Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Burger King Icon Scares the Bejesus Out of Me

Absotutely revoltin'...I've found something that scares me--the Burger King Guy. Item: I've never been a fan of things out of context, so a once forgotten "icon" strutting around with zero facial movement ain't getting the job done for me. It wasn't supposed to be this way...

In the '70s Burger King made a semi-respectable character compared to Ronald McDonald, and the Burger Chef guys. In short, the Burger King posed no danger and obviously not a ton of appeal either. By the '80s the King gave up the ghost of trying to compete with such pop culture luminaries like Mayor McCheese. The Burger King did pay a bit of gratitude to Ronald in his farewell speech before he went into "exile."

Flash back up to around 2004. He's back and he's horrifying. Plus there's no back story, no thread of why he reappeared or even existed. King of what? There's no people or province to speak of, at least Ronald McDonald had McDonaldland. The operative word there is had, thanks Saddam Hussein.

The Low Lights: Everything? Everyone from Herb, Steve Harvey, Brooke Burke, Hootie and Paris Hilton have experienced the BK curse.

The Brightside: Nothing and it won't be as long as that nerve wracking mascot's in the picture...
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