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(AL.com)   Guy documents 30 days of eating Taco Bell. Day 26 - make it stop   (al.com) divider line
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2022-03-20 12:30:09 PM  
Ok, Morgan Spurlock from 18 years ago.
 
2022-03-20 1:07:39 PM  
FTA    "Day 20 I placed my order at the wrong Taco Bell."

There's a right one?
 
2022-03-20 1:36:04 PM  
That's a dangerous game to play.
 
2022-03-20 2:08:05 PM  
There is a new taco bell going in right across the street from the seediest bar in my area. Hopefully some of the last call drunks will sober up on tacos before attempting to drive home.
 
2022-03-20 2:18:04 PM  
I doubt I could ever manage more than once a week, although once every six weeks is more like my actual habit.
 
2022-03-20 2:18:53 PM  
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2022-03-20 2:20:37 PM  
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You could also pay someone to punch you in the nuts every day for a month, but why would you do that?

/ I absolutely hate that I crave Taco Bell on occasion, but I haven't eaten there in at least 5 years
// Which is probably why I crave it
/// It's basically a coin flip whether it gives me a splitting headache and explosive digestive issues
 
2022-03-20 2:20:41 PM  
My first "real" job was at taco bell when I was 15.
My sentiment in meme form:
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2022-03-20 2:22:25 PM  
Baja Blast is amazing with tequila though.
 
2022-03-20 2:22:57 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: [Fark user image image 600x599]

You could also pay someone to punch you in the nuts every day for a month, but why would you do that?

/ I absolutely hate that I crave Taco Bell on occasion, but I haven't eaten there in at least 5 years
// Which is probably why I crave it
/// It's basically a coin flip whether it gives me a splitting headache and explosive digestive issues


I'm the same way with most fast foods. It's worse for me since I grew up in Singapore and for some reason chains are better overseas. Fresher ingredients, cleaner kitchens etc. So used to McDonalds, etc over there, I was not prepared for the unfathomable sadness that are US fast food franchises.
 
2022-03-20 2:23:02 PM  

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He covered that aspect:

Day 13
A friend recommended the Taco Bell in Kearny. Big mistake. A crowd of people were dining inside, kids were screaming and I had a headache. Maybe it was the lingering COVID or knowing I'm about to eat a fast food taco for the 13th straight day or Weezer's cover of "Africa" blaring over the store speakers. My order takes forever and they won't give me a water cup. The man handed me three days worth of sodium and he wouldn't give me water. I was spiraling.
 
2022-03-20 2:23:46 PM  
Even the KFC here is just sad. And no, no Popeyes or other fried chicken chains in Vermont l.
 
2022-03-20 2:26:17 PM  
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2022-03-20 2:26:59 PM  
He lost all bowel control, has diabetes and all the salt ever?
 
2022-03-20 2:27:46 PM  
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/ A visual depiction of journal entries 1 - 30, I assume
 
2022-03-20 2:29:23 PM  
Wow, another "experiment" from another attention whore.
Spurlock worked to make himself unhealthy. Ordered more food than he wanted. Forced himself to finish meals when he wasn't hungry. Kept no real records except his dumb handheld camera pointed at himself.
Got unspecified "stop doing this" recommendations from his doctor, because guess what, he was over-eating and the doctor thought he was being a dumbass.

Then after his 30 days of McDonald's, his wife put him on a "cleanse" which was just as unscientific and not particularly healthy either.

After the movie came out, some bodybuilder went to McDonald's every day for 30 days, nothing happened, and no one cared, because confirmation bias.
 
2022-03-20 2:29:43 PM  

Notabunny: FTA    "Day 20 I placed my order at the wrong Taco Bell."

There's a right one?


Yes.  It's called "Del Taco."
 
2022-03-20 2:30:05 PM  

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/ A visual depiction of journal entries 1 - 30, I assume


Taco Bell in two words: Sphinctoral Firehose
 
2022-03-20 2:31:23 PM  
No longer buoyed by novelty or optimism, I began to dread these final Taco Bell runs.

Phrasing?
 
2022-03-20 2:32:00 PM  
"Our Quebec locations are closing. We love all of our Quebecois fans and hope to see you again soon." - Taco Bell Canada (@TacoBellCanada) January 7, 2022

Now might be a good time to separate, before they come back.

"We were sent here by God^WTrump to offer your Master a taco."
"I don't think he'll be too keen. He's already got poutine, you see."
 
2022-03-20 2:33:35 PM  

Elzar: Sphinctoral Firehose


I think I saw those guys open for Cannibal Corpse in the early 90s.
 
2022-03-20 2:33:50 PM  
CSB

We had a mini Taco Bell in the student union building. I ate there daily for the entirety of my junior year. Every day I'd wake up, wander down, meet with my clique at the time, and scarf down five crunchy tacos for breakfast.

Now, it's a bit easier to do when you're 21 and have to walk everywhere. I certainly wouldn't do it now, but 30 days is hardly an endeavor.

/CSB
 
2022-03-20 2:34:01 PM  
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2022-03-20 2:35:39 PM  
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2022-03-20 2:37:05 PM  
Not enough Fabreeze in the world to make that guy's house/apt. smell nice again.
 
2022-03-20 2:37:43 PM  
Cheesy Gordita Crunch with four packets of Fire sauce. That's my go-to meal when I throw all caution to the wind and decide to eat garbage.
 
2022-03-20 2:37:56 PM  
Poop thread!
 
2022-03-20 2:38:59 PM  
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2022-03-20 2:39:30 PM  

Drunk and Bitter Jesus: Poop thread!


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2022-03-20 2:40:30 PM  

moothemagiccow: Wow, another "experiment" from another attention whore.
Spurlock worked to make himself unhealthy. Ordered more food than he wanted. Forced himself to finish meals when he wasn't hungry. Kept no real records except his dumb handheld camera pointed at himself.
Got unspecified "stop doing this" recommendations from his doctor, because guess what, he was over-eating and the doctor thought he was being a dumbass.

Then after his 30 days of McDonald's, his wife put him on a "cleanse" which was just as unscientific and not particularly healthy either.

After the movie came out, some bodybuilder went to McDonald's every day for 30 days, nothing happened, and no one cared, because confirmation bias.


So... McDonald's is good?
 
2022-03-20 2:44:18 PM  
I was at McDonald's the other day. When I get hungry enough, fast food fries can be consumed without indigestion and malaise.

Large fry and an ice water was $3.91. Value meals were something like $8.99 - for total garbage. There was a drive thru line that almost ran over to the street.

Every table was filthy.

I don't understand how people live like that. People who forgot to pack lunch, sure. On the way to soccer practice with 8 kids, okay. To eat that garbage almost every single day, and do it willingly AND ENJOY IT seems like a farking mental condition.
 
2022-03-20 2:45:17 PM  
Why? What do you prove by eating at Taco Bell thirty days in a row? Nobody ever claimed that anyone should be surviving solely on the stuff. Many people would say once a week is too much for that kind of junk food.
 
2022-03-20 2:45:39 PM  
That was a bit nauseating to read after stuffing myself with with scrambled eggs, bacon, and home fries.
 
2022-03-20 2:47:37 PM  
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2022-03-20 2:47:46 PM  

moothemagiccow: Wow, another "experiment" from another attention whore.
Spurlock worked to make himself unhealthy. Ordered more food than he wanted. Forced himself to finish meals when he wasn't hungry. Kept no real records except his dumb handheld camera pointed at himself.
Got unspecified "stop doing this" recommendations from his doctor, because guess what, he was over-eating and the doctor thought he was being a dumbass.

Then after his 30 days of McDonald's, his wife put him on a "cleanse" which was just as unscientific and not particularly healthy either.

After the movie came out, some bodybuilder went to McDonald's every day for 30 days, nothing happened, and no one cared, because confirmation bias.


Wow, a body builder that has to consume massive amounts of calories to maintain his size had a different result than a sedentary office drone?

AER YOU A WIZZARD??
 
2022-03-20 2:51:16 PM  

Boo_Guy: That was a bit nauseating to read after stuffing myself with with scrambled eggs, bacon, and home fries.


I had a scramble with onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, cheddar with hash browns and pancakes at a monument to a time in American history that never actually existed. It was so much food.... I may never eat anything ever again.

/ it was worth it.
 
2022-03-20 2:51:18 PM  

iheartscotch: He lost all bowel control, has diabetes and all the salt ever?


Thanks to plenty of years of eating boy-scout cooked food, Taco Bell food simply doesn't tick my digestive track.  But I suspect that *daily* Taco Bell would be too much for my stomach, certainly if I overdid the cheese.  Then again, this guy  appears to have mostly just eaten the taco (yes, I RTFA.  Give me a timeout already for unfarkish activities) and could presumably not have digestive or calorie issues (doesn't appear to be drinking sodas either, what type of fast-food customer is this?).

Are they kept in business by accepted pot use?  Because the reason I used to eat Taco Bell was because it was cheap and somewhat filling, and I was broke and didn't always want to cook cheap stuff.  Now it isn't much cheaper than real food, and as gross as it ever was.  I think the only reason I might crave the stuff every year or so is the little sauce packets, and they were limited by Covid.

/that deal sounds good
//if and only if you only grabbed the taco, and you could walk to/from the Taco Bell
///I work 3 blocks from one, still not worth the time for a $0.33 taco.
 
2022-03-20 2:52:32 PM  

Kris_Romm: moothemagiccow: Wow, another "experiment" from another attention whore.
Spurlock worked to make himself unhealthy. Ordered more food than he wanted. Forced himself to finish meals when he wasn't hungry. Kept no real records except his dumb handheld camera pointed at himself.
Got unspecified "stop doing this" recommendations from his doctor, because guess what, he was over-eating and the doctor thought he was being a dumbass.

Then after his 30 days of McDonald's, his wife put him on a "cleanse" which was just as unscientific and not particularly healthy either.

After the movie came out, some bodybuilder went to McDonald's every day for 30 days, nothing happened, and no one cared, because confirmation bias.

So... McDonald's is good?


Spurlock ate nothing but McDonalds for a month, and he "supersized" the meal whenever it was offered.

At the time fast food companies were arguing successfully that they did not need regulation for nutritional information, and that their food was nutritionally no different from anything you'd prepare yourself from store bought ingredients.

So Spurlock offered himself as a sacrificial lab rat.

The film came out in 2004 and won major awards and garnered huge press. Three years later the first calorie posting laws being passed and taking effect in the US.
 
2022-03-20 2:54:13 PM  
I got shiatstains in my underwear reading the headline.
 
2022-03-20 2:56:01 PM  
I especially liked the part where he said he broke COVID quarantine and went back to eating in-person at Taco Bell a whopping 4 days after testing positive.
 
2022-03-20 3:01:49 PM  

bughunter: Notabunny: FTA    "Day 20 I placed my order at the wrong Taco Bell."

There's a right one?

Yes.  It's called "Del Taco."


we joke, but there can be a better one vs a crappier one.  I have three within 30 mins; luckily the good one is near work. Instead of the burrito being all shell and not much inside, this store is generous with the actual burrito parts of the burrito. A bean burrito will actually have some heft. They also have people who can wrap it correctly so it doesn't fall apart.
 
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2022-03-20 3:04:12 PM  
Haha taco bell makes you poop haha I'm funny

/This thread
 
2022-03-20 3:04:28 PM  
Since the dumbed down the menu selections Taco Bell isn't really worth going to anymore.
 
2022-03-20 3:07:13 PM  
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2022-03-20 3:08:30 PM  

thealgorerhythm: At the time fast food companies were arguing successfully that they did not need regulation for nutritional information, and that their food was nutritionally no different from anything you'd prepare yourself from store bought ingredients.


There's an episode of the Greatest American Hero where a burger place does precisely that, touting the wholesomeness of the bun and vegetables and meat.  Despite the mascot being a short fat guy.

/burger alert!
//burger alert!!
///burger alert!!!
 
2022-03-20 3:09:46 PM  
Haven't eaten at Taco Bell since the dropped the Enchirito* ... again.

*I hear rumors that they brought back the Smothered Burrito ... again.  It's an acceptable substitute.
 
2022-03-20 3:12:34 PM  
Jesus, that like ninety seashells.
 
2022-03-20 3:15:04 PM  
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2022-03-20 3:15:44 PM  

Spartapuss: Jesus, that like ninety seashells.


Sally could make a killing near a costal waterfront taco bell.
 
2022-03-20 3:17:18 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: iheartscotch: He lost all bowel control, has diabetes and all the salt ever?

Thanks to plenty of years of eating boy-scout cooked food, Taco Bell food simply doesn't tick my digestive track.  But I suspect that *daily* Taco Bell would be too much for my stomach, certainly if I overdid the cheese.  Then again, this guy  appears to have mostly just eaten the taco (yes, I RTFA.  Give me a timeout already for unfarkish activities) and could presumably not have digestive or calorie issues (doesn't appear to be drinking sodas either, what type of fast-food customer is this?).

Are they kept in business by accepted pot use?  Because the reason I used to eat Taco Bell was because it was cheap and somewhat filling, and I was broke and didn't always want to cook cheap stuff.  Now it isn't much cheaper than real food, and as gross as it ever was.  I think the only reason I might crave the stuff every year or so is the little sauce packets, and they were limited by Covid.

/that deal sounds good
//if and only if you only grabbed the taco, and you could walk to/from the Taco Bell
///I work 3 blocks from one, still not worth the time for a $0.33 taco.


Eating food made by the younger scouts on their first week of summer camp was a pallate and bowel cleansing trial by fire. I used to be able to eat anything after that.

Used to. After losing my appendix in my early 30s, my shiat hasn't worked right since.
 
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