Posts Tagged ‘Ronald McDonald’

Scary Clowns!

October 13, 2016

Scary Clowns!

“McDonald’s and franchisees in the local markets are mindful of the current climate around clown sightings in communities and as such are being thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald’s participation in community events for the time being.” McDonald’s spokeswoman Terri Hickey.

More:

“Creepy Clown Craze Claims New Victim: Ronald McDonald,” Juan Anguiano and Corky Siemaszko, NBC News

“Ronald McDonald lying low until clown scare blows over,” Katie Mettler, Washington Post

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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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New University in Shanghai. Fries with That?

April 1, 2010

New University in Shanghai

China sent the U.S. 83,000 college and graduate students this year. We sent China Hamburger U.

The McDonald’s Corporation opened its prestigious management training facility in Shanghai on Tuesday. There are over a thousand Mickey Ds in the nation of 1.3 billion and plans for thousands more.  China’s new Hamburger University expects to serve up 5,000 graduates in the next five years.

 

 

The fellow in the yellow suit is a registered trademark of McDonald’s, used here under the parody provisions of the Fair Use Doctrine. NotionsCapital received no promotional consideration for this, not even a Red Bean Pie.

Image (“Glorious Joint Venture Feeds the Masses”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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