the test of time (McDonald’s wins)

Ok, I should be running out of the door right now but I wanted to post this before the weekend begins so you can show your friends and family.

Two or three weeks ago, I went to the Bronx Zoo with friends. One of them bought fries and I brought the left overs home with me to see if they can stand up to the McDonald’s experiment.

It will be two weeks today since I brought the Bronx Zoo fries home and they are basically a moldy soup now! They were purchased and jarred, May 21st, 2010.

Fries from Bronx Zoo, photo taken May 30, 2010

However, the McDonald’s burgers and fries are going strong. As you can see, there is a lot of condensation yet still they are holding up – like new!

McDonald's Fries, 1 year and 2 months old

McDonald's Burger, 1 year and 2 months old

These were purchased and jarred last year, March 27th, 2009.

McDonald's Bun, 1 year and 2 months old

Send this link to EVERY ONE you know who eats fast food and is not convinced that it is NOT real food! I want YOU to live long and strong:) that’s all.

Hugs and happy weekend!!!

*Lala*

happy anniversary mickey d’s

Saturday, March 27th, 2010 marked the one year anniversary of the McDonald’s fry and burger experiment. I don’t have much to say…the photos speak loud and clear.

McDonald's fries - one year old - March 27, 2010

McDonald's buns - one year old - March 27, 2010

McDonald's burger - one year old - March 27, 2010

SPREAD this blog post to any one who eats fast food on a regular basis please! Thank you for reading. *Lala*

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