Sunday, November 11, 2012
McDonalds commercials are disgusting and stupid in any language. Why am I not surprised?
Well, it's good to see that the rest of the planet is not being left out, isn't it?
You don't have to know the words to this song (I didn't check- can I assume a lot of YouTubers want to know what the song is and where they can get it?) to see that this commercial might as well be the trailer of the most predictable, asinine, fill-in-the-numbers teen angst movie ever made. I mean, it's got "Can't Hardly Wait" smeared all over it. I guess I'd like to know what the little girl found so mesmerizing about this little boy her mom weirdly decided to hook her up with when she was six years old- but on second thoughts, not really. We see that despite a steady diet of sugared french fries and hot fudge sundaes from the world's biggest pig trough, Cute Little Boy and Cute Little Girl grow up to be reasonably healthy-looking human beings (seriously- where's the acne? Where's the flab? Where's the flushed complexions and sweat and shortened breath?) Cute Little Girl found herself another guy (in true celluloid style, she Never Realized That The True Love Of Her Life Was Right In Front Of Her All AlongTM.) In REAL life, Cute Girl isn't really expected to stay attached to Cute Boy She Met One Day At McDonalds when she was at that age where girls generally haven't made sex distinctions or, at most, think boys are Icky. In Hollywood/McDonalds Ad Land, this means they were meant to be.
Cute Boy shows he's not ok with Cute Girl having actually grown up, breaking the Hollywood rules, and moving beyond him by dipping his french fries into his hot fudge sundae. This is supposed to stir something in Cute Girl's heart, I guess. Again- in REAL life, Cute Girl respond with "ick, what the hell are you doing? We used to eat bugs, too- are you going to do THAT in front of me? Grow the f--k up!" In Reel Life, all the---umm, "feelings" that Cute Girl felt for Cute Boy back when they still believed in Santa Claus come rushing back, and Cute Girl dumps the guy she's only known for a few months, not when she was wetting the bed over the prospect of lunch at McDonalds.
See? Told you you didn't have to know the words to this song.
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Well, this would explain a lot of what happened in the comic strip "For Better or For Worse"; since the author's brain is made of commercials, it makes sense to her that something this absurd would actually happen in real life to people who aren't candidates for "Chump of the Millennium".ReplyDelete