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Mickey D's not just for the masses

(article, Culinate staff)

The Onion, that perpetually irreverent humor publication, recently ran an ersatz profile of famed intellectual Noam Chomsky. Titled "Exhausted Noam Chomsky Just Going To Try And Enjoy The Day For Once," the romp serves as a primer to Chomsky's criticism, while purporting to show the academic just trying to take it easy:

bq. After stopping at a roadside McDonald's, Chomsky was unable to enjoy the Big Mac he purchased, due to the popular restaurant chain's participation in selling "a bill of goods" to the American people, who consume the unhealthy fast food and thereby bolster the capitalist system rather than buying from local farmers in order to equalize the distribution of wealth and eat more nutritiously.

bq. Chomsky also found the burger to be too salty.

Take that with a grain (or three) of salt.