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(The Daily Beast)   Descendants of the real Aunt Jemima want reparations from the Quaker Oats company. Difficulty there isn't a REAL Aunt Jemima any more than there is a REAL Ronald McDonald   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Aunt Jemima, Quaker Oats, Quaker Oats Company, Dannez Hunter, Larnell Evans, corporate owner of Quaker Oats, federal lawsuit, South Carolina  
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2020-06-29 2:46:39 PM  
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2020-06-29 3:08:42 PM  
Ronald is real to me, dammit!!!
 
2020-06-29 3:21:40 PM  
Willard Scott is the real Ronald McDonald.
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2020-06-29 3:24:00 PM  
Willard is apparently *only* 86 years old.  I had assumed that he was pushing 100.
 
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2020-06-29 3:38:45 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Willard is apparently *only* 86 years old.  I had assumed that he was pushing 100.


Don't you think if Willard Scott were actually still alive and approaching 100, he'd be announcing it on tv?
 
2020-06-29 3:40:23 PM  
Allegedly I had a greatx uncle or something who knew Anna Short Harrington.  I don't think I have anyone else left in the family to verify and get the deets.
 
2020-06-29 3:50:14 PM  

BadReligion: Willard Scott is the real Ronald McDonald.
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DEAR GOD WHAT THE FARK IS THAT HIDEOUS THING?!?!
 
2020-06-29 4:03:24 PM  

Subtonic: BadReligion: Willard Scott is the real Ronald McDonald.
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DEAR GOD WHAT THE FARK IS THAT HIDEOUS THING?!?!


That's from the Early 1960's when Willard Scott, who was then a local DC media personality and the local "Bozo the Clown" until it went off the air was hired by the local McDonald's franchise as the face of its "i'll swallow your SOUL!!!" campaign  which was a runaway success because it had parents streaming to McDonald's with their kids in a vain hope it would make the nightmares stop..for both of them
 
2020-06-29 4:34:41 PM  
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Headline is   WRONG!
 
2020-06-29 4:37:41 PM  

Subtonic: BadReligion: Willard Scott is the real Ronald McDonald.
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DEAR GOD WHAT THE FARK IS THAT HIDEOUS THING?!?!


The real Ronald McDonald. Didn't you see the caption?
 
2020-06-29 4:55:48 PM  
Lemme get this straight - the great, great grandson of this woman demands compensation from Quaker because...why?  "She wasn't properly compensated."

I haven't a clue what my great, great grandmother's name is.  I'd be hard pressed to name my great grandmother, let alone 'great, great.'

From an arbitrary Google search:

http://www.scencyclopedia.org/sce/ent​r​ies/harrington-anna-short/
..the Quaker Oats Company, which hired Harrington to travel nationwide portraying "Aunt Jemima" and ultimately made her a national celebrity. Chauffeured or flown by jet around the country, Harrington served Aunt Jemima-brand pancake mix at store openings and other public events, living a lifestyle that eluded most blacks and whites. By the time of her death, the former sharecropper owned two homes and lived in an area occupied by the black elite of Syracuse..

ROFL, effin blow me.  She died rich.
 
2020-06-29 4:58:44 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Lemme get this straight - the great, great grandson of this woman demands compensation from Quaker because...why?  "She wasn't properly compensated."

I haven't a clue what my great, great grandmother's name is.  I'd be hard pressed to name my great grandmother, let alone 'great, great.'

From an arbitrary Google search:

http://www.scencyclopedia.org/sce/entr​ies/harrington-anna-short/
..the Quaker Oats Company, which hired Harrington to travel nationwide portraying "Aunt Jemima" and ultimately made her a national celebrity. Chauffeured or flown by jet around the country, Harrington served Aunt Jemima-brand pancake mix at store openings and other public events, living a lifestyle that eluded most blacks and whites. By the time of her death, the former sharecropper owned two homes and lived in an area occupied by the black elite of Syracuse..

ROFL, effin blow me.  She died rich.


Yeah, but her great-great-grandson isn't rich, so it's obviously the fault of whoever has money.
 
2020-06-29 5:33:21 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Lemme get this straight - the great, great grandson of this woman demands compensation from Quaker because...why?  "She wasn't properly compensated."

I haven't a clue what my great, great grandmother's name is.  I'd be hard pressed to name my great grandmother, let alone 'great, great.'

From an arbitrary Google search:

http://www.scencyclopedia.org/sce/entr​ies/harrington-anna-short/
..the Quaker Oats Company, which hired Harrington to travel nationwide portraying "Aunt Jemima" and ultimately made her a national celebrity. Chauffeured or flown by jet around the country, Harrington served Aunt Jemima-brand pancake mix at store openings and other public events, living a lifestyle that eluded most blacks and whites. By the time of her death, the former sharecropper owned two homes and lived in an area occupied by the black elite of Syracuse..

ROFL, effin blow me.  She died rich.


Yeah, he can go f*ck himself.  Reparations for... what?  Making his great-great-grandmother rich beyond her wildest dreams in exchange for using her likeness?  F*ck off.
 
2020-06-29 5:42:58 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Lemme get this straight - the great, great grandson of this woman demands compensation from Quaker because...why?  "She wasn't properly compensated."

I haven't a clue what my great, great grandmother's name is.  I'd be hard pressed to name my great grandmother, let alone 'great, great.'

From an arbitrary Google search:

http://www.scencyclopedia.org/sce/entr​ies/harrington-anna-short/
..the Quaker Oats Company, which hired Harrington to travel nationwide portraying "Aunt Jemima" and ultimately made her a national celebrity. Chauffeured or flown by jet around the country, Harrington served Aunt Jemima-brand pancake mix at store openings and other public events, living a lifestyle that eluded most blacks and whites. By the time of her death, the former sharecropper owned two homes and lived in an area occupied by the black elite of Syracuse..

ROFL, effin blow me.  She died rich.


Anna Harrington was a recast of Nancy Green, who was paid so little that she worked as a housekeeper well into her 70s.
 
2020-06-29 7:51:58 PM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: NotThatGuyAgain: Lemme get this straight - the great, great grandson of this woman demands compensation from Quaker because...why?  "She wasn't properly compensated."

I haven't a clue what my great, great grandmother's name is.  I'd be hard pressed to name my great grandmother, let alone 'great, great.'

From an arbitrary Google search:

http://www.scencyclopedia.org/sce/entr​ies/harrington-anna-short/
..the Quaker Oats Company, which hired Harrington to travel nationwide portraying "Aunt Jemima" and ultimately made her a national celebrity. Chauffeured or flown by jet around the country, Harrington served Aunt Jemima-brand pancake mix at store openings and other public events, living a lifestyle that eluded most blacks and whites. By the time of her death, the former sharecropper owned two homes and lived in an area occupied by the black elite of Syracuse..

ROFL, effin blow me.  She died rich.

Anna Harrington was a recast of Nancy Green, who was paid so little that she worked as a housekeeper well into her 70s.


So, Nancy Green farked up a good thing
 
2020-06-29 10:11:01 PM  
Ronald McDonald was a real person.He was a member of the Knights Templar and also knew the recipe for KFC and Coke as well as inventing the seed drill.
 
2020-06-30 9:05:27 AM  
Don't tell me this. Ronald McDonald is the only leadership figure that we have left!
 
2020-06-30 4:33:57 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Lemme get this straight - the great, great grandson of this woman demands compensation from Quaker because...why?  "She wasn't properly compensated."

I haven't a clue what my great, great grandmother's name is.  I'd be hard pressed to name my great grandmother, let alone 'great, great.'

From an arbitrary Google search:

http://www.scencyclopedia.org/sce/entr​ies/harrington-anna-short/
..the Quaker Oats Company, which hired Harrington to travel nationwide portraying "Aunt Jemima" and ultimately made her a national celebrity. Chauffeured or flown by jet around the country, Harrington served Aunt Jemima-brand pancake mix at store openings and other public events, living a lifestyle that eluded most blacks and whites. By the time of her death, the former sharecropper owned two homes and lived in an area occupied by the black elite of Syracuse..

ROFL, effin blow me.  She died rich.


She made them richer.
 
2020-06-30 4:56:24 PM  
I'm wondering how two billion dollars was the figure that they came up with. That's like a million dollars per year for the last two thousand years? Doesn't that seem a bit steep for a frivolous lawsuit?
 
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