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Michael Hoffman

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Pot Good -- Happy Meals Bad Wed, 11/3/10 2:56 PM (permalink)
Leave it to San Fransisco. The all-knowing San Fransisco Board of Supervisors has voted to ban Happy Meals if they come with toys because someone has to look out for the children, and clearly parents don't care about their kids.
 
 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101103/us_nm/us_mcdonalds_toys
 
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    mar52

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    Re:Pot Good -- Happy Meals Bad Wed, 11/3/10 3:25 PM (permalink)
    Great.  Now the freeways to San Jose will be crowded with VW Vans.
     
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      Michael Hoffman

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      Re:Pot Good -- Happy Meals Bad Wed, 11/3/10 3:47 PM (permalink)

       
      #3
        6star

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        Re:Pot Good -- Happy Meals Bad Wed, 11/3/10 4:39 PM (permalink)
        If you want to get technical, they aren't banning toys in all the Happy Meals:
         
        "The San Francisco law would allow toys to be given away with kids' meals that have less than 600 calories, contain fruits and vegetables, and include beverages without excessive fat or sugar."
         
        So now each kid will want two Happy Meals, so they can throw away the fruits and veggies and still have enough to eat.  By the way, is San Francisco counting fries as a vegetable? (...and catsup?) 
         
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          chewingthefat

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          Re:Pot Good -- Happy Meals Bad Wed, 11/3/10 5:29 PM (permalink)
          I believe it is possible in my lifetime that the S F Board of Supervisors will ban the wearing of clothing on sunny warm days.
           
          #5
            MiamiDon

            Re:Pot Good -- Happy Meals Bad Thu, 11/4/10 9:23 AM (permalink)
            Sell the toy for one cent with the purchase of a Happy Meal.
             
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              Heartbreaksoup

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              Re:Pot Good -- Happy Meals Bad Thu, 11/4/10 12:41 PM (permalink)
              You actually can buy the toys separately already - I used to collect Batman toys and whenever they had a Happy Meal promo, I would stop in and buy two or three for a buck each without a meal.
               
              Seems to me that McDonald's can easily get around this by just substituting an apple for the fries, can't they?
               
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                mar52

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                Re:Pot Good -- Happy Meals Bad Thu, 11/4/10 3:01 PM (permalink)
                This is probably good negative advertising for McD's. Kind of like the New Coke deal.
                 
                For the Pot part of this thread, there was just a newsbreak here that 8 kids here in a Middle School were rushed to the hospital after eating (they used injesting) marijuana brownies.
                 
                Looks like the goodies for the celebration party went un-eaten.  Someone's parents are reeeeely going to be upset!
                 
                 
                 
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                  sk bob

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                  Re:Pot Good -- Happy Meals Bad Thu, 11/4/10 9:24 PM (permalink)
                  only in California, or specifically San Francisco
                   
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                    Michael Hoffman

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                    Re:Pot Good -- Happy Meals Bad Thu, 11/4/10 9:30 PM (permalink)
                    Heartbreaksoup



                    Seems to me that McDonald's can easily get around this by just substituting an apple for the fries, can't they?

                    You're a kid. They say you can't have fries, you'll have to take an apple instead. You can't tell them to shove it up their butts because your mommy is listening. But your mommy, who likes to poach your fries, tells them exactly where they can shove their Happy Meal.
                    <message edited by Michael Hoffman on Thu, 11/4/10 9:32 PM>
                     
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                      felix4067

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                      Re:Pot Good -- Happy Meals Bad Thu, 11/4/10 10:23 PM (permalink)
                      Michael Hoffman


                      Heartbreaksoup



                      Seems to me that McDonald's can easily get around this by just substituting an apple for the fries, can't they?

                      You're a kid. They say you can't have fries, you'll have to take an apple instead. You can't tell them to shove it up their butts because your mommy is listening. But your mommy, who likes to poach your fries, tells them exactly where they can shove their Happy Meal.

                      Not to mention no kid I have ever known would voluntarily eat an apple over the fries.  They'd forgo the toy instead.
                       
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                        mr chips

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                        Re:Pot Good -- Happy Meals Bad Thu, 11/4/10 10:35 PM (permalink)
                        This new law is silly. 
                         
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                          chewingthefat

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                          Re:Pot Good -- Happy Meals Bad Fri, 11/5/10 5:17 PM (permalink)
                          mr chips


                          This new law is silly. 

                          Need to rename the city San Fransilly!

                           
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                            sk bob

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                            Re:Pot Good -- Happy Meals Bad Fri, 11/5/10 9:12 PM (permalink)
                            I guess sheep aren't opposed to any stupid laws  that the SO CALLED elected officials pass
                             
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