Friday Random 10: Big Macs are labor intensive edition

The Economist just posted an interesting graphic showing the average number of minutes people in various places must work in order to afford a Big Mac. At the low end, people from Chicago only have to work about 12 minutes for a tasty double-meat sangwich. If you work in Nairobi, on the other hand, you’d have to work almost three hours.

This explains why so many Chicagoans are paid in Big Macs — employers are just eliminating unnecessary red tape.


Also interesting is that people in Budapest have to work about an hour to afford a Big Mac. I thought Buddhists didn’t eat meat.

The songs:

Hare Krsna — Husker Du
Eagle on a Pole — Connor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
Crazy Eights — Tapes N Tapes
Twilight Galaxy — Metric
Black Math — The White Stripes
The Medicinal Mind — Faces on Film
Under My Thumb — The Rolling Stones
The Pilgrim — Oxford Collapse
Like a Hitman Like a Dancer — A.C. Newman
Joe #1 — Fugazi

Bonus Video:

The Jimmy Carter UFO Sighting — Shouting and Pointing (starring Coach Football as a sweaty person)

The Rules: The Friday Random 10 is exactly that — random. We open up our iTunes, set the thing on shuffle, and listen to 10 songs. We are not permitted to skip any out of embarrassment or fear of redundancy. Commenters are encouraged to post their own.


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2 responses to “Friday Random 10: Big Macs are labor intensive edition

  1. Perry Ellis

    Coach Football seems to think the moon is a lot smaller than it really is. If there really is a moon, that is.

    Burial, Peter Tosh
    I Am Vision, I Am Sound, Bob Mould
    Girl, The Beatles
    Flipside, Kristin Hersh
    Back from Somewhere (live), Hüsker Dü
    Open Letter To A Landlord, Living Colour
    Edge Of The Ocean, Ivy
    Crawl, Buffalo Tom
    Minus, Beck
    Shoot, Sonic Youth

  2. getyourdad

    Coach Football hopes you enjoyed my sweatiness and the close-ups of my luscious lips and tongue. Thanks for posting, Pax.

    1. Train from Kansas City–Neko Case
    2. Corona–Minutemen
    3. Why Should I Suffer the Blues–the Canes
    4. Cowgirl in the Sand (Live at the Fillmore East)–Neil Young/Crazy Horse (all 16:09 of it)
    5. Celebrated Summer–Husker Du
    6. Bring Your Love Back to Me–Linda Lyndell
    7. Don’t Have To Be so Sad–Yo La Tengo
    8. Armenia City in the Sky–the Who
    9. 10:15 Saturday Night–the Cure
    10. But It’s Alright–JJ Jackson

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