

Bob's Big Boy

Bob's Big Boy

heartattackgrilllogo

Heart Attack Grill

Heart Attack Grill

Chubby's

Chubby's

To close, let’s go international!

Chubby Maid Café

Chubby Maid Café

More later, maybe… this is fun!

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From a (five star!) review of Psycho Donuts :

I don’t want my money to encourage these inconsiderate and insensitive people to exist in our business community. What next crispy cripples? Swine flue punch? Herpie Pie? Obese fudge? Crack cocaine frosting? Alcoholic’s hangover soda, Making fun of people is not cool and neither is smoking cigarettes. These people want to make money….

Which made me wonder… how do these stack up?

So let’s find out! Please be honest; if you had to pick one, which would it be? Assume that it’s a legitimate, tasty food, just with a non-standard name.

Try your luck – follow  the link below to a special poll!

What food product name would most cause you to try it?