Indulge Me in a Thought Experiment

If you don’t mind, I’d like to try a little thought experiment – a visualization exercise. I need your help on this, and hope you’re game. It might be fun – it might be dumb, but if you know the outcome, it isn’t an experiment, right?

OK – make sure you are not hungry when you do this. You want to be comfortably full.

Here’s the setup:

In the not too distant future, the world has been taken over by thin people, call them the ‘Thinsters’, who have decided to perform fat genocide. Anyone who is fat will be put to death – and it doesn’t matter if you’ve lost the weight – even if you’ve ever been fat, they’re going to snuff you.

So, you’re sitting in a cell, and a rail-thin guard asks you what you’re last meal is going to be. He reminds you that this is a prison, and they can’t get you every last thing you’d like, but they can probably accommodate most foods and drinks that you’d eat or drink every day.

You can eat as much as you like, the guard says – it doesn’t matter now. He pulls out a pad and pencil to take your order…

What would you ask for?

Please post your responses as comments – or email me at if you’re shy and rather not post – I’ll keep it, well, confidential.

I’ll post the second half of this experiment some time in the near future.

Stay tuned.

11 thoughts on “Indulge Me in a Thought Experiment

  1. I’m not shy…

    Fried Chicken
    Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
    Strawberry Cheesecake
    Ice Cold Beer

    Yes, I do realize that this can sorta be done in a low carb way. Would I want it low carb? I dunno.

  2. Here’s the funny thing. A year ago, I could have given you a huge long menu, probably. Today… I can’t even think of a single item that I want to put on the list. I think what I’d like more than anything else is to be surprised. Top quality, fresh food that I didn’t have to make or choose.

    It’s amazing how eating low carb has taken a lot of the interest out of food for me. Meat/fish/butter is no longer a forbidden luxury… so it just doesn’t thrill me in the way it once did. I suppose that this is good. But it seems a little weird.

  3. I’ve been low carbing for a few years, and there are definitely foods I miss. I’d put these on my short list:

    Bread / Rolls
    Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy
    French Fries
    Chips and Salsa
    Cinnamon Rolls
    Brownies w/ Ice Cream & Hot Fudge

    I wouldn’t want a lot of any one thing — just a few bites would make me happy.

  4. I think I’d take crab mornay at the Grotto along with 5 different types of lobster tail with unclarified drawn butter, A bunch of Rum milkshakes made with HaagenDaz, sourdough bread and butter, a couple of cigarrettes and beatiful view of the setting sun on the bay. But that’s probably not on the menu being that I’m in jail and all. Oh well, the thought was nice.

  5. Bread, especially sourdough bread.
    Anything crispy that does not involve pork rinds or vegetables
    Icecream with chocolate and caramel sauce.

    Can anyone tell I am back in induction…

  6. cheese – as many kinds as possible
    olives – same
    caprese salad (tomatoes, basil, mozzarella)
    chocolate mousse

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