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Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on May 21, 2014

The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal.com’s “Best of the Web” written by the editor, James Taranto.

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“China’s Pollution Challenge”–headline, New York Times, May 20

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“Prince Charles, Camilla Greeted in Halifax”–headline, Associated Press, May 19

Burgers and Nothingness
“Burger King is scrapping its 40-year-old ‘Have It Your Way’ slogan,” the Associated Press reports. The new slogan: “Be Your Way”:

Burger King says in a statement that the new motto is intended to remind people that “they can and should live how they want anytime. It’s OK to not be perfect. . . . Self expression is most important and it’s our differences that make us individuals instead of robots.”

As Jean-Paul Sartre once said: “Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. Hold the pickles.”

If existentialism turns out to be too esoteric for Burger King customers, maybe the company can go with a variant on the Obama 2008 slogan: “We Are the Ways We’ve Been Waiting For.”

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