mCdonald’s still going strong (weak)

Approximately six or seven months ago, I shared photos from a personal experiment that involves a McDonald’s hamburger and a small order of fries. Today marks the ten month anniversary of this experiment. Basically, we purchased a burger and fries on March 27th, 2009, shortly after my return from Brasil. We then placed each item in a separate glass jar to see how long it would take to dissolve into liquid — as food is supposed to do. Below are photos I took yesterday, January 26th, 2010. The fries have hardly changed. Due to the sun’s rays, there was an ample amount of condensation in the jars but REMEMBER, they have been sitting in these jars for 10 months now!

McDonald's Fries after 10 months

For your information, i am fully aware of the film Supersize Me. i am also a fan of the filmmaker, Rupert Murdoch; however, I am a proponent of “seeing is believing”. Given that there are two McDonald’s within walking distance of me, I figured I would explore McDonald’s staying power…and now I know, it’s “food” that never leaves the body 🙂 and apparently it is rather addictive. I would challenge anyone to eat it, just kidding…This would not be such a good idea. Everyday when I see the jars on the window cill, I am reminded of how far people will go to make a fat buck or a pretty penny!

The bread hasn't even molded - feels funny calling it "bread"

I realize that for many many people, fast food is the only option they have when it comes to feeding themselves on a daily or weekly basis. This is sad and disturbing to say the least. It is cheap, fast, good, and seemingly filling. With the exception of fast, none of those characteristics are valid. I can only hope that more and more people of all backgrounds will discover this in due time. Cheap food is cheap for a reason … this applies to food just as much as it applies to shoes. And trust me, bunion surgery is painful but it doesn’t compare to a triple bypass.

Is it real meat from an animal - where do they find these preservatives?

Please share this with as many people in your life — especially the ones who eat at Mickey Ds, Burger King, Wendy’s, KFC, Taco Bell, Popeye’s, Chili’s, AppleBees, Jack in the Box, Arby’s, and the list goes on…I am almost certain that other “food” items from this long list would yield similar results.

Take care of your body, it’s the only one you have!

The burger from a different angle - 10 months old

oh yes, Tonight I went to see, Still Bill, a documentary about the great Bill Withers as part of BRIC’s Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn. For those who haven’t seen it, it will be playing at the IFC Center on Sixth Ave at West 4th Streets until Thursday, February 4th, 2010. If you do not live in NYC, there are screenings all over the country and/or you can purchase the DVD and host a screening!

Mr. Bill WIthers and Lala

Please go and support my friends, Damani, Alex, and Jon (and Mr. Withers too)! I have seen it twice and have gained so much insight from the words of Mr. Withers while laughing my bum off in the process. he is extra hilarious 🙂

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week!

Love, sunshine and smiles! /Lala

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Hosanna
    Jan 29, 2010 @ 14:58:44

    i love this project and i love you, keep doing the good work. h

    Reply

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