So the latest uproar I’ve heard today involves this:
Yup, that’s right, THAT is an automated mashed potatoes & gravy dispenser that can be found in 7-Elevens around the world (for whatever reason they are particularly popular in Singapore).
Here’s what it looks like in action:
As you know, I am a huge proponent of living a healthful lifestyle – I believe in daily exercise, eating right and getting plenty of sleep. Those three things are the legs of the stool that I believe you can place your goals for a happy life upon. You would expect that I would find this mashed potato dispenser to be an abomination, a crime against humanity waiting to happen. Many of the 7-Elevens that offer this product, bundle it with a soda that is bigger than your head, all for the low, low price of about $2. After your tub of instant mashed potatoes & gravy and your barrel of colored sugar water, I am sure you will have taken in the recommended intake of sodium and sugar to last you a week.
If this comes to America, the fat will simply get fatter…and fatter…and fatter.
I should be outraged.
I should be angry.
I should be writing to my Congressman.
But you know what?
I say bring ‘em. Bring ‘em here by the thousands. Put them in every single 7-Eleven in this country. Place them in a prominent place in the store so that those who “need” their mashed potatoes and big gulp don’t have to walk as far or burn any more precious calories. I say decorate them with flashing lights and even give it out for free for the first month to get people hooked on the sodium/sugar delivery package. Hell, even offer curbside service so that people don’t have to actually exert themselves to get this over-sized package of empty calories.
Why do I want this?
Because I believe in Natural Selection. Do you?