History Trivia / McDonalds

26th Nov '17 12:42:25 AM KYCubbie
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** Mac Tonight is a more straightforward example. The song in his commercials was basically "Mac the Knife" by Bobby Darrin with modified lyrics. This came to an end in 1989 when Darrin's son successfully sued for copyright infringement. Mac Tonight wouldn't reappear again until 1997, and again in commercials in Southeast Asia in 2007. As for America? He was turned into an internet meme called "Moon Man", a character created by a user on YTMND who advocates white supremacy, terrorism, and genocide, going as far as to be used in an actual political billboard in the battleground state of Pennsylvania during the 2016 US Presidential election alongside Pepe the Frog (with Pepe depicted as Trump and Moon Man as a Mexican). A few American restaurants still have statues or even functioning animatronics of Mac Tonight, and the character appeared on Jamie [=McMurray's=] NASCAR throwback paint scheme for the 2016 Southern 500.

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** Mac Tonight is a more straightforward example. The song in his commercials was basically "Mac "Mack the Knife" Knife", the English-language version of a song originally written in German by Bobby Darrin Creator/KurtWeill and Creator/BertoltBrecht, most famously recorded by Music/BobbyDarin (though with modified lyrics. rewritten lyrics). This came to an end in 1989 when Darrin's Darin's son successfully sued for copyright infringement. Mac Tonight wouldn't reappear again until 1997, and again in commercials in Southeast Asia in 2007. As for America? He was turned into an internet meme called "Moon Man", a character created by a user on YTMND who advocates white supremacy, terrorism, and genocide, going as far as to be used in an actual political billboard in the battleground state of Pennsylvania during the 2016 US Presidential election alongside Pepe the Frog (with Pepe depicted as Trump and Moon Man as a Mexican). A few American restaurants still have statues or even functioning animatronics of Mac Tonight, and the character appeared on Jamie [=McMurray's=] NASCAR throwback paint scheme for the 2016 Southern 500.



** In 2015, rival Burger King proposed that for World Peace Day, they join forces and make the [=McWhopper=] to promote peace in the world (and raise money for charity). [=McDonalds=] turned them down. BK went on to do it with four other restaurants/fast food places. (Though if one is willing to make the effort, they could make their own [=McWhopper=] by buying them separately and combining them.)

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** In 2015, rival Burger King proposed that for World Peace Day, they join forces and make the [=McWhopper=] to promote peace in the world (and raise money for charity). [=McDonalds=] [=McDonald's=] turned them down. BK went on to do it with four other restaurants/fast food places. (Though if one is willing to make the effort, they could make their own [=McWhopper=] by buying them separately and combining them.)
30th Jul '17 4:09:13 AM BNSF1995
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** Mac Tonight is a more straightforward example. The song in his commercials was basically "Mac the Knife" by Bobby Darrin with modified lyrics. This came to an end in 1989 when Darrin's son successfully sued for copyright infringement. Mac Tonight wouldn't reappear again until 1997, and again in commercials in Southeast Asia in 2007. As for America? He was turned into an internet meme called "Moon Man", a character depicted as a complete and utter racist. A few American restaurants still have statues or even functioning animatronics of Mac Tonight, and the character appeared on Jamie [=McMurray's=] NASCAR throwback paint scheme for the 2016 Southern 500.

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** Mac Tonight is a more straightforward example. The song in his commercials was basically "Mac the Knife" by Bobby Darrin with modified lyrics. This came to an end in 1989 when Darrin's son successfully sued for copyright infringement. Mac Tonight wouldn't reappear again until 1997, and again in commercials in Southeast Asia in 2007. As for America? He was turned into an internet meme called "Moon Man", a character created by a user on YTMND who advocates white supremacy, terrorism, and genocide, going as far as to be used in an actual political billboard in the battleground state of Pennsylvania during the 2016 US Presidential election alongside Pepe the Frog (with Pepe depicted as a complete Trump and utter racist.Moon Man as a Mexican). A few American restaurants still have statues or even functioning animatronics of Mac Tonight, and the character appeared on Jamie [=McMurray's=] NASCAR throwback paint scheme for the 2016 Southern 500.
30th Jul '17 4:06:32 AM BNSF1995
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** Mac Tonight is a more straightforward example. The song in his commercials was basically "Mac the Knife" by Bobby Darrin with modified lyrics. This came to an end in 1989 when Darrin's son successfully sued for copyright infringement. Mac Tonight wouldn't reappear again until 1997, and again in commercials in Southeast Asia in 2007. As for America? He was turned into an internet meme called "Moon Man", a character depicted as a complete and utter racist. A few American restaurants still have statues or even functioning animatronics of Mac Tonight, and the character appeared on Jamie [=McMurray's=] NASCAR throwback paint scheme for the 2016 Southern 500.
5th Jul '17 12:11:15 PM N8han11
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* TooMuchInformation: [[https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/a-video-of-a-guy-banging-a-mcchicken-sandwich-trended-and-ev?bftw&utm_term=4ldqpfp#.weBdmYYelR A recently infamous incident]] that generated headline controversy involved a guy filming a video of him...err.....making love with a [=McChicken=] sandwich. The video was deemed disturbing by several social media users and thus became a controversial trending topic everywhere.
10th Mar '17 1:09:04 PM Screwhorn77
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** And in Russia, they're all "[=McDucks=]". Some tried to [[http://prikolps.ru/uploads/posts/2012-02/1329164157_015.jpg cash in on that nickname, even.]]
15th Feb '17 2:20:09 AM thekingofpillowland
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** Anybody from NewZealand will know it as "Macca's"
23rd Jan '17 3:41:38 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* TooMuchInformation: [[https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/a-video-of-a-guy-banging-a-mcchicken-sandwich-trended-and-ev?bftw&utm_term=4ldqpfp#.weBdmYYelR A recently infamous incident that generated headline controversy involved a guy filming a video of him...err.....making love with a [=McChicken=] sandwich. The video was deemed disturbing by several social media users and thus became a controversial trending topic everywhere.]]

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* TooMuchInformation: [[https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/a-video-of-a-guy-banging-a-mcchicken-sandwich-trended-and-ev?bftw&utm_term=4ldqpfp#.weBdmYYelR A recently infamous incident incident]] that generated headline controversy involved a guy filming a video of him...err.....making love with a [=McChicken=] sandwich. The video was deemed disturbing by several social media users and thus became a controversial trending topic everywhere.]]
29th Dec '16 10:59:03 AM igordebraga
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** In many places, "Mickey Dees" or "Golden Arches".



* TooMuchInformation: [[https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/a-video-of-a-guy-banging-a-mcchicken-sandwich-trended-and-ev?bftw&utm_term=4ldqpfp#.weBdmYYelR A recently infamous incident that generated headline controversy involved a guy filming a video of him...err.....making love with a [=McChicken=] sandwhich. The video was deemed disturbing by several social media users and thus became a controversial trending topic everywhere.]]

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* TooMuchInformation: [[https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/a-video-of-a-guy-banging-a-mcchicken-sandwich-trended-and-ev?bftw&utm_term=4ldqpfp#.weBdmYYelR A recently infamous incident that generated headline controversy involved a guy filming a video of him...err.....making love with a [=McChicken=] sandwhich.sandwich. The video was deemed disturbing by several social media users and thus became a controversial trending topic everywhere.]]
31st Aug '16 10:29:51 AM CartmanCheesyPoofs
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* TooMuchInformation: [[https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/a-video-of-a-guy-banging-a-mcchicken-sandwich-trended-and-ev?bftw&utm_term=4ldqpfp#.weBdmYYelR A recently infamous incident that generated headline controversy involved a guy filming a video of him...err.....making love with a [=McChicken=] sandwhich. The video was deemed disturbing by several social media users and thus became a controversial trending topic everywhere.]]
9th May '16 2:07:04 AM Lanthorn
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: In the BBC documentary ''[[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01k6l6lThe Men Who Made Us Fat (part 2)]]'', [=McDonald's=] head Roy Kroc wasn't convinced people would eat larger portions then they were used to and that the Super Sizing idea wouldn't work, or at the very least cause those who had a large lunch to eat less for dinner.



** In 2015, rival Burger King proposed that for World Peace Day, they join forces and make the [=McWhopper=] to promote peace in the world (and raise money for charity). [=McDonalds=] turned them down. BK went on to do it with four other restaurants/fast food places. (Though if one is willing to make the effort, they could make their own [=McWhopper=] by buying them separately and combining them.)

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** In 2015, rival Burger King proposed that for World Peace Day, they join forces and make the [=McWhopper=] to promote peace in the world (and raise money for charity). [=McDonalds=] turned them down. BK went on to do it with four other restaurants/fast food places. (Though if one is willing to make the effort, they could make their own [=McWhopper=] by buying them separately and combining them.)
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