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November 10, 2004 3:16 PM   Subscribe

The Japanese have a somewhat different conception of Ronald McDonald from what we have here in the states. (safe for work, Windows Media required)
posted by RylandDotNet (19 comments total)

 
Daaaaamn. Ronald's totally hot.
posted by xmutex at 3:18 PM on November 10, 2004


Wow, Den Fujita was right! McDonalds is turining asians white, although I guess he was wrong about the whole blonde hair thing...
posted by SweetJesus at 3:19 PM on November 10, 2004


About time someone brought the aesthetics of hardcore fisting videos to fast food commercials.
posted by eatitlive at 3:23 PM on November 10, 2004


Goes perfectly with Pepsi Blue, now in refreshing Japanese flavor!
posted by monju_bosatsu at 3:29 PM on November 10, 2004


Maybe it's because I don't watch much TV, but I haven't seen this ad here, yet. I'll be looking for it - she is pretty hot.

(the Tomato McGrand is pretty good, for a McD burger.)
posted by bashos_frog at 3:44 PM on November 10, 2004


Man, that just cries out for some hardcore Ronald-on-Ronalda action.
posted by five fresh fish at 3:44 PM on November 10, 2004


Why did you put that picture in my head, fff? Why? I bet Ronald paints his... nevermind.
posted by The God Complex at 3:49 PM on November 10, 2004


That girl is hautomobile.

I don't think she's Japanese though. Hard to come across attractive Japanese women (until proven otherwise).
posted by Mach3avelli at 3:51 PM on November 10, 2004


Hard to come across attractive Japanese women

But Googling "bukkake" is easy.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:59 PM on November 10, 2004


Turning Japanese, I think Metafilter's turning Japanese, I really think so.
posted by neckro23 at 4:04 PM on November 10, 2004


Bah, porn is overrated. I'm just bating Mefites to see what they have to offer off-hand because filtering through google and the like would be more of a waste of my time.
posted by Mach3avelli at 4:05 PM on November 10, 2004


I blame Ranald McDonald (I planned to post a FPP about him, but what the hell):

Ranald McDonald learned Japanese from shipwrecked sailors at Fort Vancouver. As he grew up, he became fascinated with Japan and convinced himself that the Japanese people and Native Americans shared a common ancestry. He wanted to go to Japan and prove his theory, but at that time Japan kept its ports closed to all foreigners. Foreign sailors found on Japanese shores were routinely executed.

McDonald attempted to circumvent this by deliberately shipwrecking himself and trusting to the compassion of the Japanese fishermen who eventually found him. He was turned over to the authorities, but allowed to live as a "guest" of the Japanese government. During his internment, McDonald taught English to his captors. He was eventually released; he worked his way to the capital where he taught English to government officials.

posted by matteo at 4:06 PM on November 10, 2004


I'm loving it.

I can't wait to see their version of the Michelin Man.
posted by graventy at 4:19 PM on November 10, 2004


In Japan, he's actually known as Donald McDonald, because "Ronald" is incredibly difficult to say
posted by kevspace at 5:06 PM on November 10, 2004


Wow! Imagine THAT! A burger WITH a tomato!
Only in Japan. Those wacky Japanese!
posted by jmccorm at 6:55 PM on November 10, 2004


Bah, porn is overrated. I'm just bating Mefites to see what they have to offer off-hand

Truly, you are a master bater.
posted by George_Spiggott at 7:01 PM on November 10, 2004


The look she has on her face just before she pulls out the burger... it scares me. I thought she was going to, like, pull out Ronald McDonald's severed head or something.

Although that would be awesome.
posted by DyRE at 9:27 PM on November 10, 2004


Technically speaking, we don't know that the burger wasn't Ronald's severed head.
posted by arto at 10:48 PM on November 10, 2004


which head?
posted by Eekacat at 2:53 AM on November 11, 2004


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