McDonaldland Is a Lonely Place These Days


the grimace

The Grimace, enjoying his retirement.Photo: Getty Images

Imagine if you were McDonalds, having to answer the same questions over and over again. We know we would get sick of it, which is why we sympathize with the hamburger giants exchange with a series of wise-guys in the United Kingdom. Eat to Blog points to a U.K. answer site in which McDonalds is forced to answer such questions as Is it true that the Grimace is autistic? and What happened to the Hamburglar? I miss him. Is he in jail, and if so, on what charges? McDonalds gets the last laugh, though, answering nearly every question with the same maddening assertion, saying Ronald McDonald has four friends. Hamburglar, Grimace, Birdie and Mayor McCheese, but that the lonely clown doesnt see them as much as he used to, an idea which casts a pall over our idea of McDonaldland. Is Ronald wandering through the London fog, friendless, badgered by churlish and inane questions? The Clown Prince of Fast Food deserved a better fate.

Make Up Your Own Mind [McDonald's UK, via Eat to Blog]