Andy Saul writes:
“Knew this McDonalds ad seemed familiar…Grizzly Bear “Two Weeks“…”
Tess Purcell tweetz:
…as seen in the front window of Blazing Embroidery in Wexford town! Classy…
But we’re lovin’ it.
Georgia Corcoran writes:
“The artist Jim Ricks has installed additional McDonald’s seating as an artwork in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios… Directly across from and in plain view of the new McDonald’s in Temple Bar. It’s part for their current show “Temple Bar Gallery + Studios are Dead”. Mr Ricks also gave out free ‘value meal’ French Fries at last night’s launch.”
Previously: McDonald’s, Temple Bar
In 1994, a McDonalds customer called Stella Liebeck was awarded nearly $3 million in damages by a New Mexico civil jury after she spilled coffee on herself.
The affair has long since gone down in history as the most extreme case of frivolous litigation – ‘the poster child of excessive lawsuits’.
As the New York Times revealed this week (or, more accurately ‘recapped’, as the details had been investigated before) the story wasn’t quite so cut and dried.
“Research for a major new campaign being launched next week to tackle childhood obesity had highlighted the poor choices being made, said Orlaith Blaney, chief executive of McCann Blue advertising agency.”
“Together with healthy eating body Safefood she had interviewed parents around the country to discuss what children were eating and why, in order to come up with an ad campaign that would help people make healthier choices.”
“We questioned mothers in inner city Dublin going to get McDonalds, and blending it and giving it to her young child,” she told the FSAI conference.”