Super Size Me

Posted by Thomas Sun, 11 Sep 2005 23:16:32 +0000

Why are companies being demonized for giving us ultimately what we want? We love Wal-Mart for their low prices, yet we loathe them for the practices they use to obtain those same low prices. We love McDonald’s for their cheap, crappy food, yet we sue them for making us fat. When are we going to stop blaming other people for our own lack of self control and our desire for instant gratification? We have decided to a cheap price now. A cheap price that overrides the ultimately much higher cost of the long term price. You want cheap goods and you want a fare wage? Well, then those goods aren’t going to come from the work of your hands. Cheap goods don’t grow on trees.


I hope that everybody saw the comic that Marc sent. Essentially the classic line from “When Harry Met Sally”. It is especially pointant today as I have recently been thinking about how I am sure that it is going to be a while before I wind up with a girlfriend. For you see that I have been convinced that I simply want it too badly. And, as such, “me” doesn’t communicate at all to any girl that I’m interested in. Added to that their ability to smell how I am ultimately not ready…

As I think that I have mentioned here before, this cycle or game of trying to exude the fact that you’re ready because you’re not interested in dating. So, I say that I understand that things aren’t going to work out because I understand that I need to be much more comfortable in certain situations. So I become disinterested in dating because I know that I’m not ready, only to realize that my disinterest leads to dating, which leads me to realize that I’m not ready, which leads me to realize that I am, etc.

If that nonsense made sense to anyone, then you get a cookie. If you are one of these lucky/unlucky people, then please see your nearest fish for your cookie, courtesy of Bernies and their parents.

Posted in General, Movies | 2 Comments


  1. Marc said on September 12, 2005 @ 2:13 am:

    Haha…I’ll make sure to use a fish to pick up my cookie (also liked the soapbox tag, btw).

    I have to say, though, that I honestly don’t love McDonald’s for it’s cheap, crappy food. Because I have come to the realization that their cheap crappy food is not only (A) cheap but also (B) crappy. So in the interest of being redundant, I’ll explain that. Their food is cheap. Dirt cheap. And the profit margin they make is astonishing. Yet what do the workers get paid? Jack shit. (And I mean going all the way back down to the farmers/ranchers/slaughterhouse workers). Also, as mentioned, the food is crappy for you. So I guess I have become aware of just a little more of the world around me, and am doing my small part, even though it may not affect anything at all, by choosing to not eat there. This goes for most fast food, in fact. I’ve pretty much decided that it’s just better (both for me and in principle) if I don’t eat it.

    I still say you need to read Fast Food Nation. As far as Wal-Mart goes, they’re going to own us all someday. Unless Google does that first.

  2. cole said on September 14, 2005 @ 9:49 pm:

    Google already owns us, because they are controlled by the CIA. Or maybe it’s the NSA. Most likely, though, it’s some undisclosed government agency that we will never know about.

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