You want tofu with that?

One of the more amusing stories of late involves McDonald’s to-the-letter interpretation of a San Francisco ordinance that forbids eateries to give away toys: Mickey D has started charging a dime for the little plastic (or whatever) tchotchke, which is then donated to the Ronald McDonald House. The Board of Supervisors, I think it’s safe to assume, is on par with other governmental bodies when it comes to dealing with the Law of Unintended Consequences.

The Consumerist version of the story drew this comment from one “squinko esq.”:

Anyone who doesn’t feed their children organic, free-trade, gluten-free, sugar-free, fat-free meals made fresh from scratch for every single meal is a fucking monster. Children shouldn’t be allowed to eat anything that might possibly taste good, nor should they be allowed to play with cheap plastic toys. Handmade, hypoallergenic crafts made from sustainable sources that don’t have sharp corners and don’t promote the cisgendered, heteronormative, neurotypical White patriarchy is good enough for my kids and should be good enough for everyone else’s.

Question: Did “squinko” miss anything there?


  1. Luther »

    1 December 2011 · 10:02 pm

    He missed salt. Otherwise a damn good list.

    Considering the food evils against which many preach, and which nurtured me in my early years, I don’t understand how I’m still breathing.

  2. Luther »

    1 December 2011 · 10:09 pm

    Forgot to say, I had to Bing ‘cisgendered’. That was a new term for me. The explanation found at Wikepedia didn’t help, I’m still confused. Oh hell, could I be cisgendered?

  3. CGHill »

    1 December 2011 · 10:12 pm

    It’s the opposite of “transgendered”: body and brain chemistry match. The word “normal” is considered to be Bad Form in some circles.

  4. smitty »

    2 December 2011 · 6:46 am

    Omega-3 enriched, free range.

  5. Dan B »

    2 December 2011 · 7:00 am

    Forgot about the choking hazard.

  6. fillyjonk »

    2 December 2011 · 7:23 am

    One observation: buying a happy meal in any other city donates a penny to RMDH. So San Fran is forcing the Mickey D’s (or rather, their customers) to be even more generous. Ten times as much.

    And the commenter forgot to bring up that some kids in some corners of the world don’t even HAVE toys, so why should our children be so privileged…

  7. CGHill »

    2 December 2011 · 8:05 am

    Leftists demanding generosity from others? Who would have thought?

  8. Bill Peschel »

    2 December 2011 · 10:04 am

    Muggeridge’s Law strikes again. I can’t tell if the commenter was serious or not. I’d bet either way.

  9. CGHill »

    2 December 2011 · 10:38 am

    I think it more likely that he was kidding — but only slightly more.

  10. Joseph Hertzlinger »

    4 December 2011 · 11:39 am

    It also has to be nuclear-free (all electrons?).

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