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By ReallyEvilCanine (Sun Dec 24, 2006 at 06:25:44 AM EST) fat, BMI, nanny state (all tags)
I've just come up with the perfect invention to deal with fast food and obesity. Should I patent it?


Two metal blocks on the counter of any fast food restaurant which the customer must place his fingers/hands on to check the body fat percentage. If BMI is over 25 or fat percentage is XX, a 50% tax is added which is earmarked solely for health care. Laws would be necessary to require it and drive-throughs would be a bitch but overall it's a sound idea. No restaurant can make a sale without its use.

This doesn't necessarily have to be limited to fast food restaurants. It could be placed in all food service establishments. Maybe even at supermarkets for all junk food.

Of course there are ways around it but there are ways around everything else already. It's the perfect thing for the nanny state!

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Why would drive-ins be a bitch? by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #1 Sun Dec 24, 2006 at 06:41:50 AM EST
Just put your BMI on the RFID chip in your debit card.
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drive-throughs: by komet (4.00 / 3) #2 Sun Dec 24, 2006 at 06:43:45 AM EST
automatic 50% surcharge for anyone who's too lazy to get the fuck out of their car. No problem.

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Excuse: by ReallyEvilCanine (4.00 / 1) #3 Sun Dec 24, 2006 at 06:46:52 AM EST
There are times when drive-thru is faster. I'd also prefer a mother and her three unruly brats stay in the car and not disturb me.

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Is there ever? by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #4 Sun Dec 24, 2006 at 08:39:44 AM EST
If the car line is more than two, I'm convinced it's faster to park.
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Stereotype much?! by hP (2.00 / 0) #5 Sun Dec 24, 2006 at 09:55:03 AM EST


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Kids present by Vulch (2.00 / 0) #6 Sun Dec 24, 2006 at 10:05:55 AM EST

Automatic 25% compound per kid, plus the 50% if any of the group exceed the targets.

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Just weigh the entire car by Herring (2.00 / 0) #8 Sun Dec 24, 2006 at 10:11:43 AM EST
Anyone driving a big, heavy car or a regular car with heavy people in ...

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You do that, by komet (4.00 / 2) #10 Sun Dec 24, 2006 at 10:55:47 AM EST
you just know that sooner or later some fat Linux enthusiasts will attach 50 helium-filled weather balloons to their car before ordering, and post the video on Slashdot.

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OK, pedant by Herring (2.00 / 0) #11 Sun Dec 24, 2006 at 11:11:20 AM EST
Measure the mass of the car and occupants.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
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Are you declaring yourself for the by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #7 Sun Dec 24, 2006 at 10:07:39 AM EST
next mayoral race in New York City?

You think I could do a worse job than Bloomberg? by BadDoggie (4.00 / 1) #9 Sun Dec 24, 2006 at 10:44:17 AM EST
MMMmmmm... Gracie Manor. Paid digs is about the only way anyone can afford to live in Manhattan. Sure, I'll run. Who's the competition and where do I find a campaign manager? You think Carville is free?

woof.

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So. by Driusan (2.00 / 0) #12 Sun Dec 24, 2006 at 04:30:38 PM EST
  1. Receive patent
  2. Have government pass law requiring use of your patented technology
  3. Profit?
I guess 2's a better plan than "???"

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