The Burger King Backlash Could Hurt the Republican Party
August 26, 2014
Republicans will look foolish protecting firms that want to opt out of the U.S. tax system.
Burger King Wants to Become Canadian to Avoid U.S. Taxes
August 25, 2014
Congress needs to close this absurd tax loophole.
March 04, 2013
I’m just going to come out and say it: I love horsemeat. It’s lean, yet tender, it is flavorful but not gamy; it’s delicious. Those IKEA meatball-eaters have no idea how lucky they are.
November 15, 2012
That was the year I wished our sentences had no periods. The year you said something meaningful about a constellation. The year I pretended to see it because that was the one thing I was good at. I smiled through all our arguments and you reminded me that English was not my first language. I said let’s go sit under the old high school bleachers because that’s what people do in movies when they want to see things from a distance. But there was a concrete stadium instead and under it only public restrooms. That was the year I thought a high school diploma could fill the hole in my stomach.
Has Hollywood Murdered the Movies?
September 14, 2012
How the richness of technology led to the poverty of imagination in American film today.
All Good in LaHood
April 23, 2011
What happened the last time you flew? Did an unforeseen delay stretch into an interminable departure-lounge purgatory, infused with the scent of Burger King, Cinnabun, and cleaning fluid? Maybe you were lucky enough to get on the plane as scheduled, only to be held on the tarmac for an hour or two, or overnight, like those passengers in Rochester, Minnesota, back in August 2009 (after which a passenger reflected, “Now I know what it’s like to be in hell”).
The Mystery Of Dysfunctional Retail Outlets
August 10, 2010
This weekend, I took my daughter out for ice cream at a local Gifford's, a popular ice cream chain around Washington. We went to the shop near my house, which used to do gangbusters business during the warm months, but has gradually slid into total dysfunction. The shop is out of most flavors -- there are supposed to be 30 available, but they had only 9. Unavailable flavors included such exotic varieties as chocolate and vanilla. The frozen yogurt machine has been broken all summer, and the freezer with pre-packed pints has been empty. The bathroom was out of service.
Promise Keeping in Kalamazoo
June 09, 2010
In Kalamazoo, Mich.
April 10, 2008
Taking things from trashcans is a criminal offense. At least it was for this poor fellow caught stealing waste grease from Burger King. Why on earth the Burger King manager cared to rat him out is beyond me. Maybe it was a case of You Don't Know What You've Got Until It's Gone? When the manager saw someone pumping the inedible waste grease into a truck, he suddenly wanted it? The brown grease suddenly looked gold? Biodiesel--made by combining alcohol (usually methanol) with vegetable oil, animal fat, or recycled cooking grease--is a good fuel alternative.
January 17, 2005
The Bangkok airport's Burger King normally isn't that crowded in the morning. Most Thais seem to prefer the nearby food court, which serves Thai rice soups rather than heavy egg-and-biscuit American breakfasts. But, on Monday morning last week, the day after a massive tsunami swamped Thailand and the rest of Southeast and South Asia, the area around Burger King is packed. Several Thai monks, dressed in the simple orange and saffron robes of the Buddhist clergy, their heads shaved completely bare, are surrounded by locals and foreigners.