cornflake
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Nov 6, 2012 cornflake commented on Savage Love.
@8 - I concur
Oct 29, 2012 cornflake commented on The Penguin Speaks.
I find it charmingly naive when someone who works for a newspaper frets about the state of the publishing industry.
Sep 21, 2012 cornflake commented on KFC in the Arab World.
I'm not entirely sure this is pertinent. Based on personal experience, KFC is not always considered poor people's food. So, I'm not sold on the idea that the worst off families will necessarily suffer.

Certainly, I saw firsthand that in China, India and Indonesia, these are young people's date restaurants or slightly nice family restaurants (think Olive Garden).

Some quick internet research reveals a similar price point for a Middle Eastern country (*a sample of one is obviously not statistically significant but I got tired after UAE and stopped):

Average low income salary in Dubai (looking at gardener, nanny and taxi driver on dubaifaqs.com) was 733.33 - 2166.67 AED

Prices for KFC meals were from some guy who said he lived in Dubai and gave an answer on yahoo.answers:
Extreme combo meal: 21 AED
9 pc family meal: 55 AED

Our lowest low wage earner could have 35 combo meals per month (barring all other expense), spending 2.8% of his pre-tax income on each meal. The highest low wage earner could have 103 combo meals in a month, spending .96% of his income.

Our lowest wage earner could afford 13 family meals (7.5% of income) and our highest could have nearly 40 (2.5% of income) - again, barring all other expenses.

To compare with an American low-wage earner (I'm using the federal poverty line of $23,050 per year - or $1920.83 per month - which is for a family of four). I'm also assuming what a meal at KFC costs because I fucking hate that place and their online menu doesn't have pricing.

Let's say: $7 for a combo meal and $20 for a family meal.
Our American wage earner could have: 274 combo meals (.36% of pre-tax income) or 96 family meals (1.04% of pre-tax income). The real cost of dining out in the UAE is much higher than for Americans, consistent with what I observed in other pricing abroad.
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Jan 15, 2012 cornflake commented on Jay-Z's Daughter Is a Big Booty Bitch and a Hoe.
"Jay-Z trying to ban the word b*tch after giving birth to a girl is like a mass murderer asking other killers to be nice to his relatives" - No, it's not at all. An appropriate (if ridiculously exaggerated) analogy would be, "It's like a murderer recognizing that killing is wrong, saying that he'll stop killing and asking other murderers to not kill either."
I don't remember anything but accolades for the Beastie Boys when they announced they'd stop singing "Girls" after realizing how sexist it is.
People frequently make bad decisions. Less frequently, they try to atone later in life. It's cause for praise, not scorn.
Jan 10, 2012 cornflake commented on Pope: Legal Gay Marriage Will Turn All Straight Men Into Cocksucking Power Bottoms.
"Pope: Legal Gay Marriage Will Turn All Straight Men Into Cocksucking Power Bottoms" - and that's a problem because...?
Jun 24, 2011 cornflake commented on The Best Link That I Have Ever Clicked..
Wow. I couldn't be better acquainted with his tongue if it was jammed up my twat.
Jun 24, 2011 cornflake commented on Savage Love Episode 244.
Sorry - "intro" rant
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