New Website Discovers the Cure For Obesity


Jabaconageburger with cheese, a cheeseburger topped with sausage and

bacon and sandwiched between two Jamaican beef patties. Urg.

Food porn

is all the rage these days. There are

entire sites devoted

to the obscene pleasures of voyeuristic foodie-ism, and they're growing

in number each day. Just this week, food writer and chef Anthony

Bourdain explored the subject on a special episode of his Travel Channel series No Reservations,

complete with over-the-top camera angles and plenty of double-entendre

about cream sauces and long, hard sausages. But the latest food porn

craze is a website that revels so desperately in absurd gluttony while

simultaneously mocking it that it's hard to look at it and not come

away with coronary blockage. It is, the aptly-named, This is Why You're Fat.


pic -- that disgusting concoction of Jamaican beef patties and

cheeseburger you see above -- is just the tip of the iceberg. Spend a

couple minutes on the site sampling such goodies as "the garbage pile"

and (appearing on Short Order before) "the bacon double fatty melt,"

and your self-loathing just builds and builds. I mean, do we really

need to be this self-destructive? What's next, a website for children

of divorce entitled "You Are The Reason Mommy Left Daddy"? A montage of

depressing photos for people on suicide watch called "It Feels Like

Heaven Once All That Evil Finally Seeps Out of Your Wrists"? I'm not so

sure it's really all that healthy and empowering to embrace all the

terrible addictions in my life -- I already spend too much time

guzzling beer like a 50-year-old NASCAR fan and supplementing my World of Warcraft

addiction with a blog roll the size of Perez Hilton's ego. I frankly

don't think I can take much more of this! If only I had something that

would instantly make the pain go away... say, like a bacon shell taco!

Oh sweet relief!

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