• Aug 16th 2006 at 10:38AM
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Sibling blog Autoblog wrote a good post on the initial controversy over McDonald's decision to give away Hummer toys in their Happy Meals this month. In a lot of circles, the Hummer brand is a powder keg, and it didn't take long for a parody website to pop up that allows people to express their outrage at the combination of fast food, kids and Hummers. The website, brought to you by Environmental Working Group and Hybridcars.com, has five reasons McDonald's shouldn't offer the Hummer toys and, more interestingly, a McDonald's sign generator that allows people to input their own anti-Hummer/anti-McDonald's message. The most popular are showcased on the front page, along with the five reasons (which attack the Hummer's environmental effects and say that to fill up an H2 costs over $100, money that could be spent on healthier food).

[Source: Ronaldmchummer.com, Hat Tip to Matthew Fried]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Want to See Ronald McDonald in a Hummer?

      Watch UNHAPPY MEAL at www.rroom.org in the videos section or search for R Room on www.youtube.com and watch it there larger.

      This video was made 7 years ago in Toronto. Pretty crazy coincidence.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I remember when Happy Meals came with toy 18-wheelers and dump trucks. Both get waaaaaaay worse mileage then some SUV, and yet idiots didn't gather around to cry about it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I personally thought that the combination of Polly Pockets and Hummer vehicles was a bit odd. I mean, The marketing phrase "Get Polly and a Hummer in a Happy Meal" seems to be a bit mmmm... mature for a child. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hummer&defid=821201 ;)

      But beyond that, at some point in time, we do have
      to stop teaching kids that bigger is better. This ain't helping.
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