"As David Ownby, the chief financial officer of Regal Entertainment Group, the nation's largest theater circuit, recently said at an investor presentation, "We sell a bucket of popcorn for about $6. Our cost in that $6 bucket of popcorn is about 15 cents or 20 cents. " http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ct-popcorn-20110323,0,3759568.story
Wow. We should demand lower prices. Oh, wait. I never buy popcorn at theaters. Costs too much.
Same article: "A 2009 survey based on laboratory tests commissioned by the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington found that a large popcorn serving contained as much as 1,460 calories — which is the equivalent of eating nearly three McDonald's Big Macs."
Wow. Breakfast and a tub of popcorn at a movie, and you've had your entire daily intake of calories!
And then the same article contains this great quote: "Just because you happen to be doing something else while you're eating doesn't mean that those 1,000 calories won't stop going to your waistline."
Ouch! Too many negatives. What is she saying? And what was she trying to say?!