AIDS or McRibs everyday?? Vice magazine wants to know..

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    Jul 04, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    VICE Magazine..epitomy of hipster "journalism scum" dropped this question of the day. It's part genius... it is also deafeningly dumb.

    Would you rather have AIDS or eat only McRibs for the rest of your life.

    Perfect question for Real Jock.

    AIDS or McRib?

    http://www.vice.com/read/question-of-the-day---would-you-rather-have-aids-or-have-to-eat-strictly-mcribs-for-the-rest-of-your-life?utm_source=vicetwitterus
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    Jul 04, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    Question of the Day - Would You Rather Have AIDS or Eat Only McRibs For the Rest of Your Life?

    By VICE Staff

    Look, we all know McRibs are absolutely delicious. Nobody is debating that. But, sadly, if you were to eat strictly McRibs and nothing else three times a day, you’d probably be as dead as the bits of yoga mats they put inside the sandwich in less than a year. AIDS, on the other hand, is a largely treatable disease, and one that catapults you into a whole new dating pool complete with singles ready to mingle and a dating site that’s way better than OkCupid.

    In recent years the hysteria surrounding AIDS has subsided, but the hysteria around the McRib has not. It’s popular as shit. Every time McDonald’s announces its resurrection, young and old alike get in line to pay actual moneys to eat a thing that is probably dicier, health-wise, than grabbing a rat from the subway tracks and eating it raw. (OK, maybe not raw, but DEFINITELY cooked. Grilled rat is considered a delicacy in some cultures, you snob.) We decided to ask the man on the street which he preferred: AIDS, or McRibs?

    Hansel, skateboarder and photographer: Maybe McRibs. I’d just die early. You can probably die early with both… I don’t want AIDS.

    You’d still get liver diseases.
    Yeah, but with AIDS you have to go to the doctor all the time. With both you’ll die quicker.

    You’re probably going to have to go to the doctor all the time if you eat McRibs till the end of your days too.
    So… how about neither?

    David, intern: Eating McRibs. I love it! Who doesn’t like eating?

    I mean in this scenario you can’t eat anything but that for the rest of your life.
    Well, AIDS then, perhaps. Maybe it’s because I like to have options to eat, rather than just eating McRibs. But I don’t want AIDS.

    The restriction is only on food—you can drink whatever you want.
    AIDS then.

    Taylor, actress: Wait, like eating them just once?

    No, until you die. Nothing but McRibs.
    Taylor: I want AIDS.
    Stephanie, dancer: AIDS. You get free drugs, if you have insurance.

    Not quite sure that those would be the fun kind of drugs.
    Taylor: Yeah, I don’t know about the drugs. I need more variety and McRibs are disgusting; I don’t want to be eating McDonald’s for the rest of my life.
    Stephanie: I never eat McDonald’s, unless I’m like shiiitfaced.

    Kaylee: Oh God. I think the McRibs. I think it’s better than the alternative.

    Bear in mind that the McRibs option doesn’t make you invulnerable to stomach problems.
    Oh. Gross. I’d still pick the McRibs. Can I still drink healthy juices?

    Sure, anything. Just no other solid foods.
    Yeah, I’d take that then.

    Michelle, student: Eating McRibs. I eat McRibs.

    Have you seen Supersize Me?
    Yeah. Well, I’ve heard of it.

    It’s a documentary about a guy who decides to see what happens if he only eats McDonald’s for a month. He almost dies.
    I’d still eat McRibs. I don’t really care about food. I’m not a connoisseur or anything.

    You can drink anything you want, too.
    Oh, sweet! That’s totally the option I’d choose.

    And what about you?
    Derek, student: Um… uh… it kind of sucks to eat McRibs, but um, I guess I’d do that. Yeah, they both suck.

    You’d probably get worms in your stomach.
    Michelle: He doesn’t want to give me AIDS.
    Derek: I don’t know; I feel like the body does a lot to protect you from crappy things. People eat all kinds of shit and we’re still able to function.

    Romain: AIDS.

    Why?
    I don’t know. I don’t like meat, so I’d rather have AIDS.

    Martin: I don’t want to give my money to McDonald’s. One time in Brussels, the cashier gave me shit because of a spot on a bill.
    Romain: Fuck the corporation.

    Dylan: AIDS, because I hate McDonald’s. It’s gross.

    So you’d rather have AIDS?
    Yeah. You’re gonna die either way if you’re eating McDonald’s for the rest of your life.

    True.
    And you’re going to be fat; and you’re going to die. You’ll suffer as bad if you eat McDonald’s every day.
    Abi: I also choose AIDS. I love burgers, but I hate McDonald’s.
    Dylan: I’d starve to death, because I wouldn’t be able to bring myself to eat McDonald’s every day.

    But you can drink whatever you want.
    Dylan: Yeah, still no.
    Abi: No money to McDonald’s. It’s a fucking industry.

    Rosalie: McRibs. I don’t know, would you like have negative health effects from the McRibs?

    Yeah.
    Rosalie: I don’t know, I’d probably like to research which one would be more torturous and horrible.

    Well if you had to make a decision right now, which would you pick?
    Rosalie: Probably the McRibs, because eating McRibs for the rest of your life doesn’t have connotations and you can’t pass it on to other people.
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    Jul 04, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    JackKash saidVICE Magazine..epitomy of hipster "journalism" scum dropped this perplexing question of the day. It's part genius... it is also deafeningly dumb.

    Would you rather have AIDS or eat only McRibs for the rest of your life.

    Perfect question for Real Jock.

    AIDS or McRib?

    http://www.vice.com/read/question-of-the-day---would-you-rather-have-aids-or-have-to-eat-strictly-mcribs-for-the-rest-of-your-life?utm_source=vicetwitterus


    I give them so much credit for being punk rock and going there. It's friggin hilarious how people are seriously responding to such.

    I would eat the McRib everyday.
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    Jul 04, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    I'm so not sure what to say about this unusual choice. There is something intuitively disturbing about it, but I just can't put my finger on it. Somebody help me out here.
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    Jul 04, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    JackKash saidWould you rather have AIDS or eat only McRibs for the rest of your life.
    AIDS

    At least AIDS keeps you thin.
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    Jul 04, 2012 4:43 AM GMT
    I'm just shaking my head.
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    Jul 04, 2012 4:43 AM GMT
    BTW, stupid answer for stupid question = even.
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    Jul 04, 2012 5:36 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidI'm so not sure what to say about this unusual choice. There is something intuitively disturbing about it, but I just can't put my finger on it. Somebody help me out here.


    What you are picking up on is the casualness in whic random people are answering this question, which kind "casualizes" AIDS.. while also confusing aids and Hiv.. and then putting it up against something as not as serious as a McRib. Aids is almost an afterthought and you have dancers and art school student answering this with answers like "I want AIDS." Which is a sentence that by itself is horrid and will make you cringe. However it is so absurd that you laugh and then you become MORE uncomfortable with it and your reaction to it.
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    Jul 04, 2012 5:46 AM GMT
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    GAMRican saidI'm so not sure what to say about this unusual choice. There is something intuitively disturbing about it, but I just can't put my finger on it. Somebody help me out here.


    What you are picking up on is the casualness in whic random people are answering this question, which kind "casualizes" AIDS.. while also confusing aids and Hiv.. and then putting it up against something as not as serious as a McRib. Aids is almost an afterthought and you have dancers and art school student answering this with answers like "I want AIDS." Which is a sentence that by itself is horrid and will make you cringe. However it is so absurd that you laugh and then you become MORE uncomfortable with it and your reaction to it.


    Yes, I think you're close to the mark with the word "casualness". I don't have AIDS, but I have lived with HIV for over 27 years. I've buried a lot of friends and been to more memorial services than somebody 47 years old normally has attended.

    It is my hope that Millenials are smart enough not to forget the lessons of the fairly recent past...lest they repeat those lessons with some biological agent even more virulent than HIV.

    It can happen. I don't want to see this during my lifetime.
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    Jul 04, 2012 5:50 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    JackKash saidWould you rather have AIDS or eat only McRibs for the rest of your life.
    AIDS

    At least AIDS keeps you thin.


    4.5% body fat here. I get folks asking me all the time how I manage to stay so "cut" and "lean". I tell them that it might be my healthy lifestyle and diet, and that it also may be a long-term side effect (lipoatrophy) from 27 years of HIV and the Zerit (stavudine) which I took for 15 years. After I tell them this, I ask them if they really want to be as "cut" and "lean" as me. I have yet to encounter a person who responds in the affirmative.
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    Jul 04, 2012 5:54 AM GMT
    I would rather eat mcRibs honestly.

    Not to sound like a fucking jerk-off, but I could always exercise and balance out my mcRib diet. I feel like aids no matter what you do.... you still have this virus lurking inside of you, which is scray as fuck, considering you could just wake up one day completey sick and fucked up.... from something as common as a cold or whatever.


    full-blown aids, NO
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    Jul 04, 2012 6:18 AM GMT
    This is so disturbing because I want to say AIDs. I know myself, and I love food. After about a year of McRibs (which I find only mildly appealing in the best advertisements, and I don't like fatty meat) I think I would want to shoot myself. AIDS at least is treatable and could reverse to HIV with good care and luck. And quality of life can be pretty darn good too. I also think if I ate only McRibs, I would have only a few good years of health anyways, before the coronary kicks in.

    And I took care of my first lover for three years while he suffered from AIDS and cancer until the end, so I have a pretty clear picture of things icon_sad.gif
  • Buddha

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    Jul 04, 2012 6:23 AM GMT
    Awh seriously your McDonald's has ribs :C? Fucking unfair.

    All we got were regular hamburgers with Viking names.

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    Jul 04, 2012 6:39 AM GMT
    Import saidI would rather eat mcRibs honestly.

    Not to sound like a fucking jerk-off, but I could always exercise and balance out my mcRib diet. I feel like aids no matter what you do.... you still have this virus lurking inside of you, which is scray as fuck, considering you could just wake up one day completey sick and fucked up.... from something as common as a cold or whatever.


    full-blown aids, NO


    Don't you worry, sis. You don't sound like a fucking jerk-off.

    You ARE a fucking jerk-off.

    Alas, you failed again.
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    Jul 04, 2012 9:25 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidBTW, stupid answer for stupid question = even.


    the rights you give yourself that you abuse others for; hm mm heavens to mugatroid.
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    Jul 04, 2012 9:48 AM GMT
    tru_blu_auzzie said
    paulflexes saidBTW, stupid answer for stupid question = even.


    the rights you give yourself that you abuse others for; hm mm heavens to mugatroid.


    Fuck if I had a dollar for everytime you made a negative or snide remark - unbelievable for someone supposedly so 'happy' and 'complete'.
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    Aug 03, 2012 12:29 AM GMT
    Thread resurrection. Because the was a great question and so fucking deviant.
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    Aug 03, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
    AIDS. I'm too much of a foodie to only eat those lil nasties.
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    Aug 03, 2012 12:32 AM GMT
    JackKash saidVICE Magazine..epitomy of hipster "journalism scum" dropped this question of the day. It's part genius... it is also deafeningly dumb.

    Would you rather have AIDS or eat only McRibs for the rest of your life.

    Perfect question for Real Jock.

    AIDS or McRib?

    http://www.vice.com/read/question-of-the-day---would-you-rather-have-aids-or-have-to-eat-strictly-mcribs-for-the-rest-of-your-life?utm_source=vicetwitterus


    That's like asking if you'd want to sit in a room full of shit for 6 weeks, or have a six hour conversation with Sarah Palin. Neither are really tolerable.
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    Aug 03, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
    Buddha saidAwh seriously your McDonald's has ribs :C? Fucking unfair.

    All we got were regular hamburgers with Viking names.

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    They're not really ribs. If you can tell me how McDonalds can create a rib sandwich without the actual bones still in them or shredding the mean, you win the ultimate prize.
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    Aug 03, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
    JackKash saidVICE Magazine..epitomy of hipster "journalism scum" dropped this question of the day. It's part genius... it is also deafeningly dumb.

    Would you rather have AIDS or eat only McRibs for the rest of your life.

    Perfect question for Real Jock.

    AIDS or McRib?

    http://www.vice.com/read/question-of-the-day---would-you-rather-have-aids-or-have-to-eat-strictly-mcribs-for-the-rest-of-your-life?utm_source=vicetwitterus


    AIDS or being HIV positive? We obviously live in a world where having AIDS is easier to control. I rarely crave fast food. Imagine the money any fast food place would make by adding something as brocolli to the menu. It would change the world dramatically.
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    Aug 03, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
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    JackKash saidVICE Magazine..epitomy of hipster "journalism scum" dropped this question of the day. It's part genius... it is also deafeningly dumb.

    Would you rather have AIDS or eat only McRibs for the rest of your life.

    Perfect question for Real Jock.

    AIDS or McRib?

    http://www.vice.com/read/question-of-the-day---would-you-rather-have-aids-or-have-to-eat-strictly-mcribs-for-the-rest-of-your-life?utm_source=vicetwitterus


    That's like asking if you'd want to sit in a room full of shit for 6 weeks, or have a six hour conversation with Sarah Palin. Neither are really tolerable.



    Right. So you are forced to pause and think a bit about the lesser evil and thus you reveal a bit about who you are through your answer and reasoning... to both others and yourself. Thats the genius of these kind of questions.. right?

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    Aug 03, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    I think the mc rib would make your life more miserable. Did u see "super size me?" that guys liver started failing after just a month! I don't think aids can do that!