2005-01-12

Fries with that?

Thanks to Bora Ž. for this photo! I have meant for a while to post something about Professor Ante Kolega's project to preempt a McDonald's takeover of the Dalmatian tourist feeding sector by launching his version of authentic Mediterranean fast food, Srdela Snack. Personally I like Professor Kolega's idea -- a nice bit of fish with salad and white wine for only a little more than your typical fast food product. But as this photo from Kosovo suggests, the rush to globalised low cuisine might just be irresistible.

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Something tells me that this particular spot might not be observing all the terms of the franchise agreement, though.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Phantastic photo! Long live Balkan. On its way to Europe! Quod

Eric Gordy said...

The loopy NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman has a line in one of his books, "no two countries that both had a McDonald's had fought a war against each other" ... has anyone ever checked whether that is true?

coturnix said...

I could not resist, so when I got home I posted it, too, with a very different commentary ;-)

Perhaps the people in countries with McDonalds get too fat to fight so they quit starting wars? No, this does not explain the USA!#$%^

Eric Gordy said...

I didnt know about the turtles!

coturnix said...

Ah, you know the image - from the Flat Earth society - the World is sitting on the back of a giant turtle who, in turn is standing on the back of another turtle...and so on, turtles all the way!

Anonymous said...

The Kosovo intervention proved the rule wrong.

Anonymous said...

Balkan people have a very interesting sence of humor. But I guess they don't know they are the only ones who understand it.