..because there must be more to life than buying stuff.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Pound Another Big Mac Down Your Gullet

Oh, you know you want to, and so does McDonald's. According to a report by the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity:

It costs 8 cents more to purchase a McDonald's Quarter Pounder with Cheese, small French fries, and small Coke (890 calories) separately than to buy the Quarter Pounder with Cheese large Extra Value Meal, which comes with a large fries and large Coke (1,380 calories). "McDonald's actually charges customers more to buy a smaller, lower-calorie meal," Wootan said.

This is admittedly an odd case, but you can see through to the heart of the problem (clogged with fat, though it may be): Americans believe that more is better, and damn the consequences. McDonald's should not be blamed. If they didn't offer more calories for the dollar, the joint next door would. Quit asking for it and they'll stop giving it to you.

Life is not about consuming the most consumables for the cheapest price! How about quality, healthiness, diversity, and moderation?

If you're reading this you probably already agree. However, if you found this blog while searching for food to fill your never-ending hunger, head to the nearest McDonald's and pound another Big Mac down your gullet. The fat will leave a nice waxy coating over your nagging sense of needfulness.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said friend. I feel that same thing about Taco Bell and thier attention grabbing Big Box Meals. For around 5 or 6 bucks, I can (and do) slam down two Tacos, a bean burrito, a grilled stuffed burrito, nacho chips and a large MTN Dew no problem. But it's alot like whacking off to animated porn. It sounds like a good idea at the time, but when you're done, you realize you've just killed some knuckle children over ink and watercolors.

10:05 PM, June 09, 2009


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