Posts Tagged ‘childrens television’

Teaching Kids to Consume

May 7, 2011

Teaching Kids to Consume

PNC Bank and public TV’s Sesame Street say they are teaming up to teach kids about money. David Sirota explains it another way:  “A bailed-out financial institution teams up with PBS to teach our kids how to spend money on useless crap.”

“‘Sesame Street’: Brought to you by PNC Bank,” David Sirota, Salon

“PNC” logo and the Sesame Street logo element and creature are property of their respective trademark owners and used here under the “Parody” provisions of the “Fair Use” doctrine.  Hey, if PNC hasn’t paid back all that Federal bailout money, taxpayers probably own some rights in their stuff anyway.

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Jobs: Recovery is at Hand!

May 21, 2010

Jobs: Recovery is at Hand!

The employment situation has been pretty grim, but things are looking up for one older employee. Despite rumors to the contrary, Ronald McDonald is keeping his job.

Mr. McDonald has been working at the same job for 50 years, but that clown never tires of luring young children into the wonderful world of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Ronald will never retire. It’s not the pay, it’s the job satisfaction.

 

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Ronald McDonald 86ed

April 18, 2010

Ronald McDonald 86ed

Nutrition activists want to retire Ronald McDonald, fast food corporate spokesclown since 1963. Critics claim his TV ads target children and lure innocent infants into obesity by making unhealthy foods look like fun. They want Ronald to saddle up Joe Camel and ride into the sunset.

It could be worse for the burger-mongering buffoon. A crazed Internet mob has stormed Sesame Street, trying to starve Cookie Monster to death. Ronald is in no danger there; he’s no longer welcome in that neighborhood.

Is Mr. McDonald already history? Even now, youngsters are auditioning for his job:

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