Saturday, June 02, 2012

Remember, they had no axe to grind

The makers of "The Art of the Steal" won't even visit the new Barnes -- "we do not foresee ourselves visiting the McBarnes."

It's not the first time they've used that phrase, and I think it's telling.  The reason people don't like McDonald's is they think the food isn't very good, it's unhealthy, etc.

In the new Barnes building, the same food is being served, in essentially the same dining room, with the same service.  It's as if a bunch of charitable foundations got together and put up the money to make Per Se available to the masses -- same food, same space, and so on, only offered to a wider audience.  I suppose there would still be some bellyachers who complain about an "Exit" sign or something.