Thinking about food gets me thinking of consumption in general. How much is enough? Consumption without creation is depressing. People ain’t trees, and the food energy they take in ain’t meant to feed a sedentary entity. But the pressures sure are great, of satanic proportions, even, to consume, consume, consume. I’m all right as long as I think of that which I consume as a tool, a fertilizer, a catalyst. The higher the quality of my consumption, the more rapid my ascent to KRSNA’s side.

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, I asked some people in Town Hall (a) what they had eaten that day so far (it was 2:30 P.M.), (b) what their favorite food is, and (c) how many times they had moved their bowels thus far that day. Following are the results:

(a) ham and cheese sandwich; (b) ham and cheese sandwich; (c) 0.

(a) ham and cheese sandwich, beer, cup of coffee, bag of potato chips; (b) frog’s legs; (c) 0.

(a) one and a half gallons water, 3 pimento cheese sandwiches; (b) pimento cheese; (c) ?.

(a) tuna fish sandwich, 2 slices toast with peanut butter, glass of water, vitamins C, E, B12, multiple, one beer; (b) peanut butter; (c) 0.

(a) turkey special, 3 six-packs beer; (b) lobster; (c) 0.

(a) 2 scrambled eggs, 2 strips bacon, hash brown potatoes, glass of orange juice, 2 glasses of milk, one slice wheat toast, one-half bottle wine; (b) potatoes; (c) 0.

(a) one ear corn-on-cob, one artichoke, one slice carrot cake with cream cheese, butter, sugar, icing, 15 pretzels, 4 oatmeal cookies, 4 beers, 2 glasses chocolate milk, orange juice; (b) hot fudge sundae; (c) 2.

(a) one slice banana cake, roast beef sandwich, one glass milk, one glass apple cider, one cup bullion, glass of water; (b) pizza; (c) 1.

(a) baked ham, mashed potatoes, peas, salad, 3 glasses of tea; (b) Mexican food; (c) 0.

(a) 5 pieces white toast, margarine, cup of hot chocolate, several sips hot apple cider, glass of water, peas and rice with gravy, 1 large draft beer; (b) cottage cheese; (c) 2.

(a) 2 slices Muenster cheese, cup of apple cider, cup of coffee; (b) steamed oysters in butter; (c) ?.

(a) cup of coffee, one half ham and cheese sandwich; (b) rice pudding; (c) ?.

(a) one corned beef sandwich, one glass milk; (b) New Zealand lamb; (c) 1.

(a) 4 oz. steak, one slice whole wheat bread, one can tomato juice, 4 cups of coffee, one Three Musketeers, one Dr. Pepper, 9 pieces buttered toasted shrimp; (b) spaghetti; (c) 1.

(a) 2 cups coffee, 3 beers; (b) chicken livers and rice casserole; (c) 2.