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The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

In lay terms, it is the tendency for big, distinct flavors to overwhelm the brain, which responds by depressing your desire to have more. Sensory-specific satiety also became a guiding principle for the processed-food industry. The biggest hits — be they Coca-Cola or Doritos — owe their success to complex formulas that pique the taste buds enough to be alluring but don’t have a distinct, overriding single flavor that tells the brain to stop eating.

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

In lay terms, it is the tendency for big, distinct flavors to overwhelm the brain, which responds by depressing your desire to have more. Sensory-specific satiety also became a guiding principle for the processed-food industry. The biggest hits — be they Coca-Cola or Doritos — owe their success to complex formulas that pique the taste buds enough to be alluring but don’t have a distinct, overriding single flavor that tells the brain to stop eating.

San Francisco’s Happy Meal Ban

After San Francisco bans toys from Happy Meals, Aasif Mandvi introduces kids to the brand new Crappy Meal.

sfgate:

Mayor Gavin Newsom and his staff were enjoying barbecued meats sent as part of a World Series bet by the mayor of Arlington, Texas when the crew popped in to ask if they could interview Newsom on camera. Newsom, a lover of the national media spotlight, was game.

He explains in the segment why he vetoed the bill and Mandvi just gazes at him for several long seconds.

"You are really good looking,” he adoringly tells Newsom.

Newsom’s spokesman, Tony Winnicker, said the first time Mandvi said that, the mayor burst out laughing. And the second, third and fourth times too. It took 20 tries to get Newsom to just nod sincerely.

You know who was fat? William Howard Taft.
Jesus, he was fat.
That is all.

You know who was fat? William Howard Taft.

Jesus, he was fat.

That is all.