The french fry culture that is Japan

by on October 31, 2012 at 3:28 am in Current Affairs, Food and Drink | Permalink

The supposed employee added that other customers had complained. The issue seems to have been that the French fry eating went on for three hours, with the group eating sixty orders of French fries. It looks like one table was used for the feeding frenzy, while the adjacent walkway was packed with their friends who watched. Basically, the supposed employee seemed most upset about the lack of courtesy on their part.

What’s more the supposed employee pointed out that sixty orders of French fries the roughly the equivalent of one home crate of frozen fries.

“Plus, during our restaurant’s busiest period, 11am to 2pm, there was no prior notice about such a large order [from you], and this impacted what food and what tables we could offer to other customers.” The supposed employee asked them to be aware of the time. Though, this McDonald’s really should have been more aware of what would happen when a group of kids order sixty large fries.

That’s not even the main point of the story, good photos too.

For the pointer I thank Michael Rosenwald.

1 prior_approval October 31, 2012 at 3:45 am

Nice how the link goes first to an offline site – ‘Our New York City data center is still offline thanks to Hurricane Sandy.’ then to Kotaku’s emergency broadcast system (can’t keep a good geek down).

Which adds a small point to a longer held suspicion of mine – that this blog (much like Andrew Sullivan’s before he was forced to reveal what was behind the curtain) is not actually the work of a couple of GMU profs having fun on the Internet, but is instead part of a larger effort, undoubtedly with the approval of the director of the Mercatus Center, which simply presents itself as a two man operation while hiding the actual mechanics of the operation as far out of sight as possible (like some of the recent claims that credit is not being given for linking – possibly because the person doing the posting is not the person that actually found the link?). Meaning that no one but the most cynical Internet user would even begin to think about such an utterly banal reality, where what is presented as a casual public face is instead a carefully constructed operation.

2 nazgulnarsil October 31, 2012 at 4:12 am

…the hell?

3 RPLong October 31, 2012 at 9:01 am


And I will add that this comment pretty much derailed all discussion about the actual story.

4 david October 31, 2012 at 5:15 am

They’ve already said that they line up forward-timestamped posts in the past.

5 Tyler Cowen October 31, 2012 at 6:38 am

Even my research assistant does not help out here. It is a two-man operation, noting that a large number of “Assorted Links” come from readers who send them in.

6 Nigel October 31, 2012 at 6:56 am

I think you need to grasp the difference between cynicism and skepticism.

7 Rahul October 31, 2012 at 8:12 am

No. Skepticism and paranoia.

8 Claudia October 31, 2012 at 8:29 am

Be nice. There’s a lot above the fold and in the comment section that is logically inconsistent to others. Connecting dots is an essential skill here, but you have to learn when to stop. Sleep helps.

9 Jan October 31, 2012 at 7:13 am

Wow. Ha.

10 Brian Donohue October 31, 2012 at 9:38 am

To fully appreciate the brazenness of the operation, understand that the men behind the curtain flaunt their evil plans while throwing readers off the trail by inserting insane-sounding comments. Hiding in plain sight, as it were.

11 Mark Thorson October 31, 2012 at 9:54 am

“Evil” is such an emotion-laden term. We prefer “alternatively ethically enabled”.

12 Claudia October 31, 2012 at 9:59 am

What is passed off as humor here rarely passes for humor. I wish people got color coded bars when they were being serious. Wouldn’t look all that different.

13 Evan Harper October 31, 2012 at 9:57 am

By that logic, you’re clearly a composite character devised by the Koch Brothers to make left-wing blog commenters look like rambling paranoiacs.

14 Anon October 31, 2012 at 10:13 am


15 Dan Weber October 31, 2012 at 10:03 am

You forgot the RAND Corporation and the reverse vampires.

16 lvps1000vm October 31, 2012 at 6:16 am
17 happyjuggler0 October 31, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Thank you; I got something totally unrelated at TC’s link.

18 Urso October 31, 2012 at 10:20 am

Pretty clear at this point that the blog is entirely funded and operated by the Idaho Potato Council in an attempt to push french fry consumption on an unsuspecting readership.

19 peter d October 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm


20 msgkings October 31, 2012 at 11:40 am

Everyone making fun of you here just proves you’re onto something, right prior?

21 Rahul October 31, 2012 at 2:32 pm

No, its only conservatives that make fun of him. Actually, most of us get one dollar from Koch for each anti-prior comment.

22 Ape Man October 31, 2012 at 10:15 pm

If you get a dollar a comment I am getting cheated. All they will give me is half cent a word. That is why I go on so. If they gave me a dollar a comment I would write more short posts.

23 maguro October 31, 2012 at 1:44 pm

That can’t be the real prior_approval, there’s nothing about how great Germany is.

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