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De-Friend Ten People For A Free Whopper
Posted by Pile
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|It hasn't escaped my notice that America's advertising industry continues to bundle product merchandising with insatiable selfishness between two sadism-seed buns. I thought I'd seen these campaigns peak with slogans like Twix's, "Two for me, none for you" campaign, or the myriad of commercials showing people making others suffer in tawdry amusement at the altar of materialism (My favorite was Toyota demonstrating how quiet their car's interior was by locking a passenger in the cabin with a light-sleeping flesh-hungry critter), but Burger King apparently went so far, even Facebook said "Hold the mayo!"
At the first of the year, Burger King released the "Whopper Sacrifice" application on the social-networking Facebook website, allowing Facebook users to dump 10 of their Facebook friends and get a coupon for a free burger. The application, which received widespread publicity, was used by 82,000 people to delete more than 230,000 friendships on Facebook.
On Wednesday night, David Swain, a spokesman for Facebook in Palo Alto, Calif., said the website had placed restrictions on the use of the application. Some concerns about privacy had been raised, because when Facebook friends were deleted, they were notified that it was because of the "defriending."
It's bad enough to have someone abandon you as a friend, but over a really bad fast food item? Isn't this one of the signs of the apocolypse?
Chicago Bans Foie Gras
Posted by wizeGurl
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|Because all crime has been eradicated, streets are clean and well-maintained, schools are top-notch, and politics are honorable and above-board, the Chicago City Council has banned the sale of foie gras by restaurants and retailers.
Foie gras is being banned because to make it, geese are cruelly force-fed until their livers swell up to 10 times their normal size. This is so much worse than penning baby cows up so that they can't move and making them anemic so they'll make the tenderest, most delicious veal, or cutting off chickens' beaks so they won't peck each other to death in their overcrowded conditions. Yep, the other factory farming processes (probably invented in Chicago, the meat-packing capitol of the country) are so kind and humane, we don't have to worry at all about eating what they produce.
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