April 25, 2005
At the Going Down of the Bun
I notice from an irate letter in today's paper, McDonald's are again using Anzac Day to sell their fat-on-a-bun. I'm not sure if the ad is the same as the one they used a few years ago, which went like this:
An aged digger sits glumly at a table. A young McDonald's countergirl comes over to him and gives him a coffee. "Oh, thank you," he says. "No," she intones back, "thank you."
Cue logo, nausea.
At the time I was disappointed they hadn't pursued my idea for a follow-up, in which the girl throws the coffee in the face of a nearby Japanese tourist, screaming "THAT'S FOR CHANGI!"