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A New Mexico McDonald’s Put Up This Stoner-Friendly Billboard And The Internet Lost It

It’s nice to see fast food franchises throwing a little humor in the mix at times.

The above billboard showcasing a stoner-friendly joke relating to McDonald’s breakfast burritos was found in Raton, New Mexico. The McDonald’s location that put up this billboard is just twelve miles away from the Colorado border, where recreational marijuana is legal, so it makes for a pretty fun marketing ploy.

Of course, when the internet caught wind of it, they had a lot of fun praising the new ad.

Unfortunately, not everybody was down with the billboard. FOX News reports that the McDonald’s Corporation felt that the billboard wasn’t keeping with company standards and that they would be taking the billboard down soon.

It’s not clear yet as to when the billboard will officially be replaced, but I would hurry over to Raton if you’re nearby to get a timeless picture of this truly hysterical advertisement.

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This Billboard Uses Gender Detection To Only Promote Beer To Women

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As a way to market beer specifically towards women, a German beer brand has developed a unique billboard that responds only to females as they pass by.

Setting up a location outside of a pub in Hamburg, Astra Beer created the world’s first advertisement aimed specifically to women. Using gender-detection technology, the billboard plays a series of interactive videos featuring comedian Uke Bosse.

As the women pass by the ad, Bosse calls out to them and promotes the beer in a variety of humorous ways. More than 70 different video recordings were created for the billboard. Each video serves as a unique response for female pedestrians walking by.

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Most Awkward Way to Advertise Your Ice Cream Shop

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H/T Rose2713

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Apparently McDonald’s Thinks the Hmong Language Reads Like a Keysmash – ASDSAKDLJSADKJASJK

Betcha the brains behind this linguistic snafu just collectively ragequit, after the two new billboards posted by the Golden Arches in St. Paul, Minn. were called out by Hmong members of the community for not actually making a lick of sense.

Meant to translate to “Coffee Gets You Up, Breakfast Gets You Going” and cater especially to the Twin City’s Hmong population (the highest concentration in the US), the billboards in question got their translations mangled by sounding too literal and leaving out “key breaks.” The result? “Yuavtxhawbpabraukojsawv yuavntxivzograukoj mus,” which local doctor Thai Lee explained to the St. Paul Pioneer Press “doesn’t make sense at all.”

On Wednesday, McDonald’s issued an apology for the billboards, which have been up since last week, promising to correct and re-post them by next week.

Still, you’d think the world’s biggest fast food chain would have, at some point, thought to verify their translation with any one of the Twin City’s more than 64,000 Hmong residents; so either one Hmong-speaking individual has just declared himself the troll of all fast food trolls, or McDonald’s Corporate would do well to share at least one collective facepalm (though I’m sure certain webizens would be happy to do it for them).

*Facepalm*

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Clever Late Night Advertising For McDonald’s

No word on the recency of this clever McDonald’s billboard, but it’s a worthy discussion piece nonetheless. When you have a brand image as powerful as the McDonald’s golden arches, you can get away with cleverness of this magnitude. While this ad looks great at night, one has to wonder the level of #fail that might be attributed to it during the daylight hours. (Thx Rebecca)