I’ve known for a long time, people have different subjective preferences. Some people like pie. Some prefer cake. Others like veggies. This summer, those diverse enthusiasms became the basis for a series of letterpress prints offered on Kickstarter.
That project gave me an opportunity to collect some data about the exact nature of those enthusiasms. I asked sponsors what their enthusiasms were and got my first opportunity to create a pie pie chart.
It turns out the purists who committed to only one favorite are nearly balanced between pie and cake with broccoli a distant third. But the people who indicated enthusiasm for multiple foods indicated a mild willingness to eat broccoli—perhaps after the pie or cake is gone.
Is this real science? I doubt it. Critics will be quick to point out flaws in my scientific method. My research, like so many scientific studies, seems to show the obvious.
Headline: Study Shows People Like Food.
By the way, there are a few of these limited-edition prints available here. These rare collectibles are signed, numbered, and matted—ready to frame. Makes great gifts for your omnivore friends.
Pittsburgh, August 30, 2019
PS: If you want to learn more about the origins of this project, I suggest this previous blog.