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(Opposing Views)   Feeling edgy? Bored? Unable to enjoy life? It's probably because you live too close to McDonald's   (opposingviews.com) divider line 41
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2013-11-20 12:07:53 PM  
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-11-20 12:08:07 PM  
What could be worse than that?  Working at a McDonald's?  Not being able to afford McDonald's haute cuisine?
 
2013-11-20 12:08:20 PM  
blog.blockbuster.com
 
2013-11-20 12:09:36 PM  
What a bunch of BS..... I suppose if you live near a Salvation Army store your going to feel like worn clothing????
 
2013-11-20 12:10:45 PM  
Keep it up!
 
2013-11-20 12:12:38 PM  
Or you're just an easily impressionable twat who probably self-diagnosed yourself as having AD&D or some other form of mental stunting to cover for it.

/that's right, thac0 and all.
 
2013-11-20 12:14:41 PM  
Feeling dull? Mindless? Unable to form a cogent thought? It's probably because you read too many damn Opposing Views links on Fark

/how much does Drew pocket from them?
 
2013-11-20 12:14:54 PM  
But seriously, advertising destroys people's minds.  Don't buy anything you've ever seen advertised.
 
2013-11-20 12:15:32 PM  
So Toronto is now the crack smoking capital of the world.


/loons
 
2013-11-20 12:17:07 PM  

ikanreed: But seriously, advertising destroys people's minds.  Don't buy anything you've ever seen advertised.


you just advertised your view to not buy anything advertised. I'm not buying it.
 
2013-11-20 12:18:42 PM  
Someone needs to take Simpson's Revitalizing Tonic.
 
2013-11-20 12:19:42 PM  

busy chillin': ikanreed: But seriously, advertising destroys people's minds.  Don't buy anything you've ever seen advertised.

you just advertised your view to not buy anything advertised. I'm not buying it.


He's trying to sell us sunscreen.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-20 12:19:46 PM  

vermicious k'nid: Keep it up!


media.avclub.com
 
2013-11-20 12:19:49 PM  
FTA : All you have to do is look at fast food advertising and you start feeling edgy and down

i1.ytimg.com

"Dont even look at it!"
 
2013-11-20 12:21:37 PM  
But I like the Loglo.
 
2013-11-20 12:22:03 PM  
Well, I'm not really surprised.

The non-logo exposure group has no idea what they're in for & gets a pristine scene from nature or beautiful music to listen to, so they're generally happy.

The dual-exposure group gets "here's the corporate-logo-feces of your overlords who are ruining society by poisoning the masses, influencing the government, and making your children love them"...now look at a pristine scene from nature (soon we'll build a new McBarfbag's here),or listen to this music (which will soon be drown out by the sound of our deep fryers & microwave ovens).

Which group do ya think is gonna be happier?
 
2013-11-20 12:22:13 PM  
I have a McD's 1 mile from my home. When the wind direction is right you can smell the burgers(?) being cooked. Maybe the pink slime they used, when heated and released into the atmosphere causes bouts of batsh*t crazy......

/ it would explain a lot about Florida
 
2013-11-20 12:24:35 PM  
Feeling edgy? All the time. It's like there's someone around me, just a step behind. It's kind of scary, the shape I'm in, the walls are shaking and closing in.
 
2013-11-20 12:26:45 PM  

busy chillin': ikanreed: But seriously, advertising destroys people's minds.  Don't buy anything you've ever seen advertised.

you just advertised your view to not buy anything advertised. I'm not buying it.


Don't worry, my anti-consumerist propaganda is provided for free*.
 
2013-11-20 12:27:10 PM  
A McDonald's always kind of smells like bong water.
 
2013-11-20 12:29:29 PM  

Rapmaster2000: A McDonald's always kind of smells like bong water.


That's just the fan in the window mixing the air around in your car, dude.
 
2013-11-20 12:31:11 PM  

Fano: Someone needs to take Simpson's Revitalizing Tonic.


No, I think it's a new collar.
 
2013-11-20 12:38:01 PM  
I feel that way because I can't drink booze at work.
 
2013-11-20 12:38:01 PM  
But... I'm lovin' it
 
2013-11-20 12:39:16 PM  
I can see the golden arches from my front yard, so I should probably be getting a kick...

Yet I don't give a rat's ass. Weird.
 
2013-11-20 12:53:59 PM  
And here I thought it was cuz my best years were behind me. Who knew it was that craven fast-food hellhole.

Thanks, media!
 
2013-11-20 12:57:45 PM  
www.opposingviews.com
Congratulations, now you're edgy, restless, bored, fat, and poor!
 
2013-11-20 01:00:17 PM  
It makes me angry that there are people who build their careers off of useless studies like this.
 
2013-11-20 01:07:44 PM  

ikanreed: But seriously, advertising destroys people's minds.  Don't buy anything you've ever seen advertised.


Stop questioning and consume, citizen, or it's off to the gulags with you.
 
2013-11-20 01:29:22 PM  

Prey4reign: What could be worse than that?


Opposing Views.
 
2013-11-20 01:39:05 PM  
It's your weekly Bash McDonald's clickbait thread!

Pile on, ladies.
 
2013-11-20 01:42:39 PM  
Utter. Bullshiat. Being besieged by "I'm lovin' it!" ads would have no more of an effect on my outlook than the line "I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom" would have on my libido.


I'm beginning to despise Opposing Views links.
 
2013-11-20 01:50:35 PM  
Closest one to my house is over 20 miles

/still too close
 
2013-11-20 01:59:44 PM  

Apos: I'm beginning to despise Opposing Views links.


Join the club. I am still hoping that someone writes a browser extension to get rid of them.
 
2013-11-20 02:31:53 PM  

Apos: Utter. Bullshiat. Being besieged by "I'm lovin' it!" ads would have no more of an effect on my outlook than the line "I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom" would have on my libido.


I'm beginning to despise Opposing Views links.


Opposing Views seems like it is becoming more "Views From Inside A Rectum".
 
2013-11-20 02:32:11 PM  
Okay, I was all set to trash the first study for income-related noise, but I actually pulled up the full journal article.

Consistent with the findings of Quoidbach, Dunn, Petrides, and Mikolajczak (2010), greater income was negatively correlated with savoring but unrelated to dampening tendencies. Critical for our hypothesis, greater fast-food concentration in one's neighborhood exhibited a parallel relationship. To test the robustness of these associations, we conducted regression analyses in which the log of both predictor variables were entered in Step 1, and variables controlling for participants' age and neighborhood population and median income were entered in Step 2.2 In this analysis, both neighborhood fast-food restaurant concentration, β = −.14, t(262) = −2.25, p = .025, and participants' income, β = −.15, t(262) = −2.41, p = .017, emerged as significant predictors that remained significant in the presence of control variables, β = −.14, t(259) = −2.22, p = .027, β = −.15, t(259) = −2.31, p = .022, respectively.

So, increased income actually correlates with decreased "savoring".  That's kind of interesting.  I'll have to look up that other study to see what it says; I wonder if there's some kind of "increased materialism" that happens with increased earnings for the average person.  I also wonder if this is something one could correlate to parental income/childhood lifestyle - e.g., seeing if there's a difference between those born to higher incomes vs those who worked their way up.  Could be a confounding factor.

For the second study: seeing nature pictures instead of fast food advertising was highest, but seeing nature pictures *and* fast food advertising was the lowest.  I wonder if it's the juxtaposition of nature vs. advertising that causes the decrease - a subconscious comparison of accessibility or something.  (Note that they tested with non-labeled fast food vs McD's labeled fast food; the non-labeled was the "control", so they were explicitly testing the advertising component.)

I'm not sure the article accurately reflects their conclusions; they seem to be showing results vs advertising in general, not results vs. fast food itself (again, burgers and fries were shown as a control - just not labeled).
 
2013-11-20 03:19:02 PM  
i.telegraph.co.uk

You cannot get more than 145 miles from a McDonalds.

/hot
 
2013-11-20 04:06:13 PM  

Alexei Novikov: ikanreed: But seriously, advertising destroys people's minds.  Don't buy anything you've ever seen advertised.

Stop questioning and consume, citizen, or it's off to the gulags with you.


Please, they don't need any sort of overt power over people, when the system thrives on the amount of mind control money can buy.  The few that don't participate don't matter.
 
2013-11-20 11:54:47 PM  
McDonalds is the closest restaurant to my house (less than a mile), I have lived in this house for nearly 8 years.  I have eaten there exactly zero times.

Whatever

/dnrtfa
 
2013-11-21 12:35:37 AM  
I'm getting tired of these blog sites getting posted here.
Fark shouldn't just be sold to the highest bidder.

"Infotainment" isn't news. It's the same gibberish I come here to avoid.
 
2013-11-21 04:09:15 AM  
tshirtvortex.net
 
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