Wednesday, June 15, 2016

22 Secrets McDonald’s Employees Will Never Tell You

Would you like fries with that?

1. Big Mac sauce is said to contain all the flavour in a Big Mac, except the beef.

Giphy / Via

And there’s supposed to be a slice of pickle in every bite. Soz, gherkin haters.

2. It's really hard to feel good about yourself in a hairnet.

3. The rest of the uniform's not much of a confidence booster either.

Pixgood / Via

Those high-waisted trousers .

4. People seem to get off on asking you how many stars you have.

Modip / Via

You’d have 25 stars for not punching people who ask you stupid questions if badge stars were even still a thing.

5. But not as much as they'll enjoy telling you how chicken nuggets are really made.

Giphy / Via


Giphy / Via

6. You look forward to being put on the dining area shift because it allows ample opportunity for hiding in the toilets.

Giphy / Via

“I’m just checking them”.

7. It takes less than 30 seconds to cook a McDonald's burger patty from frozen.

Giphy / Via


8. And there's no such thing as "flipping" burgers, because they're cooked from both sides at once.


They go in a grill like a giant George Foreman.

9. There's nothing like the pain of burning your fingers every time you try to fish out a bun that's stuck to the toaster.

Giphy / Via

10. Except for the agony of catching your elbow on the corner of a chip pan when you tip out a fresh batch of fries.

Giphy / Via

11. You'll spend your entire shift snaffling fries on the sly when you think nobody's looking.

Giphy / Via

12. Or sometimes the odd chicken nugget if you're lucky.

Giphy / Via

13. But then still eat the entire food allowance for your shift when your break comes around.

Giphy / Via

14. You dread your shift coinciding with pub closing time because that's when you get the worst weirdos.

Giphy / Via

15. You'll always get some chump ordering "a Big Mac, plain, but with ketchup".

Giphy / Via

So, not a Big Mac, then. A Big Mac doesn’t even have ketchup!

16. This:

"@iserveMcdonalds: can I get a #1 meal? Me: okay, what kind of drink?Customer: no drinkMe: okay so you don't want the meal"#mylife

— mcdemployees (@McDonald's Employee)

17. You find yourself deliberately ignoring customers who shout, "Helloooooo" into the drive-thru speaker if you don't take their order within half a second.

Giphy / Via

18. You dread anyone ordering a Filet-O-Fish because you'll have to cook it to order every time.

Serious Eats / Via

Because who the eff ever orders a Filet-O-Fish?

19. Especially if you wear glasses, because steaming the bun will cloud them right up.

20. Trying not to lose patience with people who wait until they're at the front of a long queue to decide what they want is a serious test.

Giphy / Via

21. Not quite as much as being polite to customers who complain about not having fresh fries, and then complain about waiting for fresh fries to cook, though.

Giphy / Via

22. But it's mostly worth putting up with, because free burgers!

Giphy / Via

And of course, money and a job.


The Big Mac sauce reputedly contains all the flavours of a Big Mac except for beef. A previous version of this post stated that it the sauce contains the same ingredients as a Big Mac. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById("update_article_correction_time_5107315").innerHTML = UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date('2015-02-27 04:54:47 -0500', 'update'); });

Read more:

The article 22 Secrets McDonald’s Employees Will Never Tell You was first published on Healthy

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Twittersphere spanks Obama over unprecedented abuse of “unprecedented”!/JPFreire/status/187626858978881538

Again! WH: It would be 'unprecedented' for SCOTUS to overturn Obamacare

— Joel Gehrke (@Joelmentum) April 4, 2012

Related via the Examiner:

President Obama’s spokesman reiterated that a Supreme Court ruling against Obamacare would be “unprecedented,” but even when explaining why that claim should stand, he fumbled Supreme Court history.

“It would be unprecedented in the modern era of the Supreme Court, since the New Deal era, for the Supreme Court to overturn legislation passed by Congress designed to regulate and deal with a matter of national economic importance like our health care system,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today. “It has under the Commerce Clause deferred to Congress’s authority in matters of national economic importance.” Carney also said that Obama does not regret making the comment.

But Carney’s history is incorrect. “Jay, that’s not true,” CBS’s Norah O’Donnell countered. “There are two instances in the past 80 years where the president — where the Supreme Court has overturned [laws passed on the basis of the Commerce Clause]: US vs Lopez and US vs Morrison.”

RT @Brendan_Buck: RT @StevenTDennis: @NorahODonnell giving Carney a whupping on Obama's "unprecedented" statement from Monday

— DonSeymour (@DonSeymour) April 4, 2012!/KatCiano/status/187625459444486144!/lex_et_libra/status/187628675477405696

!!!! RT @StevenTDennis: Norah O'Donnell giving Carney a whupping on Obama's "unprecedented" statement from Monday

— yaynative (@yaynative) April 4, 2012

What's #unprecedented is Obama's continued arrogance, power grabbing, and disdain for American liberty, constitution, and individual freedom

— Steven Slikkers (@StevenSlikkers) April 4, 2012

‘Unprecedented’? That Word Does Not Mean What Obama Thinks It Means: Here’s President Obama’s SCOTUS attack walk…

— Boss Tweet (@texasbryanp) April 4, 2012

U.S. Govt comprises three equal branches, each with check & balance authority to thwart invasive tyranny. #Obama #Unprecedented #HocusPocus

— C. J. Fontenot (@CJFontenot1) April 4, 2012

.@Factcheckdotorg declares President Obama's "unprecedented" claim "absurdly wrong" #tcot #ObamaCare #2futures #SCOTUS

— Cantor Press (@CantorPress) April 4, 2012

Good to know RT @jbendery: Was that Obama walking back his "unprecedented" comments in remarks to press on Tuesday? Carney: No.

— Brendan Buck (@BrendanBuck) April 4, 2012

Obama: "Supreme Court overturning Obamacare would be unprecedented" .. wait, it's been done 1,300 times #independents

— Precious Liberty (@preciousliberty) April 4, 2012

Shorter @PressSec: "By saying 'unprecedented', Obama clearly did not mean 'unprecedented', and he stands by it…" #tcot

— Wes (@FTWes) April 4, 2012

Thomas Sowell on Obama's "unprecedented"/SCOTUS comments: "In short, he is simply lying." Bravo!

— Erika Johnsen (@erikajohnsen) April 4, 2012



The Obama White House is addicted to the “unprecedented.”

Perhaps it was a sign when President Barack Obama sat down in January to record his first weekly address and announced: “We begin this year and this administration in the midst of an unprecedented crisis that calls for unprecedented action.”

What has followed is declaration after declaration of “unprecedented” milestones. Some of them are legitimate firsts, like the president’s online town hall at the White House in May.

But others the president wins merely on a technicality, and several clearly already have precedents.

The White House’s announcement of its unprecedented — “a first by an American president visiting China” — town hall meeting with students in Beijing, for instance, drew a collective eye roll in certain circles back home, namely among former aides to President George W. Bush, who had already been grumbling about Obama’s carefree application of “unprecedented.”

Read more:

Twittersphere spanks Obama over unprecedented abuse of “unprecedented” is republished from

Monday, June 13, 2016

Walmart threatens to scrap plans for 3 DC stores if living wage bill passes!/mtgrove/status/354694001124835328

Potentially big business news this afternoon out of D.C.:!/MacFarlaneNews/status/354695164024987650

The D.C. Council is set to vote tomorrow on proposed “living wage” legislation that would affect large retailers like Walmart.

More from the Washington Post:

Alex Barron, a regional general manager for Wal-Mart U.S., wrote in a Washington Post op-ed piece that the proposed wage requirement “would clearly inject unforeseen costs into the equation that will create an uneven playing field and challenge the fiscal health of our planned D.C. stores.”

As a result, Barron said, the company “will not pursue” stores at three locations where construction has yet to begin — two in Ward 7 and one in Ward 5. He added that the legislation, if passed, will also “jeopardize” three stores whose construction is already underway pending “financial and legal implications.”

The bill as currently written would require retailers with corporate sales of a billion dollars or more and operating in spaces 75,000 square feet or larger to pay their employees no less than $12.50 an hour. The District’s current minimum wage is $8.25.

Many on the Left are insisting that D.C.’s minimum wage should be raised, and they’re both rejoicing at this news and slamming Walmart:!/cstergalas/status/354705614695432192!/honorablelordk/status/354709686118907904!/TheLP_Frankie/status/354706340238733314!/maeve_mcdermott/status/354704831421743104!/13monsters/status/354715666416275457

But what these eloquent individuals don’t seem to realize is that when Walmart leaves, so do a lot of potential jobs for those who need them most:!/WashBizNeibs/status/354698527684833281

Relatively low-priced goods will also be more difficult to come by:!/Adam_Ulbricht/status/354704848148627456

Proponents of the living wage bill aren’t seeing the whole picture. As warm and fuzzy as it might make them feel to demand that workers’ pay be increased, what they’re forgetting — or ignoring — is that raising wages costs money. At some point for businesses, the costs outweigh the benefits. And higher costs for employers ultimately get passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices and employees in the form of job loss. Is that what the Left wants to push for?!/seanhackbarth/status/354690302289788928

If the bill becomes law, Walmart might wind up being one of many potential job providers discouraged from doing business in D.C. And then what?!/mosesmosesmoses/status/354687166670061568

‘Round and ’round we go.



President Obama pushes #LivingWage; Conservatives push back with truth

Hiring freeze redux: Obama pushes minimum wage hike; small biz owners say ‘will put me out of business’

That’s the ticket! Study suggests minimum wage should be $21.72

Big wampum: Sen. Elizabeth Warren asks why the minimum wage isn’t $22 per hour

Department of Labor finds its own human props to push minimum wage hike

Read more:

The blog post Walmart threatens to scrap plans for 3 DC stores if living wage bill passes is republished from Eat Healthy

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Boston, Chicago trying to shut out Chick-fil-A; ‘Not Chicago values’; Updated!/NathanWurtzel/status/228155854405394432

Because tolerance! RT @HuffPostPol Chicago official hopes to block a planned Chick-fil-A

— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) July 25, 2012

So what exactly did Chick-fil-A do again?

People think Chick-fil-A should be banned from Boston & Chicago b/c the owners hold the same views that Obama held 6 months ago.

— Lee Doren (@LDoren) July 25, 2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that the restaurant chain’s values “are not Chicago’s values.”

I'm not sure he meant this as the compliment it is. @RahmEmanuel on Chik-fil-A: "Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values."

— Keith Burgin (@KeithBurgin) July 25, 2012

"Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values," says Rahm Emanuel. Yeah, 1/3rd of Chick-fil-A management hasn't been charged with corruption.

— CJ Ciaramella (@cjciaramella) July 25, 2012

Rahm Emanuel: “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values” So, there should be 11 murders in one day in a Chick-fil-A? #ChickFilA

— LimeInDaCoconut (@EgoAenigma) July 25, 2012

Emanuel presciently told the Chicago Tribune that the North Elston Ave. location of the fast-food restaurant — which doesn’t yet exist, by the way — “disrespect[s] our fellow neighbors and residents” and gave some unsolicited business advice: “This would be a bad investment, since it would be empty.” So why not let the franchise owners waste their money on an empty building? Or is Chick-fil-A too bigoted to fail?

Michelle Malkin, Dana Loesch and others would like a few words with the cities’ mayors regarding priorities.

Hollywood Chick-fil-A hatred is bad. But Boston Mayor Thomas Menino's p.c. tyranny is far, far worse==>

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 25, 2012

Chicago and Boston must be doing great with unemployment since they're banning businesses from opening there.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 25, 2012

9.8% unemployment rate. RT @redeyechicago Alderman Moreno says no to a new Chick-fil-A in Logan Square:

— Brian Baranowski (@BBaranowski) July 25, 2012

@rahmemanuel It seems to me by denying Chick-fil-A in Chicago, you are also denying your citizens of jobs & business growth. Just saying…

— Connie Franks (@ladynchesapeake) July 25, 2012

Will Chicago’s attempts at chicken control be as successful as the city’s gun control efforts?

Are criminals in Chicago shooting people by the hundreds with Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, @RahmEmanuel ?

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 25, 2012

@DLoesch @RahmEmanuel Yummy chicken sandwiches must be committing all those murders in Chicago.

— Latino Conservative (@LTNConservative) July 25, 2012

I sure hope @RahmEmanuel shares his secret to solving unemployment & crime with other mayors too busy with both to ban businesses!

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 25, 2012



It looks like Boston mayor Thomas Menino has been hit over the head with the First Amendment bat. It’s finally dawned on him that he can’t block businesses for disagreeing with him:

Meanwhile, in Boston, Mayor Silvertongue backs down on Chick-fil-A:

— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) July 26, 2012

“I can’t do that. That would be interference to his rights to go there,” Menino said, referring to company president Dan Cathy, who drew the mayor’s wrath by going public with his views against same-sex marriage.

Menino acknowledged Cathy’s freedom to express his views, but was unapologetic about his own tough stance that’s become national news.

“Some people might not like these positions, but as mayor of the city of Boston, you can’t run and hide, and I’ll always protect people’s rights,” Menino said. “I’m right out front there and if people don’t like it, I feel sorry for them. But I’m the mayor of Boston and I get elected to make my opinions known.”

Trust us, Mayor Menino. You’ve made your opinions known. Don’t condemn others for doing the same.



Read more:

The following blog post Boston, Chicago trying to shut out Chick-fil-A; ‘Not Chicago values’; Updated is republished from Health Tips

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Breaking: Unhinged actor Rob Schneider uncovers massive CDC conspiracy!/RobSchneider/status/502934977001295872

Internationally-renowned autism expert Dr. Rob Schneider is on call and he’s here to tell you that vaccines — pretty much all vaccines, apparently — are hazardous to your health.


Well, it’s not exactly CNN. It’s actually CNN “iReport” — stories uploaded by random people that are “[n]ot verified by CNN.”

not verified


The story linked by Schneider was posted by “bobbydee2014” of Atlanta.

And if that doesn’t settle the scientific debate, surely these Twitter testimonials will:!/RobSchneider/status/502971084560666624!/RobSchneider/status/503001955363733504!/RobSchneider/status/503052787656445952

The proof is OUT!!/RobSchneider/status/503056538081427457

If Donald Trump is ever elected president, he won’t have to look far to find his Surgeon General.

Derp dee derp…


‘Still an irresponsible and shameless idiot': Clueless Jenny McCarthy hits vaccine and autism lies

Bill Nye the Science Guy teams up with vaccine truther Bill Maher to lecture Republicans about science

Donald Trump still pushing bogus vaccine-autism link

Donald Trump rants about vaccines and autism

Alicia Silverstone spouts nonsense about vaccines, pregnancy, and autism

Vaccine truther Bill Maher claims he was right about flu shots

Donald Trump: A lot of people agree with me about vaccines

‘New version of Clueless': Actress Alicia Silverstone takes the ‘idiot crown’

‘This kind of message is dangerous': Donald Trump connects vaccinations and autism; Update: Doubles down

Maybe Jenny McCarthy isn’t solely to blame for TNR writer’s whooping cough

Mia Farrow: Conservatives put kids at risk by being ‘delusional’ and ‘selfish’ anti-vaxxers

Kirstie Alley slams ad for antipsychotic drug; Update: Alley slams other mental health drugs


Read more:

The post Breaking: Unhinged actor Rob Schneider uncovers massive CDC conspiracy is courtesy of

Friday, June 10, 2016

Michael Moore says GOP impoverished millions for Obama to feed!/MMFlint/status/250398989483139072

Those heartless Republicans! At least President Obama wants people to be able to eat. And when it comes to the Obama presidency, “at least” is good enough for libs like Michael Moore.

@MMFlint right because under Bush millions of Americans starved. #dummy

— markb (@cubscoltsfan) September 25, 2012

@MMFlint when did the republicans impoverish anybody? Welfares been going strong since the 60s. Can't remember when they stopped it.

— dave (@dsimpson41) September 25, 2012

@MMFlint welfare state does nothing but make sure the poor stay poor. #Obama

— Andrew (@BoogKnight2002) September 25, 2012

@JeffChanceUSA @MMFlint And has obviously not missed many meals himself. Dosen't ' want to see that O took away jobs creating hungry ppl

— SLSTCP (@bodysouls) September 25, 2012

@MMFlint the people on food stamps are addicted to government and don't take personal responsibility, no one suffers when the rich get richr

— Matt Ford (@matthewaford) September 25, 2012

Oh, one more thing. Racist!

@MMFlint it's also a dogwhistle, of course

— Matt Seaton (@mattseaton) September 25, 2012

Read more:

The following post Michael Moore says GOP impoverished millions for Obama to feed is available on Healthy Living

Thursday, June 9, 2016

21 Reasons Cook-Out Is The Greatest Food Joint In The Whole Damn South

I’d like a spicy chicken sandwich with a double order of fries, please!

21. If you haven't heard, Cook-Out is a delicacy that's only served in select areas of the South.

Gerry Dincher / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: gerrydincher

It’s better than Five Guys, Checkers, Whataburger, and yes, In-N-Out!

20. The menu is full of delicious fried foods. Sometimes that food makes you want to weep, because there's so many things to eat, and you want to try everything.

19. And don't get me started on the milkshakes. They have more than 40 flavors, and they're thick as hell.

18. Seriously, the shakes are so thick you'll need a spoon to devour them. A straw just won't do.

17. No, I'm not weeping, you're weeping! *eats a spoonful of Oreo milkshake*

16. The fries are crispy and golden, ensuring that each bite is an enjoyable experience.

When I skipped class & went to CookOut 😂😂😂 S/O to CookOut tho 💯✊

— Real_Rovert33 (@DAVID RUFFIN‼ï¸)

15. You can also get your fries topped with ooey gooey cheddar cheese and bacon.

I don't know why but I never get tired of cookout lol 🙌

— _DailyRose (@Jasmine Rose)

14. And maybe you aren't a cheese person. That's OK, but don't forget to douse your fries with yummy seasoning.

13. Oh, and the nuggets. They're so flaky and juicy, just like a chicken nugget should be.

12. Seriously, once you bite into a morsel of Cook-Out food, you'll want to proudly wear any clothing they make. It's that good.

do you really love cookout if you don't have a shirt? 😎

— choleworld_ (@choleworld ✨)

11. Cook-Out also has the best hot dogs you've ever tasted. They're like plump sausages being carried safely in toasted buns. SO. GOOD.

Um, yes. I’ll take three of those, all the way!

10. Then there's the hush puppies, which taste like they were made from the hands of Zeus himself.

9. If you can barely handle how beautiful these golden morsels look, you'd probably shout once you tasted them.

8. And because it's located in the South, you know that the barbecue is poppin'. Don't forget the coleslaw!

Jimmy Emerson, DVM / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: auvet

7. Once you taste barbecue from Cook-Out, you'll automatically become grateful to the pig who died so your tastebuds could live.

6. And how could we forget about the burgers? Cooked to perfection, with the taste that they've just come off the grill. Are you drooling yet?

Headed to Chapel Hill to see #UNC smash tonight! But had to hit #Cookout first!

— TheHoldingTide (@Richard Orzechowski)

5. Just look at how thick that burger is. Aren't you sad you're not from the South? Otherwise, you'd know how enjoyable this is.

4. Another great thing about Cook-Out is that you can mix n' match your tray with anything. Yeah, I'll take tenders AND a burrito because I live life on the edge.

"@goldbrvcks: Cookout Tray or Iggy.RT if you had to look at Cookout Tray again. 😂 " 😂😂😂😂😭 RT


3. Sure, I'll take a burger AND a chicken wrap.


— _ramishaa (@Ramisha)

2. And then we have the golden onion rings, which were probably harvested by Demeter herself before they were dropped in hot cooking oil.

1. In all, listen to this guy: Eat Cook-Out because it'll change your life. #RealTalk

@EatCookOut changed my life.

— homachukawilly (@Joseph Davis)

Read more:

The article 21 Reasons Cook-Out Is The Greatest Food Joint In The Whole Damn South was originally published to