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McFatty Day?

By CynicalRealist - 9 November 2008 131

McHappy Day  

The McHappy Day “Fundraiser of the Year”?

Now don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great to support seriously crook kids and their families. And this Saturday (15 November), Maccas are again doing McHappy Day to raise funds for their Ronald McDonald houses.It works is like this.  You shove a 25.5 grams of fat Big Mac down your cakehole, and they’ll donate $1 to their charities.

But don’t think you can get off more lightly.  It can’t be an 8.1 grams of fat Lean Beef Burger, or a 0.2 grams of fat Garden Salad, it’s gotta be the Big Mac.

Aren’t we in the middle of an “obesity epidemic”?  Aren’t the pollies spending massive amounts of our money on the “Measure Up” TV ads and giving out measuring tapes so we can size up our beerguts?  And aren’t bans on junk food ads during kids’ viewing times being considered? 

I think it’s time Maccas did a re-think of what might soon become “McFatty Day”, and it’s very telling that the event isn’t promoted on Canberra radio anymore these days.

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McFatty Day?
Danman 3:01 pm 09 Nov 08

Reality check – people eat MacDonalds all year round,If MacDonalds want to support a charity by donating proceeds from one or 2 days trade then so be it.

Eat Maccas if you want, if you do not, then don’t.

jessieduck 2:37 pm 09 Nov 08

inlymbo said :

That mans pants? Are the McFatty equivalent of Schroedinger’s cat…you don’t want to see them if they are there and you certainly don’t want to know if they’re not…

It’s enough to put you off your Big Macs just thinking about it really.

Davo111 12:20 pm 09 Nov 08

If people don’t want to buy a burger, they can go to http://www.rmhc.org.au/home/default.asp and click the “donate” button on the top right hand corner. You don’t ‘have’ to eat to donate 🙂

Ari 12:02 pm 09 Nov 08

Where did you get that picture of me? I don’t remember any cameras last time I was at Kambah Pool.

inlymbo 12:01 pm 09 Nov 08

That mans pants? Are the McFatty equivalent of Schroedinger’s cat…you don’t want to see them if they are there and you certainly don’t want to know if they’re not…

Pommy bastard 12:00 pm 09 Nov 08

123qwe said :

Think about the families that benefit from the donation that McDonalds provides.

No, I don’t work for them.

Yes, I have seen the benefits of one of their houses. When my child was in hospital for a year the nearby Ronald McDonald house helped many families to be close to their kids without forking out heaps of cash on rent.

Maybe next weekend instead of eating a burger at Macca’s, you could go up to the children’s ward at the Canberra Hospital and ask to volunteer for the day. Or better still enquire about volunteering permanently.

If you think this is in anyway an altruistic act by McLardburger, you seriously need you head examined.

FFS, people that whinge on and on about BS topics.

Why not stop then? Are you filling some inner need for attention by doing this in a subject you obviously despise?

Davo111 11:50 am 09 Nov 08

This is probably the poorest rant I’ve seen on RiotACT to date. There are far more important things to soapbox about. Now, back to the thread about cutest checkout boys…

bloodnut 11:32 am 09 Nov 08

Tenuous link to Canberra.

Obesity epidemic is a euphemism for poor self control and/or poor parenting. Policy changes should be framed in that context, but unfortunately it’s too hard to regulate.

123qwe 11:03 am 09 Nov 08

If you don’t want to eat it, then don’t. Simple concept. FFS, people that whinge on and on about BS topics.

Think about the families that benefit from the donation that McDonalds provides.

No, I don’t work for them.

Yes, I have seen the benefits of one of their houses. When my child was in hospital for a year the nearby Ronald McDonald house helped many families to be close to their kids without forking out heaps of cash on rent.

Maybe next weekend instead of eating a burger at Macca’s, you could go up to the children’s ward at the Canberra Hospital and ask to volunteer for the day. Or better still enquire about volunteering permanently.

jessieduck 10:59 am 09 Nov 08

Is that man wearing pants?

Pommy bastard 10:56 am 09 Nov 08

madocci said :

FFS stop mcdonalds bashing!

It’s better than eating a big schnitzel at a club for 10 bucks where your meal is being subsidised by the heartbreak of families from gambling addictions!

If you are going to eat a big mac in the month of november, this gives you a chance to do it without feeling guilty by all the “don’t eat bad food ever” carry on that goes on!

Always assuming that you have so little self respect that a gratuity to a charity takes your guilt at consuming such a vile concoction as a “Big Mac”.

Hey, here’s an idea why not build your self respect, while improving your health, and every time you feel your need for a grease burger, donate the money to a worthwhile charity instead?

madocci 10:41 am 09 Nov 08

FFS stop mcdonalds bashing!

It’s better than eating a big schnitzel at a club for 10 bucks where your meal is being subsidised by the heartbreak of families from gambling addictions!

If you are going to eat a big mac in the month of november, this gives you a chance to do it without feeling guilty by all the “don’t eat bad food ever” carry on that goes on!

Jonathon Reynolds 10:14 am 09 Nov 08

Smart punters will donate directly to their charity of choice:

The benefits:
– You cut out the fat content
– Cut out contributing to the bottom line profits of McDonalds
– Get a tax deduction against your personal income tax for the effort.

inlymbo 9:18 am 09 Nov 08

You can donate directly to the charity. McSatan’s marketing is horrendous, and the marketing, sorry the rules around so called McHappy day are ridiculous. But RMH is a good charity, we had to use it recently and it made a tough situation a little easier. Other than the stupid clown in the foyer, there was no other promotion of McSatan’s in the house. Ban the fat, donate the fat!

bubzie 9:01 am 09 Nov 08

apparently, if you buy a happy meal, they’ll donate 10 cents..

now, just convince your child that they really do want a fruit bag instead of chips..ha.

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