Friday, November 16, 2012

Would you like fries with that? Today is National Fast Food Day

Usual Suspect proclaims today National Fast Food Day.

Fast food has come under increasingly harsh attack from so many quarters in recent years -- the Mayor of New York recently presumed to decide how big soft drink cups may be in the Big Apple -- an employee of the Cancer Prevention and Nutrition Section of the California Department of Public Health attempted (unsuccessfully) to bring a class action suit against McDonald's because she found it difficult to say 'no' to her six-year old daughter when the little girl wanted to go to Mickey D's for a Happy Meal -- we could go on, but you already have the idea.

Well, today especially, you can ignore these many and increasingly scurrilous attacks on one of our few thriving industries: Order your burgers with extra grease today. Supersize your fries without shame.

And for all the vegans and foodies and health nuts out there tsk-tsk-tsking, we say today is also the International Day for Tolerance. Technically, the United Nations set this day aside to "to encourage tolerance, respect, dialogue and cooperation among different cultures, civilizations and peoples," but don't bluenoses and fast food afficionados increasingly seem to belong to different civilizations, even when they are next door neighbors?

We here at The Blog of Days, in the spirit of compromise and public service, venture to offer this suggestion: Today, fast-food-eaters, after you've had your quota of Big Macs or Whoppers, knock on the door of the health nut next door -- and invite him or her to accompany you on a nice, long walk. You see, today is also Take a Hike Day. Work off some of those fries and turn the route of your hike into common ground.

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