Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Oh No, Mr. Bill!

Well, we've done it now.

According to a story on NPR this morning, after all those years of nagging at the French about smoking, and exporting McDonald's to Paris, it's finally happened: French women are getting fat.

And not only the women. The men are too. It turns out fewer French people are lighting up, leading (as it always seems to) to the munchies, and they're muching fatty foods. Result- the French are getting pudgy.

My only question is who the Hell could have persuaded the French, who are known for their advanced taste-buds, that a McBurger is fit to eat? Last time I had one it tasted like grilled cardboard, albeit grilled cardboard packing about 60 grams of saturated fat. So who's responsible? Has Bill Clinton been hanging out on the Champs-Elysees lately? Are they going to be renaming it the Chomps-Elysees?

Audrey Tautou says "Non!"


Joey Polanski said...


Caaaaaaaaaaara mia!

Colonel Colonel said...

Joey- welcome aboard! Great photo- but it's Anjelica Houston in the role that makes my heart go pitter pat. Here's a piece of useless trivia (is there any better kind?): in the TV series Morticia's mother, Hester Frump, was played by none other than Margaret Hamilton, better known as the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz.

Mike said...

I have found a healthy way to eat McDonald's burgers and to use tobacco. I highly recommend it to the French.

I pull the meat out and throw it away and then I just put a pack of cigarettes between the buns. It doesn't have nearly the calories and it is very high in the mineral Nicotine which prevents Mormonism.

Colonel Colonel said...

Mike- brilliant! As an added bonus, ciggy-burgers have a lot more roughage than anything McBurgerBlaster serves, and what with various additives, they might just have more actual nutritive value. Nutrative value. Nutrionative value.

huh. Apparently I'm channeling the Presidork. Can you say "Nutritionative?"

How about "Burgers of Mass Destruction"?