January 26, 2004

But his mother's glad he finally put some meat on those bones

Please brace yourselves for the harrowing ordeal of the documentarian who ate nothing but McDonald's for a month. The tales of his liver damage and weight gain of nearly a pound a day are bad enough, but wait until you see the McDonald's spokeswoman's canned response:

"Consumers can achieve balance in their daily dining decisions by choosing from our array of quality offerings and range of portion sizes to meet their taste and nutrition goals."

That is to say, if you eat any of McDonald's incredibly fattening food at one meal, you should balance it by eating five healthy meals. Or you could lower the portion size of your Big Mac by only taking one bite of it.

I'm also amused that two diet ads appear on the same page -- the South Beach diet, and, of course, the meat-heavy Atkins diet:


(Thanks to Boing Boing for the link.)

Posted by Francis at 05:41 AM