Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lennie Bennet as food critic?

Lennie Bennett, art critic for the Tampa Bay Times, writes a paean about (sitting down?) the Mc Donald's fish sandwich as the "near-perfect indulgence". It is made from a real fish from New Zealand called the Hoki that will soon go extinct thanks to (you guessed) McDonald's suppliers overfishing.

The Filet-o-Fish has its devotees.

From the 3/31/10 NY Post:

"Cops said an irate man crawled out of his car and into the drive-thru window of a McDonald's in New Jersey just to get his hands on a Filet-O-Fish sandwich.
"His Filet-O-Fish was taking too long at 4:30 in the morning," South Brunswick Police Detective Sergeant James Ryan told".

From the 3/10/12 "Canton, Mississippi police say the 36-year-old shot a manager at McDonalds in the arm after ordering two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches and discovering that only one was in the bag."

23% of all Filet-o-Fish sandwiches are consumed around Lent. People may not be going to church, but they go to Mc Donald's.

Sounds like addiction to me. (jk)

See here: [Link]

McDonald's Filet-o-Fish Sandwich
Work by Satre Stuelke

Here's the tie to art in all this...the Radiology Art Project. Then-medical student and artist Satre Stuelke did a series of images made with X-rays of ordinary objects, including the Fish Sandwich, to give people a different and more scientific view of these things. He also used CT and MRI machines.

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