Category Archives: Diet Pop Culture

Diet pop culture: FAT FAT FAT FAT FAT.

Another one from my homeslices at Everything is Terrible. Because I luff them. Includes an offensive Mr. Yunioshi-style cameo of a “Chinese” waiter, holy shit. Try adding some fat to your fat — you’ll be so fat, you might just fat yourself.

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Diet pop culture: Lucky Strike.

“Reach for a Lucky instead of a sweet” is probably one of the more well-known taglines in advertising history. That doesn’t prevent it from creeping me the fuck out every time I encounter it. And you’ll never guess who the inspiration was for this little gem — In the November 19, 1948 issue of Printers’ […]

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Diet pop culture: Dietene (with Vitamin G!)

Good Housekeeping, June 1935 My first thought was, “What in the HELL is vitamin G?” Turns out that’s what they used to call riboflavin (now known as vitamin B2.) Mmm, riboflavin. My second thought was — “a shake for breakfast, a shake for lunch…and then a sensible dinner!” And this is from 1935, when, apparently, […]

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Diet pop culture: Aromatrim.

Would you believe that smelling something utterly disgusting might kill your appetite for otherwise tasty food? Me neither. Making food unpalatable = instant willpower. Or you could just move to a tiny apartment with three cats who share a litter box. And who have impeccable bathroom timing (i.e. mealtimes.) WHY NO, I’M NOT BITTER. Anyway, […]

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DIET POP CULTURE – The Playgirl workout, a.k.a. “sweaty dudes with mustaches.”

Because I have a sick fascination with all things related to diet culture, I figured I would start posting ridiculous bullshit on my blog periodically. (I mean, ridiculous bullshit other than me talking.) And I don’t intend these posts to come from a place of pure derision and bitterness, but actually just because I think […]

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