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One person's happy is another person's sad

[Yes, there was a post below this one, but I put it on hold until later. There are some things I want to add to it] One more thing before I get back to what I was doing. happymeal_salad_dasani.jpg This is a McDonald's Adult Happy Meal. Salad, water and a prize of a fitness book and stepometer. That is not a Happy Meal. It is a Sad Meal. Ice cream, tequila, nachos and prize of porn: That is a happy meal.

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Comments

Was just at McD's myself, and I settled for a Fruit & Yogurt Parfait (trying to be good).

I loved the sign for the Fruit & Walnut dish: WARNING: CONTAINS NUTS. Duh! What tipped them off?

But you are oh, so right! SadMeal indeed.

Um, where can I get one of those HappyMeals you describe??

You must first execute a liability waiver.

As my co-blogger put it, "It might as well say “brought to you by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America” along the side of the box."

You forgot the Three Muskateers bar.

Sad meal indeed.

Hey - do you realize your weblog has like 1600 links from other blogs? How did you manage that? This blog is cute and all, but it ain't THAT good!

The only reason I'm even leaving a note is so I can maybe siphon off a little of that love to my own blog.

(that's http://doctorsilence.blogspot.com)

Jeez insult this blog and then plug your own.

"I think so, Brain, but if they called them 'Sad Meals' then nobody would buy them."

Narf. :)

Someday, somebody will invent a variety of cauliflower, broccoli, endive, arugula, etc., that tastes as good as chocolate. He will amass riches beyond his dreams.

Where can I buy one of your happy meals?

I'd have respect for McD's if they pushed this as an "adult" Happy Meal, and then explained that "adult" was in double-quotes because everyone knows that REAL adults who become obese don't hold restaurants responsible for their condition. This meal is for pretend adults who want to eat junk food every day and then sue someone when the predictably-negative results become apparent.

Geez...just call it the denial meal...you're at McDonald's for crissakes. This is like ordering a #3 supersized with a diet coke.

Is the container leakproof so the binge-and-purge crowd can vomit up their lunch and dispose of it?

Those fruit and vanilla yogurt parfaits are awesome. One dollar, and the vanilla yogurt tastes better than a lot of vanilla ice cream I've had. I sometimes get one of those instead of fries.

I love those parfaits. There's a McD's across the street from work and sometimes I'll get the fruit and yogurt for lunch. But I have to dump it into a bowl, or people think I'm eating ice cream for lunch. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I don't really need the jokes.

Well, it's better than McDonald's plan B ... which was to lure all its overweight customers into the McNugget extruder. I believe the marketing concept was "McPeople".

"Well, it's better than McDonald's plan B ... which was to lure all its overweight customers into the McNugget extruder. I believe the marketing concept was "McPeople"."

LOL.

Responsible Meal.

It's an UnHappy Meal. A GuiltMeal. A SmirkyMeal.

I like your happy meal. It's very summery, and I'm ready for summer.

Can you bring me one of your Happy Meals?

Oh, and SuperSize it please! :-p

Before I quit, I was of the opinion that McD would be quite successful with Marlboro Happy Meals. Will that be a Regular Happy Meal or Menthol?

Yes, I know. I should have been in marketing.


This
is half way to Michele's idea of a happy meal. And it is from McD.

Midgard -- wouldn't that be McSolyentGreen?

Well if Soylent was the name of the company (it has soy!), then it should just be McGreen.

Convince people that it's environmentally friendly and you're there.

Hell, some Earth Firsters would probably think making it out of people is a plus.

I can't believe they're calling it an "Adult Happy Meal"

Are they really calling it that?

Well, I guess in a way, it fits - when you become an adult, you have to deal with taxes, the DMV, bills, drivers that cut you off, people who knock on your door and ask you if you're sure you're going to Heaven when you die, political ads, news, colonoscopies, and mammograms (well, if you're female) instead of dealing with play, summers off, comic books, gum, candy, toys, cartoons, and stuff like that.

So I guess, in a way, the salad-water-and book that says "hey, you need to exercise, lardbutt" is the adult version of the meal-with-toy.

being an adult sucks. the only good thing about it is you have a bigger allowance, and it's called a paycheck.

I still think that healthy cereals, and these "happy" meals should come with some kind of cool toy. Don't marketers realize that 85% of adults still like toys? (I mean real toys, not the kind that are sold in shops with the windows blacked out and that take AA batteries...but I suppose many adults like those kind as well)

"That makes me a very saaaaaaaaaad panda."

(I suppose AnorexiaMeal wouldn't have worked for this.)

This is like ordering a #3 supersized with a diet coke.

Some people who order diet soda with their combo are not doing so because they think it will magically offset the rest of the meal but because they cannot properly process the simple sugars in the drink. They are referred to as diabetics.