Would You Like Gesalt With Your Big Mac?

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home.

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3 Responses

  1. DensityDuck says:

    Cultural Appropriation with a side of friesReport

  2. I think that I shall never see
    A Wendy’s lovely as a treeReport

  3. Chip Daniels says:

    I yield to no one in my love of old buildings, but the truth is Piazza San Marco in Venice is and always has been a shopping center where people hawked glassware and tourist trinkets to everyone from Crusaders to the nouveau riche of the European empires.

    And the fabled public spaces of any ancient city were a chaotic mix of fast food stalls, moneychangers, and grifters playing 3 card monte.

    I’ve mentioned here once that as much as I might love the beauty of a Baroque manor house or Renaissance palazzo or ancient temple, the sad truth is that the cities of our romantic imaginings never existed but were instead pretty much like they are now, the magnificent edifices built on a foundation of corruption, slavery and injustice, and surrounded all their life by more of the same.

    So really, a fast food joint selling processed beef by products is probably the least offensive thing these fine old buildings have witnessed.Report