McDonalds Wendys Burger King Follow Up Experiment

McDonalds Wendys Burger King 4 Year Old Cheeseburger and Fries

6 Month Experiment Update  |  Mmm Mmm Barf

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This is my much anticipated and requested follow up video report in response to the McDonald’s 4 year old preserved Cheeseburger and Fries.

[In Lieu of the Regular Friday Night Film…]

I didn’t realize when I first did this that the guy who made the movie Super Size Me had done a similar experiment with various McDonald’s menu items placed individually in glass jars. His videos showed the food decaying and molding… except for the fries.  My experiment was different in that I included Wendys and Burger King.

I wish I had taken photos along the way to show the rate of decay. I remember around 3 months they still looked fairly intact but mold was beginning to grow.

I think a few things affected my results.  One being that I stored them right away while they were still warm/hot in plastic containers which caused a rather moist environment in an already humid environment (Florida).

It was only in the last few days that I noticed a smell coming from the cabinet where I had stored the specimens. Once I realized where the smell was coming from I knew it was time to finally finish this project. 6 months to the day.

They all smelled really bad but Burger King by far was the worst.

I managed to avoid throwing up but I was dry heaving afterwards a few times.

“My apologies to my dedicated cameragirl – I didn’t realize just how bad the smell was until I took the respirator off.”

Here’s the Video:

TFT | Skitch For Mac

TFT – Terrys Favorite Things

Skitch For Mac

Skitch.com + Skitch = fast and fun screen capture and image sharing.

Santa Fe Farmers Market | Slow Money Movement | TerrypCarter.com

“this graphic was created using SKITCH

Cam

This one too – using the apple built in iSight camera.

Very cool and useful program I’ve been using since November of 2008.

It is still free and periodically has to be upgraded and is still being labeled as Beta version.

Skitch has online storage abilities and quick drag and drop onto desktop or email or ????

It allows you to store images online for free on their server.

Personally, I use it for quick screen grabs and drag the jpg onto my desktop for further use.

You can also use your mac’s built in camera if you want to mark up and image. (see above)

The software has tons of customizable features of which I and most people won’t use most of the features – kinda like photoshop.

It has a save function if the jpg (or png, tif, pdf, etc) drag and drop isn’t what you’re looking for.

A history of previous captures is found under the Photo button at the top left of the skitch screen.

Text – size, color and FONT are all customizable.

Click on the hammer/wrench button top left of the Skitch screen to see a pull down menu of functions available.

Flip and rotate image, change font, full screen snap, snap skitch itself. . . these are just some of the tools available.

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS (borrowed from Skitch.com)

See it…

  • Snap a website
  • Capture a chat moment
  • Screenshot an application
  • iSight snap your bad hair day
  • Quickly sketch an idea
  • Tap into your iPhoto Library
  • Re-open images from your Skitch History

Say it…

  • Annotate with circles and gorgeous arrows
  • Add text that always stands out
  • Scribble and jot… it’s automatically smoothed
  • Re-size and crop by simply dragging a corner
  • Drag the file to wherever you like, no need to save
  • Return to what you were doing — in seconds — not minutes!

All in all a must have too for the creatives or online marketers. Skitch. Get it here.

The one thing missing – or I haven’t discovered yet, is the ability to crop an existing snapshot inside the skitch window.

4/16/2010 UPDATE – Just figured out how to crop – it’s really intuitive once I realized what to do. You use the select tool while just inside the borders – top bottom – left – right and crop as you please.

Blog Pee | April 14th 2010

BLOG PEE

April 14, 2010

Like a blonde who doesn’t get the punchline to a joke until two weeks later… APRIL FOOL’S

being a child of the 80s

i sometimes still get stuck in that mindset

forgetting the instant gratification of social media that allows you to let everyone

know what you are doing even as you are doing it

rather than waiting for the chance to get together with a friend days or weeks later

to show him or her the photos from your outing or vacation

that, and I remember rotary dial phones and pulse or tone option

Here’s what’s in store for TpC.com:

upcoming posts –  “stay tooned”

MORE Emm-En-Emms and Eff-En-Effs:

monday night movies and friday night films . . . can you guess which days those will show up?

*INVESTIGATIVE REPORT*

Coinstar coin counting machines – do they skim off the top or are they on the up and up?

They take 9.8%  or about 10 cents on the dollar just to count your money,

but some machines are set up to trade your change for a gift card without a fee.  .  . or so you think.

FOLLOW UP or THROW UP?

My much anticipated follow up video to my McDonald’s 4 year old cheeseburger experiment was finally shot and is currently in post production.

I’m waiting on the results from the doctor to see if it was worth risking my health to do it.

2010 St Pete Festivals Of Speed

This year I got video AND photos of some nice rides including a BATMOBILE from the Michael Keaton Batman movies.

My take on Renaissance Festivals and those silly costumes and goofy way of talking.

More Terry’s Favorite Things to share:

Favorite blender, pocket knife – don’t leave home without it (unless of course you are flying commercial post 09/2001), gotta have water generator, cool gadgets, Shaklee favorites and more,

TAX DAY

What can I say other than barf. -Gotta pay uncle sam again this year.

Who is Uncle Sam anyway?  Some long dead old fictitious geezer that was on a poster telling you to die for some stupid manufactured conflict in a foreign land?  Oh wait, that’s not who I pay. I pay that private company that’ll strong arm you into submission if you stand up to it.  Yeah, apparently the IRS is not the government – not in the way you thought.

Limitations of the Physical Body.

I just learned my Great Uncle George died a week ago @ 94… Miss you – hope you’re playing your music where ever you are… He knew Les Paul  personally and helped me get my current guitar – a heritage 535.  I wish I remembered how to make those dollar bill bow ties.

My Final Blog Post – So Long and Thanks For All The Fish!

People have been emailing me asking where I’ve been and why I haven’t posted hardly anything all of March. Not including the silly blog pee post for St Patrick’s Day, that is.

Well, truth be told, I decided to officially inform everyone that today will be my last blog post.  I had a bit of good fortune back in March that more or less completely changes the game.

I’m not going to spell it out as I’d like to maintain some of my privacy – at least for as long as possible.  These things have a way of getting out no matter what precautions you take.

I’ll just say that my choices and options have opened up considerably – and sooner than I anticipated.

Needless to say I’ve been very pre-occupied these last several weeks.

I’ve been spending the last few weeks planning and re-evaluating my goals and projects I wish to accomplish.

I have some extensive traveling lined up for starters.  I’m also delving into my art and music much more.

I am dedicating more time and energy into  my inventions, investigations and projects.

Now don’t get me wrong. I’ve spent a lot of time and money learning and teaching various internet skills – marketing and tech alike. I intend to utilize this knowledge as I move forward – it’s just no longer my main focus but rather a tool to get results.

“There’s that word again… Focus…. are things blurry in the future? Is there something wrong with people’s vision?”

Thank you all for your readership and check in / stay subscribed to my RSS – I’ll keep this blog going and post updates of really cool s***. It probably won’t be as consistent or as frequent as before…. before March that is.