March 10, 2004


Stick to the healthier McDonald’s alternative.

Posted by Tim Blair at March 10, 2004 03:52 PM

Have one of each to be on the safe side.

Posted by: ilibcc at March 10, 2004 at 04:59 PM

Why the hell would anyone go to McDonald's for a salad in the first place?

Posted by: mojo at March 10, 2004 at 05:46 PM

Am I the only one to notice that the only way you can make healthy food taste like anything other than crap is to slather it in fatty substances? Thought not.

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at March 10, 2004 at 11:17 PM

I like McDonalds very much. Sometimes I remind myself to be sad for all the cows who had to die but my car died too and now I have to pay to have the cocksucker towed.

I forget what my point was, but you know. It all evens out.

Posted by: amos at March 11, 2004 at 12:27 AM

Mojo: my thoughts exactly. 'Salad' in a Micky D's is the lettuce, onion, pickle and ranch dressing in your Big Mac.

Any half-way decent salad is pretty fatty anyway. There's at least a cupful of olive oil in the vinaigrette, for example; the mayonnaise is basically egg yolks and olive oil (if it's done right and isn't out of a jar). Plus there's the salami, the nicely marbled roast beef, the fried chicken livers, the lovely smelly Dolcelatte or whathaveyou. Because let's face it, what kind of person except a tree-humping weirdo is going to eat leaves and berries without a good portion of dead animal or dairy products to go with it? That would just be wrong.

Posted by: David Gillies at March 11, 2004 at 03:13 AM

Hm, do you know *anyone* who goes to McD and orders ONE cheeseburger? Didn't think so. The salads are meal size, the "basic cheeseburger" is, um, well, you need at least three and a bucket of fries to make a meal. Pff.

Posted by: andy at March 11, 2004 at 10:14 AM


So fucking what? Fat's not evil. Without it, or something sugary, salad is just fiber and minerals. Like it or not- and lots of people hate it- you have to eat calories to survive. McDonald's is just one more source of calories.

It's not the Big Mac and it's not the supersized fries, it's that plus all the other crap you ate that day that turns you into a lardass.

Posted by: LabRat at March 11, 2004 at 01:00 PM

Andy beat me to it. Comparing a salad to *one* cheeseburger is like saying that a cheeseburger has less fat than a quarter pounder. A cheeseburger patty is (IIRC) .1 pounds before cooking. It has, at any rate, half the fat of a quarter pounder. And people don't probably get a big thing of nice greasy fries with their salad too often, either...

Posted by: Steve Sandvik at March 11, 2004 at 02:01 PM