Winter 2005

The Original Energy Bar

Fad diets are not actually an attempt to diminish waistlines. When Dr. Atkins died I drew a cartoon of Mr. Potato Head pushing him. The doctor had slipped and fallen on the ice and, at the height of his fame, he was gone. I felt bad about my sketch, but then the Atkins diet had done just about as much harm to potato farmers as NAFTA had.