03 April 2007

Is It Really So Happy?

Well, being as how I've been working a lot of long hours, we've been short-cutting on dinner quite a bit these past few weeks (months?).

So, needless to say, I've gotten fairly in tune with the latest in Happy Meal giveaways.

Enter the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles....

The trouble being, of course, that we have a little girl, and they only give these toys out for the boys...


Only *boys* get the cool toys? What in the world is that?
Oh yeah, it wouldn't have been so bad if the alternative wasn't so piss poor.

I mean, Wizard of Oz dolls? Come on...especially around here. You would have thought they would have realized the stupidity of that move. We don't get enough of that crap as it is...

So, I went through the drive-thru and told them I needed a Happy Meal for a boy.

Then I get home and she didn't even want the toy (that's a boy toy, she complained, after a little bit of prompting from my wife). Which is fine, I explained, because I could always use some new toys...then proceeded to play with the toy in question.

Go figure, she was all about playing with the boy's toy at that point.


Equally weird, when you leave the McDonald's website, they put up a little notice to let you know you're leaving, and they're not responsible for anybody else's website you may have linked to. I'm betting there's a pretty good lawsuit story involved in that one.


  1. Those Wizard of Oz toys are a repeat, too. The girls do like them, but they have all of them already.

    Here's a neat tidbit: if you look on the bottom of the happy meal box, it'll tell you what the next week's toys will be.

  2. I wouldn't mind having both sets of toys but if I had a choice it would be the turtles. If I only had to choose one turtle it would be Michaelangelo. He was my favorite because he used nun-chucks. (I have no idea if this is spelled correctly.)

  3. If McD's were cool, they'd be giving toys from the musical "Wicked"!

    My favorite turtle was Donatello!

  4. Ah the Turtles. I find it disturbing that something from my childhood has come back around. I swear they do it to make people feel old ...

    I however, would have gone for the Wizard of Oz toys. But I'd've been mad if I wasn't *allowed* to pick the Turtles!

  5. I feel older every time I turn around...so many things, not just the Turtles, are coming back from my childhood...

    Lindsey, you just can't imagine the deluge we get around here in Wizard of Oz verbiage and merchandise. Yet one more (these toys) doesn't improve things any.


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