Bernard Shakey
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New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sat Apr 13, 2002 9:34 am

I don't know about the rest of the US or the world, but here in Cleveland McDonald's is running a spot with Spice Girls music shreiking in the background. Just thought I'd let you know that they couldn't have produced a better "instant channel change" if they tried.

P.S. Why does McDonald's advertise so much anyway. Is there anyone in the Western World who isn't familiar with them already?
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sat Apr 13, 2002 10:07 am

I will NEVER buy Chicken Selects because of that ad...Geez, do they want people to buy them? They think that music is gonna help?
 
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sat Apr 13, 2002 10:10 am

Yeah, I agree, that is some horrible music.
 
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sat Apr 13, 2002 10:24 am

I havent seen the commercial, but those look good. Big grin
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sat Apr 13, 2002 10:25 am

Come to think of it, they do look pretty good... I just can't get that damn Spice Girls song out of my head...
 
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sat Apr 13, 2002 10:29 am

Talk about ! McD's food is the worst excuse for food I have ever eaten in my life! Gave it up 3 years ago when I realized I had found hairs on my fries many consecutive times.

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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sat Apr 13, 2002 12:10 pm

Serge, when did McDonalds start selling food?
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sat Apr 13, 2002 12:16 pm

LOL! Good one!

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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sat Apr 13, 2002 10:19 pm

I'll tell ya what I want, what I really really want.....
 
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sat Apr 13, 2002 10:33 pm

Can't say I didn't see that coming, KROC...
 
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 12:34 am

I saw that commercial for the first time the other night, and I was like, "Way to go McDonald's! Glad you're about 8 years behind what's trend curve." One more reason to go to Burger King Smile

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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 1:32 am

If only you knew what went on behind the counter.. I used to work at one, so I can tell ya stories.. :P

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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 2:08 am

STORY TIME!!!
Tell us stories, Airlinelover. What crazy, kooky kinda things go on inside a McDonalds?
 
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 2:30 am

Read 'Fast Food Nation' by Eric Schlosser. Scary stuff.

http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/interviews/ba2000-12-14.htm
 
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 3:40 am

I have worked at two different McD's and my bro worked at two others. Don't even get me started on that one.
As far as the commercial: I am just sick that a nasty place like McD's is using Spice Girls. That is SO beneath them. (Hoo, boy, I know the responses for that one!) I suppose next they will use songs by Hanson or NKOTB.
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Sun Apr 14, 2002 4:02 am

In all seriousness, those of you that are railing on MacD's for using this Spice Girl's song, either 1.) you don't get it, or 2.) you have no idea how advertising works. Everyone of you that is crying over this commercial, and it sucks, or it is "beneath them" (give me a break), are failing to realize that you are doing what the commercial was intended to do. Bring Mickie D's to the fore front of conversations and get it on your mind, so next time you want something to eat, you might just be thinking of there product. There is no denying that the Spice Girls were HUGE as well as "Wannabe". It may have been 5 years ago, but still. And you know that the Spice Girls and the song "Wannabe" had more closet fans than anything. So now, the Spice Girl rage has died down. It may have ben awhile sinc "Wannabe" was heard, and BAM, there it is, all over the T.V. in a McDonald's commercial. It grabs your attention so you watch their presentation. Time to lighten up guys. There has got to be something better out there to bitch about.
 
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 4:17 am

Hey KROC,

...so tell us what you want, what you really really want.

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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 4:21 am

What KROC really wants, what he really really wants is....hmmmmm...a Whopper?
 
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 4:44 am

I don't trust McDonalds anymore. I am not sure if their food is really safe to eat. The drinks and mcflurrys are good though  Smile

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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 6:20 am

LOL, good one KROC  Big thumbs up
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 6:24 am

Yes, small penis-ed men like KROC all want a Whopper.

Hey.....the McD ad was running in CLE don't forget. You know EVERYTHING comes to CLE last. CLE residents probably think the Spice Girls are a NEW group.

hehehe

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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 6:27 am

My god, people are bitching about their national icon. And not because they're brainwashing kids, or poisoning people, or destroying the competition, or destroying the rain-forest, or killing animals, or polluting everything, or putting too much salt on the fries, but because they used the Spice Girls in an ad

Anyway, McDonald's rocks.

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Sun Apr 14, 2002 6:35 am

Here ya go.


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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 7:15 am

Yyz717,

Whaddya mean everything comes to CLE last. I'd argue, but I'm warming up my Gremlin to go see "North Dallas Forty" at the drive in.
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Sun Apr 14, 2002 7:22 am

LOL Bernard!

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Sun Apr 14, 2002 8:22 am

777,

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Sun Apr 14, 2002 8:35 am



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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 8:59 am

Hey a Yyz. How are you an expert on my penis size. I could see if you were talking to your girlfriend....but then again, she's not going to lie to you and say it's small.........

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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 9:05 am

Spice Girls RULE!!!!!!!
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 10:16 am

I must have a Quarter Pounder NOW!

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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 4:50 pm

KROC has a point in his original post about how everyone is now talking about McD's BUT when I was hungry today, the first thing I wanted was a corndog. I settled for a quesadilla. Gotta love Saturday Market. I can count on one finger (hehe) the number of times in the last 2 years I have eaten at McD's. I got sick that time, too. I'll tell you what I want. What I really really want. Jalapeno poppers and a Jumbo Jack with cheese!
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Sun Apr 14, 2002 4:52 pm

Isn't that Chris Farley the one in the lower of those two photos.
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 8:13 pm

Jack in the Crack?!?!?! And you want to say how McDonalds made you sick?!
 
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 8:57 pm

If you go to McD daily, you'll end up looking like Chris Farley.

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Sun Apr 14, 2002 9:30 pm

Yyz, I love McDonald's. I was pointing out that no one seems to care about all the supposed problems with McDonald's, but because they use the Spice Girls in an ad.
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Sun Apr 14, 2002 9:55 pm

Actually, of all the fast food joints, McD is my most frequent.

Question: in CLE is McD considered fast food or fine dining???????

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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Mon Apr 15, 2002 1:18 am

My intentions on this post were to post yet another loser thread that no one responds to, but I have agained failed.

I realize that in many aspects of marketing, their is no such thing as "bad" publicity. Yes, the godawful commercial has us talking about McDonald's, so it looks like it did it's job. But for the love of God, that is one annoying commercial. That was my point. Nothing else.

Yyz717,
OK, you made a couple of CLE jokes, everyone laughed, that'll do for now. That's all I've got to say aboooooot that.
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Mon Apr 15, 2002 1:52 am

Shakey. Pay no mind to Yyz. Dude is just jealous he isn't in C-Town. Let him party in the flats one night, and he'll cease his "joking".

Now, you want to talk about an annoying commercial, how about that new Tropicana Commercial, where they redo the Brady Bunch's "Sunshine Day" song. I hate it. It drives me nuts. BUT, every time it is on, and I hear it, it gets my attention.
 
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Mon Apr 15, 2002 2:24 am

Well, I invite you both to YYZ then. We'll SEE who has the best party scene.

Bernard, you can fly on AC or CO....KROC, you might have to sail over. Not sure ROC has an airport.

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Mon Apr 15, 2002 2:30 am

KROC, you might have to sail over. Not sure ROC has an airport.

Dick!  Laugh out loud

I actually never said anything about YYZ. I'd love to visit one day. Got a trip to see the Blue Jays in the works now. As for sailing over, OUCH. Actually, if the local politicians and state politicians would stop yanking ROC's chain, we would have one of those high speed ferry's operating between ROC and YYZ.
 
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Mon Apr 15, 2002 2:58 am

As an Atheist, I don't believe in Heaven or Hell, but if there was an AntiChrist it would probably be Ronald McDonald.
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Mon Apr 15, 2002 3:10 am

High speed ferries from ROC to YYZ? Great. That's all we need. A faster entry method for NY state riff-raff.  Laugh out loud

Actually, a local entrepreneur started high-speed ferry service from YYZ to Niagara (similar distance across LO to ROC). Successful in the summer but it can only be seasonal due to winter ice.

I can see the lights of ROC on a clear night from my condo (but you can't see me). hehehe

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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Mon Apr 15, 2002 3:15 am

On a clean night, I don't even bother to look for the lights of YYZ, lol. j/k.

As for NYS riff-raff. You're alot closer to Buffalo than me, and at least there is no direct link with Syracuse! I'd take a boat ride to spend some of my hard earned money in YYZ.
 
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Mon Apr 15, 2002 6:37 am

I like Toronto. I used to work for a tour company and we took students and senior citizen groups to Toronto frequently. As far as party scenes go, Shakey is out of date (and nobody over 22 who lives in CLE goes to the Flats). I've non-reved to YYZ a few times also with the wife for day trips, our only complaint was despite the good exchange rate, Toronto is still pretty expensive.
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Mon Apr 15, 2002 6:41 am

KROC goes to the flats, and he's 47 yo.

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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Mon Apr 15, 2002 6:41 am

Must explain why I haven't been to the CLE flats since I was home on leave, and 21.
 
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Mon Apr 15, 2002 6:50 am

ROC has an airport, they're getting new AirTran service in fact. And Wichita, wait, um, we're getting AirTran, too. wait. um.


OH NO!!!
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RE: New McD's Commercial Horrible

Mon Apr 15, 2002 7:16 am

Dizamn! That means I could fly AirTran from Rochester to Wichita?!?!?! Damn. Maybe Topeka is on there list of cities served. Damn I hope so.

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