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An observation on Burger King - Elf M. Sternberg
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An observation on Burger King
Fast food is decadent. It's carefully tuned to hit the high points of the ape experience of eating-- salt, fat, sugar. Even the bun is optimized to remind your ape self of the pleasure of tearing flesh without much resistance, while the sauce is laced with smoke-flavorings designed to trigger the atavistic memories of meat cooked over a fire. If that's not decadence-- putting all of the pleasures of raw eating into one obscenely dense package, leaving out nothing, what is?

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urox From: urox Date: September 23rd, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's no strawberries in fast food! I want my strawberries! And broccoli!
sirfox From: sirfox Date: September 23rd, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
sadly, go to McD's
urox From: urox Date: September 23rd, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure that while apes at nuts, they didn't eat yogurt. ;)
From: codeamazon Date: September 23rd, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ugh...I succumbed to a 2for1 chicken offer on a billboard today.

When I hesitated before giving the dogs the mostly untouched sandwiches I realized just how bad they really are.
latheos From: latheos Date: September 23rd, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
As bad as they are, I'm still somewhat enamored of BK's egg-and-cheese croissanwiches. Granted, they're better than most of what's on the menu, but there are better options out there (Noah's eggmits are a guilty pleasure I don't get often enough, as there aren't any Noah's Bagel shops in our immediate vicinity). Heck, even many Subway's have an egg/omelet sandwich that is both tastier and healthier than Burger King (and is available all day, as opposed to only before 11am).

Dammit. Now I'm hungry.
shockwave77598 From: shockwave77598 Date: September 23rd, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
OG kill whopper with stick!!

*BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM*

pant pant, Og think burger dead now...

(a pickle falls off onto the floor)

AAAAAHHH!!!

*BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM*
hydrolagus From: hydrolagus Date: September 24th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Eating lingeringly, without worrying about getting back to hunting/gathering or avoiding being eaten. Making it dense and portable makes it trail-food.
gromm From: gromm Date: September 24th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I have a theory that fast food takes advantage of people at their weakest moment - when they're hungry *now*. As a result, people aren't terribly picky about quality at those moments. An empty stomach being the best seasoning and all that.
gipsieee From: gipsieee Date: September 24th, 2010 11:54 am (UTC) (Link)
It seems they also are set up to make people (or at least me) think their hunger is mire of a crisis than it actually is. I've walked in slightly hungry and willing to take bk as the best of bad options and found myself starving before I could get to the register.
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