The Ronnie & Ronald Project: Yes, I’ve seen “Supersize Me.” No, I’m not ripping off Morgan Spurlock. This isn’t the same thing.
Spurlock spent a month eating nothing but McDonald’s food — breakfast, lunch and dinner. It nearly killed him. That’s not what I’m doing. I’m not crazy.
Over the course of 365 days I plan on eating every item on the McDonald’s menu. How hard can that be? There are only like a dozen items — Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Cheeseburger, Hamburger, Fries, Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, Milkshake, Coke, Chicken Nuggets, Filet-o-Fish. The occasional McRib. I think I can handle that over the course of a year.
The Header: First of all, it takes a lot of work — much more that I expected — to put together the header photo. I took 20+ photos before I got one that was in decent focus that fit the parameters of that narrow horizontal hole with all the elements in play.
Second, the header is designed to be a visual representation of what the Report is all about, and let’s face it, I spend a lot of time talking about Jane Austen movies and Shakespeare, so that’s why they’re there.
Book Ban: Last night the Stockton High School Board of Education voted 7-0 to uphold its ban on Sherman Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” The board voted 7-2 against allowing the book to return to the school library.
But hey, two people voted for returning the book to the library, so that’s some progress.
At least they didn’t decide to burn it.