McDonald's to Open at the Louvre
Sacrebleu! A McDonald's restaurant and McCafé are going to open in the Louvre museum next month (more specifically in the underground approach to the Louvre, known as the Carrousel du Louvre). The plans are for a "quality" McCafé and a McDonald's restaurant, likely the fancy kind that serve macarons. An art historian working at the museum told The Telegraph: "This is the pinnacle of exhausting consumerism, deficient gastronomy and very unpleasant odours in the context of a museum."
OK, we issue a challenge: the first person to send in a photograph of themselves, with a Big Mac (or a Royale with cheese or whatever they call it these days) and fries, in front of the Mona Lisa, we'll PayPal you $30. Update: David Lebovitz makes the argument that nobody wants dollars anymore, so we'll sweeten the deal and make it €30 (which is ~$44 US).