Friday, April 11, 2003
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
Liver, Squash and Peanut Butter for the American Way!

If you think our government's propaganda is bad now - don't forget the hooey we were made to swallow back during World War II when we were simpler, more innocent, and bereft of the Web: from Cornell University's rare documents collection, a little factory lunchroom poster called Worker: Are You Helping Hitler? that plays on the common man's worst fears - Nazis, unemployment, and constipation. Not necessarily in that order.

It's not that there's anything wrong with good nutrition; we hear that drum beaten every day. It's the insinuation that everyone from foreign baddies to hefty cigar-smoking bosses (not to mention the Little Woman back home) will crush you if you let that fellow riveter have a sip of your milk.

You need the protein more than he does, bub! The war'll be over sometime. Who's gonna be on the breadline then? Skinny, constipated little traitors like you, that's who!

Thanks to fellow Chicago blogger KipLOG's FoodBLOG! Yummy site...