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The McGangBang is even more obcene than you might expect. (SFW)
March 6, 2009 9:07 AM   Subscribe

The McGangBang is even more obscene than you might expect. (SFW)
posted by erikvan (118 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's not a sandwich, it's a suicide attempt!

-Adapted from Bill Maher, who was talking about some crazy Dunkin' Donuts waffle-based sandwich.
posted by Mister_A at 9:11 AM on March 6, 2009


McDonalds has gone viral! The FDA is investigating the source of the outbreak.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:15 AM on March 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


If it weren't for the fact that it looks like the real items you can buy at an actual McDonald's (as opposed to how they look on TV), I'd call this a pretty sad attempt at virality. I mean, you can just buy a double cheeseburger and a filet o'fish separately and eat them separately with exactly the same impact on health, right? Many people order more than one "sandwich" there for a meal. This isn't like those monstrously large hamburgers or 18 pizzas with alternating layers of twinkies. It's a regular meal, but stuck in a blender.
posted by DU at 9:18 AM on March 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


Yes, on second thoughts this is probably an organic monstrosity rather than an engineered one.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:22 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


My disgusting brother downs the Big Mac/McChicken equivalent on a regular basis and claims he's never full.
posted by gman at 9:24 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


So is one made with a double quarter pounder (with cheese) and a crispy chicken sandwich called a mandingo party?
posted by porpoise at 9:25 AM on March 6, 2009


Oh god. I had a roommate who used to make something almost exactly like this when he went to the dining commons, except he called it the "Auswich".
posted by dunkadunc at 9:26 AM on March 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


What's the deal with all these gross food posts lately on the internet? Bacon-wrapped bacon with deep-fried bacon dressing et al. It's a joke that was funny the first time, but has since gotten old.
posted by kanewai at 9:28 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Time for a Fat Bitch.
posted by VicNebulous at 9:29 AM on March 6, 2009


Well that looks tasty unwieldy.

If you want two sandwiches, please eat two sandwiches. We've all been there, we'll understand. Mcdonald's sandwiches are not necessarily the most satisfying meal, and there are times you just can't decide between chicken and burger. However, putting one inside the other, while it looks like it might save time, will just lead to the heartbreak of greasy lettuce all over your pants and will increase the chance of face sauce* and open mouth chewing. Nobody wants to see that.






*I suppose this renders the McGangBang name more fitting. Do you ever gross yourself out sometimes? I do.
posted by louche mustachio at 9:31 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Don't shit in my mouth and call it a McSundae!
posted by orme at 9:32 AM on March 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


Shouldn't the term gangbang imply more than two burgers?

(that right there is a sentence I never thought I would say/type)
posted by mannequito at 9:33 AM on March 6, 2009 [5 favorites]


also, someone out there needs to wedge one of these bad boys in their scanner, ASAP
posted by mannequito at 9:34 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Time for a Fat Bitch.

The body-positive Sandwich.
posted by gman at 9:34 AM on March 6, 2009


White Castle is way ahead of them....
posted by jonmc at 9:38 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'd call this a pretty sad attempt at virality. I mean, you can just buy a double cheeseburger and a filet o'fish separately and eat them separately with exactly the same impact on health, right?

Or put the Filet-O-Fish in your pants and call it a McQuonsar. But that's a pretty sad attempt at virility.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:38 AM on March 6, 2009 [6 favorites]


I dunno, Mr. Pandemonium, I'm sure there are plenty of viruses in there.
posted by louche mustachio at 9:40 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Requisite link to the Big MacChicken [Previously discussed].
posted by mazola at 9:41 AM on March 6, 2009


I'd hit it.
posted by Spatch at 9:44 AM on March 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


McVom! I want McDonald's to start going viral with their McHammerburglar sandwich, which is basically a ballpeen hammer in a bun for people to start killing themselves with at the drive-thru.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 9:50 AM on March 6, 2009


That blog post is great--attempting to trace the spread of internet phenomenons is a dirty job but well worth the effort. Like everything good and holy, it apparently started in Daytona Beach.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:52 AM on March 6, 2009


McNuggitini anyone? (has the consistency of a milkshake)
posted by nam3d at 9:53 AM on March 6, 2009


I'd take one of these home, but I'd be afraid of waking up naked, wallet missing, and 'special sauce' all over everything.
posted by jamstigator at 9:53 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Rather surprised that the sandwich itself grabs attention here, over the fact that a bunch of nimrods can name a fast-food item after a sex act and then popularize the idea of ordering it at a restaurant chain where female teenagers make up a significant number of its labor force, to the point where no one involved bats an eyelash.

Would YOU be able to walk up to the woman at the counter and order one of these?
posted by hermitosis at 9:53 AM on March 6, 2009 [16 favorites]


Dear MacDonalds,
I never thought this would happen to me, but there I was in drive thru...

posted by doctor_negative at 9:54 AM on March 6, 2009 [10 favorites]


Rather surprised that the sandwich itself grabs attention here, over the fact that a bunch of nimrods can name a fast-food item after a sex act and then popularize the idea of ordering it at a restaurant chain where female teenagers make up a significant number of its labor force, to the point where no one involved bats an eyelash.

Would YOU be able to walk up to the woman at the counter and order one of these?


Repeated for emphasis. Ick, what the fuck?
posted by tristeza at 9:57 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Dear Metafilter members:

Your criticisms of the McGangbang constitute, at large, a violation of McDonald's advertising imperative for "loving it." Please be advised that in this thread and in future threads you are to state unambiguously that you are "loving it;" emendments to this phrase are limitedly allowed, e.g. "I'm fucking loving it," or "I'd eat this with my ass is how much I'm loving it."

(Note: "I'd hit it" is not an acceptable alternative, as that phrase is currently trademarked by pleasebangmywife.com.)

Signed,

Lawyers somewhere
posted by Skot at 9:58 AM on March 6, 2009 [9 favorites]


HAHAHAHAH. They should add BACON to it AMIRITE. You can bet I am being excited about this on the Internet.

Look at this nancy-cake, and then read my comment from the last baconfisting thread. Case closed.
posted by dgaicun at 10:02 AM on March 6, 2009 [7 favorites]


Pointless low-brow food porn. Nothing to see here.
posted by jeffamaphone at 10:02 AM on March 6, 2009


Here you go, lots of great snacking ideas
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 10:04 AM on March 6, 2009


Shouldn't the term gangbang imply more than two burgers?

Completely agree.

A McGangBang should be something like ...

* 1 White Castle slider, sans bun
* 1 Burger King Mini Burger sans bun
* 1 In and Out burger, animal style, sans bun
* all laid across an extra large McRib flank
* cover it with shredded cheddar, and maybe bourbon, and then roast inside a full baguette
* extra lube (ketchup, mustard, mayo, cock sauce) as necessary

also, the trifecta.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:09 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Your nancy-cake is 403, sir.

You'd be surprised. Lots of fat people do eat this shit. But yes, lots of look-at-me types do too, I suppose.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:11 AM on March 6, 2009


Until I saw the "SFW" I expected a fast, low-quality gangbang.
posted by hayvac at 10:22 AM on March 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


good call mrgrimm. add a deep fried pickle as an appetizer and it hits gangbang status.


also; MetaFilter - "I'd eat this with my ass is how much I'm loving it."

(couldn't resist..)
posted by mannequito at 10:27 AM on March 6, 2009


That can usually be had at Hardees.
posted by Atom12 at 10:27 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Hey man, this is our store policy, to preserve the integrity of the hamburger, and you’re going to do what you’re going to do and I can’t stop you, but what you’re about to do . . . that’s really, really Not Okay."
posted by mattdidthat at 10:27 AM on March 6, 2009 [19 favorites]


Would YOU be able to walk up to the woman at the counter and order one of these?

It was originally called the McGGG, but the name din't take.
posted by kosem at 10:42 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Keep eating these, that I might more easily steal your women. If you are a woman you probably don't eat shit like this anyway.
posted by Mister_A at 10:44 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


As someone who is counting calories to lose weight, these links always make my diet a little easier. Because I don't have to count what I throw up in disgust.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:46 AM on March 6, 2009


You know, up until about 30 seconds ago, part of me was contemplating a quick lunch at McD's today.

Now I'm just thinking about a salad.
posted by never used baby shoes at 10:48 AM on March 6, 2009


I have had enough of this burger blasphemy. Cheese burgers are the coolest food ever they are meant to be loved and treated with respect. The internet is ruining everything I love, it is ruining bacon and now it it coming after my precious burgers. Well I will not stand for this!
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 at 10:49 AM on March 6, 2009


This is why the terrorists hate us.
posted by JeffK at 10:58 AM on March 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


Yeah, it seems funny for about half a second then you think of some teenage girl on minimum wage having to smile whilst some frat boy fucko order a McGangbang, his fucko mate films her on a mobile phone then they giggle at their own Wildean genius and then upload it to Youtube.

Nice!
posted by ClanvidHorse at 11:06 AM on March 6, 2009 [22 favorites]


This is nothing compared to In-N-Out's "x by x" where x is equal to the number of patties you want on your burger. So, if you went into In-N-Out and ordered an 8 by 8 you'd get a burger with 7 more patties than burger bun manufacturers intended were meant to be between two slices of bread. I'm just a bit old fashioned, I guess.
posted by christhelongtimelurker at 11:09 AM on March 6, 2009


This is why the terrorists hate us.

No, PETA's fine as long as you fake the meat. They created sea kitten because they thought everyone loved Lisa Frank, not out of anger.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:19 AM on March 6, 2009


My wife is amazed at how much our 4 month old eats (clearly he's not eating McDonalds yet). I'm trying to prepare her for the McDonalds eventuality. I told her that during my teenage years, I used to spend $25 at McDonalds, and she passed it off as an exaggeration. Then I elaborated: 6 cheeseburgers, 2 Big Macs, 3 Super Sized Fries, 2 supersized drinks, and 2 apple pies.

Suprisingly to me, I never once though about combining two pre-packaged foods from McDonalds and trying to improve efficency by parallel processing.
posted by Nanukthedog at 11:20 AM on March 6, 2009


So, if you went into In-N-Out and ordered an 8 by 8 you'd get a burger with 7 more patties than burger bun manufacturers intended were meant to be between two slices of bread. I'm just a bit old fashioned, I guess.

"GET OFF OF MY ---"
*knocked out by projectile burger*
posted by mannequito at 11:23 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


So, if you went into In-N-Out and ordered an 8 by 8 you'd get a burger with 7 more patties than burger bun manufacturers intended were meant to be between two slices of bread.

You mean six. In-N-Out buns were clearly designed to hold two patties. You ever have a single there? The bun:meat ratio is all out of whack.
posted by Bookhouse at 11:27 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


"x by x" where x is equal to the number of patties you want on your burger. So, if you went into In-N-Out and ordered an 8 by 8 you'd get a burger with 7 more patties than burger bun manufacturers intended

Seems like you should get 63 more.
posted by DU at 11:34 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


I had one of these on Tuesday. It's actually pretty tasty, I recommend it to anyone who was going to eat at McDonald's anyway. The flavors and textures work together better than a Big Mac. The Shamrock Shake may have been a bit much, but you only live once.

We did the math and it came in at 39g of fat. For comparison, a stock Whopper has 40g of fat. So it's probably not the best thing you could eat, fast food restaurants build their menu around worse.

Next up is replacing the McChicken sandwich with their chicken fingers, which my coworker dubbed "The McFingerbang".
posted by revgeorge at 11:36 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


You'd be surprised. Lots of fat people do eat this shit. But yes, lots of look-at-me types do too, I suppose.

Yes, I sure would be surprised. This just in: Look-at-me-types (read: scrawny, scruffy, dorky hipsters) dominate the look-at-the-nasty-shit-I'll-eat movement trite-ing up an Internet near you. "Do too" is a ballsy distortion. Is there any evidence "lots of fat people" participate in any of this? They must be wildly underrepresented compared to their representation in the population as a whole... but honestly I have yet to see even one. I mean, I'm sure some exist, but goddamn. See the people in the pictures in the website here or the website here.

I went through the links and collected the first 15 pictures I found of people eating a gangbang burger. You tell me what they have in common: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV.
posted by dgaicun at 11:40 AM on March 6, 2009 [19 favorites]


Ack, here's 15. Working version. "I suppose" there are some skinny attention whores in those pictures, buried among all those lard asses you see in there.
posted by dgaicun at 11:46 AM on March 6, 2009


I went through the links and collected the first 15 pictures I found of people eating a gangbang burger. You tell me what they have in common:

The all need to be punched in the throat?
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 at 11:50 AM on March 6, 2009 [17 favorites]


Ditto!
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 at 11:52 AM on March 6, 2009


dgaicun: They all look like assholes?
posted by rusty at 12:06 PM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


I went through the links and collected the first 15 pictures I found of people eating a gangbang burger. You tell me what they have in common

Selection bias. They aren't necessarily hogging all the food; just the megapixels.
posted by kid ichorous at 12:10 PM on March 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


I'd like to have heard the tape if the McNut hadn't been able to get this sandwich.
posted by thinkpiece at 12:11 PM on March 6, 2009


Until I saw the "SFW" I expected a fast, low-quality gangbang.

after seeing it, i'm not quite sure which i'd prefer. seriously, ick.
posted by sexyrobot at 12:16 PM on March 6, 2009


This is like the turducken for people who are even more loathsome than turducken-o-philes.
posted by Mister_A at 12:20 PM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


When I used to work in a McDonalds, when I was 16, we had what we called the 'McSurfNTurf' - which was a Big Mac with a Filet of Fish in the middle along with the beef. It was all different kinds of awesome.
posted by metaxa at 12:26 PM on March 6, 2009


You tell me what they have in common

Between 1-7 bong hits.
posted by kosem at 12:28 PM on March 6, 2009 [11 favorites]


The McGangBang ranks up there in the holy pantheon of WTF. It's a sandwich made from a double cheeseburger and a McChicken sandwich — where you put an entire . . .

SHUT UP SHUT THE FUCK UP! I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR STUPID MCDONALDS SANDWICH MASHUPS! WE'VE DONE IT ALREADY MOTHERFUCKER QUIT DOING IT OVER AND OVER GOD DAMN YOU.
posted by nola at 12:31 PM on March 6, 2009 [14 favorites]


This Is Just To Burp

I have eaten
the "foods"
that were in
the McDonalds

and which
you were probably
saving
for a heart attack

Forgive me
they were delicious
so greasy
and so sexy
posted by wretched_rhapsody at 12:32 PM on March 6, 2009 [13 favorites]


Selection bias. They aren't necessarily hogging all the food; just the megapixels.

Yeeeaahhh, I'm sure for every photo series on Flickr, there are hundreds, nay, thousands of others drinking McNuggetinis and eating bacon-wrapped bacon with deep-fried bacon dressing alone in the privacy of their homes, or uneventfully with their friends, just for the sheer intrinsic pleasure of this type of food.

It all has nothing to do with eliciting a reaction, so, naturally. And this is their lifestyle, so of course this real "hidden" majority are fat. Didn't you know that fat people unironically eat hi-larious Internet-y things like a blended supreme pizza poured like gravy on top of a bacon-wrapped turducken stuffed with jelly donuts and swiss cheese? I mean that's why fatties are so gross and fat. How else would they get so fat?
posted by dgaicun at 12:37 PM on March 6, 2009 [16 favorites]


"Grotesque McTravesty Fousted On Obese Majority: TMJ Sufferers Rejoice" = my headline describing this link.

also, re: the youtube video on that page -- GOD DAMMIT IT'S SANDWICH NOT SANDWHICH YOU DUMB MCDONALD'S EATING PEONS! FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 12:41 PM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


On balance, I agree with you dgaicun that this trend--the performative eating of "gross" shit--is distasteful. I also agree that this has more or less nothing to do with fat people or obesity. I suppose I'm just not particularly mad about it.
posted by kosem at 12:47 PM on March 6, 2009


No this is not more obscene than what I expect.
posted by pianomover at 12:48 PM on March 6, 2009


GOD DAMMIT IT'S A BURGER NOT A SANDWICH YOU DUMB MCDONALDS EATING AMERICANS! FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:13 PM on March 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


enough of this internet. enough.
posted by fourcheesemac at 1:32 PM on March 6, 2009


relax, dgaicun. i'm not trying to claim that the world is full of fat people drinking mcnuggetinis.

I was speaking to the amount of food, not the style. I think lots of fat people have eaten a mcchicken sandwich and a big mac in one sitting. I think it help makes them fat. I have engaged in similar activities that have made me gain weight.
posted by mrgrimm at 1:47 PM on March 6, 2009


Oh dear god, I know this guy
posted by mannequito at 1:52 PM on March 6, 2009


I'm sure for every photo series on Flickr, there are hundreds, nay, thousands of others drinking McNuggetinis [...] And this is their lifestyle

You're right, and I was only half serious about the sample bias, but I think there is an actual lifestyle being mocked here. They're slumming, telegraphically so, blinging out junk food in a culture where organic pine nuts and free-range starvation is the real luxury item. It's a grotesque parody of the (eating habits of) the lower class.

And for there to be slumming, there must also be slums. Obviously McDonalds didn't earn the "billions and billions" byline off a few girls with flapper haircuts; it's worth noting that this thing is nothing but the combination of two of their most popular burgers. As DU put it, "It's a regular meal, but stuck in a blender."

People order the "mcgangbang" every day, piecemeal. That, as I understand it, is the punchline here. Ha. Fucking. Ha.
posted by kid ichorous at 2:09 PM on March 6, 2009 [11 favorites]


oh good, then you can hit him so dgaicun and I don't have to.
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 at 2:10 PM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


In short, there are thousands drinking McNuggetinis, but not as McNuggetinis, etc etc. Which is why this is sad instead of cute and funny.
posted by kid ichorous at 2:10 PM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


damn it

this was in reference to mannequito's comment
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 at 2:13 PM on March 6, 2009


comment gangbang
posted by kid ichorous at 2:15 PM on March 6, 2009


yeah, punch 'im in the dick for all of us.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:18 PM on March 6, 2009


enough of this internet.

There's never enough internet.
posted by DU at 2:25 PM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


There's never enough internet.
Never enough good internet.
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:34 PM on March 6, 2009


"Oh dear god, I know this guy"

I do too. He was great in Knocked Up.


"I was speaking to the amount of food, not the style. I think lots of fat people have eaten a mcchicken sandwich and a big mac in one sitting."

"You're right, and I was only half serious about the sample bias, but I think there is an actual lifestyle being mocked here... People order the "mcgangbang" every day, piecemeal. "

Just don't ride into the lake with all that back-peddling, you might hurt a duck.
posted by dgaicun at 2:47 PM on March 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


Is there any evidence "lots of fat people" participate in any of this?

You mean beyond their fatness?
posted by fire&wings at 3:55 PM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


You mean beyond their fatness?

I am fat. I do not eat at McDonald's (not that I wouldn't, or haven't in the past, just that I...tend not to.)

My fatness is not really evidence of anything other than that 1) I am hungry for a certain amount of food, and 2) my body likes to turn a certain amount of that food into fat. It could happen the same way on sushi or Big Macs. It's as stupid to assume that fat people binge constantly on novelty fast food items as it is to assume that all thin people have anorexia nervosa and exist on dry lettuce.

Case study: my husband is thin. He wouldn't bat an eyelash at eating a McGangBang. In fact, he could probably eat two or three. I, on the other hand, would probably have trouble. We once had an eating contest at A&W, and he beat me soundly (score: 4 to 2.) But the ironic part is, all the kids behind the counter seemed to assume the tray of burgers was entirely for me, the fat lady. FUNNY HOW BIAS WORKS.
posted by peggynature at 5:47 PM on March 6, 2009 [26 favorites]


If you order multiple Jr Cheeseburger Deluxes at Wendys and combine them the screen says "Jr. Cheeseburger deluxe beefed up x times." I
posted by BrnP84 at 6:40 PM on March 6, 2009


I am fat. I do not eat at McDonald's

It's nothing to do with McDonalds, the McNuggetini, or the McGangBang, it's about excess. It's irrelevant that no fat person is pictured eating a McGangBang, the McGangBang represents the excess that ends in obesity.

My fatness is not really evidence of anything other than that 1) I am hungry for a certain amount of food, and 2) my body likes to turn a certain amount of that food into fat. It could happen the same way on sushi or Big Macs. It's as stupid to assume that fat people binge constantly on novelty fast food items as it is to assume that all thin people have anorexia nervosa and exist on dry lettuce.


Not really. Nobody is assuming that fat people binge constantly on novelty fast food items, only that fat people tend to be the ones eating excessively, indulging themselves continually, and in some cases eating terrible food at McDonalds. And they are usually also the ones blaming their bones, thyroids, their body for "turning it into fat" without ever bringing their own decisions into the equation.
posted by fire&wings at 6:52 PM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yo dawg! I heard you like to eat Mickey D's so I........aw, fuck it....
posted by briank at 7:14 PM on March 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


Not really. Nobody is assuming that fat people binge constantly on novelty fast food items, only that fat people tend to be the ones eating excessively, indulging themselves continually, and in some cases eating terrible food at McDonalds. And they are usually also the ones blaming their bones, thyroids, their body for "turning it into fat" without ever bringing their own decisions into the equation.

Wow, your pitiful selection of weasel words is not nearly enough to cover the repulsiveness of your comment's nose-upturned condescension. Better be fat than an asshole, I say.
posted by nasreddin at 7:43 PM on March 6, 2009 [20 favorites]


It's irrelevant that no fat person is pictured eating a McGangBang, the McGangBang represents the excess that ends in obesity.

Most people who are overweight do not indulge in this kind of excess. This kind of excess results in a severe spike in weight gain. Most people gain weight slowly over the years from indulging a little more than they should way more than they should. Putting the McGangbang and fat people in the same sentence makes fat people sound like disgusting toads whose food common sense is so low that they would eat this often... the kind of people who would eat deep fried lint.
posted by Foam Pants at 8:19 PM on March 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


6 cheeseburgers, 2 Big Macs, 3 Super Sized Fries, 2 supersized drinks, and 2 apple pies.

I would explode if I tried to eat a third of that.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 8:24 PM on March 6, 2009


These dudes act like they're rocking everyone's world, but wait till Paula Dean breezes in and shows everyone her "Lady's Brunch Burger" (a burger, a fried egg, and two slices of bacon squished between two Krispy Kreme donuts) like it's no big thing, and these guys' balls just drop off inside their pants...
posted by hermitosis at 10:06 PM on March 6, 2009


"Here's your McGangBang. Sorry it took so long. We were all lovin' it."
posted by YoBananaBoy at 10:44 PM on March 6, 2009 [6 favorites]


only that fat people tend to be the ones eating excessively, indulging themselves continually, and in some cases eating terrible food at McDonalds. And they are usually also the ones blaming their bones, thyroids, their body for "turning it into fat" without ever bringing their own decisions into the equation.

fire&wings: I appreciate your attempt to...whatever it is you're trying to do.

But I'd just like to state, for the record, that there is no stone tablet that exists anywhere with the "proper" amount of food a person is "supposed" to eat. I say this as someone who works in and goes to school for clinical nutrition, so I do not think I am uninformed in this area.

I eat what I'm hungry for. I know how much to eat, and which things to eat for the sake of my health and well-being. I'm fat because I live in a prosperous environment -- the same environment in which many people remain thin -- because I am hungry for a certain amount and type of food, and because my body has a propensity to hoard fat. Not because I have broken some universal rule that exists somewhere telling me how much and what to eat in order to have a socially-acceptable body size.

I do not doubt that I eat a larger amount of food than some, or perhaps most, thin people -- what I doubt is that, by virtue of my body size, the amount of food I am hungry for is somehow "wrong." For me, it is apparently all kinds of right.

I certainly do not partake in the kinds of "indulgences" commonly projected onto fat people. Notice how closely we tend to tie morality to food intake, and therefore body size. Doesn't that seem an oddly emotional way to respond to something that is really, at its base, just thermodynamics and biological diversity?

People come in different sizes and eat different foods in different amounts. I don't see it as something worth getting upset about.
posted by peggynature at 4:51 AM on March 7, 2009 [10 favorites]


You know what?

I would eat this, for the shits-n-giggles factor- and wouldn't have any qualms if I was hungry. When I go to Burger King I usually get three or four cheeseburgers, so this wouldn't be much different.
I would also have a Mcnuggetini, because it actually sounds like it would taste good- not like I'd want to have it every day. I'd love to try chocolate-covered bacon.

Of course, I usually only eat one meal in a day.
posted by dunkadunc at 9:15 AM on March 7, 2009


Is this the thread where metafilter finally grows out of "look at this gross food" posts? I would very much like that. This whole thing peaked way back during that SNL skit where they layer dozens of things around a taco, and it's become more pretentious, ironic, hipstery and altogether annoying since.
posted by tehloki at 10:15 AM on March 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


If you haven't checked out hermitosis's link to Paula Deen's obscenity yet, I'd like to point out that it truly did blow my mind. The whole time, I was thinking that the Krispy Kreme thing must have been a joke. It was not a joke.
posted by lauranesson at 6:44 PM on March 7, 2009


Like PeggyNature, I, too, am fat. Why? Because I have had, for 35 years, a disorder that causes my body to pack on the pounds. Over a three year period, I saw five doctors, none of whom diagnosed the issue even though I was presenting with all of the classic symptoms of the syndrome.

For a year, while still seeing those doctors, I watched every calorie and fat gram I ate. I cut out all overly processed foods (read: cookies, cakes, white bread). I worked out four times a week and walked a mile every day. Did I lose weight? No. I gained it. Gained it as if I were eating a McGangBang four times a day every day.

Finally, while lamenting about my weight gain to a specialist who was treating one of my symptoms, the specialist stopped me and asked why I hadn't been tested for this syndrome. It was the first time I'd heard of it. Since being put on medication for the syndrome, I have stopped working out, eat whatever the hell I want (which happens to be fruits, whole grains, lots of veggies, etc.) and I've dropped sixty pounds.

For those of you who think that folks are obese because they are lazy or eat too much, rethink that. Some folks are obese because there is an underlying medical issue that hasn't been resolved.
posted by LOLAttorney2009 at 8:43 PM on March 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


...the McGangBang represents the excess that ends in obesity.

Obesity is not an end. It's a means to an end.
posted by rokusan at 9:42 PM on March 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


Just don't ride into the lake with all that back-peddling, you might hurt a duck.

Oh, snap. You just got all Digg on me.
posted by kid ichorous at 10:23 PM on March 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


want.
posted by carpyful at 11:50 PM on March 7, 2009


Metafilter: not necessarily hogging all the food; just the megapixels
posted by jock@law at 7:43 AM on March 8, 2009


McBukake... one big mac and ten hamburgers (all with limp dill pickle) in a circle around a McChicken sandwich drenched in mayo and tartare sauce.

Yeah, I know. Trust me, I feel dirtier for writing it than you do for reading it...
posted by twine42 at 9:58 AM on March 8, 2009


Years ago when I still did that sort of thing, my friend and I "invented" the McMeat - Double Quarter Pounder and also please can you put a chicken fillet in the middle of the two meat patties. You had to be pretty drunk to want, let alone eat, one of these godawful things, but they provided much-needed bulk to your inevitable ten minute puke.
posted by turgid dahlia at 6:38 PM on March 8, 2009


For the life of me, I'll never understand how they decide which comments to sidebar.

Manatees. Gotta be manatees.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:33 PM on March 8, 2009


Point of order: is it too much to ask that when comments are linked as somehow exceptional from the sidebar, there be some kind of hint as to what the heck they are about if it's not abundantly self-evident?

'Cause I'm kind of wondering about why this comment was so awesome sauce.

I increasingly feel like the bewildered grandpa at a rave these days, and I don't like it, no sir.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:15 AM on March 9, 2009


you know, if "Eating Grossout Fast Food Monstrosities as a Stunt" was a topic in Stuff White People Like, then it'd be deleted, not sidebarred.

just sayin'.
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:55 AM on March 9, 2009


I agree with stavros- the comment was amusing, but it certainly wasn't the creme de la creme.
posted by dunkadunc at 4:04 AM on March 9, 2009


Is it just my post-modern cynical malaise speaking when I say that I really didn't think the majority of the eaters in those LULZ photos were fat? I mean, maybe when I was 5'10'' and had a 28 inch waist I might have, but today as a fairly normalized and normative adult, they just look...well...average. I think what they really have in common is that they are typical, fast-food eating (possibly stoned) schmoes. I secretly suspect that this averageness is their real crime to all of us beautiful flowers.
posted by mrmojoflying at 4:43 AM on March 9, 2009


On second though, never mind, Metafilter hates hipsters, not fat people.
posted by mrmojoflying at 4:49 AM on March 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


i think that was the point, mrmojoflying.

also, when i was 5'10" with a 28 inch waist, that's exactly the kind of thing i would've eaten. luckily, there wasn't a forum for me to easily publicise my disgusting eating habits.

future me will probably be thinking "damn, why was there a text-based forum that allowed me to easily publicise my disgusting mental habits?!??"

posted by UbuRoivas at 4:49 AM on March 9, 2009


and on postview: Metafilter hates hipsters, not and fat people.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:51 AM on March 9, 2009


I think that the comment may have been sidebarred because it represented a pretty decent amount of effort for a comment. FPPs have been made of much less in these days of slyt (which I pronouce slight in my head) posts.

With that out of the way, I'm not doubting that there are people that are overweight because they have significant medical issues that are out of there control. But for every person like that there are probably 3 or 4 who are overweight because they just like to eat and they see no need to control themselves.

I used to live in a small town in PA and there were people that would laugh at me and act offended when I suggest that they eat vegetables or fruit like it was some kind of crazy talk. And my brother worked at a Burger King, he said they got people at the drive-thru all the time who would order two value meals (with Diet Coke, which kills me) and then go park behind the store and eat both of the value meals themselves.

I feel even worse for the people that have a legitimate problem because of the people who just don't care. Is it wrong to be overweight? Maybe not morally, but it's not good for you. So maybe obesity is kind of like smoking.
posted by jefeweiss at 6:55 AM on March 9, 2009


I'm guessing the comment was sidebarred because it was a scathing rebuke to a line of reasoning that would be offensive to anyone who was following this thread or the ongoing obesity debate.

Of course, it's completely meaningless and without context for the 95% of the site that doesn't fit into the above categories.

(sigh)

Yeah, I think whoever sidebars stuff like this just kinda features stuff *they* think is interesting, regardless of what we would think. Like the "dry ice/steaks" comment. Or the "get a pig comment." Or the ..... (ad nauseum)

Anyway, gotta give them points for trying, I guess.
posted by Afroblanco at 7:36 AM on March 9, 2009


I once bought a McGangBang for my obese cat. It was to cheer him up after I took him to be circumsized.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 12:45 PM on March 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


(with Diet Coke, which kills me)

Ah, welcome back old friend. I've not heard you used for a while now. I thought people were learning...

1) For a lot of people Coke and Diet Coke taste completely different
2) If they taste the same, why 'waste' your calories on the Coke when you could spend them on food?

When we fatties drink diet drinks, we don't all assume that it's going to make us lose ten pounds by magic. Sometimes we just assume that we could use that high fructose corn syrup in the form of ice cream sauce instead...
posted by twine42 at 4:27 PM on March 9, 2009 [3 favorites]


I increasingly feel like the bewildered grandpa at a rave these days, and I don't like it, no sir.

Here, just take this colorful, candy-like pill. It's for your nerves, trust me.
posted by dgaicun at 4:39 PM on March 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm guessing the comment was sidebarred because it was a scathing rebuke to a line of reasoning that would be offensive to anyone who was following this thread or the ongoing obesity debate.
I just thought that it proved that people who photograph themselves eating this burger and then put that photo on the internet are hipsters. Did anybody expect anything else?

Most people who are overweight do not indulge in this kind of excess. This kind of excess results in a severe spike in weight gain.
I don't think that that is true. When I was fat I would regularly eat an entire bag of potato chips (1000 calories) in one sitting. I also ate large milkshakes (500 calories) as an in-between drink. I was fat because I ate way too much food. When I lost weight, I met many people who did the same thing (and I just read this story from a woman whose daily intake consisted of four egg-and-sausage patties with seven strips of bacon for breakfast; two cheeseburgers for lunch, and two double cheeseburgers with a milkshake for dinner.) Often it was mostly ignorance. I never really realized just how many calories those foods were. I honestly thought (I was young...) that potato chips were just potatoes and oil, so that there was not much wrong with that. Milkshakes were milk, which was also not that bad for you, I thought.
Eating way too much food does not lead to a severe spike in weight gain. For one thing, if you are fat you already need more calories to maintain your weight, so when I weighed 250 pounds I could eat quite a bit of calories just to maintain that weight. Also: even ridiculously bad choices like eating this gang bang burger are not THAT many calories. They may lead people to eat 500 calories more than they need. Even if you did that every single day, that's still only a pound a week weight gain.

It is still true that my husband can eat much more food than I can, without gaining weight and I am sure that there are fat people who never eat whipped cream or frosting. It is also true that most of the fat people I met through weight loss groups or blogs had some kind of aha-moment when they realized how bad some of their habits were. I have not met morbidly obese people who got obese because they just ate a little too much lentil soup.
posted by davar at 5:31 PM on March 9, 2009


A popular food item around these parts consists of a plate filled with two eggs, hash browns and a meat patty of some sort completely drenched in Chili. This isn't a joke food, its been around for ages, and is sort of a local point of pride: Wikipedia slinger entry.
posted by jester69 at 9:32 AM on March 11, 2009


Let's not forget poutine.
posted by kid ichorous at 9:38 AM on March 11, 2009


Metafilter: a fast, low-quality gangbang.
posted by CynicalKnight at 10:29 AM on March 17, 2009


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