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Video

McDonald’s New ‘Signs’ Ad Was Supposed to Be Heartfelt, but It’s Backfiring

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McDonald’s released an ad over the weekend that was met with mixed reactions. The video, titled Signs, featured pretty much what you’d expect: a bunch of signs. What the signs said, however, became the topic of debate over the last few days.

Airing during the Golden Globes and the NFL playoffs, the commercial was immediately met with mixed reviews throughout Twitter.

Set to a children’s cover of Carry On by Fun., the video showcased many McDonald’s displays. Each photo, taken around the United States, featured an inspirational message. While some signs simply thanked veterans for serving in the military, others made note of tragedies like 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombing.

While some were moved by the ad, others seemed to think it was an incredible tacky move.

A few, on the other hand, were a bit more apathetic about the ad altogether.

As of now, the bar on the video’s YouTube page sits at a 50:50 Like/Hate ratio.

Even more, the video became subject to parody almost immediately.

How does the video make you feel?

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Restaurants

New Sign Language Restaurant Only Takes Orders In American Sign Language

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Brilliant idea alert: later this month, a new restaurant will be opening up in Toronto called “Signs” on 558 Yonge Street, which promises to be Canada’s first “deaf” restaurant where customers are asked to order their dinners using only American Sign Language.

Staffed primarily by deaf servers, the restaurant hopes to provide “a kind of community service for a deaf population that often struggles to find employment in a speech-oriented workforce,” reports The Star. The idea came to owner Anjan Manikumar while managing a Boston Pizza. After realizing one of his regular customers was deaf, he sought to learn American Sign Language (ASL) in order to provide a better experience for his guest.

At Signs, customers will have access to an ASL “cheat book” to help them order from Signs’s Canadian and international food menu, which includes everything from chicken salad to game. Rabbit, for example, looks like this. And while pointing is technically allowed, it isn’t encouraged, as the goal is that Signs provides a place where the deaf can feel welcome and the hearing are able to learn about the deaf community.

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Sick burn Burger King

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What happens in the bread aisle, stays in the bread aisle

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Hit-Or-Miss

Walmart Display Claims Soda is ‘Wholesome. Healthy. Delicious.’

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Listen, we’ve all given Walmart a bad rap and hey, maybe this was just an honest mistake. At least, we hope it was, because the last time we checked soda was no where near “Wholesome” or “Healthy.” Although, we’ll agree that the fizzy stuff is rather “Delicious.”

Kudos to Consumerist reader Kathy for snapping the pic featuring seemingly misplaced 2-liter bottles of Sprite and Coca-Cola. We’re guessing the signs claiming to be  “Wholesome. Healthy. Delicious.” and “Easy convenient meals” were meant for something like fresh sandwiches and salads. Then again . . . it is Walmart we’re talking about and that McDonald’s in the background isn’t really helping its case. Just sayin’.

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Sigh. The day that Sprite or Coca-Cola become replacements for a nice pre-packaged chicken from the store deli, I’ll just head over to the bakery for some yesterday, today, tomorrow expiring glazed donuts.

H/T Consumerist

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Features

‘Accidentally’ Sexual: 17 Instances of Actual Food Porn

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There’s something strangely beautiful about a successful “That’s What She Said” joke. I mean, sure we might have abused it a bit back in the early days, back when every mention of “wetness,” “hardness” and “size” echoed back a cherubic chorus of dirty-minded fifth graders. But we’re all adults now, so let’s just look at all these wonderfully serendipitous GIFs and photos and call them for what they are. Which is hilarious. And porn.

Intentional vulgarity is one thing. These, thankfully, are quite another.

 

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1. It’s supposed to be an ear.

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2. It isn’t supposed to be a clit?

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3-5. When you see it.

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6. THAT’S WHY THEY TASTE SO GOOD.

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7. Happy Rachel Ray is happy.

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8. Strangely hypnotizing.

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9. Okay this one was probably completely intentional, but come on: Olivia Munn.

 

10-11. CHAMPAGNE BUKKAKE.

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12. See what you did there.

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 13. That scientist’s face tho.

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14. No comment necessary.

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15. INSIDE OF YOU, MINNIE.

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16. Fruit Salad Tossing!

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17. MOST FLAVORFUL.

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