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2012-06-27 03:51:37 AM  

cmunic8r99: You'd never see this sort of thing at McDowell's.


THIS

johndalek: how come there are no references to mcdowell?s


ummmm
 
2012-06-27 03:52:36 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: When I worked as a waiter our euphemism for (poor-tipping) blacks was "Canadians". Do Canadians not tip as well (as Americans)?


i believe some of my cop friends refer to them as Canadians as well. Or Democrats.
 
2012-06-27 03:56:52 AM  

jeaux65: First the Oreo thread and now this?? The fat girl inside of me is pissed and hungry.


You have a fat girl inside of you?

I can see why she's pissed and hungry.
 
2012-06-27 04:05:57 AM  

spesimen: untaken_name: Passive Aggressive Larry: Except then you realize that $4 then is about $16 today.

And the cost of the food mentioned is also about $16 today, and people don't typically make 4x what they did in 1976. But hey, whatever. Why should you know how inflation and money works? You're a fast-food consumer.

according to this chart earning 4x sounds about right comparing average 1976 to 2010 actually

anyway the costs seem legit from the early ad. 30-38 cents i found for 1970-79 burger prices, so it seems conceviable that adding fries and a drink would push that to a buck total if you're lookin at comparing the relative prices of those items to they way they are today..


We could get into the shenanigans they've pulled with the stats as well as re-defining "households" and "income" in the intervening years (things such as the rise in dual-income households between 1975 and 2010, for example), but really, I don't think it matters too much. If you want to see some truly stark differences, look at average wages (not "household income") in 1900 and average wages in 2000 (in normalized dollars). It's pretty disturbing.
 
2012-06-27 04:12:21 AM  
FYI the black people call it "MACdonals" now... (yes he also kept the "d" silent) Last time I went through a drive through the black teen running the speaker called it that. Is that the proper black pronunciation these days?
 
2012-06-27 04:28:15 AM  

LtDarkstar: FYI the black people call it "MACdonals" now... (yes he also kept the "d" silent) Last time I went through a drive through the black teen running the speaker called it that. Is that the proper black pronunciation these days?


Macdonals was my spot. Jack them motherfarkers for them Nissan trucks. Right in the drive-thru.
 
2012-06-27 04:52:24 AM  
...and the freaky part: It Worked.
 
2012-06-27 05:16:56 AM  
Aren't they still doing this today with the "i'm lovin' it" crap?
 
2012-06-27 05:18:30 AM  

Hand Banana: Aren't they still doing this today with the "i'm lovin' it" crap?


I believe they've progressed to the "I still love it, but I'm not *in* love with it" crap. Next comes "I'm still friends with it".
 
2012-06-27 05:28:45 AM  

rcf1105: dahmers love zombie: farm4.staticflickr.com

My favorite part of this ad is how they're specifically advertising orange drink. Not orange juice - they know that black people want that orange drink.


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2012-06-27 05:30:50 AM  

Hand Banana: rcf1105: dahmers love zombie: farm4.staticflickr.com

My favorite part of this ad is how they're specifically advertising orange drink. Not orange juice - they know that black people want that orange drink.

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2012-06-27 05:39:00 AM  
 
2012-06-27 05:41:46 AM  

untaken_name: LtDarkstar: FYI the black people call it "MACdonals" now... (yes he also kept the "d" silent) Last time I went through a drive through the black teen running the speaker called it that. Is that the proper black pronunciation these days?

Macdonals was my spot. Jack them motherfarkers for them Nissan trucks. Right in the drive-thru.


I did something similar but I'd just take your rims, and a double burger with cheese nubian.

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/Obscure?
 
2012-06-27 05:58:28 AM  

redhook: untaken_name: LtDarkstar: FYI the black people call it "MACdonals" now... (yes he also kept the "d" silent) Last time I went through a drive through the black teen running the speaker called it that. Is that the proper black pronunciation these days?

Macdonals was my spot. Jack them motherfarkers for them Nissan trucks. Right in the drive-thru.

I did something similar but I'd just take your rims, and a double burger with cheese nubian.

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/Obscure?


You, sir, are a menace.

/II society, even.
 
2012-06-27 06:16:38 AM  

RidersOfLohan: yeah....so what about the Subway ad from this year....at the firehouse. where that white boy has his sammich stolen by a black dude?

RACIST


I don't know about racist, but that commercial's creepy. Does that shiat really sell sandwiches??
 
2012-06-27 06:38:54 AM  

ArkAngel: NewportBarGuy: I'm white, so I tip 160% to make up for the blacks and other browns.

It's cool. I got this.

So you tip an extra 3/5?


Good with fractions, huh?
 
2012-06-27 06:51:48 AM  
The original ad "Dinnertimin" is a 'shop job, folks. Dude used some pretty convincing copy, which always helps fool the sheeple.
 
2012-06-27 07:14:05 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The African-American Fast Food Experience, of course, not reaching its pinnacle until the unstoppable social commentary of rap and hip-hop was harnessed by Wendy's Grill Skills


I think Wendy's stole a little snippet from "Welcome To The Machine" right around 3:33.
 
2012-06-27 07:28:04 AM  

RoyHobbs22: Every easter my parents go to Old Country Buffet which oddly attracts every black person in a 100 mile radius who are all dressed to the nines.

/perhaps the reason it attracts them is that there is no tipping at Old Country Buffet

This odd phenomenon happens every Sunday afternoon at the local Red Lobster. Those waitresses must hate Sundays (if this not tipping business is true).


I'm proud to live in a country where the blacks are free visit Red Lobster, whether they deserve to be there, or not.
 
2012-06-27 07:31:03 AM  
Was there ever a time when "dinnertimin'" was an actual noun?
 
2012-06-27 07:31:14 AM  
the guy's like "don't get too excited those hamburgers aren't real"
 
2012-06-27 07:33:02 AM  

Easy Reader: Was there ever a time when "dinnertimin'" was an actual noun?


Of course not, moran. It's a verb.
 
2012-06-27 07:34:01 AM  
What strikes me the most about those ads is that the subjects are identifiably working-class. You hardly see that anymore. Today, advertising subjects tend to be of diverse ethnic backgrounds, but they all appear middle to upper-middle class in appearance and demeanor.

Speaks volumes as to the social changes that the US has seen since the '70s. Our working class is essentially invisible.
 
2012-06-27 07:37:35 AM  

dahmers love zombie: I think I need to call bullshiat on this.


Yeah, it didn't sound right at first to me either, because by the mid-80s combo meals were in the $3 range.

But then I remembered how bad the economy was in the 70s as opposed to the 80s. When you look at the menu from 2008-2009, you saw all sorts of stuff on the dollar menu. So my thinking is if you can get four hamburgers for $4 in 2008, it makes sense that you could get 4 hamburgers, 4 fries, and 4 drinks for $4 thirty five years earlier.
 
2012-06-27 07:45:27 AM  

AnotherDisillusionedCollegeStudent: Speaks volumes as to the social changes that the US has seen since the '70s. Our working class is essentially invisible.


No, it's just that they're behind the counter, and only eat McDonalds at a discount during their breaks. Thus they do not need to be targeted for advertising.

On a more serious note - they targeted the working class in the 70s because the working class simply did not eat out often. My family would go out to a restaurant maybe twice a year. Even when we were taking road trips to visit family, my mom packed a cooler.

Nowadays, they've buttoned up the lower-middle class and now target their advertising to upscale consumers because those are the consumers that buy the higher profit items.
 
2012-06-27 07:51:31 AM  
http://www.365black.com/365black/index.jsp

Obligatory
 
2012-06-27 08:11:42 AM  

king of vegas: works


I've delivered pizza in the past to pick up some extra money. The black drivers wouldn't take deliveries into black neighborhoods.

Wanna guess why?
 
2012-06-27 08:12:12 AM  

Babwa Wawa: No, it's just that they're behind the counter, and only eat McDonalds at a discount during their breaks. Thus they do not need to be targeted for advertising.

On a more serious note - they targeted the working class in the 70s because the working class simply did not eat out often. My family would go out to a restaurant maybe twice a year. Even when we were taking road trips to visit family, my mom packed a cooler.

Nowadays, they've buttoned up the lower-middle class and now target their advertising to upscale consumers because those are the consumers that buy the higher profit items.


Joking aside, your first point is very true, to a degree. Service sector employees are more invisible, because they're essentially "the help," meant to smooth the economy along without participating too noticeably.

I think there has also been a loss of community identity associated with the conversion away from industrial jobs. Without this, people aren't so concerned about the subjects of advertising not looking "like them." Instead, they identify with the upscale advertising subjects as aspirational figures.

Isn't it amazing how it is essentially assumed now that road trips are going to almost exclusively involve restaurant meals? Packing meals for the road seems somewhat alien to me.
 
2012-06-27 08:12:39 AM  

skinink: Blacks don't tip? Neither does a table full of women who needs extra plates because they will split the appetizer between them, and who only want glasses of water. Cheapskates. Please, take you and your girlfriends to the packy and buy some wine you can take back to someone's apartment to drink. But don't take up one of my tables so you can eat cheap and tip cheap as well, and on top of it monopolize my time so I can't serve my other tables.


Perhaps less skin ink equals more tips? That and the daggers coming from your eyes when they sit down because you know they are going to order lemon water. Perhaps your host could sit them next to the kitchen door, as that seems to be the super awesome seat they try to stick my wife and I into constantly (I have an ugly face). It is sooo much fun to have to duck forward everytime a server comes by and listen to who did who in the walk-in. Takes me back 15 years lol. Also reminds me of why I don't work food service anymore and how unbelievably petty and juvenile that whole scene can be and why one has to pick thru your food before you eat it.

/make nice with the host(ess)=better tables
 
2012-06-27 08:13:26 AM  

Easy Reader: Was there ever a time when "dinnertimin'" was an actual noun?


It would be a verb.
 
2012-06-27 08:20:28 AM  

borg: I wonder of those Jive Turkey's drove to Micky D's in their Vega.


I always laugh at those 1970s/ early 80s print ads for cars with a huge headline, several paragraphs of prose, and one shiatty picture occupying 1/3 of the page. Was that seriously viewed as effective advertising back then?
 
SH
2012-06-27 08:33:18 AM  
If the picture had a white family in it subby would claim it was racist because they ignore the blacks.

This entire thread is all kinds of fail.
 
2012-06-27 08:34:06 AM  

Pontious Pilates: borg: I wonder of those Jive Turkey's drove to Micky D's in their Vega.

I always laugh at those 1970s/ early 80s print ads for cars with a huge headline, several paragraphs of prose, and one shiatty picture occupying 1/3 of the page. Was that seriously viewed as effective advertising back then?


It was indeed - see John Caple's "Tested Advertising Methods" or "Ogilvy on Advertising" by David Ogilvy. There's a reason the Marlboro Man was the most successful print advertising campaign of all time, and you can see variations on that today in the print design theories of guys like Mario Garcia and Lou Silverstein.

/from the folks who brought you Pearl Harbor
 
2012-06-27 08:43:24 AM  
I'm a bartender at a nightclub where we went from a mostly white clientele to a mostly black clientele. Tips are pretty nonexistent. I have rang $2000 and made $60 in tips. That's not to say they never tip though, I've had some that tip very well. They're just few and far between. I have found though that the Latinos that come in are much better tippers. The white people that come in are hit and miss.
 
2012-06-27 08:46:59 AM  
 
2012-06-27 08:53:00 AM  

untaken_name: Easy Reader: Was there ever a time when "dinnertimin'" was an actual noun?

Of course not, moran. It's a verb.


No, it's a gerund, so it's both a noun and a verb at the same time...
 
2012-06-27 09:03:59 AM  

Lando Lincoln: I was a busboy for a while.

It's true. Black people don't tip. Or at least they didn't when I was working.


I actually lost money when I tried working as a cocktail waitress at a jazz nightclub in the 1970s.
/white
//admittedly a mediocre waitress
 
2012-06-27 09:07:29 AM  

sithon: Is that a meme? That black people don't tip?


According some people that i know in the industry, it's a known cultural trend.
 
2012-06-27 09:08:49 AM  

RobSeace: untaken_name: Easy Reader: Was there ever a time when "dinnertimin'" was an actual noun?

Of course not, moran. It's a verb.

No, it's a gerund, so it's both a noun and a verb at the same time...


No, it's still a verb, it can just act as a noun sometimes. From the link you helpfully provided:

As applied to English, it refers to the use of a verb (in its -ing form) as a noun (for example, the verb "learning" in the sentence "Learning is an easy process for some").

It's still a verb. It was never "an actual noun", even though it's a gerund. Thanks for playing, though. We have some lovely parting gifts for you.
 
2012-06-27 09:15:40 AM  

Methadone Girls: I dated a black guy. He tipped.

/thats going to get turned into something dirty, isn't it?


that's just cause he trying to act white in front of you.
 
2012-06-27 09:26:24 AM  

AnotherDisillusionedCollegeStudent: What strikes me the most about those ads is that the subjects are identifiably working-class. You hardly see that anymore. Today, advertising subjects tend to be of diverse ethnic backgrounds, but they all appear middle to upper-middle class in appearance and demeanor.

Speaks volumes as to the social changes that the US has seen since the '70s. Our working class is essentially invisible.


We don't manufacture anything anymore. There is no working class, only the "service industry".

Thanks NAFTA!
 
2012-06-27 09:38:45 AM  
dickfreckle:
farm4.staticflickr.com
YOU GONNA GET RAPED ATE



FTFY
 
2012-06-27 09:53:03 AM  

Lando Lincoln: I was a busboy for a while.

It's true. Black people don't tip. Or at least they didn't when I was working.


If I were ever to buy a canoe or small boat, I would certainly name it the SS Black. It would never tip then.
 
2012-06-27 09:53:47 AM  

SH: If the picture had a white family in it subby would claim it was racist because they ignore the blacks.

This entire thread is all kinds of fail.


Indeed. It also ignores the fact that advertisers target specific demographics with messages that resonate with that demographic in order to increase sales. An ad for Schlitz Malt Liquor featuring a black man is not a racist ad if the vast majority of SML drinkers are black men. If Schlitz ran ads for SML using white guys, they would not have been as successful. If advertisers intentionally insulted their target audience they would be driving away business and losing money, a rather stupid and short-sighted way to run a business. Some ads may have been unintentionally racist, but that's probably because some white ad company tried to be "hip" without good cultural knowledge of the target demographic (see: engrish). The same shait happens today.

Also, some of you young whipper-snappers may be ignorant of the culture of the 70's in regard to the advent of the black community's incorporation into "mainstream" America. McD's was a ground breaker and pretty damn smart to play to black families as they became an increasingly more important consumer group. For a quick overview of the racial stupidity that used to exist on the airwaves, check out this tidbit from a rather unpopular, but ultimately influential, TV show from 1968 (Link).
 
2012-06-27 09:58:57 AM  
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2012-06-27 10:05:54 AM  

dc0012c: An ad for Schlitz Malt Liquor featuring a black man is not a racist ad if the vast majority of SML drinkers are black men. If Schlitz ran ads for SML using white guys, they would not have been as successful.


Hey now, haven't you seen the Schlitz ad from the 70's featuring B.J. Hunnicut from M*A*S*H?
 
2012-06-27 10:08:57 AM  

SirEattonHogg: I actually never heard that black people can't swim


I don't understand this one either - have these people ever seen a public pool? Maybe they mean that black people don't like swimming in the ocean - I never see a group larger than 3-5 at the beach (or in the water at least).
 
2012-06-27 10:10:13 AM  

phrawgh: natmar_76: Man, the 70s were the COOLEST!

Look at that hair and those clothes!

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You're telling me!


Um, excuse me... that's 1999 fashion.
 
2012-06-27 10:23:22 AM  

penthesilea: Check out this 2012 happy meal box pic that was posted in the comments:

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Look, they even included excellent suggestions for black-people-kid's-names!
 
2012-06-27 10:23:29 AM  
So that's why black people don't t-

I mean I didn't say anything.
 
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