Tuesday, July 24, 2012
McDonalds- because LSD is still illegal, and Soma doesn't exist outside of "Brave New World"
Here's another McDonald's commercial that I could barely get through without groaning and hitting the mute button (hard.) McDonalds seems pretty convinced that only the most cloyingly sweet, artificial junk ads are good enough to sell their artificially fattening, junk food.
In this particular commercial, the ubiquitous chain restaurant takes credit for basically everything that makes life worth living, and a few things that simply don't. The moron with the surgically-implanted smile and apparently no place to go drives from place to place, marveling at all the Gosh-darned amazing, happy things he sees in his Gosh-darned amazing world. All thanks to pancakes drenched in corn syrup, fried pig parts served between over-buttered biscuits, and milkshakes sold as "coffee drinks." Along the way, the guy experiences any number of hallucinations- brought on by a grease, sugar or caffeine overdose, we are not told.
A great parody of this ad would be this guy blissfully taking in muggings, fires, parents being abusive toward their kids, homeless people waving "will work for food signs," etc without ever, ever taking that stupid-ass grin off his loathsome face- because after all, he's loaded up at McDonalds, so all must be well in the world. But McDonalds ads are pretty much parody-proof, because they are so damned stupid and insulting in their original form.
I'll just end by noting that if you are really enjoying life as much as this guy is, why would you take steps to cut it short by consuming this garbage?