<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Hey kids! Get a Happy Meal and get your very own toy Hummer!

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Hey kids! Get a Happy Meal and get your very own toy Hummer!

Okay, so it's nothing new that a car maker is trying to get kids hooked on its product by giving away toy models. Companies of all kinds have been doing that with products of all kinds for centuries. But a toy Hummer? At a time when we're facing global warming, peak oil, escalating conflict in the Middle East, and record-high gas prices?

Even without all of that, is a Hummer the kind of vehicle we want our kids to aspire to owning?

Fortunately, you can do something about this AND have a little fun with it - by making your own McDonald's sign. Go to


Blogger : JustaDog said...

Yeah. Get a Hummer and some more fat on your bodies - that are mostly already fat.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Editor at Large said...

justadog: Hummers are perfect for supersized people, aren't they?

8:47 AM  
Blogger Ms. Lori said...

Oh, dear...My family owns a Hummer.


We're a family of six, you see...We need the room. Plus, our soon-to-be sixteen-year-old will be driving -- we feel a bit better knowing she'll be encased in a tank. And, well, as my husband says, it's the only hummer he's ever going to get, so...

***sigh*** I'm a bad liberal, aren't I...

7:03 AM  
Blogger Editor at Large said...

Lori: We forgive you. Hummers are solid and roomy, for sure, and they're probably the ideal vehicle for driver training. We had a Volvo station wagon (and now have a VW Eurovan) for similar reasons. Also, we're guessing you bought your Hummer when gas was just $2 a gallon. But if not, we forgive you anyway...because...well, you're so forgivable!

11:44 AM  

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