Posts tagged "mcdonalds"

10 Great Moments In Schadenfreude In 2014

Schadenfreude is a German word for the sense of joy one feels at someone else's pain. Though it's been a hell of a rough year, newswise, some pretty awful things have happened to awful people, and sometimes -- let's face it -- it's pretty nice to see. Better than the opposite at least. So here…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / December 30, 2014

In Hong Kong, You Can Realize Your Dream Of Getting Married At McDonald’s

Getting married at McDonald's would have been my wildest dream around age five. Apparently some couples in Hong Kong never let go of that dream and are actually getting married with Ronald McDonald as a witness. The wedding program at Hong Kong McDonald's locations has become so popular that the website has a…
By: Claire Hannum / July 14, 2014

When McDonald’s French Fries Are Used As Weapons

Yes, McDonald's French fries are very dangerous in the sense that you could inhale a super-sized order in the blink of an eye. But also, they can be physically dangerous, as demonstrated by a woman in Bordeaux who was seriously injured by one of the delicious potato wedges. Let this be a cautionary tale. It…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 21, 2014

This Drunken Ronald McDonald Clip Was Too Much For Adult Swim

Adult Swim, the deranged nocturnal twin of Cartoon Network, is a pleasant, hilarious reprieve from the mostly squeaky-clean nature of cable TV. The Wikipedia page cites "minimal or no editing for content," which sounds about right: there are precious few things that are deemed too risqué or outlandish for the nightly programming. One of these…
By: Rachel Krause / October 15, 2013

Sure, Go Ahead And Bring Your Horse Into McDonald’s

A horse is a horse of course, of course, unless the horse is a horse that just really wanted a Big Mac from  McDonald's. An unnamed woman in Manchester, UK, tried to take her horse through the drive-thru of her local McDonald's, but staff there refused to serve her. So, instead, the woman decided to…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 22, 2013

Sex For Cheeseburgers: Christine Baker Offered Favors For Two Doubles, Cops Say

She was lovin' it a little too much. Manatee resident Christine Faith Baker, 47, was arrested after she allegedly offered sexual favors for two McDonald's dollar-menu cheeseburgers, according to the Miami Herald. An undercover officer invited Baker into his car on Friday and started talking about sex. Baker allegedly said that her fee was two McDouble…
By: The Huffington Post / April 4, 2012

So That’s What Happens When You Offer Blow Jobs In Exchange For Chicken McNuggets

What happens when you offer oral sex in exchange for an order of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets? I'm sure you've asked yourself this very question a number of times as you passed the golden arches, dreaming of eating an order of heavily processed chicken product, but not quite being able to scrape up the $3.41 for…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 18, 2012

See How Your French Fries Are Aging

In a completely unofficial and gross experiment, one brave (or bored?) Redditor put McDonald's and KFC fries in airtight jars for three years just to see how they would age. Well, no doubt Mickey D's fries have better genes. Or do they? The French fry researcher points out that "this test is meaningless [because] too…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 10, 2012

Assault With A Deadly Ice Cream Cake At McDonald’s

A fight broke out at an Indiana McDonald's yesterday ... over an ice cream cake. Police were called to the scene when a woman slapped one employee and threw ice cream in the faces of others. I know what you're thinking and no, this was not one of those staged food fights or a clow…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 21, 2011

Fast Food Fashion

This fashion editorial from Pilot magazine, shot by photographer Guy Coombes, is making us never want to eat fast food ever again. Ever. [Show Us Your Stache]…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 15, 2011

In San Fran, Happy Meals Will Soon Be Sad

Although Prop 19, legislation that would have legalized marijuana in California, didn't pass on Nov. 2, a new controversial bill has just gone into effect in the state: San Francisco passed an ordinance yesterday that prohibits toy giveaways in fast-food children's meals that have more than 35 percent of their calories from fat. Yes, kids,…
By: Joanne Hinkel / November 10, 2010

The McDonald’s Condiment Rap

A condiment rap is the only reason I would need to visit the McDonald's drive thru. Who cares about the food? This drive-thru attendant is a gem. The only people who have ever taken my order at McDonald's have been disgruntled teenagers. Let's get him into the studio! [BuzzFeed]…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 6, 2010

The Only Time Ronald McDonald Will Ever Get In Anyone’s Pants

The is the closest Ronald McDonald will ever get to a woman's private parts and it's still gross. Just like most everything McDonald's does ... so wrong. Also, it sold out. [Regretsy via The Daily What]…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 10, 2010

Angry Moms Protest McD’s With A “Nurse-In”

Beware fast-food chains -- if you think you can stop breastfeeding moms from whipping out their boobs in your restaurants, think again! And take a lesson from the McDonald's in Glendale, AZ., which erroneously kicked out a woman breastfeeding in their store, despite the fact that Arizona law allows it. As a result of the…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 24, 2010

McDonald’s In Miniature: Why French People Don’t Get Fat

I snapped a picture of this new McDonald's ad in the Paris metro system a few days ago. Apparently, McDonald's chains in France have added a new dessert to the menu—a frappé, a Frenchisized version of a milkshake—and these advertisements have gone up all over Paris. Despite rising obesity rates in France, here's a…
By: Leonora Epstein / June 29, 2010

French McDonald’s Ad Focuses On A Gay Teenager

This is a new McDonald's spot that has been running in France. It's called "Come As You Are," and it shows a teenage guy in a McDonald's booth caressing his class photo while talking on the phone to a suitor. He hangs up as his dad returns to the table, and his dad begi…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 4, 2010

Bea Arthur’s Posthumous PETA Ad

Oh, look, a PETA ad that's not bats**t insane! Our "Golden Girls" gal Bea Arthur speaks out from beyond the grave to wag her finger at McDonalds' for using "factory farms" for their meat products. Thank you for being a friend to chickens, Bea! [Bitch Magazine]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2010

Happy Meal Shows No Decay After One Year On A Shelf

Of course we all know fast food is gross. There's the greasiness, the saturated fat, the unholy mass of calories just waiting to glom onto your thighs and live there forever and ever having little fat babies. Plus, what is that stuff even made of? We don't know. But we do know it's far worse…
By: Erica Maxwell / March 18, 2010

If Only: McDonald’s Becomes McFancy In Your Dreams

As if. We're not sure we could imagine a world in which Hermès decides to co-brand with McDonald's. Yet, that's what the blog The Cool Hunter is attempting to do with these funny fashion foods—get you thinking. In the end, however, this McFancy creative stunt could be a good marketing tool for McDonald's because…
By: Leonora Epstein / January 15, 2010

Happy 30th Birthday To The Happy Meal!

Thirty years ago, McDonald’s made one of the best marketing moves ever when it launched the Happy Meal. The kids staple with a toy inside has remained a consumer staple for three full decades. Over the years, the Happy Meal hasn’t just lured in children, but adults looking to collect toys. I for sure remember…
By: Justine Fields / July 17, 2009