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September 9, 2006 7:48 PM   Subscribe

In protest. As performance art. Arrested. Molested. Exposed. "Waying". Snowboarding. Picking. Pickling. Disturbing. Caring. And not. No doubt though, always an icon. Please add more in comments.
posted by Kickstart70 (43 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I've met him. Twice.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:05 PM on September 9, 2006


Save SpeeDee!!!
posted by yhbc at 8:18 PM on September 9, 2006


I always hated Ronald McDonald. Hell, I hate all clowns.

The Hamburgler was the best ever character promoting McDonalds. A character that steals the product. Fucking awesome. Sure sometimes Ronald would catch him. But other times, he'd get the burgers and give a big fuck you to the McDonalds corporate empire. Robble Robble, indeed.
posted by birdherder at 8:19 PM on September 9, 2006 [2 favorites]



posted by pyramid termite at 8:25 PM on September 9, 2006


Also, hot.
posted by hifiparasol at 8:28 PM on September 9, 2006


pyramid termite: Now if only Grimace was poking Ronald in the ribs with one of those little plastic forks they used to give out to eat fries with, that would be perfect.

BTW, anyone know what happened to those? Can you still request them?
posted by Kickstart70 at 8:29 PM on September 9, 2006


Don't forget this classic.

lol, Internet


fast food is bad, mmmkay
posted by Rhomboid at 8:40 PM on September 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


I still have in posession from my childhood (1970s) a McDonald's pillowcase (which, interestingly, doesn't have a TM or R to be found, I don't think it was an official product) that has a big old cartoon of Ronald with 6 fingers. And Hamburglar and Grimace and the Fry Guys. Heh. What up eBay?
posted by tristeza at 8:52 PM on September 9, 2006


How about some McMusic, pyramid termite had reminded me of MDC's song "Corporate Deathburger", sadly not included in my link. Wtf is a grimace anyways, is he loosely linked to the milkshakes?
posted by phirleh at 9:01 PM on September 9, 2006



posted by bob sarabia at 9:22 PM on September 9, 2006


I have that same McDonalds pillowcase!

Anyone remember the Barbie Loves McDonald's restaurant? I see several on Ebay but none like the one I had, which looked like a mini McDonalds Restaurant with the rooftop open, so you could stick Barbie in there. I loved that thing and played with it all the time.
posted by SisterHavana at 9:27 PM on September 9, 2006


That is my favorite animated gif ever, bob sarabia.
posted by ericost at 9:28 PM on September 9, 2006


Stolen.

En masse.
posted by Violet Hour at 9:31 PM on September 9, 2006


you gonna eat the rest of that?

oh, and political advisor to the mayor of McDonaldLand.
posted by carsonb at 9:33 PM on September 9, 2006



posted by pyramid termite at 9:38 PM on September 9, 2006


My sister took a picture similar to this one at a Mcdonald's in Thailand:


posted by padraigin at 9:40 PM on September 9, 2006


Vegan Deep Fried Fatty McTofu Brain Wash

unfortunately, the recipe seems somewhat mundane for the title
posted by pyramid termite at 9:51 PM on September 9, 2006


My sister took a picture similar to this one at a Mcdonald's in Thailand:

that'll teach them to use monitors with tripod links in their restaurants
posted by pyramid termite at 9:53 PM on September 9, 2006


Oh, serenity now. Sorry. Like this:


posted by padraigin at 10:13 PM on September 9, 2006


That tripod really is a salty fucker.
posted by bob sarabia at 10:15 PM on September 9, 2006


I have such righteous outrage directed at Ronalld McDonald! AArgh! Bad Ronald Mcd! You symbol bad bad Crucifiction mushroom cloud aremegeddon lunch. BAD! and america BAD BAD bad Ronald mcdonalds.
posted by longsleeves at 10:26 PM on September 9, 2006


My grandmother forced me to get his autograph when I was five. Twenty years later, I haven't quite recovered.

Sure, you did it for me, Grandmother. Sure.
posted by katillathehun at 10:43 PM on September 9, 2006


Wtf is a grimace anyways

grimace
posted by oneirodynia at 10:43 PM on September 9, 2006


What the hell is Grimace supposed to be?
posted by bob sarabia at 10:54 PM on September 9, 2006


Hmm. That post should ask why he shed two (one set of) arms. And why. Really. You've got a guy with the head of a cheeseburger, and one with the head of a Big Mac, and this other freaky m.f. loses a set of arms, and no one says, "Geez that musta hurt, huh? ...industrial accident, or corporate cutbacks?".
Then, perhaps after you've sold a trillion burgers and made eventybillion dollars, maybe you don't have to worry about continuity, huh?
posted by Zack_Replica at 1:36 AM on September 10, 2006


I miss CosMc

and Mac Tonight

posted by elr at 2:55 AM on September 10, 2006


Someone showed me an internal document that had the guidelines for Ronald's permissible behavior.

One rule I remember was "... he can do magic but never makes a child disappear."

Bet it's on line somewhere.
posted by StickyCarpet at 5:53 AM on September 10, 2006


"Ronald was visiting sick children and he came upon a youngster in a coma," recalls Mr. Bergold. "I watched as the child's eyes began to flicker as Ronald stood by his side. The boy actually regained consciousness during his visit. There's no way to explain how it happened or why, but it was nothing short of amazing."


posted by mecran01 at 6:45 AM on September 10, 2006


Remember the old days when happy meals were little models of the McDonald crew? Like birdie in a car, or grimace on a little railway.
I always thought Ronald was a pretty lame mascot.
posted by D J Robertstein at 6:49 AM on September 10, 2006


BTW, anyone know what happened to those? Can you still request them?

I've never seen those in America (then again, I'm a youngin) but using little fork-stick-things seems to be the popular way of eating fries in Germany, IIRC.
posted by luftmensch at 7:12 AM on September 10, 2006


I have something of a beef with the McDonaldland characters. I recently bought this hat, which I love, but a few people have asked me why I'm wearing a Hamburglar hat. Grrr.
posted by jonmc at 7:22 AM on September 10, 2006


I have something of a beef with the McDonaldland characters.

McDonaldland food items, interestingly, have something of beef in them as well.
posted by cortex at 7:34 AM on September 10, 2006



posted by matty at 7:36 AM on September 10, 2006


"how much special sauce does ronald have?"
posted by pyramid termite at 8:57 AM on September 10, 2006


Peter North moolights at McDonalds.

I'm just sayin'...
posted by Cyrano at 9:14 AM on September 10, 2006


"Moonlights," dammit.
posted by Cyrano at 9:15 AM on September 10, 2006



posted by pyramid termite at 9:37 AM on September 10, 2006


That's just weird.
posted by bob sarabia at 10:52 AM on September 10, 2006


moolights worked well too, Cyrano....
posted by Iamtherealme at 2:28 PM on September 10, 2006



posted by hypersloth at 2:48 PM on September 10, 2006


pyramid termite, I don't know if McDonald's had smiley-face cookies...could that be an Eat 'n Park cookie?
posted by pax digita at 7:07 AM on September 11, 2006


Last I saw an in-store Ronald was years ago in the parking lot of a Mickey-Dees.

My friend asked "is it hard to be Ronald McDonald", figuring that since this Ronald was on his way out of a gig he'd be willing to respond as the guy under the facepaint.

Ronald's response, very Mr. Rodgers -- "is it hard to be you?"

Years of folly followed.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:24 PM on September 11, 2006


One of everything [youtube]
posted by Rhomboid at 12:56 PM on September 11, 2006


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