You bad bad con, open you mouth and eat the disciplinary loaf
April 9, 2002 6:08 AM   Subscribe

Why does this make me think of Weird Al Yankovic?
posted by rory at 6:22 AM on April 9, 2002

well disclilinary 'loaves' have certainly changed, normally when you were instructed to open your mouth and take what you were given the result would be somewhat different. Oh well 'spose the good old days are gone forever.
posted by johnnyboy at 6:23 AM on April 9, 2002

I am sorely tempted to actually try making this.

I was in the hospital for 9 days once, and it was so boring that the only thing I looked forward to was eating, and you know typical hospital food... well it tasted amazingly good to someone bored out of her mind who was using the food as a form of entertainment. So I can definitely relate to this "dangling carrot" approach to discipline. The bonus offshoot of this punishment is that the regular prison food, which is probably nothing to write home about, ends up tasting pretty damn good after a week of disciplinary loaf. Clever.
posted by iconomy at 6:23 AM on April 9, 2002

Purina Inmate Chow.
posted by pracowity at 6:36 AM on April 9, 2002

I wonder if this is the "Confinement Loaf" Zappa and Ike Willis sang about? Mmmmmm. Tasty.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 6:43 AM on April 9, 2002

Hey, this looks better then Army food... Figures.
posted by Dean_Paxton at 6:44 AM on April 9, 2002

Man, that looks like a casserole I made for my husband once. Except I added herbs and spices. It's all in the flavoring.
posted by meep at 6:48 AM on April 9, 2002

My wife and I made some just for fun. It's every bit as bland and tasteless as the article states. I can't even imagine eating this stuff for a whole week -- the gas pains alone would incapacitate me after the second day. (This stuff put us both -- what's a delicate way to say it? -- in a bit of gastrointestinal distress.)

Discliplinary Loaf should be considered cruel and unusual punishment. I'd rather be beaten with a hose. At least when that's over you can go back to eating real food.
posted by mrmanley at 7:33 AM on April 9, 2002

You now, I bet this stuff works well as a deterrent. Remember,as a kid, the easiest way to get you to behave was to deny you some tasty treat or serve you something you hated.
posted by jonmc at 7:54 AM on April 9, 2002

jonmc yes, treating criminals like misbehaving irresponsible entities has been known to work wonders ...
posted by magullo at 8:02 AM on April 9, 2002

magullo, I'm just saying that within the prison, the thought of choking the loaf down for a week or so, might give people pause if they were threatened with it. Few things seem to have a visceral an effect on folks as what they eat. I wonder if there's any data on that?
posted by jonmc at 8:26 AM on April 9, 2002

Mark my words, the disciplinary loaf will be standard prison fare within a decade: one more thing to show how tough on crime you are.
posted by mcwetboy at 8:59 AM on April 9, 2002

That, and standard fraternity initiation fare.
posted by rory at 9:17 AM on April 9, 2002

Goes great with tossed salad, I imagine.
posted by bondcliff at 9:34 AM on April 9, 2002

How long before someone files a lawsuit alleging "cruel and unusual punishment"?
posted by pardonyou? at 9:59 AM on April 9, 2002


It's been done.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:31 AM on April 9, 2002

Maryland Lockup Uses Horrid Bread Dish as Disciplinary Tool the name of my next album!
posted by mcsweetie at 10:40 AM on April 9, 2002

My husband makes what he calls "green loaf", which I find disgusting. It's a meatloaf with mixed veggies. Kind of similar. I order a pizza on those nights.
posted by acridrabbit at 3:52 PM on April 9, 2002

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