Wednesday, March 04, 2009


Remember when you ordered a salad and and it came on a salad plate?
A salad used to be what you chose when you wanted something light and healthy.
Order one today and you'll get a pile of lettuce the size of your head,
topped with one or more of the following:
  • A shredded wheel of cheese
  • Two scoops of bacon.
  • A bazillion beans.
  • A pile of greasy, shredded (or ground) meat.
  • A slab of meat, often battered and deep fried.
  • Fried onions or tortilla chips.
  • Croutons the size of ice cubes (remember when they were smaller than sugar cubes?)
Plus it's oozing with dressing. Yep. Light 'n' healthy.
These things should be served in a trough. There's probably a day's worth of calories in them. Yet you'll still hear people say things like "I'm trying to lose weight, so I'll have the southern fried chicken biscuit 'n' gravy salad" or "I'm eating healthy so I had the taco salad with extra cheese."

p.s. I incorporated a famous (but unrelated) piece of artwork into the picture. Can you spot it?


stray g said...

first thought that popped into my head was Mona Lisa, and lo and behold, when I looked long enough, I actually found it! I love this hidden picture idea!!!

Namowal said...

Congrats, stray g!
I used a black and white crop of the Mona Lisa's head as a tiled paper texture. You can spot it in several places, but it's probably most obvious on the turkey leg and the rear of the pig.

Linda said...

You guys are too good. I looked and looked and just got hungrier and hungrier.

Namowal said...

Hi Linda,
Between my hidden pictures and making people hungry... ...maybe I should have gone into advertising.

stray said...

This might make people want to go to the Louvre....