So, you've just had a nice meal…

With plenty to snack on, all washed down with a few too many* Margaritas. Your stomach is full, you’re feeling content with the world, and you’re swapping a few bon mots with your fellow semi-inebriated wordsmiths. Suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you spot a plaque on a wall, somewhat hidden out of view. Being the inquisitive type, you peer in to read it. There are plenty of things it could be — but once you’ve read it, you really, really wish it wasn’t this:
Our fast food isn't just bad for you. It's REALLY bad for you.
Wow. Just… wow. I mean, I know that the US is a somewhat litigious society, and that modern life more or less guarantees that breathing in may in fact cause cancer. Still, I guess I can work out why it’s hidden in a corner, at the same time as wishing I’d spotted it before walking in.
*In this case, a few too many is equal to “I lost count, and in any case they were coming out in tumblers, which makes it harder to measure…”

About the author

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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