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Tue, Dec. 8th, 2009, 09:52 am
Rats: A perverse miscellany

Watch out for the special sauce on McDonald's new burger. (Not terribly original humour, but it does illustrate that the political movement that defaces billboards in order to subvert their meanings is still active in Brisbane.)

rattus_t_rat has posted his own (ratty) perspective on my new video.

Tue, Dec. 8th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)

Actually, I want to mentioned the burger seriously. I don't think ANYONE should buy it. Especially anyone NOT in the US. That I menas is that in teh US Angus is a beef form a lean meat steer that's allowed to graze. While this makes the beef a bit more healthy than the average burger in the US, overseas there's not much of a difference. McDonalds uses locally produced beef overseas as opposed to US beef. If you were unaware, in the US cattle farmers believe that bulked cattle is the best and they bulk faster when fed a diet of strict grain. As a result US beef is actually even less good for you than beef from Australia, the UK, Japan, or Brazil.

But I have a question for you, does Australia have the Burger King chain? If they do, you'd have a better burger from there if they use local beef. The McDonalds Angus is nothing more than a McDOnald's version of a Whopper. It just uses a more expensive beef.

But if you want expensive beef, try Kobe. XD

Tue, Dec. 8th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)

We have Burger King here, but most of the franchisees operate under the name hungry Jack's because of a dispute with a trademark troll when they first started business in Australia.

Tue, Dec. 8th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)

I guess you use a card image for their Australian division?

Tue, Dec. 8th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)

Wed, Dec. 9th, 2009 12:58 am (UTC)

Like Burger King.. but a lot more gay.... XD

Wed, Dec. 9th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)

So what does your non-poofy nothing suss version of the logo look like?

Thu, Dec. 10th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)

It's obvious that the Hungry Jacks sign is a take on this one. But here, they changed the logo and sign to look more like this. A decidedly lack of.. um... screaming pink.

Thu, Dec. 10th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)

Um, that's not screaming pink. It's manly blood red that's been weathered in the harsh Australian sun. (We take discolouration for granted here.) You would never catch us doing anything even remotely poofy in this country.

Thu, Dec. 10th, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)

It just turns poofy in the sun.. gotchya., ;-)

Thu, Dec. 10th, 2009 07:28 am (UTC)

You got it! ;)
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Wed, Dec. 9th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)

That would explain why Hungy Jack's are using an angry scotsman to promote their Angus burger.

And Burger King competed against itself in Australia? And lost? But I have seen a couple of Burger King outlets in Australia. Admittedly, one was in an airport, presumably to make the American tourists feel more at home, but I'm sure I've seen one out in the wild.

Thu, Dec. 10th, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)

You made it sound like Pokemon... XD Check the tall grass.

Thu, Dec. 10th, 2009 08:34 am (UTC)

> one was in an airport, presumably to make
> the American tourists feel more at home

Fly all the way across the Pacific to eat at... Burger King?!? Hell no!

Thu, Dec. 10th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)

I knew the Angus was a different beef, but as I understood, it's one with less fat. In the US most cattle are primarily fed with grain, so the difference between "common" beef and Angus woudl be noticeable to someone who paid attention. However, as the rest of the world realized that grain fed beef is a stupid idea (and I agree with that) it's harder to tell the difference.

We had to have Kiwis flown in a couple months ago to TEACH some cattle farmers how to graze their stock.

Tue, Dec. 8th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)

I've had their bacon & cheese Anus burger and it's surprisingly good for McDonalds. It's their only burger that isn't total crap.

It's still totally inferior to the Jack in the Box Ultimate Cheeseburger.

Tue, Dec. 8th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)

I would suppose that's an accurate description of the beef used by McDonald's!

Wed, Dec. 9th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)

If I want anus meat I'll munch on a hot dog, thank yew very much. Keep your miscellaneous parts out of my patties!