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By R Mutt (Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 12:24:38 AM EST) MLP (all tags)
"Healthy fast food" fad over [:(] "We listened to consumers who said they wanted to eat fresh fruit... but apparently they lied."

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Let's do the Time Warp again | 25 comments (25 topical, 0 hidden)
The paedo stuff is fascinating by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 12:36:53 AM EST
All the subcultural stuff... I've always wondered how they keep their web activities hidden though, surely to build a community they'd need to make themselves findable, so opening themselves up to prosecution?

It's political correctness gone mad!

The Man who was Thursday by R Mutt (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 12:40:56 AM EST
Wonder how many of them are FBI agents though.

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Not a very safe way of doing it, is it? by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 12:51:40 AM EST
If I was a paedo, I'd be a sort of Lone Ranger paedo.

It's political correctness gone mad!

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kind of the point by alprazolam (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 03:32:55 AM EST
they need the  justification to keep doing what they're doing, not to mention the thrill they get from hearing what other people are doing. they can go from being "tormented souls" to....well, active pedophiles. i don't know that it's all new though, nambla has been around quite a while.

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Marine biologist troll? by gazbo (4.00 / 1) #4 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 01:27:59 AM EST
He argues that if dolphins were really that bright, they would jump over tuna nets instead of getting caught in them.

I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

I have seen some theory that suggests by Phage (2.00 / 0) #17 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 05:15:08 AM EST
That dolphins brains are also bigger becuase being mammals at sea they cannot reach a deep sleep. A large portion of the brain is then shut down sequentially to allow dreaming.

OT: Empirical tests show that Orcas are far more intelligent.

Or, we have no idea what intelligence is. The dolphins may be up to something.

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Regardless by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #19 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 06:58:53 AM EST
Dumber than an orca, perhaps, but clearly far smarter than a rat by any objective measure.
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``healthy fast food'' by lm (4.00 / 2) #5 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 02:12:52 AM EST
Here in the states the salads and other healthy fare that were offered by McDonald's and the like were small in size and more expensive ounce per ounce than the normal grease-fest options. I don't think those healthy options being not so popular necessarily says anything about the willingness of consumers to eat healthy but only that they for the most part aren't willing to pay more to eat a smaller quantity of healthy food.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
Also my impression by jump the ladder (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 02:23:47 AM EST
Of Burger King and Macy D's in the states was that they were even more down market than the British ones, catering to the poor who are more concerned with perceived "value" trhan healthy eating.

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There's probably something to that by lm (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 02:28:19 AM EST
If you're concerned about eating healthy to begin with, visiting the Golden Arches probably isn't very high on your list for places to eat.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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That's exactly it by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #20 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 07:01:03 AM EST
The best way to see that the thrend is not "over" is in the falling sales of the old-school fastfood restaurants. Sure MacDonalds couldn't sell healthy food...anyone into healthy food wasn't setting food in one.
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I wouldn't go that far by lm (2.00 / 0) #21 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 07:07:05 AM EST
In most circumstances I agree wholeheartedly. But exceptions exist such as when a family decides where to go out for a quick meal, it could be that the lone voice of reason gets overruled by the democratic process.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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Yeah, well by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #23 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 07:11:16 AM EST
I was in a MacDonalds just a couple weeks ago. The FoML really had to pee.

I really meant that "anyone making a choice of dining establishments that wants something healthy isn't going to choose MacDonalds".
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Well, as I see it by R Mutt (4.00 / 1) #8 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 02:33:27 AM EST
Basically it comes down to the chemistry. Fatty foods can easily be frozen and reheated without changing the texture and the flavour. Kobe beef for instance is routinely frozen even though it's a premium product, because it's so fatty the taste change is practially indetectable. Fresh food tends to lose crispness very quickly: frying tends to restore a pleasantly crisped texture. Fresh fruit and veg can't be stored for long.

So as I see it, all those factors tend to mean that unhealthy food is always going to be cheaper to deliver to consumers (in a modern economy and urban/suburban society).

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Well that and the fact that by ReallyEvilCanine (4.00 / 1) #9 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 02:37:17 AM EST
No one was serioiusly going to pay a fucking dollar for an apple or banana.

the internet: amplifier of stupidity -- discordia

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The sandwich and soup vendors by R Mutt (2.00 / 0) #24 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 07:15:42 AM EST
Who wander round our offices sell plenty of apples and bananas for a pound each. Plus the sandwich kiosks charge about the same.

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"fast" food by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #22 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 07:07:38 AM EST
If you walk into a Whole Foods near me (a supermarket that specializes in organics) you'll find rows upon rows of shelves with pre-made foods. In fact, I'm currently eating a meatless organic breakfast burrito and juice drink I bought there. Given the raw number of options, this sort of thing seems to be pulling in lots of dollars.

It can be done, but it takes an entirely different infrastructure from a fast-food place. (Like a real kitchen, not just fryers.)

Also, Subway sandwiches shops are relatively speaking, healthy (at least, they have healthy options) and they seem to be spreading everywhere.

Though yes, you do pay a significant premium for food that's not crap.
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They're not very nice either by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #11 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 02:42:19 AM EST
Greasy dressing and bits of minging factory chicken in them. Maybe people just aren't buying them from crappy fast food places.

It's political correctness gone mad!

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Time Sync Mind Warp by DesiredUsername (2.00 / 0) #10 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 02:41:45 AM EST
How pedestrian. Fear instead the Time-Mind Sync-Warp. (Not to be confused with the Time Cube Mind Control)

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Whoa by DesiredUsername (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 02:49:52 AM EST
Did someone fix it or did I just undergo the TIMEMIND SYNCWARP?

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Thanks R. Mutt... by superdiva (4.00 / 1) #14 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 03:38:28 AM EST
Now I'll be humming that song all day.


For we are many....
+1 Thanos of Titan... by atreides (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 03:56:37 AM EST
Most favorite supervillan ever! Definately check out the Thanos Quest and you'll see why!

Have you seen The Passion yet? Here's a spoiler for you: Jesus dies.
"...compassion is more than a 16 point word in scrabble." - MostlyHarmless

wow by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #16 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 05:00:25 AM EST
as much as I harassed randomxs for his anti-pedo stance, those paedos are one fucked up group. Teachers, kids camp counselors, piano intructors, hell, everywhere.. But are they really, or are they just tall tale telling ? That's the worrisome part.

The Book Pr0n by MartiniPhilosopher (2.00 / 0) #18 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 05:34:25 AM EST
had me giggling like a virgin school girl. That Amsterdam library was very tasty with the twirling staircase. And then you had to bring Dublin's Trinity into this naughty mess.

Sooooo many books. Soooooooooo little time.

Whenever I hear one of those aforementioned douche bags pontificate about how dangerous [...] videogames are I get a little stabby. --Wil Wheaton.

Dolphins by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #25 Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 07:15:58 AM EST
It's always amused me how mind-numbingly stupid some scientists can be when they work outside their field.
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Let's do the Time Warp again | 25 comments (25 topical, 0 hidden)