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(Some Grimace)   The historic culture of McDonald's   ( divider line
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94 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Nov 2002 at 11:50 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-11-27 11:53:59 PM  
served how many again?
2002-11-27 11:53:59 PM  
2002-11-27 11:54:10 PM  
2002-11-27 11:54:41 PM  
Dang...I thought I was first
2002-11-27 11:56:42 PM  

I like them...
2002-11-27 11:57:06 PM  
I dont get it.
2002-11-27 11:57:36 PM  
Bravo! Author!
(*standing ovation)
2002-11-27 11:57:57 PM  
Come on now! You guys are not being helpful to those of us who don't read the article!
2002-11-27 11:58:43 PM  
The crucified Mayor McCheese was my favorite.
He died under the heat lamp for your sins.
2002-11-27 11:58:51 PM  
Nothing can kill the Grimace
2002-11-28 12:00:11 AM  
aint an article- dont worry about it
2002-11-28 12:01:24 AM  
2002-11-28 12:01:30 AM  
I ate at McDonalds tonight.

It tastes good.

Who else is willing to admit it, despite how hip it is to bash McDonalds?
2002-11-28 12:02:12 AM  
I like McDonalds fries. That is about it.
2002-11-28 12:04:10 AM  
That's an interesting article... shows the cultural centrism that pervades society now. Also known as 'franchising'.

You can travel halfway around the world and go to a McDonald's or a Gap or a hundred other stores that look exactly the same as every other.

Yes, companies like McDonald's are destroying ethnic uniquity. Enjoy what little is left while it lasts.
2002-11-28 12:04:43 AM  
Ok, I'll admit it, I like junk food. I only eat it a couple of times a month though, since I like to stay fit.
2002-11-28 12:08:00 AM  
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2002-11-28 12:08:03 AM  
It's a gallery, not an article.
2002-11-28 12:08:10 AM  
Companies like McDonald's are destroying the uniqueness of cultures? No, if anything they are doing it to themselves. They don't have to eat there.
2002-11-28 12:09:03 AM  
2002-11-28 12:09:47 AM  
2002-11-28 12:11:29 AM  
May I suggest the reading of "Fast Food Nation", a definate eye-opener and mouth closer of fast food.
2002-11-28 12:12:58 AM  
Lame Ass Link
2002-11-28 12:13:36 AM  
McDonalds in darkest Africa? The gods must be crazy....and sick.
2002-11-28 12:14:26 AM  
That's right, Peaceman. People can choose to refuse what is new, quick, convenient, cheap and heavily promoted. Generally, the elders can do this, but they have a difficult time restraining the children, who simply can not understand why not.
2002-11-28 12:14:27 AM  
2002-11-28 12:15:48 AM  
Come on now! You guys are not being helpful to those of us who don't read the article!

That was farking funny!
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2002-11-28 12:17:17 AM  
if chickens had lips, they still wouldn't weigh as much as their beaks.
2002-11-28 12:18:22 AM  
Hey, WTF ever happened to Grimace's other two arms? He had four arms, you know. I think Mayor McCheese had something to do with it myself.
2002-11-28 12:19:21 AM  
Very strange. I think it should have the
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2002-11-28 12:22:46 AM  
Four arms? I don't remember that.
2002-11-28 12:24:08 AM  
"Hey, WTF ever happened to Grimace's other two arms?"

I know he used at least one of em to invent the "Secret Sauce" the other was to prevent him from reinventing it... the upper arms have limited vertical movement.
2002-11-28 12:24:29 AM  
I am McDonald. God damn it!
2002-11-28 12:26:20 AM  
EddieCochran, I'm with you! I like the taste of McDonalds. I don't like eating there though, I always get it to go, but my favorite meal to have is 2 of those 20 piece chicken McNuggets, a crap load of sweet and sour sauce and 2 or 3 apple pies to finish it off. And wash everything down with about 4 cans of Mountain Dew. Now that's good eating.

And Tounguedepressor...Someone, I'm not sure who, let my neighbor read that book. Now it's all she talks about for the past few weeks and she was going all over looking to get a "free range" turkey cause one from the store isn't good enough. I know everything you think that would close my mouth. I've read The Jungle, some of Fast Food Nation (whose author by the way visited my campus. I saw him talk, but I didn't much care for the guy. Just his manner of acting) and all of that PETA and health related propaganda. And all I can say is Eat Up!

My previous rant wasn't so much as an attack on you as it was a praise to fast food and meats despite their negative qualities, no matter how it sounded.
2002-11-28 12:29:24 AM  
Nothing can stop the Grimace!

/clerks: tas
2002-11-28 12:30:42 AM  
i like teh fries and teh vanilla cones. teh chicken is good on rare occasions...
2002-11-28 12:33:01 AM  
2002-11-28 12:34:53 AM  
I used to like their apple fried pies until I horribly burned the roof of my mouth with one. I still get tears in my eyes just thinking about that. It was like eating napalm.
2002-11-28 12:35:04 AM  
Where's the goddamn McLutefisk?
2002-11-28 12:37:41 AM  
Safeinsane - Thanks but my browser won't open Geocities pages anymore for some reason. Maybe it has something to do with my stop-up popper.
2002-11-28 12:39:05 AM  
Did you ever see the movie "Local Hero"?
2002-11-28 12:39:33 AM  
Actually, the book comes at you from many angles, def. from the PETA side but more prominately from the meat-packers lot. The more intricate viewpoints involve the way that fast food places "design" taste in labs in New Jersey and the actual history of fast-food itself.
It slams the fast-food industry in it's most all-American cut-throat upbringings.
2002-11-28 12:42:26 AM  
Andonbray: S'alright. Basically the page says that he was originally called The Evil Grimace (which I remember) and had SIX arms (I only remember four).

And oh, if you are looking for a tasty apple pie, try one from KFC - or Kentucky FRIED Chicken for you young'ns . It's like they stole McDonald's old recipe for them - they are goooood. McD's current apple pies suck donkey b@11s.
2002-11-28 12:44:07 AM  
Fast food has always put me in the holiday spirit.
2002-11-28 12:46:18 AM  
Um, link points to wooden statues and masks, wtf?
2002-11-28 12:46:54 AM  
doh! Didn't look close enough.
2002-11-28 12:48:14 AM  
KFC here I come. Me likey apple pie!
2002-11-28 12:49:30 AM  
nuff said
2002-11-28 12:50:52 AM  
I thought the art pieces were pretty cool.

However - McDonalds tastes like shiat, except for cheeseburgers and fries - and fries are basically just hot salty fat and carb. Any carby thing fried and salted tastes just as good. KFC chicken-salt (msg) fries taste even better.

I tried a cheeseburger in the US and it tasted like shiat anyway. Its smell reminded me of how dogmeat here smells, and it tasted weird and bad. I guess you get used to meat tasting a certain way and the grains and grasses over there are different so the meat is different too. Also - the bread was so sweet it reminded me of a waffle. Mmmm, meat waffle.

2002-11-28 12:51:20 AM  
Just sent this email to McD's:

When I was a child I remember Grimace being called the Evil Grimace, and he used to steal milkshakes from unsuspecting children. At that time he had six arms.

Later on in life, and without any reasonable explanation, his arms were reduced to four and he was no longer "evil".

Today, he was two arms. What gives?

We'll get to the bottom of this yet...
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