You gonna eat that Whopper, Judas?

March 23, 2010

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I just love this story. These guys analyzed 52 paintings of “The Last Supper,” done over a period of 1,000 years, and they found the size of the main meal depicted has grown progressively by 69 percent.

supper vertical combo 260They say this suggests that the phenomenon of serving bigger portions on bigger plates has also occurred gradually over the same time period.

Their study found that plate sizes in the paintings grew 66 percent.

By contrast, the size of bread grew by only 23 percent. That may be the result of the first low-carb diet, published in 1611 and sold along with the King James version of The Bible.

Of course, this is only the beginning. At the present rate of super-sizing portions in our society, within five years somebody will paint “The Last Supper” as an all-you-can-eat buffet, showing several of the apostles leaving with overflowing doggy bags.

“What’s the matter, Thomas? You doubt that I can eat this whole Philly Cheesesteak?”

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Top: A painting in which advertising icons ranging from Tony the Tiger to Aunt Jemima replace the figures in Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” which stirred up a minor tempest at a Chicago-area art museum, in a 2001 file photo.

Middle: A detail shows part of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in a 1999 file photo. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Bottom: A woman looks at “The Last Supper” painting by Italian master Jacopo Tintoretto at EL Prado Museum in Madrid in a 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Victor Fraile

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Weeeeelcome to the Holy Hoagie, best hoagies this side of the Holy Land… how may I take your order?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Looks like steak to me, see the marbling on the piece on the bottom left? No sauce though. The guy on the left looks like he wants a cigarette.

Posted by dazedconfused | Report as abusive

I don’t remember Snap, Crackle and Pop, and the Frosties Tiger being at the last supper when I was at Sunday School, but we were only allowed Weetabix and Shreddies when we were kids.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

I want that job studying paintings as though they were gospel. If you scrunch your eyes up hard enough, Jesus looks almost Nordic Caucasian, yo. Must mean something…

[That'll be $150,000]

Posted by HBC | Report as abusive

I don’t get it….

Posted by Story_Burn | Report as abusive

Just who is being potrayed as Jesus in that gimmick painting??

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Is this one dedicated to Easter?

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Baz, your blog is so funny it crashed my computer!! :)

I once tried to carve the Last Supper into a pumpkin. Nobody came around to analyse it though. I wonder why?

:?

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Hope you didn’t lose any files when you computer crashed E. Jesus never has to worry about that if his computer crashes, ya know why?

Jesus saves.

Ahh that’s a classic. :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I am tired of meaningless conference calls….. Am in one now… and I can actually feel my brains being ripped out… I am sure it would look like that steak on the table…

Dave… welcome back, dude!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

You, Mr.Pilot, need a doughnut… i am going out to get one… you want?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

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ifly that was so funny I forgot to laugh.

:P

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Yes Shra, yes I do. Make it a double please.

Dave, did the census people catch up with you in your cave yet?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Shra, I fancy one, please. Now, kindly super-size it

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

Come now E you know you got a chuckle outta that. :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Shra, if you rip your brains out, it will look more like intestines / porridge, depending on how much you unravel them.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

CG, in most cases, that could have been gross… But I am beginning to enjoy this macabre sense of humouor of yours… but say, I think I will unravel someone else’s brains… just to see if they DO look like intestines/porridges…. but quick question… how is the brain supposed to look like intestines?? Isnt it this one massive chunk? With bumps and crevices.. and a huge middle partition?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Well, Shra, some people’s brains look more like intestines and some other people’s look more like porridge. It not only depends on how much you unravel them, but also on the subject. I am certain we all can identify who has which!!

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

I, obviously, have porridge now… albeit with a little too much sugar from Robert’s medidoughnuts!

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

Well, we all do know he now super-sizes his doughnuts, right? That explains it.

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

I thought peoples brains looked like eggs.

Scrambled if they are on drugs?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

A touch of grey, eh?

Spliffy clouds don’t scamble brains, they provide a nice marshmallow cushion to help soften the effects of being bounced around in the insanity of it all.

Those who don’t fly have to wait for the fog to roll in to get a fix.

The day might be gray, and even grey, but oh man it’s so freaking me out right now!

Oh wait, you inhaled too deeply, now you will never be the POTUS!!

E, I need some munchies! :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Shra, imagine a bleached walnut half…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Thanks Unca, the Zombie Model dudes asked if they can come along for dinner also.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Bleached walnut, Brain flavoured noodles… grey clouds… simply spiffing, I say!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Now now Unca if you don’t finish your brains you will get no dessert!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Blood pudding of course.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Yeah but what else was I gonna say, chocolate pecan pie a’la mode with a nice dollop of whipped cream sprinkled with cinnamon?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

yummm…. pieeeeeeeee!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive