debasing foodie

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Apr 26 03:49:04 UTC 2014

The news did not use "foodie", as far as I remember.  I'm suggesting
that Janice's understanding might also be applied (in the large) to
the statin generation -- someone who eats a lot.


At 4/25/2014 08:37 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>Do you (the news) mean that a foodie is someone who simply eats a
>lot rather than someone who seeks out good food? If so, then Janice
>certainly knows what's up when it comes to the downward trend of the
>meaning of "foodie." BB
>On Apr 25, 2014, at 5:33 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
> > 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?
> >
> > Joel
> >
> > 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.
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