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October 5, 2010

get rich quick with the slow food movement

Two things to talk about. One, an online service I used to upload photos from my phone for the last two years recently pulled the plug and without warning all those photos are gone.

That hurt. Scroll back and notice all the blue boxes starting in August. Scanned images uploaded from my computer weren’t affected. This Internet sure is fragile. What if Flicker crashes? What if terrorists fly planes into Amazon and eBay? Where will we dispose of all our junk? One massive country-wide yard sale I guess.

The other thing is, is it only here in San Francisco people spend time inventing food?

Like, “I want to cut up hot dogs and put them in hamburgers so you don’t have to decide what you want at a BBQ.”

This must be an American activity. It has the hallmarks. When we sit around inventing foods, the desire is to save time and get rich, not increase health and stop hunger.

Take for instance my other food idea: caffeinated donuts. It’s simply a more efficient dual drug delivery system than coffee and donuts separately. Apparently someone else has had the same idea and made it reality.

The American mindset treats food as a commodity. Through branding and the stock market food seems to all be a corporate invention. If I want to be a CEO and don’t get computers, maybe I can make it big another way…with campfire marshmallows infused with chocolate chunks!

No more buying both a Hershey’s bar and a bag of the white puffy marshies. With the chocolate inside, there’s never left over chocolate to accidentally drop in the sand.

This is another American dream to add to the list. Is there a limit to how many we get?

3 Comments

  1. I think you’re on to something but you have to make sure that the chocolate in the middle doesn’t interfere with the insertion of a twig to hold the marshmallow over the fire. What might be ideal is a ring of chocolate inside the marshmallow that allows the twig to pass through easily. Expose the ring at either end of the mallow to provide a twig guide for the fat bastards.

    I think everybody treats food as a commodity – because it is a commodity. I’m not sure about marshmallows, though. Don’t those come from space?

    Comment by Lyle_S — October 5, 2010 @ 12:46 pm

  2. I pretty much dig you. Just FYI.

    Comment by K — October 7, 2010 @ 11:54 am

  3. You could have chunks of candy canes in marshmallows around christmas time – nothing sells better than seasonal.

    Comment by Rolston — October 7, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

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