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Author Topic: Gay McDonald's Commercial from France.  (Read 7819 times)

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Offline Ann

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Re: Gay McDonald's Commercial from France.
« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2010, 09:20:06 AM »
 
Do you know why there's no television sets made in England? They can't figure out how to make 'em leak oil.


Lameness personified. Total fail. :o Television was invented in the UK by John Logie Baird in the 1920's ffs.
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Re: Gay McDonald's Commercial from France.
« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2010, 09:27:16 AM »
I can think of better things to stuff in my mouth while in Rio.

I was gonna say I bet "that's not the only thing that got stuffed into your mouth in Rio", but you beat me to the punch by a full day dammit philly.

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Re: Gay McDonald's Commercial from France.
« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2010, 10:07:51 AM »
I can think of better things to stuff in my mouth while in Rio.

The food in Rio was amazing. Not just the churrascaria restaurants but every place we went. We hired a guide who took us to his favorite restaurants to explore the local cuisine. I ate a lot of food I had never tried, or even heard of, such as acia, marinated chicken hearts, vegetables I couldn't pronounce... We didn't have a bad meal.

And for the straight men on this board, at the beach I was repeatedly approached by young, topless Brazilian women who didn't speak a word of English. The men weren't bad either. I highly recommend it.


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Re: Gay McDonald's Commercial from France.
« Reply #53 on: June 03, 2010, 10:18:11 AM »
The Big Mac Index:

straight up:

http://www.oanda.com/currency/big-mac-index  

as manipulated by UBS (the Swiss bank) for purchasing power:

The fastest earned
Tokyo, Japan - 10 minutes
Los Angeles, United States - 11 minutes
Chicago, Illinois United States - 12 minutes
Miami, Florida United States - 12 minutes
New York City, New York United States - 13 minutes
Auckland, New Zealand - 14 minutes
Sydney, Australia - 14 minutes
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 14 minutes
Z?rich, Switzerland - 15 minutes
Dublin, Ireland - 15 minutes

Ten slowest earned (2009)[17]
Nairobi, Kenya - 158 minutes
Jakarta, Indonesia - 136 minutes
Mexico City, Mexico - 129 minutes
Caracas, Venezuela - 126 minutes
Manila, Philippines - 88 minutes
Cairo, Egypt - 82 minutes
Santiago de Chile, Chile - 69 minutes
Bratislava, Slovakia - 62 minutes
Mumbai, India - 61 minutes
Budapest, Hungary - 59 minutes

________________________________

The Gay McDonald's Index of what to stuff in your mouth in foreign capitals:

Price of Apple Pie in Switzerland - 2 CHF
Average Price of Grade A Gigolo in Geneva - 250-400 CHF hour
Average Swiss Wage for a 45 yo university educated middle level employee in insurance - 50 CH hour
Likelihood a 45 yo who is as hot as GymRat can get it for free from a non gigolo - 100%
Likelihood the Gigolo in Switzerland is from Brazil - 60%
Cost of round trip ticket to Rio on Swiss - 2000 CHF
Price of Apple Pie in Rio ???
Average Price of Grade A Gigolo in Rio - ???

somehow such calculations all go round in a circle.   :-\

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Re: Gay McDonald's Commercial from France.
« Reply #54 on: June 04, 2010, 02:33:56 AM »
Bill O'reilly compares running the gay McDonalds ad to running an Al-Qaeda ad.  Gay groups are demanding an apology.  This is MSNBC's, Ed Shultz talking about Bill with the clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_gQFilltDw

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Re: Gay McDonald's Commercial from France.
« Reply #55 on: June 04, 2010, 02:58:04 AM »
Bill O'reilly compares running the gay McDonalds ad to running an Al-Qaeda ad.  Gay groups are demanding an apology.  This is MSNBC's, Ed Shultz talking about Bill with the clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_gQFilltDw

Doesn't seem so bad to me. Bill's schtick is being a bigoted fuckhead, by his standards that's pretty tame.

I've never understood what "gay groups" hope to achieve by stamping their elegantly shod feet and "demanding" apologies for this sort of rubbish.

MtD

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Re: Gay McDonald's Commercial from France.
« Reply #56 on: June 04, 2010, 06:11:11 AM »
Just muckrackers creating airtime.
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Re: Gay McDonald's Commercial from France.
« Reply #57 on: June 04, 2010, 06:54:56 AM »
The verdict is in, if you ever eaten at McD, you have been Gayafied.

http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/93724?fp=1

Gay-Friendly McDonald's Ad Goes Viral
by Mike Krumboltz
15 hours ago

           1,104 Votes
A new commercial for McDonald?s in France is generating a tremendous amount of Buzz online.

In the spot, a teenage boy sits in a McDonald's booth, looking at his class picture, when his phone rings. "I was just thinking about you," he says, with obvious affection. "I miss you, too" he replies, and then says that he has to go. His dad is coming to the booth with their food. Father sits across from son and comments that he was "quite the ladies' man" when he was his son's age. Dad then looks at the class picture and remarks that "it's too bad" that his son's class is all boys. The son can only smile.

The point, of course, is that the son is gay. Following that reveal, a tagline reads "Come as You Are" in French. "We wanted to show society the way it is today, without judging. There's obviously no problem with homosexuality in France today," Nathalie Legarlantezec, a McDonald's spokesperson, told French media. The ad airs only in France, but thanks to online video sites, it quickly went viral. It already has well over one million views on YouTube.

According to Canada.com, the buzzy clip is the first ad from McDonald's to feature a gay character. Support from the gay community has been very positive. Helen Kennedy, executive director of EGALE Canada, remarked, "It's great that McDonald's is putting it out there, and kudos to the creative team. It's certainly a step in the right direction."

Australia's Brisbane Times explains that the ad is just one in a series that aims to "recognise the diversity of McDonald's customers in France". Australian Coalition for Equality spokesman Rodney Croome called the ad "refreshingly realistic" and "groundbreaking" in that it takes place in "one of the world's most mainstream institutions, McDonald's."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=I3ba3lnFHik

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Re: Gay McDonald's Commercial from France.
« Reply #58 on: June 04, 2010, 07:42:05 AM »
Don't forget that they are just peddling burgers. Don't think they are pretending to sell Haute Cuisine food or Academy Award level commercials.

Sometimes digging for deeper meanings will only lead you astray.

Sometimes you could trust me on things such as "media events" - its one of my academic specialties.

Its not necessarily a "deep meaning" one looks for, but rather discussing the appeal or lack of appeal and the possible meanings of something that has caught the public's attention.

A cigar is a cigar.  A rose is a rose is a rose.  But a cigar isn't just a cigar.
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Re: Gay McDonald's Commercial from France.
« Reply #59 on: June 04, 2010, 07:52:27 AM »
Sometimes you could trust me on things such as "media events" - its one of my academic specialties.

Its not necessarily a "deep meaning" one looks for, but rather discussing the appeal or lack of appeal and the possible meanings of something that has caught the public's attention.

A cigar is a cigar.  A rose is a rose is a rose.  But a cigar isn't just a cigar.

But isn't a horse a horse of course of course ?

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Re: Gay McDonald's Commercial from France.
« Reply #60 on: June 04, 2010, 08:52:51 AM »

But isn't a horse a horse of course of course ?


And no one can talk to a horse of course!
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Re: Gay McDonald's Commercial from France.
« Reply #61 on: June 04, 2010, 09:05:43 AM »
And no one can talk to a horse of course!

Unless, of course, the talking horse . . .

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Re: Gay McDonald's Commercial from France.
« Reply #62 on: June 04, 2010, 09:42:36 AM »

Unless, of course, the talking horse . . .


. . . is the famous Mr. Edfu! :D
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

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Re: Gay McDonald's Commercial from France.
« Reply #63 on: June 04, 2010, 10:26:43 AM »
Doesn't seem so bad to me. Bill's schtick is being a bigoted fuckhead, by his standards that's pretty tame.

I've never understood what "gay groups" hope to achieve by stamping their elegantly shod feet and "demanding" apologies for this sort of rubbish.

MtD

The religious right does a similar thing when we get something our way.  Although they're probably stomping their crocs.

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Re: Gay McDonald's Commercial from France.
« Reply #64 on: June 08, 2010, 12:51:54 PM »

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