commented on Liveslogging the Sixth GOP
@11 When Trump rambled about China, I had this nightmare vision of him putting on lipstick, naked, dancing to "China Girl." I need serious drugs and therapy (I mean, more than usual) now. My face was like your avatar.
Dec 24, 2013
commented on McDonald's Tells McDonald's Employees to Not Eat McDonald's Food
Random thought: why aren't there adult meals, along the nutritional guidelines of kid meals? I've never seen them offered at burger joints. A targeted box, maybe with website info (for all the underemployed people there for the free wifi, ahem).
Meal: a small sandwich, a small salad, apple slices, kid-sized fries, water/juice/milk. Those ingredients are on the a la carte menu, it's nothing new, but it's healthier than the soda/fries/big sandwich marketed to adults. Not that I mind getting a kid meal and giving the toy to someone who has kids. It's just a better bundle of choices to be eating, made easy to order and with a marketable advertising space on the box.
Yeah, yeah: fast food is horrible. It's still a reality. In some areas, though, it's the best "restaurant" on the bus route or near work. Some people work two jobs and that's the one hot meal that isn't a bucket of stress in their week.
Fast food places are already everywhere, so better nutrition there would have a wider benefit. It wouldn't be that hard to put better combos on the menu.
This notion is predicated on the idea that these places give a toss about the longevity of their patrons or the sustainability of their products. I realize this is a fantasy, but I can hope. Hope is the one thing I can definitely do.