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Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:11 PM

 

Why the fuck?

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Reply Why the fuck? (Original post)
coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 OP
abelenkpe Jul 2012 #1
Recovered Repug Jul 2012 #2
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #3
unblock Jul 2012 #4
cbrer Jul 2012 #5
patrice Jul 2012 #6
HappyMe Jul 2012 #7
coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #11
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Jul 2012 #33
riverbendviewgal Jul 2012 #8
HiPointDem Jul 2012 #23
itsrobert Jul 2012 #9
coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #12
itsrobert Jul 2012 #17
coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #20
JI7 Jul 2012 #36
Lint Head Jul 2012 #10
coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #14
Lint Head Jul 2012 #26
lunatica Jul 2012 #13
coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #15
cherokeeprogressive Jul 2012 #18
DJ13 Jul 2012 #16
coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #19
itsrobert Jul 2012 #22
HiPointDem Jul 2012 #24
Gidney N Cloyd Jul 2012 #21
SoCalDem Jul 2012 #25
Stinky The Clown Jul 2012 #27
Gidney N Cloyd Jul 2012 #28
lunatica Jul 2012 #29
monmouth Jul 2012 #31
coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #32
barbtries Jul 2012 #30
toddwv Jul 2012 #34
Rex Jul 2012 #35
Aerows Jul 2012 #37

Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:12 PM

1. K & R nt

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:13 PM

2. Well, it could have been Chick-Fil-A. nt

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:13 PM

3. Because both are full of steroids.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:14 PM

4. good one!

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:17 PM

5. Get 'Em Jean Luc!

 

Pointing out the absurd...from deep space!

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:17 PM

6. K&R

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:19 PM

7. I seriously doubt any athletes eat there.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:24 PM

11. Me too. The high fat and caloric content (and low fiber) make

 

McD's a very unhealthy nutritional choice. Even if you buy one of their salads, the fat in the dressings pretty much neutralizes any nutritional advantage gained from the salad ingredients.

Ugh, is all I can say.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:47 PM

33. Well....actually....

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/17/olympian-weighs-in-on-eat-like-olympians/

http://www.refinery29.com/olympian-diets

As Much McDonald's As Athletes — And Spectators — Can Handle
Michael Phelps has publicly refuted the joke rumor that he eats 12,000 calories a day, but teammate Ryan Lochte, on the other hand, is known to have a bit of an obsession with fast food. While competing at the Beijing Olympic Games in '08, Ryan apparently only ate McDonald's throughout his entire two-week stay. He publicly announced backing off of the greasy goods in preparation for London, but we wonder how he'll fare with the world's largest Mickey D's parked just outside the Olympic Arena. If he does choose to slip into his old ways, it shouldn't be too hard to keep the energy up — after all, it'll only take 21 and a half Big Macs to meet Phelps' minimum.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:20 PM

8. geez

I do not eat at Mcdonalds

interesting piece here though on the design of McDonald restaurants

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/design-architecture/is-mcdonalds-winning-the-olympics-of-chic-fast-food-design/7929

McDonald’s is the official restaurant of the 2012 London Olympics–and, perhaps counter-intuitively, the chain could be the winner in an unofficial competition to be the world’s most stylish, design-conscious fast-food company.

This month, McDonald’s unveiled its second collaboration with elegant Parisian designer Patrick Norguet: free, reusable ceramic coffee cups that will be offered in France. The cups are nothing like the paper or styrofoam vessels emblazoned with the McDonald’s logo that most of the world is used to seeing. Norguet’s new McDonald’s cups are minimalistic and feature foam bands in a rainbow of lovely colors that aren’t brand compliant–they come in colors other than that of the golden arches: pink, blue, orange, even in gray and black. The McDonald’s logo appears in a very subtle way on the foam band and discreetly on the bottom.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:38 PM

23. all that delicate prose to hype a fucking coffee cup as the environmentalist second coming.

 

fuck mcdonalds.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:21 PM

9. Have you ever eaten British Food?

There's your answer.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:26 PM

12. That is an inaccurate national stereotype, imo. In London, the best

 

restaurants I ate at were Indian and Pakistani (run by the children and grandchildren of former colonial wards of the British Empire). Outside London, the 'Ploughman's Lunch' and other pub grub is really good and pretty cheap (or was back in the 80s when I was last there).

It ain't no Italy in cuisine, but British cuisine is a fuck of a lot better than McShite.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:31 PM

17. I lived in England for 4 years

The average pub/restaurant is pretty bad. You maybe able to point to a few exceptions to the rule.


I also spent some time in Italy. And they know how to cook!

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:35 PM

20. I'm no big fan of Anglo cuisine, finding it a bit on the bland side. But the Indian

 

and Pakistani curries and other yummies more than compensated for it. I also really loved traditional fish and chips and the vinegar thing they do. Really cool tasting to my midwestern taste buds.

But, yeah, the Italians and French are really good cooks. (Although, weirdly, the best food I ate in Paris was at Vietnamese restaurants on the Left Bank, but I was a poor student so couldn't do the haute cuisine thing there.)

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:57 AM

36. i was in Birmingham almost 10 years ago and the food was horrible , the soda was really bad also

i don't know if it was just the place we went but the soda was flat. it was really hot at the time which made it worse.

i was really hungry so at the airport we went to a burger king but they seemed to be out of most food and got some soda there which tasted like shit .

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:21 PM

10. Because death is profitable. Greasy food saves insurance companies money by killing people early and

makes a lot of money for drug companies who sell deadly drugs to people with high cholesterol and heart disease. Also the weight loss folks are making a killing. The Olympics is about money and money always wins. The gold goes to McDonalds.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:27 PM

14. That is such a dark vision that I'm sure it's true. Oh, brave new

 

world, eh?

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 05:45 PM

26. Long may Aldous Huxley's last LSD trip live.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:27 PM

13. Because they're the highest bidders

Why the fuck else would they be?

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Response to lunatica (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:29 PM

15. I'm sure that's the literal answer, but the juxtaposition of

 

athletic vitality against McShite (and the look on Picard's face) is what prompted me to do the OP.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:32 PM

18. Only rational answer in the thread...

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:30 PM

16. Because nothing says British cuisine like an American fast food chain

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:32 PM

19. LOL - Good one! - n/t

 

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:37 PM

22. McDonald's is a Global Company

The British Empire has a good number of them that do very big business.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #22)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:41 PM

24. founded & headquartered in the USA.

 

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:36 PM

21. Apparently they skipped the early qualifying rounds.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:43 PM

25. Blimey...they wuz winded after the 4 Big Macs..

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 05:53 PM

27. Because they were willing to pay more than anyone else for the title.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 06:08 PM

28. What do they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in London?

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #28)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 06:47 PM

29. Probably something that sounds like shit on a shingle

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #28)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 06:57 PM

31. A heart attack on ice...n/t

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #28)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 10:38 PM

32. A scene that shall forever live in infamy. Thanks for the

 

trip down McMemory Lane

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 06:54 PM

30. that's easy

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:25 AM

34. $$$$

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:49 AM

35. Because corporations own the planet?

And you thought it would be the Borg, silly biped.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 02:05 AM

37. It should be

Taco Bell. Only because I'd probably die of depression if I didn't eat from there once a week. When Hurricane Katrina came and washed/blew everything away, it was like fine dining when a Taco Bell finally opened 30 miles away. We journeyed there like it was ambrosia from the heavens come to earth.

You can have your McDonald's, you can have your Burger King. I will not miss Wendy's, and I will not miss Domino's. I'm not giving you KFC, because I like to eat from there sometimes, but if I had to give it all up for one, DO NOT TAKE MY BELL.

Eating a damn taco after not having one for months was glorious. I still get a little thrill every time I open a packet of hot sauce and bite into a Taco Supreme.

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