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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #200 on: November 02, 2009, 06:09:57 pm »
The crisis is still hitting hard in Iceland. McDonald's pulls out of Iceland and since then:Thousands line up for last Big Mac in Iceland.

Lol, guess it's too late now, but at least McDonalds went out with a bang :)
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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #201 on: November 03, 2009, 09:10:04 am »

McDonald's just did them a favor.  Eventually they will realize that.

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #202 on: November 03, 2009, 09:20:54 am »
I don't touch McDonald's. Haven't had it in many years. Gave up on BK a while back, after all four of us that ate there got violently ill and missed a week of work.

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #203 on: November 03, 2009, 09:22:11 am »

I rarely eat fast food at a chain but gave up on BK the day they made their fries into lactose sticks of death.

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« Reply #204 on: November 03, 2009, 09:34:10 am »
Yeah, I try to avoid it at all costs. Especially because of the cost (it takes a toll on your health and your wallet!).

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« Reply #205 on: November 03, 2009, 09:44:04 am »
Never understood why McDonald's is so popular. I kinda like BK though. Indeed not the fries, but the Double Whopper with bacon and cheese is nice.

McDonald's is clever with the toys. My kid sees that on TV and wants to go there. Of course then the whole family spends money there. I don't like McDonalds so he just has to suck it up and BK has toys too, but still. It does work.

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« Reply #206 on: November 03, 2009, 09:55:41 am »
I kinda like BK though. Indeed not the fries, but the Double Whopper with bacon and cheese is nice.

I used to. I loved their burgers, but then spent a week spewing from both ends and decided not to go back.

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #207 on: November 03, 2009, 10:49:21 am »
Never understood why McDonald's is so popular. I kinda like BK though. Indeed not the fries, but the Double Whopper with bacon and cheese is nice.

McDonald's is clever with the toys. My kid sees that on TV and wants to go there. Of course then the whole family spends money there. I don't like McDonalds so he just has to suck it up and BK has toys too, but still. It does work.
Answered your own question there. We're "converted" as kids. That combined with McD putting a location in absolutely everywhere. You can drive somewhere, come upon a small town with "nothing" in it, yet it will have a McDonald's. They are everywhere.
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« Reply #208 on: November 03, 2009, 10:58:33 am »
That combined with McD putting a location in absolutely everywhere. You can drive somewhere, come upon a small town with "nothing" in it, yet it will have a McDonald's. They are everywhere.


We have a McDonalds in the parking lot of our Walmart....and a McDonalds inside Walmart.

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #209 on: November 03, 2009, 11:11:17 am »
I liked McDonald's fries before 1990... when they were still fried in beef tallow.   :D

We had a BK and McD's side by side...  I would get a Whopper from BK, go next door and get fries from McD's...

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #210 on: November 03, 2009, 12:54:59 pm »

There is a McD's inside Gillette Stadium.  Everything there is $2 more than normal.  There is a McD's 500 yards from Gillette Stadium, too.

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« Reply #211 on: December 13, 2009, 01:11:24 pm »
One of those locations has a captive audience.  :)   Well, their rent is probably a lot higher too, to be fair.
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« Reply #212 on: December 14, 2009, 03:51:37 pm »
One of those locations has a drunk as hell audience.  :)   Well, their rent is probably a lot higher too, to be fair.

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #213 on: March 03, 2010, 10:59:16 pm »
Most fast food is terrible, not just in terms of taste preference, but in the quality of meat and other food staples involved in making the meals. 

It has been a while since I looked it up, but at last check McDonald's came in dead last in terms of the quality of beef and other meats they order and the freshness of their vegetables.  Highest on the list are restaurants like Wendy's and BK.  (Those two constantly trade places in the top spot.) While the top chains serve food that is considered quite edible by most nutritonalists standards, chains towards the bottom are barely fit for human consumption. 

So next time your kid wants to go to McD's tell them.  "Not a chance because I love you and don't want to slowly kill you.  Ronald McDonald IS Hitler." ;)

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« Reply #214 on: March 07, 2010, 03:54:19 pm »
Wendy's may use higher quality ingredients than McD, but it is still pretty damned awful.  Five Guy's seems pretty good, though I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack after every time I eat there.
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« Reply #215 on: March 18, 2010, 11:57:31 am »
Wendy's may use higher quality ingredients than McD, but it is still pretty damned awful.  Five Guy's seems pretty good, though I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack after every time I eat there.
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« Reply #216 on: March 26, 2010, 06:30:24 pm »
A long time ago (hopefully the NDA has expired) I did some cabling at one of the plants that makes pattys for McD's.  Big bins of meat -- Steaks -- Come in in big tubs, get dumped into a grinder, and come out the other end of the machine flash frozen.

No fillers.  No spices.  All meat.

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« Reply #217 on: March 27, 2010, 06:32:54 pm »
Ed . . . I'm not sure exactly that that is supposed to mean.  But the quality of McDonald's meat is terrible.  I don't even have to worry about NDAs to tell you how I know this -- I didn't have to sign one before putting a McDonald's burger in my mouth.
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« Reply #218 on: March 27, 2010, 06:42:47 pm »
Ed . . . I'm not sure exactly that that is supposed to mean.  But the quality of McDonald's meat is terrible.  I don't even have to worry about NDAs to tell you how I know this -- I didn't have to sign one before putting a McDonald's burger in my mouth.
Why is the quality of the meat terrible? Healt hazzard "terrible" or simply tasteless or something?

Their point is that the meat is plain meat and the way they prepare their patties, it's obviously meant to be an "ingredient" rather that the main item. They make cheap burgers and yeah, the meat is not supposed to stand out on it's own.
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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #219 on: March 28, 2010, 04:25:33 pm »
What about all those rumours about them mixing in corn meal?
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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #220 on: March 31, 2010, 09:30:31 am »
Just came across a clip of a guy who gets attacked by a swarm of butterflies:

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Re: Patrickl's whacky news
« Reply #221 on: March 31, 2010, 09:34:20 am »
On the topic of meat quality in fast food:

AN East Lancashire takeaway has become the first in the country to sell zebra pizzas

I guess it's just what you think is weird though. In Australia they have Kangaroo burgers :)
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« Reply #222 on: April 06, 2010, 09:53:40 am »
Women try to take body on plane at Liverpool airport
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« Reply #223 on: April 06, 2010, 06:38:30 pm »
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« Reply #224 on: April 07, 2010, 11:38:24 am »
Their mistake was trying to sneak him on so they could avoid the overhead storage fee (http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2010/04/07/cash-carry-spirit-airlines-charge-luggage-overhead-bins/?test=latestnews)
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« Reply #225 on: April 07, 2010, 11:39:52 am »
Their mistake was trying to sneak him on so they could avoid the overhead storage fee (http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2010/04/07/cash-carry-spirit-airlines-charge-luggage-overhead-bins/?test=latestnews)

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« Reply #226 on: April 08, 2010, 03:42:13 pm »
Finally evidence that cats share a common ancestor with humans:
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« Reply #227 on: April 15, 2010, 04:05:42 am »
The new 3D TV's reveal the truth behind the paintings of the masters:

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« Reply #228 on: April 23, 2010, 12:52:13 pm »
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« Reply #229 on: April 25, 2010, 05:31:13 pm »
Lol, clever.

Guess wacky robberies are a new thing. I came across this one



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« Reply #230 on: May 07, 2010, 07:08:25 pm »
Man arrested for growing pot in TV

Guy was arrested for growing marijuana in a hollowed out big screen TV. Guess people noticed that the TV image was changing really slowly.


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« Reply #231 on: May 09, 2010, 02:06:51 am »

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WTF?

The reasoning that leads them to conclude that he was scratching his nose is bombastically stupid.  It goes like this:

1. Guy shoots himself in the head.
2. No suicide note
3. Therefore, he must have been scratching an itch on his nose with his gun and then accidentally pulled the trigger.

Nobody saw anything.  They just went in and found a guy who killed himself but didn't leave a suicide note.
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« Reply #232 on: May 09, 2010, 05:28:39 am »
Yeah, not sure whether the police "investigation" or the headline is the wackiest  :P
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« Reply #233 on: May 19, 2010, 08:42:36 pm »
Maybe it -really- itched?
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« Reply #234 on: May 20, 2010, 11:12:23 am »
Hail storm in Oklahoma City.
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« Reply #235 on: June 08, 2010, 04:00:56 pm »
^This hail-storm was not fun. I was out driving when it hit (and hit....and hit.....and hit....)

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« Reply #236 on: June 08, 2010, 07:36:44 pm »
That was an interesting day to say the least that's for sure.
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