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Jun 22, 2019 18:38:19

Stomach Latch

by @abrahamKim PATRON | 207 words | 22🔥 | 398💌

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My dad and I were eating sushi when at the end of the meal I joked that people needed to invent a stomach latch that would allow you to conveniently empty the contents of your stomach so that you could continue gorging without suffering the consequences of gluttony. 

My dad mentioned how this would exacerbate food insecurity/inequality even further, because unlike money, no matter how rich you are, your food consumption ability can't be too far from the mean/median ability. With money, the wealthiest people are so disproportionately wealthier than the average, but with food consumption, even the most hardcore competitive eaters aren't more than 15 times more capable than an average human.

I was grabbing lunch with my friend and I mentioned the same idea to him. He joked how people like Jeff Bezos would eat all day. And then they would send the predigested food to people in poorer countries. I raised the point that maybe those folks wouldn't want to eat pre-digested food of silicon valley folks. To that my friend laughed and said they would. And then I thought of our current world. And nodded. Yes they would. Yes they would.

Thank god that stomach size is in Mediocrestan rather than Extremistan.

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    @abrahamKim What a funny conversation. I would have enjoyed listening to the repartee between you and your father while gorging on low-carb fare of course.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 22, 2019 10:33:32
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      @brandonwilson

      My favorite thing to get at the sushi restaurant is actually sashimi, which is just slabs of fish flesh.

      I also get maki rolls and sushi (with rice) along with the sashimi but the majority of the meal is sashimi. You could totally consume sashimi and vegetables at a sushi restaurant and stay completely aligned with your diet. not sure if you've had sashimi before, but try it out next time.

      Buuuut. sashimi is like giving oral sex. It's only good when the place is clean and beautiful.... very bad if not both attributes. So do NOT get it except at a very good sushi place.

      Abe avatar Abe | Jun 24, 2019 00:01:12
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      @abrahamKim Now THAT is a comparison I wasn't expecting but nonetheless gave me a chuckle.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 24, 2019 07:52:17
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