McDonald’s in the Louvre
October 6, 2009 | Pics,Reviews,Weird News
We almost choked on our Freedom Fries reading this, but the Warholization of the world’s most famous smirk is now complete with a McDonald’s. Yes the Louvre, the world’s most visited museum is now getting its own Golden Arches.
The very worst thing to happen to a museum since the release of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, or when that nutjob went all Zorro on Rembrandt’s Night Watch, the outlet will be the ‘American representative in a rich and varied food court’. Because if there’s one term people the world over associate with food courts, it’s ‘rich’.
Perhaps this isn’t a bad thing. Maybe those arches can be put to good use as an educational tool: describing to museum goers the architectural concepts of “compressive strength”, and ‘tensile stresses’.
Speaking of weight bearing loads, a Big Mac with cheese contains a whopping (so to speak, we didn’t check out its Burger King competitor) 700 + calories and 18 grams of saturated fat—that is 88% of your daily recommended intake.
We eagerly await the opening of a White Castle at the MoMA.