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2013-07-28 10:04:10 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.


Well good news[1], it wasn't that you were all hopped up on goofballs, it was that that's just the way McD's really are.

[1] May not actually be good news.  Void where prohibited.  Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.
 
2013-07-28 10:04:24 AM  

berylman: macrobiotic Marxists


TFA is truly herping that derp!
 
2013-07-28 10:05:06 AM  
McDonald's food is disgusting, it's little more than fillers, fat and salt.  When you eat that stuff, you're slowly killing yourself, it's not worth it.

I read the article and still don't know how or why anybody could eat that stuff.  I'd rather take a cue from my neighbor's dog and go around scavenging the feces of other animals.  It'd be cheaper and more nutritious for sure, and at least if I died from it, the death would be quick compared to the slow, lingering death of heart disease and diabetes.

That's why I go to Wendy's for their junior cheeseburger deluxe instead.
 
2013-07-28 10:07:07 AM  

Derigiberble: You are assuming the author gives a shiat.  How can he rage against liberals withe read beans and rice?


Come again?........
 
2013-07-28 10:07:28 AM  

pseudoscience: "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.


Your name is disturbingly appropriate for that comment.
 
2013-07-28 10:09:03 AM  
For the average poor person, it isn't a great option to take a trip to the farmers market to puzzle over esoteric lefty-foodie codes.

img.fark.net

I actually had the notion to stop in the previous paragraph, but thought I would give him a chance to make his point.  What a fool I was.
 
2013-07-28 10:09:52 AM  

Igor Jakovsky: 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.


Done that. It turns out that McDonald's fills their food with milk solids which I am apparently intolerant of.
 
2013-07-28 10:13:07 AM  
I hate to take shots at bad writing, but goddam man make a point.

Occasionally I will swing by the McD's here and do $4 worth.  Two Doubles, and two chicken.  Or one each of the regular and then spicy chicken.  Light mayo!  Then gorge like a freak.

Totally not worth it 45 minutes late, but still I do it.  That and Taco Bell.

The food price is cheap, but I didn't see him make note of the fat content anywhere.

http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/full_menu_explorer.html

29 percent!  Two of those and you're done.
 
2013-07-28 10:14:12 AM  

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

so are many cabbage dishes.


Around here you can get massive bags of good rice and a variety of lentils and beans for cheap. Also, large bags of vegetables such as onions for a decent price. Why? High population of people from India who don't eat meat, and who own farms and produce stores. There is a demand and they largely created the supply. They eat onions, cauliflower, carrots, and lentils every day. Not a luxury food or an add on food they eat once a week in a feeble attempt at being healthy, just their basic everyday meals.
 
2013-07-28 10:14:23 AM  
Very good read about the differences between the McDouble and the Big Mac
 http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2012/04/the-one-dollar-poor-man s-b ig-mac-worth-it-or-not.html

and yes I order 2 or 3 McDoubles and im good for 8 hours.
 
2013-07-28 10:14:47 AM  

ZzeusS: I hate to take shots at bad writing, but goddam man make a point.

Occasionally I will swing by the McD's here and do $4 worth.  Two Doubles, and two chicken.  Or one each of the regular and then spicy chicken.  Light mayo!  Then gorge like a freak.

Totally not worth it 45 minutes late, but still I do it.  That and Taco Bell.

The food price is cheap, but I didn't see him make note of the fat content anywhere.

http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/full_menu_explorer.html

29 percent!  Two of those and you're done.


I hate to say it, but sometimes I farking love getting 20 nugs. Even 40 nugs if I'm feeling particularly fat. Ask for honey mustard AND sweet and sour.
 
2013-07-28 10:17:20 AM  
A bunch of the guys used to go to McDonald's for 25 cent cheeseburger day.  It was the best $5 lunch in town.
 
2013-07-28 10:17:53 AM  

ZzeusS: I hate to take shots at bad writing, but goddam man make a point.

Occasionally I will swing by the McD's here and do $4 worth.  Two Doubles, and two chicken.  Or one each of the regular and then spicy chicken.  Light mayo!  Then gorge like a freak.

Totally not worth it 45 minutes late, but still I do it.  That and Taco Bell.

The food price is cheap, but I didn't see him make note of the fat content anywhere.

http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/full_menu_explorer.html

29 percent!  Two of those and you're done.


The bean and cheese burritos at Taco Bell are probably the healthier option in terms of low fat and extra fibre.

Meat, vegetables and ketchup on a McDonald's burger are fine, it's the processed cheese, added salt, and white flour bun with preservatives and little fibre. If one is hellbent on a burger, Wendy's will fry up patties with no salt for you and leave off the mayo and cheese on request.
 
2013-07-28 10:17:53 AM  
By the authors reasonings, the poor should just eat buckets of lard and be happy.

Hint: when your argument relies solely on semantics, you have already lost.
 
2013-07-28 10:22:52 AM  

FunkOut: The bean and cheese burritos at Taco Bell are probably the healthier option in terms of low fat and extra fibre.


Bean burritos are 390 calories, 11 grams of fat, a scant 5mg of choletrol, and a whopping 9g of fiber. Taco Bell is SUPER bad with salt, though. 1,100 mg of sodium.
 
2013-07-28 10:22:59 AM  

MrHappyRotter: McDonald's food is disgusting, it's little more than fillers, fat and salt. When you eat that stuff, you're slowly killing yourself, it's not worth it.


When you don't eat that stuff, you are still slowly dying.
 
2013-07-28 10:23:00 AM  

ZzeusS: I hate to take shots at bad writing, but goddam man make a point.

Occasionally I will swing by the McD's here and do $4 worth.  Two Doubles, and two chicken.  Or one each of the regular and then spicy chicken.  Light mayo!  Then gorge like a freak.

Totally not worth it 45 minutes late, but still I do it.  That and Taco Bell.

The food price is cheap, but I didn't see him make note of the fat content anywhere.

http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/full_menu_explorer.html

29 percent!  Two of those and you're done.


Dietary fat isn't bad, though. Calories from fat doesn't make you fat, excess calories makes you fat
 
2013-07-28 10:23:14 AM  

Bloody William: ZzeusS: I hate to take shots at bad writing, but goddam man make a point.

Occasionally I will swing by the McD's here and do $4 worth.  Two Doubles, and two chicken.  Or one each of the regular and then spicy chicken.  Light mayo!  Then gorge like a freak.

Totally not worth it 45 minutes late, but still I do it.  That and Taco Bell.

The food price is cheap, but I didn't see him make note of the fat content anywhere.

http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/full_menu_explorer.html

29 percent!  Two of those and you're done.

I hate to say it, but sometimes I farking love getting 20 nugs. Even 40 nugs if I'm feeling particularly fat. Ask for honey mustard AND sweet and sour.



One of my vices, as well!  However with Nuggets, you can grab a bag of them frozen from Target for $5 and bake half the bag, and still consume like a freak.  Nuggets are too easily done at home to buy them at McD's.
 
2013-07-28 10:26:33 AM  

ZzeusS: 29 percent! Two of those and you're done.


Math's not your strong subject, huh?
 
2013-07-28 10:27:04 AM  
I'm going to start a magazine called "Conservative Consumer Reports" and rate products and companies not on quality, but on a scale ranging from a low of "Enjoy Tossing Pelosi's Salad" to a middle of "Pisses Off the Libs" to a top of "Is That Ronald Reagan Wiping Away a Proud Tear?"
 
2013-07-28 10:30:06 AM  

Disgruntled Goat: ZzeusS: 29 percent! Two of those and you're done.

Math's not your strong subject, huh?



Per meal.  Should have finished my thought.  The goal is not to eat 100 percent of your recommended fat content in one sitting.
 
2013-07-28 10:30:16 AM  

stlmyke: Very good read about the differences between the McDouble and the Big Mac
 http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2012/04/the-one-dollar-poor-man s-b ig-mac-worth-it-or-not.html

and yes I order 2 or 3 McDoubles and im good for 8 hours.


Have you (or anyone else in this thread) actually tried this?

(Yes, I read the whole thing :)
 
2013-07-28 10:35:17 AM  

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

so are many cabbage dishes.


Found an awesome and unbelievably simple recipe for red cabbage this weekend.  In a deep pot, brown six chopped slices of bacon.  Add one large chopped onion and cook until caramelized.  Add 3 cloves chopped garlic.  (I added just enough chicken broth at this point to stop the garlic from burning).  Add 1 head of chopped cabbage and cook on medium-low for ten minutes, then cover and cook on low for 30 minutes.  I added some sliced smoked sausage during the low cooking point to give it some more body as a main dish.

The next time I try it, I'm going to add more broth because the liquid that forms tastes great.
 
2013-07-28 10:37:35 AM  
Anyone who feigns disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
 
2013-07-28 10:44:32 AM  

letrole: Anyone who feigns disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers


2, 4, 6 and 7.  Also, this article was about the McDouble, not the Big Mac.

Nice name, now:
fireden.net
 
2013-07-28 10:51:57 AM  

PreMortem: But it tastes like shiat.


Was in a hurry and only wanted something small, cheap and containing meat a couple of weeks back and hadn't had one of these in a while.

There was no texture to the beef.  No structure at all and barely any taste.  I could only conclude that the 'beef' in these things is in fact, the 'pink slime' beef heavily processed and collected from the tail end of the rendering process.
 
2013-07-28 10:54:28 AM  

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

I'll pass. Thanks.


You (and people like you) need to see a doctor about those digestive problems. Millions of people eat fast food every day without getting diarrhea.
 
2013-07-28 10:54:31 AM  
www.nypost.com
The Libertarian in Your Dorm
This guy really thinks outside the box
 
2013-07-28 10:56:50 AM  
I had a McDouble last night after leaving the bar, so I'm a getting a kick or something.  They may not be the greatest thing ever, but at 11:30 after 4 stouts it tasted pretty damn good.
 
2013-07-28 10:58:06 AM  
TFA inadvertently makes a case for replacing food stamps with food.

Mickey D's is hardly the only place to get cheap calories...pretty much every grocery store is stuffed to the rafters with products from the heavily-subsidized starch-industrial complex. A poor mom trying to make her EBT card last still gets to choose between crap, crap, and crap.

And no, the solution is NOT to increase the benefits level. That's just another subsidy for the Walmarts and big agriculture, and soon enough the mom is back where she started needing more benefits to buy the same crap she was buying before - plus everybody else also gets to pay more for their food. And their health care.

The only way to win is not to play a game that plays right into the hands of the big businesses that progressives supposedly despise. Blow up the entire food stamp system and start over.

I'd rather pay for healthy foods, ingredients and recipes to be delivered to poor families, or available at soup kitchens. Instead of having Vogon bureaucrats in offices giving people the runaround as they do half-assed asset checks on recipients, have more workers out actually interacting with people in need. You want that wonderful government health care system they have in places like Norway? First you have to have a government people trust, like Norways. And you sure as shiat don't do that by hiring bunches of people to sit behind desks in social-services offices telling people they don't have the appropriate documentation for form 6-8992-J(7) and they'll have to come back six Tuesdays from now, between 11:30 and 11:45am, with the correct documentation, during a new moon (bewareoftheleopard.jpg).

Fraud? Not a problem any more. There's no more EBT card to cash in at sketchy merchants, and if there's a thriving black market in the cauliflower-for-booze trade I haven't heard of it.

And since we won't be subsidizing businesses to grow and sell starchy crap any more, a lot of them will switch over to growing and marketing healthier fare...because there's more profit in it. I'd rather not subsidize anybody. But I also don't want the perfect to be the enemy of the good, so if the best that's politically possible is switching corn and wheat subsidies to subsidies for carrots, blueberries, broccoli, lentils and so forth, I'm okay with that.
 
2013-07-28 10:58:37 AM  

Bloody William: ZzeusS: I hate to take shots at bad writing, but goddam man make a point.

Occasionally I will swing by the McD's here and do $4 worth.  Two Doubles, and two chicken.  Or one each of the regular and then spicy chicken.  Light mayo!  Then gorge like a freak.

Totally not worth it 45 minutes late, but still I do it.  That and Taco Bell.

The food price is cheap, but I didn't see him make note of the fat content anywhere.

http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/full_menu_explorer.html

29 percent!  Two of those and you're done.

I hate to say it, but sometimes I farking love getting 20 nugs. Even 40 nugs if I'm feeling particularly fat. Ask for honey mustard AND sweet and sour.


Our McDonalds..es.. no longer have Hot Mustard sauce.  The nugget is dead to me.
 
2013-07-28 10:59:05 AM  

FunkOut: He seems really riled up by organic food or vegetables. I blame his ex-girlfriend with the dreadlocks and Japanese eggplant fetish.


i.imgur.com

How YOU doin'?
 
2013-07-28 11:06:39 AM  
The McDouble is shiatty. Spend an extra 40 cents and get the double cheeseburger.
 
2013-07-28 11:08:56 AM  
Well, there are worse mcdonald's burgers. Good to know that while I only order 1 at fast food when I'm in a hurry and mcdoubles taste better than some things, that I'm putting something a little healthier than I thought in my system.  Definitely something to keep in mind.  As long as I keep track of which Mcdonalds are not well known for workers being caught doing random disgusting things on or around the food.
 
2013-07-28 11:11:26 AM  

FuturePastNow: The McDouble is shiatty. Spend an extra 40 cents and get the double cheeseburger.


What's the difference?
 
2013-07-28 11:12:36 AM  
I don't like 'conservatives' but I sure as hell don't like smug hipsters.

This article makes sense.  It always strikes as cognitive dissonance whether you're a conservative or progressive, that yes, many times your thought processes and opinions are shaped by the garbage news outlets you all suck up on a daily basis...and you don't even realize you're being programmed.
 
2013-07-28 11:19:20 AM  

Gulper Eel: TFA inadvertently makes a case for replacing food stamps with food.

Mickey D's is hardly the only place to get cheap calories...pretty much every grocery store is stuffed to the rafters with products from the heavily-subsidized starch-industrial complex. A poor mom trying to make her EBT card last still gets to choose between crap, crap, and crap.

And no, the solution is NOT to increase the benefits level. That's just another subsidy for the Walmarts and big agriculture, and soon enough the mom is back where she started needing more benefits to buy the same crap she was buying before - plus everybody else also gets to pay more for their food. And their health care.

The only way to win is not to play a game that plays right into the hands of the big businesses that progressives supposedly despise. Blow up the entire food stamp system and start over.


Here in WV, in among the rampant corruption and general stuck-in-the-1930s of state government, the occasional great idea peeks its head out and says "howdy!":

West Virginia WIC Farmer's Market Program
West Virginia Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program

Found out about those just yesterday, when I saw an elderly lady pay for some vegetables at our local farmer's market with a SFMNP check.
 
2013-07-28 11:26:15 AM  
Don't you see?  We have to keep paying fast food workers sub-living wages so that we can make high calorie/low nutrition per dollar meals that low income fast food workers can afford!  Otherwise they'd be forced to choose between shiatty hamburgers and something with good flavor and food value!
 
2013-07-28 11:30:06 AM  

Rhino_man: letrole: Anyone who feigns disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers

2, 4, 6 and 7.  Also, this article was about the McDouble, not the Big Mac.

Nice name, now:
[fireden.net image 717x880]



Dude just has a notepad if four or five posts that he just copies into half-related threads.
 
2013-07-28 11:40:03 AM  
McDonalds doesn't sell food, it sells "food".
 
2013-07-28 11:43:10 AM  
I'm surprised this guy doesn't just subsist on glasses of canola oil or melted Crisco, because he's all about maximizing his calories-per-dollar.
 
2013-07-28 11:43:52 AM  

Derigiberble: 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?


The authors point is, the liberal/foodie crowd would claim that eating white rice is a sin, and unless you know the farmer who grew your beans, you may as well be hitler.
 
2013-07-28 11:45:24 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: McDonalds doesn't sell food, it sells "food".


Vegetable protein stabilized cellulose pasteurized process foodstuff product.
 
2013-07-28 11:47:29 AM  
Keep farking that McNugget, Kyle Smith.
 
2013-07-28 11:52:47 AM  

Moreover, produce takes more time to prepare and spoils quickly, two more factors that effectively drive up the cost. Any time you're spending peeling vegetables is time you aren't spending on the job.



How many times has this fella run for office?
 
2013-07-28 11:53:55 AM  

Zulu_as_Kono: McDonalds doesn't sell food, it sells "food".


Like "beef" that comes from "cows" and "cheese" that comes from "milk."  The horror.
 
2013-07-28 11:55:45 AM  
ONCE AGAIN, MCFATTY TRIUMPHS ALL.

Step 1...Get a McDouble
Step 2...Get a McChicken.
Step 3...Remove and trash bottom buns on both.
Step 4...Attach McDouble bottom to McChicken bottom to create the McFatty*.

*Do not stare directly at McFatty. Its knows your weaknesses.

/$2 and change for some good eating
//you are welcome
 
2013-07-28 11:59:40 AM  
Outlaw2097:
Step 1...Get a McDouble
Step 2...Get a McChicken.
Step 3...Remove and trash bottom buns on both.
Step 4...Attach McDouble bottom to McChicken bottom to create the McFatty*.



You are wrongest.  For some reason the hamburger patties and chicken patty neutralize each other's flavor, denying you any of the enjoyment of eating either of those cheap guilty pleasures on their own.

/STOP McMISCEGENATION NOW
 
2013-07-28 11:59:47 AM  

RobertBruce: That's the best article I've seen on fark in ages.


100%
 
2013-07-28 12:00:48 PM  
There's a whole lot of people in this thread just waving their hands and getting angry and calling the author a troll because they have this vague feeling that he MUST be wrong, but they can't come up with a single reason why.
 
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