The Age of Miracles and Whoppers

I was lucky to be born in 1953, I was a fat, happy little kid, no one tried to starve me or bitch at me for being fat. Then about fifth or sixth grade I popped up to a 6', 130 pound bean pole. Had they starved me as a kid no telling what the growth spurt would have done to me.Fuck the food nannies, the history of the human race up to the industrial revolution was an ongoing battle to avoid starvation. So what if we have a few fat people, beats the hell out of starvation.

Posted by ck at July 20, 2010 4:10 PM

I remember, as a kid (and I bet I'm not the only one), going from fridge to cupboard and back, and then complaining to Mom that there was nothing to eat because nothing in the fridge or the cupboard was exactly what I wanted at the time. But now, as an adult, I do the same damn thing in my own kitchen . . . except for complaining to Mom. I could complain to Wife, but she would just send me out shopping.

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Posted by jwm at July 20, 2010 8:03 PM

Burger King has always offered a bunless Whopper. You go through the line; you order "Whopper -- hold the bun"; they wrap up the patty in the wrapper.

This was usually an order for somebody's dog (and thus included "hold the lettuce, tomato, and all that stuff on top" as well, but the low-carb craze made it more popular.

I don't think this is a lawsuit thing. I think Burger King noticed that Subway and other people were offering bunless sandwiches as "salads", and is just following up the trend. (Several years late.)

Posted by Maureen at July 21, 2010 5:19 AM


Needing to keep to a low-carb "diet" (definitely NOT low-fat) due to blood sugar issues, I've been having my whopper without half the buns for years.

Or, as Burger King says, "have it your way".

Posted by Fausta at July 21, 2010 7:20 AM