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(Kottke)   "Cheeseburgers are the coal of the food world, with externalities in spades; in fact it's unlikely that producers of cheeseburgers bear the full cost of any aspect of making them"   (kottke.org) divider line 31
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2014-07-23 10:45:00 AM  
"In 2005, the House of Representatives passed an act that forbade consumers to sue fast-food operators over weight gain. "The Cheeseburger Bill" (formally, "The Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act") attempted to legislate the message that the costs of fast food are personal, not social, and certainly not a consequence of selling harmful food at addictively low prices."

MY RETIREMENT PLAN IS RUINED!  WHY DID I NOT GET THIS MEMO?!?!

*Voice from afar*

Actually, you got the memo but you ate it.


NOBODY ASKED YOU, SMARTASS IN THE PEANUT GALLERY!
 
2014-07-23 11:26:53 AM  
I can deal with slideshows, my favorite website, troll links, and so on...

... but linking to a blog that links to the actual story? EABOD, subby.
 
2014-07-23 11:39:35 AM  
If cheeseburgers are wrong, I don't want to be right.

I'm heading off to enjoy one of Berlin's best cheeseburgers, garnished with onions grown hydroponically in a vat of unicorn tears, so subby can kiss my flatulent, coal-smoking ass.
 
2014-07-23 11:43:16 AM  

BKITU: I can deal with slideshows, my favorite website, troll links, and so on...

... but linking to a blog that links to the actual story? EABOD, subby.


Bowls of dicks are the charcuterie of the bathroom world, with genitalities in clubs.
 
2014-07-23 12:02:36 PM  

BKITU: I can deal with slideshows, my favorite website, troll links, and so on...

... but linking to a blog that links to the actual story? EABOD, subby.


Click-based attempts to bait people into looking at the linked content. =P

/Cute new filter.
 
2014-07-23 01:14:51 PM  

BKITU: I can deal with slideshows, my favorite website, troll links, and so on...

... but linking to a blog that links to the actual story? EABOD, subby.



Do you have any idea of the externalities that go into each BOD?
 
2014-07-23 01:24:43 PM  
I'm not going to lie. If the production of cheeseburgers requires the deaths or displacement of millions of foreigners on an other continent due to climate change then that's what's going to happen.
 
2014-07-23 01:30:17 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: I'm not going to lie. If the production of cheeseburgers requires the deaths or displacement of millions of foreigners on an other continent due to climate change then that's what's going to happen.


Mega dittos
 
2014-07-23 01:30:33 PM  
"Burgers, Ran" *taps stomach* "Cheeseburgers."
 
2014-07-23 01:32:17 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: I'm not going to lie. If the production of cheeseburgers requires the deaths or displacement of millions of foreigners on an other continent due to climate change then that's what's going to happen.


Won't somebody think of the hamburger refugees!?
 
2014-07-23 01:42:26 PM  
So does that make poops derived from cheeseburgers as carbon or diamonds?
 
2014-07-23 01:49:11 PM  
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Get me. I passing out diamonds.
 
2014-07-23 02:13:33 PM  
My stomach does not care.
 
2014-07-23 02:17:58 PM  
If my eating a cheeseburger results in the death of some third world brownie, well.....sucks to be him I guess, because cheeseburgers are god-damned delicious.
 
2014-07-23 02:36:01 PM  

chevydeuce: If my eating a cheeseburger results in the death of some third world brownie, well.....sucks to be him I guess, because cheeseburgers are god-damned delicious.


Brownies are native to England and Scotland, which isn't third-world at all.
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2014-07-23 03:05:08 PM  
I thought this would be about how food subsidies affect the price of burgers. That would have been interesting.
 
2014-07-23 03:35:45 PM  
More anti-bovine propaganda.  It's getting thick these days.

/fark you, I'm still eating beef.
 
2014-07-23 04:07:47 PM  
You liberals have overplayed your hands with this one.
 
2014-07-23 04:09:59 PM  
I don't know what asshole decided a cheeseburger was a thing. Burgers taste better when you don't dump shiat all over them. Meat, lettuce, tomato, onion, bread.
 
2014-07-23 04:22:37 PM  

moothemagiccow: I don't know what asshole decided a cheeseburger was a thing. Burgers taste better when you don't dump shiat all over them. Meat, lettuce, tomato, onion, bread.



It was me and I'm not sorry at all about it.  Yum!

Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger is my favorite worst hamburger.  Delicious.
 
2014-07-23 04:56:36 PM  

moothemagiccow: I don't know what asshole decided a cheeseburger was a thing. Burgers taste better when you don't dump shiat all over them. Meat, lettuce, tomato, onion, bread.


Here is where you and I part company. A burger without cheese isn't a burger.
 
2014-07-23 05:13:01 PM  
Figuring out and biatching about the True Cost of things is the newest way of trying to guilt you into doing something you'd prefer not to, and if that doesn't work, using it as justification to take money off you in the name of reparations or mitigation. Or preferably both when possible.
 
2014-07-23 05:45:08 PM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: moothemagiccow: I don't know what asshole decided a cheeseburger was a thing. Burgers taste better when you don't dump shiat all over them. Meat, lettuce, tomato, onion, bread.

Here is where you and I part company. A burger without cheese isn't a burger.



But a burger with cheese isn't kosher!
 
2014-07-23 05:58:50 PM  
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2014-07-23 07:48:05 PM  
The article blathers on about a True Cost Rating for things. First of all, it's probably impossible to accurately calculate. Second of all, I'm not going to believe the rating anyway, because activists often exaggerate or just flat out lie.
 
2014-07-23 08:18:59 PM  

moothemagiccow: I don't know what asshole decided a cheeseburger was a thing. Burgers taste better when you don't dump shiat all over them. Meat, lettuce, tomato, onion, bread.


But by adding the lettuce, tomato, and onion you're still dumping shiat on them.
 
2014-07-23 08:22:43 PM  

Snarfangel: The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: moothemagiccow: I don't know what asshole decided a cheeseburger was a thing. Burgers taste better when you don't dump shiat all over them. Meat, lettuce, tomato, onion, bread.

Here is where you and I part company. A burger without cheese isn't a burger.


But a burger with cheese isn't kosher!


You'll get over it.
 
2014-07-23 10:35:15 PM  
Does the author think any of this is some kind of sublime epiphany?
 
2014-07-24 09:17:23 AM  
this is ridiculous.

cheeseburgers are an important part of the beef industry.  you can argue to stop using cows in general, fine, you're at least coming from a point of view, but attacking the cheeseburger?  ground beef is a product from a cow, the cow's dead anyways, might as well not toss the stuff that could be tasty once ground up.

/ are there parts of cows we don't use for something?
 
2014-07-24 12:43:58 PM  

pute kisses like a man: / are there parts of cows we don't use for something?


I think many of the organs are considered unfit for human consumption in the U.S., although not in other parts of the world.
 
2014-07-24 06:59:55 PM  
supersizedmeals.com
 
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