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This is Why You’re Fat

March 2, 2009

By David Thier

i2dw5nf19jrmyil1xlzb3qvzo1_r1_500Feel compelled to consume fifteen days worth of calories in a single sitting?

“For Christ’s sake yes!” you’re probably yelling at the screen. “But what gastronomical treat could possibly do that?

Thisiswhyyourefat.com can help. Here’s a suggestion:

Sandwich filled with ground beef, bacon, corn dogs, ham, pastrami, roast beef, bratwurst, braunschweiger and turkey, topped with fried mushrooms, onion rings, swiss/provolone/cheddar/feta/parmesan cheeses, lettuce and butter on a loaf white bread.

I have a feeling that if you were to put other stuff in it, the creators would be more or less okay with it as well.

Thisiswhyyourefat.com is a celebration of the obscene. Calorie counts aren’t to be avoided, they are badge of honor. Frequent motifs include wrapping things in bacon, deep frying things, putting things inside of other things. The McGangBang is a McChicken sandwich inside a Big Mac.i2dw5nf19jro41tdfdrfidxzo1_500Sure, there could be criticisms made of this website. Possibly. It’s an excessive celebration of the least healthy food possible, and you could throw something about corn subsidies in there if you felt so inclined. But This is Why You’re Fat isn’t trying to be anything it’s not. From a certain perspective, it’s a biting satire of an American culture of excess. From another, it’s a celebration of an American food culture that features things like the 120 ounce ribeye steak 1000 pound pumpkins. From another, it’s a hilariously fun way of devising how to deep fry the maximum amount of bacon.

When the Bacon Explosion started circulating around the internet, the good people at This is Why You’re Fat didn’t think it was enough. Their solution? Wrap the whole damn thing in a pizza.

This is Why You’re Fat is exploring the deepest and most ridiculous recesses made available by an industrial food system, I salute them.

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