As if Americans aren’t fat enough

May 27, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More

I just laughed when I read this article about the new “all-you-can-eat” seats at Dodger Stadium.  For one price, fans get all the hotdogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts and soda they can consume, and the fans are…sorry for the pun…eating it up.  One fan interviewed for the article (and I don’t imagine he’s the only one) likes to bet his buddies who can eat the most food.  I wonder what the “losers” must do for the “winner”…pay for his cardiac bypass surgery?

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Grumpypilgrim is a writer and management consultant living in Madison, WI. He has several scientific degrees, including a recent master’s degree from MIT. He has also held several professional career positions, none of which has been in a field in which he ever took a university course. Grumps is an avid cyclist and, for many years now, has traveled more annual miles by bicycle than by car…and he wishes more people (for the health of both themselves and our planet) would do the same. Grumps is an enthusiastic advocate of life-long learning, healthy living and political awareness. He is single, and provides a loving home for abused and abandoned bicycles. Grumpy’s email: grumpypilgrim(AT)@gmail(DOT).com [Erich’s note: Grumpy asked that his email be encrypted this way to deter spam. If you want to write to him, drop out the parentheticals in the above address].

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    It's getting so bad here in the U.S. that you could almost walk up to any random person and correctly (though impertinently) say "You need to lose 20 pounds."

    Add those Dodger Stadium all-you-can-eat seats to the already ubiquitous nutritionally toxic environments out there. It's harder and harder to find healthy menus out there. It makes me upset enough to go eat 18 hotdogs.

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