Sunday, September 03, 2006


Because there weren't enough McDonald's in our area, McDs has been busy building a new restaurant in McFarland (ha ha!) this summer. It opened about three weeks ago, and as we were driving through McFarland, we noticed that they had brought in a monstrous inflatable Ronald to set atop the new building. Well, not the Ronald of my childhood, but the new and healthier Ronald, the Ronald who might chant this song by Radiohead:

more productive
not drinking too much
regular exercise at the gym (3 days a week)
getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries
at ease
eating well (no more microwave dinners and saturated fats)
a patient better driver
a safer car (baby smiling in back seat)
sleeping well (no bad dreams)
no paranoia
careful to all animals (never washing spiders down the plughole)
keep in contact with old friends (enjoy a drink now and then)
will frequently check credit at (moral) bank (hole in wall)
favours for favours
fond but not in love
charity standing orders
on sundays ring road supermarket
(no killing moths or putting boiling water on the ants)
car wash (also on sundays)
no longer afraid of the dark
or midday shadows
nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate
nothing so childish
at a better pace
slower and more calculated
no chance of escape
now self-employed
concerned (but powerless)
an empowered and informed member of society (pragmatism not idealism)
will not cry in public
less chance of illness
tires that grip in the wet (shot of baby strapped in back seat)
a good memory
still cries at a good film
still kisses with saliva
no longer empty and frantic
like a cat
tied to a stick
that's driven into
frozen winter s**t (the ability to laugh at weakness)
fitter, healthier and more productive
a pig
in a cage
on antibiotics

Whoops, didn't mean to go off on a Radiohead digression, but when you're obsessed, and listening non-stop to Thom Yorke's Eraser.

Now this post has ended up being about Thom Yorke and Radiohead rather than McDonalds. That's not a bad thing, really, but we do need to have a post about the Ronald sitting on top of McDonalds in McFarland.


  1. Hey, I haven't gotten around to purchasing Eraser yet. I take it you're giving it a big thumbs up?

  2. I basically give all Radiohead a big thumbs up or anything Radiohead related, and yes, Thom Yorke's album is totally worth it!