Sure, the world around us is slowly crumbling, human interaction has never felt less genuine, no one I've talked to in years seems particularly happy and everything feels utterly, inescapably hopeless -- but 190 years ago curly fries were considered an "edible garnish." Are you kidding me? Our malnourished and misguided ancestors couldn't even order a side order of these delicious grease spirals. Their lives must have been poorer for it.