Monday, March 14, 2005

WWII posters

My first thought concerning food as weapons was of those big salami sticks to beat people on the head. The next thought was of dropping durian bombs (until they figured out that it tasted good). Then it was of serving those weird meat and Jello molds. Eating all your food does not seem to be much of a weapon. Indeed, I am opponent of making people, even kids, eat everything on their plate. When a meal starts to feel like it's getting into extra innings, it's time to call the game.

According to this poster, meat was rationed to 2 1/2 lbs each week per red-blooded American during the war. Today, the nutritional recommendation is for 3 oz of meat a day, or less than 1 1/2 lbs per week. Would support for a war in the Middle East go down if we had to ration our meat to the daily recommendation? Just wondering.

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