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Beatdown in McDonalds!

Just a post about a vicious beatdown that took place in a McDonald’s in Maryland involving two Black girls who beat a White girl so badly that she went into a seizure. The video (after the jump) is not pretty.

Violence in another McDonalds almost kills customer
Here is another fine example of the trend of violence in fast food restaurants. Two black females beating the hell out of a white patron, while several black employees stand by and watch. One black male manages to provide the facade of assistance to the white victim in this brutal attack.

The two black females exit, then re-enter the store to continue the beating, until a an older white woman attempts to stop them from dragging the white victim outside into the parking lot. note: the black male employees have disappeared from camera view, even though they are plenty well capable of stopping the attack.

At the end, the white victim is beaten until she has a seizure, at which point the camera operator warns the black female attackers to flee, because the police are on the way. Note: he makes sure to repeatedly tell the criminal attackers to flee, instead of keeping them there for the police to apprehend. Less..

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The hottest coffee lawsuit ever!

OK, like us, here at coffee central, we know that you’ve all heard about the silliest lawsuit ever, the one that kick-started all of the goofy lawsuits you’ve ever heard about. Yep, it’s the McDonald’s coffee lawsuit. you know the one, where some addled grandmother spilled a cup of hot coffee on herself and then sued McDonald’s a bazillion dollars because somehow it didn’t occur to her that the coffee was actually, you know, hot.

Too bad that hardly any of that information is true.

Yes, a grandmother did spill coffee on herself that had been served by McDonald’s but as for the rest, well, let’s just say that there is more to that story than you might have heard. First of all, most coffee (especially coffee you make and serve at home heats up to around 140 degrees. The Mcd’s coffee had been heated to around 190 something of a significant difference). Plus, the grandmother in question had repeatedly asked for compensation in much smaller amounts which the lawyers from Micky D’s routinely scoffed at and ignored. Plus, when they finally got to court, it was revealed that “upwards of 700 customers” had already filed similar suits against the clown house in previous years, all of which MCD also ignored, because the complaints amounted to “were only one for every 24 million cups of coffee sold.” (Not exactly the argument you want to give in court, in front of a jury while an injured grandmother is sitting in front of you.)

Finally, the jury granted the woman $160,000 in damages punitive damages against McDonald’s for $2.7 million. The judge reduced the punitive damages to $480,000, and the two eventually settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.

Regardless of where you stand on the merits of Liebeck’s legal case, it’s hard to deny the sweep of the infamous “coffee case.” McDonald’s now serves its coffee in a lower temperature range, and the warnings about the dangers of hot liquids seem to grow continuously. Liebeck died in 2004 at the age of 91, three years before McDonald’s added iced coffee to its menu.

You can read the details to this suit here.

Man do we love coffee.

The Perfessor

Big Macs don’t rot

Apparently there is a story going around that McDonald’s burgers won’t rot if left out in the open air, giving rise to the question, “if they don’t rot, what the heck are they made out of then?”

Well, someone has actually done some tests and found out why this is true…

The internet was totally grossed out recently by images that showed a McDonald’s hamburger sitting out in the open for six months without decomposing or rotting. But one blogger dug a bit deeper, and it turns out no hamburgers rot.

Well, no burgers that are roughly the shape and size of McDonald’s plain burger, anyway. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt over at Serious Eats was tired of people slagging off the Happy Meal burger without any real scientific sense of what was going on. The Happy Meal burger doesn’t rot, sure, but he wanted to know why it doesn’t rot.

Yeah, that’s just what I wanted to know.

The Perfessor

I Am Iron Man

No, this post isn’t about Ozzy, but about some of the new fast food toys that are now showing up for the upcoming Iron Man film. I just wanted to share ’em with you, ‘caus I think that they are kinda cool (plus I didn’t have a better post for today).

Yep, that’s straws and Big Gulp cups from 7-eleven.

Personally I’m hoping for something from Burger King or McDonald’s but this is good for now.

The Perfessor

Killer dogs

Just when you thought it was safe to go out to a ball game, some over-eager yabbo with nothing better to do gives us this

Yesterday, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement on Prevention of Choking Among Children (PDF). A laudable goal, no doubt. One particular recommendation found in the report, though, has got the American public’s hackles up. The kiddie docs identified the hot dog as the food on which little Billy is most likely to choke and die. This is because of their “cylindrical, airway sized, and compressible” nature. And you thought Dan Aykroyd made them sound unappealing.

For a link to the video, go here

Seriously, though sometimes you just have to wonder how any of us made it as far as we have without killing ourselves because we didn’t know that the stove was hot, we need to cross at the light, and knives are sharp. Personally, I’m with the guy on the street being interviewed who says, “You know what parents are going to learn what to do? They are going to have to learn how to watch their kids.”

As an infant, my daughter chocked on a McDonald’s french fry. I was paying attention and solved the problem, I didn’t go out on a quest to change the shape of the way fries are made.

The Perfessor