debasing foodie

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Apr 26 00:33:43 UTC 2014

Probably apropos (derived from today's TV news):

Are people who are taking statins "foodies" because they tend not to
worry about their cholesterol levels and become obese by
overindulging in calories and fat and slothfulness?


At 4/25/2014 08:17 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>McDonald's has a campaign that may completely gut the meaning of
>"foodie." I've seen at least two of their billboard ads claiming
>"foodies welcome."
>My first reaction was to laugh out loud (literally, in the sense of
>literally), but afterward I wondered what it might mean.
>Perhaps it's an attempt to upgrade the image of their food by
>implying that if you eat at the Golden Arches you might be an
>epicurean. Just as holding a paper Starbuck's cup carries the cachet
>for knowing what's in when it comes to coffee, eating at Mickey D's
>might now imply that you know what's up when it comes to food.
>Searching for the image, I see Janice has beat me to the punch in
>her article "Requiem for a Foodie" at
> The article has a photo
>of Mcdonald's's debasing image, though Janice claims this campaign
>was simply the final nail in the coffin that was already prepared
>for the culinary cadaver.
>Benjamin Barrett
>Formerly of Seattle, WA
>Learn Ainu!
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