While fast food isn’t necessarily very good for long-term health, who says it can’t at least be entertaining?
Malcolm Bedell’s “11 McDonald’s Menu Hacks That Will Change Your Life,” which came out in LA Weekly in 2013, did so in the extreme. In addition to listing a variety of McDonald’s off-menu dishes, Bedell boasted a suite of payment-evading ruses. These included what he called “dollar menu hacks,” for which one had to order two of the least expensive items on the menu and combine them to approximate the contents, but not the cost, of a regular-menu item. Below is the author recommending a Budget Big Mac:
It’s a little known fact that any sandwich on the McDonald’s menu can be ordered “Like a Mac,” as in, “Let me get a McDouble, but make it like a Mac.” There’s even a button on the register devoted to this task in some locations. So you can order the lower-priced McDouble—hold the ketchup and mustard, add lettuce and Big Mac sauce. Total price, with substitutions = $1.49, $2.40 less than a Big Mac and all you’ll be missing is the third slice of bun, some sesame seeds, and most of your dignity.
Vermonters care about what’s happening worldwide, but they are likely more concerned about what’s happening in their own backyard. We were raised to mind our own business and by doing so we could live next to a neighbor with whom we may have some disagreements, but still get along OK.
The app, called Natural Cycles, contains an algorithm that calculates the days of the month a woman is likely to be fertile based on daily body temperature readings and menstrual cycle information, a method of contraception called fertility awareness. Designed for mobile devices, it is intended for use in pre-menopausal women aged 18 and older.
“Locally sourced, organic Vermont satire” — the goal, of The Winooski, according to founder Adam Hall.
Hall, who also writes most of the articles on the site, says the idea for the satirical publication came while he was working on his blog, Tenor Dad (Hall is an opera singer, conductor and composer in addition to satirist.)
“I had noticed that some of the hyper-local articles that I had written [for Tenor Dad] had done the best, had gotten the most views,” Hall said Monday in an interview with Vermont Edition. “And I thought, ‘People really want to read about what’s close to home.’
“They want to read about what’s going on in town and I wanted to be funny,” Hall said. “I thought, ‘How can I combine those two things, where people can read about what’s going on in town and I can be funny? What if I started a Vermont satire site where I could take local issues and Vermont things that I’m seeing and talking to people about, but putting my own spin on them?'”