Saturday, November 19, 2016

Irony is not a strong enough word

Satire is, of course, no longer possible. And the only news source that is not fake is The Onion. I present the following FWIW:

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock opens pop-up chicken spot here 

By The Columbus Dispatch  • 

The man who made “Super Size Me,” the Academy-Award nominated expose of the fast food industry, is getting into the business he helped to vilify. Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has opened a pop-up restaurant, Holy Chicken, at 2405 Schrock Road,which is scheduled to be in operation through Tuesday. If the test run goes well, the location will become the first permanent home for thechicken-sandwich restaurant in 2017.

At the centerpiece of Holy Chicken’s menu will be a Grilled Crispy Chicken Sandwich, topped with slaw and pickles and served with a choice of two sauces: mustard or spicy. There also will be Lil’ Cluckers Chicken Tenders as part of the kid’s menu.

What sets the chicken apart, Spurlock said, is the humane manner in which it was raised. Last spring, Spurlock and two partners purchased an Alabama chicken farm where they are raisingtheir own free-range birds, free of hormones and antibiotics. The chickens are given a probiotic feed specially formulated with the help of a food scientist.

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While his company is still waiting for final nutritional calculations for the signaturesandwich, Spurlock said it is expected to contain between 750 and 800 calories.

“It’s a big sandwich,” he said.

When asked about the high calorie count, which exceeds the 563 calories of a McDonald’s Big Mac,Spurlock replied: “Well, maybe you shouldn’t eat it every day. I learned that lesson.”

At Holy Chicken, there will be no super-size option.
If you believe that the chicken is raised in luxury condominiums overlooking the ocean, and is then killed with kindness, please contact me to discuss your interest in buying a bridge between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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