Thursday, August 21, 2008

McDonald's fries now made with human hand fat.

(click ad for closer look)
So the glutenous fast food behemoth finally cooked up a trans fat-less fry formula. In Brazil, at least judging by this ad, the new formula includes the cut-off, cooked fingers of Mickey D's fry guys/gals. Is this more or less disgusting than Subway's human entrails sub? The French Spiderman 3 cheeseburger? Settle down. I am of course being too literal with this visual targeting young "rocker" types. But food ads should be—above all other considerations, including cool art direction—appetizing. And, while I'm not young, I have played drums in a couple mediocre punk rock bands. And the last thing I now want to eat for lunch today is McDonald's. previous McDonald's posts: Eat a box o' lard, then play some football; a big fat lie of a nutrition ad; and Ronald is Dead. update: as a commenter on Gawker says: you'd think that the Wendy's chili finger incident would have come into play here.


Blogger Colette said...

This does not make me want to eat McDonald's. It's just kind of weird.

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People are still doing that hand thing? I thought that was the 80's.

That "I'm lovin' it" is old too.

Someone is phoning this job in
and is overpaid.

I'd have to be a day away from food to eat there.

4:43 PM  
Blogger warykitty said...

a bunch of ads have been using the hand painting pictures right? I think cingular had some with elephants and a geisha. I guess McDonald's is doing it now, but you're right, it's not the same with food!

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This ad is finger lickin' good, or not as the case may be.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To me this ad says, "pull my finger."

7:15 PM  

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