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(NYPost)   McDonald's McDouble cheeseburger: The cheapest, most nutritious, most bountiful food EVAR   (nypost.com) divider line 260
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2013-07-28 01:37:20 AM
funny thing about the last sentence in that article; the poorest people i know actually eat a lot of kale.
 
2013-07-28 01:46:23 AM
Was the author raised as a ragging douchebag or did society make him that way?
 
2013-07-28 01:48:30 AM

NewportBarGuy: Was the author raised as a ragging douchebag or did society make him that way?


A little of column A, a little of column B.
 
2013-07-28 01:55:23 AM
That's the best article I've seen on fark in ages.
 
2013-07-28 02:08:42 AM
Things are so simple when you pick and choose which externalities you want to worry about.

And I always love the argument of "raising wages = raising prices" when those two things are assumed to cancel each other out perfectly or that somehow the higher prices will outstrip gains in wages. That's just one step below (and usually quickly followed by) the "durr... why not make the minimum wage $100/hour derp".
 
2013-07-28 02:58:18 AM
i usually order 3 of them. don't usually finish the third one.
 
2013-07-28 06:16:24 AM
www.nypost.comIn terms of cost-per-calorie, no locavore, organic veggie can compete with the McDouble
By KYLE SMITH


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2013-07-28 07:19:42 AM
farker has got a point
 
2013-07-28 08:37:01 AM
I will not give up my second piece of cheese.
 
2013-07-28 09:06:37 AM
But it tastes like shiat.
 
2013-07-28 09:15:18 AM
Hate to admit it, but the article makes some sense.

/Whole Foods fanboy
 
2013-07-28 09:19:52 AM
I actually measure the cost of healthy food that I buy in McDoubles.  A few tomatos and a head of lettuce?  About 5 McDoubles.  A pound of carrots?  One or two McDoubles.  So heavily subsidized, that all of the processing and transport that goes into a McDouble allows them to offer it for less than locally grown produce.  Awesome.
 
2013-07-28 09:20:34 AM
That article was trollin'
 
2013-07-28 09:21:49 AM
That story was actually pretty good.  It made sense.

The money line:  "If the macrobiotic Marxists had their way, of course, there'd be no McDonald's, Walmart or Exxon, because they have visions of an ideal world in which everybody bikes to work with a handwoven backpack from Etsy that contains a lunch grown in the neighborhood collective."


/funny, but true
 
2013-07-28 09:21:54 AM
Sounds good to me. Empty calories are still calories. You'll feel bad from lack of calories long before lack of vitamins/minerals.
 
2013-07-28 09:24:59 AM
I grew up somewhere with no McDs so I never had their food as a child, first time I ever went in one was at age 15, I wanted to use the bathroom but I was on LSD and the whole experience was so plastic (even the lighting and air in there seemed plastic) that I left and have never returned.
So, I'm that guy, I've never eaten McD, but not because I'm a smug hipster, more because I'm odd.
 
2013-07-28 09:27:48 AM
If I eat at McDonald's, I will invariably be shiatting liquids later that day.

I'll pass. Thanks.
 
2013-07-28 09:28:11 AM
Is this one of those articles where the college kid types in lots of words but doesn't really have a point, or make a whole lot of sense?

Yes.  Yes it is.
 
2013-07-28 09:30:47 AM
I remember buying an equivalent BK in college (when on sale) for $1 each and thought that was a deal.  This was 25 years ago.  Now if gas was the same price....
 
2013-07-28 09:33:59 AM

ZzeusS: Is this one of those articles where the college kid types in lots of words but doesn't really have a point, or make a whole lot of sense?

Yes.  Yes it is.


Yeah it was all over the place. We can't even get an article about the McDouble without weird, political insults and tangents? We've successfully politicized and internalized the McDouble? Awesome.
 
2013-07-28 09:34:36 AM

UsikFark: That article was trollin'


Yup. It will be interesting to come back later and see if this thread has hundreds of replies. If it does, then his work is done.
 
2013-07-28 09:35:20 AM
When I'm not sure if there's dinner at home and I'm late getting off work, I'll grab a McDouble (no onions) and/or sometimes a McChicken.  They look like about the least destructive things on the dollar menu.
 
2013-07-28 09:37:24 AM

YoOjo: I grew up somewhere with no McDs so I never had their food as a child, first time I ever went in one was at age 15, I wanted to use the bathroom but I was on LSD and the whole experience was so plastic (even the lighting and air in there seemed plastic) that I left and have never returned.
So, I'm that guy, I've never eaten McD, but not because I'm a smug hipster, more because I'm odd.


I avoided eating at Burger King until I was 19 or so.  Just so I could say I never ate at Burger King.  I guess I was a smug hipster before there were hipsters.
 
2013-07-28 09:37:30 AM

ZzeusS: Is this one of those articles where the college kid types in lots of words but doesn't really have a point, or make a whole lot of sense?

Yes.  Yes it is.


Ohhhhhh. He is a film critic. That explains it all.
 
2013-07-28 09:38:02 AM
Fracking is a bad idea. (Yes, that's the part I'm replying to) :D
 
2013-07-28 09:39:34 AM
The McDonald's restaurants here have a thing called a Daily Double: a McDouble with lettuce and tomato added. Putting a small fries and drink with it comes in just a little over $3  And it is delicious.

Not sure if that is a local thing or it is everywhere...
 
2013-07-28 09:40:20 AM
I can only hope this politicization of fast food can lead idiotic teabaggers to show their stripes by eating more McDonalds and Chick a Fil....you show us, show us all!
 
2013-07-28 09:42:19 AM

YoOjo: I grew up somewhere with no McDs so I never had their food as a child, first time I ever went in one was at age 15, I wanted to use the bathroom but I was on LSD and the whole experience was so plastic (even the lighting and air in there seemed plastic) that I left and have never returned.
So, I'm that guy, I've never eaten McD, but not because I'm a smug hipster, more because I'm odd.


Ha, McDonalds might be the worst place to go when you're on acid!

I also got really freaked out walking through a grocery store once. Luckily I got over it and can continue to sustain my existence...
 
2013-07-28 09:43:36 AM
FACT: if you are a fat fark, you can lose weight almost over night by eating FOUR (4) McDoubles per day and Diet Coke.
 
2013-07-28 09:45:09 AM
"Junk food costs as little as $1.76 per 1,000 calories, ... A 2,000-calorie day of meals would, if you stuck strictly to the good-for-you stuff, cost $36.32, said the study's lead author, Adam Drewnowski."

This dude is a farking moran, this means you would have to spend over $1000 per month to eat the "good-for-you stuff." Here's the article he is refering too, it says:

"Energy cost of foods in the bottom quintile of energy density, beverages excluded, was $18.16/1,000 kcal as compared to only $1.76/1,000 kcal for foods in the top quintile."

Things in the bottom quintile: sugar, cookies, peanut butter, margarine, lard, olive oil
Things in the top quintile: lobster, oysters, red peppers, blueberries, cod

I didn't realize that eating well meant I had to eat 2000 calories per day of lobster.
 
2013-07-28 09:45:49 AM

some_beer_drinker: i usually order 3 of them. don't usually finish the third one.


You should be ashamed for wasting this highly nutritious food.

I usually buy three, eat two, and smear the two halves of the last one all over the neared homeless guy.
 
2013-07-28 09:46:31 AM

YoOjo: I grew up somewhere with no McDs so I never had their food as a child, first time I ever went in one was at age 15, I wanted to use the bathroom but I was on LSD and the whole experience was so plastic (even the lighting and air in there seemed plastic) that I left and have never returned.
So, I'm that guy, I've never eaten McD, but not because I'm a smug hipster, more because I'm odd.


It's been close to 20 years that I've ordered anything besides a Coke at McDonald's and even then it was only because some friend insisted on going.

The last straw was when the fries were burned and the hamburger was made of cardboard.  McDonald's has enough competition that I don't have to put up with that.
 
2013-07-28 09:48:59 AM

gfid: YoOjo: I grew up somewhere with no McDs so I never had their food as a child, first time I ever went in one was at age 15, I wanted to use the bathroom but I was on LSD and the whole experience was so plastic (even the lighting and air in there seemed plastic) that I left and have never returned.
So, I'm that guy, I've never eaten McD, but not because I'm a smug hipster, more because I'm odd.

It's been close to 20 years that I've ordered anything besides a Coke at McDonald's and even then it was only because some friend insisted on going.

The last straw was when the fries were burned and the hamburger was made of cardboard.  McDonald's has enough competition that I don't have to put up with that.


I think there's a very strong probability that their coke is made out of plastic.
 
2013-07-28 09:49:26 AM
It really IS a shame when a pack of blueberries cost me almost $5 and a Burger King combo meal costs about the same!

I'm a "eat to live" type guy so thinking about food is a pain in my ass (First World Problems)
 
2013-07-28 09:50:21 AM
If the macrobiotic Marxists had their way, of course, there'd be no McDonald's, Walmart or Exxon...

Look out John Stossel there is a new journalist in town!
 
2013-07-28 09:52:44 AM
The argument is an interesting one, but there is a flaw - we don't know how many people eat McDonald's because they can't afford better quality food vs. how many people eat it just because that's what they choose to eat.
 
2013-07-28 09:53:45 AM
He seems really riled up by organic food or vegetables. I blame his ex-girlfriend with the dreadlocks and Japanese eggplant fetish.
 
2013-07-28 09:54:18 AM

born_yesterday: I actually measure the cost of healthy food that I buy in McDoubles.  A few tomatos and a head of lettuce?  About 5 McDoubles.  A pound of carrots?  One or two McDoubles.  So heavily subsidized, that all of the processing and transport that goes into a McDouble allows them to offer it for less than locally grown produce.  Awesome.


A billion farking times  THIS.

Kill the corn subsidy and see what happens to the REAL price of food.
 
2013-07-28 09:54:56 AM

Gleeman: The McDonald's restaurants here have a thing called a Daily Double: a McDouble with lettuce and tomato added. Putting a small fries and drink with it comes in just a little over $3  And it is delicious.

Not sure if that is a local thing or it is everywhere...


I get that for my Mom (Alzheimer's) and she enjoys it and normally she picks apart anything I give her. Of course adding a milkshake always helps her (no whipped cream)
 
2013-07-28 09:55:28 AM
red beans and rice is cheaper and better for you.

so are many cabbage dishes.
 
2013-07-28 09:55:29 AM
The double cheezburger is a great buy.  Up until a year or two ago, it was only $1.00, and two of them could hold me for the better part of a day.  Tasty shiat, fershure!
 
2013-07-28 09:59:30 AM
Wonderful article. So true on every level.
 
2013-07-28 10:00:32 AM
If I go to mcdonalds I order one of those and a $1 fries and a water. $2 lunch...fark the regular menu
 
2013-07-28 10:00:43 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: ZzeusS: Is this one of those articles where the college kid types in lots of words but doesn't really have a point, or make a whole lot of sense?

Yes.  Yes it is.

Yeah it was all over the place. We can't even get an article about the McDouble without weird, political insults and tangents? We've successfully politicized and internalized the McDouble? Awesome.


The author did that.  The farking title of the page (not the article, the page) is "Kyle Smith: Liberals say they care about the poor but drive up their cost of living."

So no, we apparently can't get an article about McDoubles without political attacks.
 
2013-07-28 10:02:19 AM
But we all know fast food makes us fat, right? Not necessarily. People who eat out tend to eat less at home that day in partial compensation; the net gain, according to a 2008 study out of Berkeley and Northwestern, is only about 24 calories a day.

There's more to nutrition than calories, genius. Compare fat, cholesterol, and sodium (19g, 62mg/22%, 850mg/35%... huh, honestly that's lower than I thought.) to eating a similarly sized "meal" at home.

Okay, I gotta be honest, those numbers are way lower than I expected to be. Just don't get fries and that burger's really not bad if you're in a pinch. There are better options. And this is kind of exactly what "localvore, organic veggie foodies" or whatever are talking about, that nutritious food and things like fruits and vegetables, ready to eat (or at least remotely ready, not requiring much prep time) are always more expensive than dollar menu stuff.
 
2013-07-28 10:02:45 AM

maniacbastard: red beans and rice is cheaper and better for you.

so are many cabbage dishes.


You are assuming the author gives a shiat.  How can he rage against liberals withe read beans and rice?
 
2013-07-28 10:02:50 AM
If everyone else is getting stuff I don't mind getting a single Mccheezburgr. It is for the value, probably the best thing on their menu.

For quality though, it has to be the Wendy's junior burger. It's twice as much but the quality is usually worth it.
 
2013-07-28 10:02:58 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: If I eat at McDonald's, I will invariably be shiatting liquids later that day.

I'll pass. Thanks.


If a trip to mcdonalds gives you the shiats you should probably go see a doctor to have your guts looked at.
 
2013-07-28 10:03:22 AM

Rhino_man: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: ZzeusS: Is this one of those articles where the college kid types in lots of words but doesn't really have a point, or make a whole lot of sense?

Yes.  Yes it is.

Yeah it was all over the place. We can't even get an article about the McDouble without weird, political insults and tangents? We've successfully politicized and internalized the McDouble? Awesome.

The author did that.  The farking title of the page (not the article, the page) is "Kyle Smith: Liberals say they care about the poor but drive up their cost of living."

So no, we apparently can't get an article about McDoubles without political attacks.


Well, he does right for the Post.
 
2013-07-28 10:04:06 AM
Write. Dammit.
 
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