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Wednesday, September 24, 2003

deep-fried yummers
What's that? You say you don't have enough deep-fried appetizers to choose from? And you're concerned you haven't been consuming enough dead cow? Then I reckon that the newly-developed cheeseburger fries are right up your alley.

Honest to God, do we really need yet another way to ingest artery-clogging garbage? Is devising the perfect fry-worthy combination of beef, cheese and breading truly the best use of research and development labs?

Maybe it is, as there appears to be plenty of willing customers waiting to stuff their faces with these little cholesterol bombs. Also take note of this chilling foreshadowing:

"We want beef in dessert if we can get it there," [Betty Hogan, director of new product development] said.

How's that sound? Some beef jerky-flavored ice cream, maybe? Sheesh, sounds like some concoction Morimoto would make on "Iron Chef"...