The Shamrock Shake Debate

18 Mar

Klout seems to think I’m a big fan of McDonald’s.

This is the second time they have sent me free McDonald’s money based on my influence on talking about McDonald’s on the web.

A couple of things here to point out here before we continue:

1) I’m not exactly sure what Klout is, or what it means. I don’t understand  my Klout score and if it’s good, bad, or indifferent. I do know they will send me free stuff every once in awhile based on the things I talk about. They once sent me this great pizza cutter:

I love this pizza cutter!

I love this pizza cutter! It’s not as blurry in real life.

2) I don’t think I talk about McDonald’s a lot. I’m actually not a big fan of McDonald’s. In Orlando we have a lot of McDonald’s including the World’s Biggest McDonald’s, several fancy Cafe McDonald’s, and a couple of McDonald’s in the shape of the food they serve. They are fun to walk into from the outside, but I’m always a little disappointed when I get inside and it looks like a regular McDonald’s, and not the inside of a giant french fry. I would really like to eat inside of a giant french fry.

On Klout’s defense I was talking about the Shamrock Shake since it’s March and all, which is the only time you can get a Shamrock Shake. I always remember the Shamrock Shake tasting better than it actually does. I think the entire McDonald’s menu is based on this premise. In fact, the Shamrock Shake tastes like toothpaste swirled into a vanillia milkshake.

Yet I get excited about it’s limited appearance, but I think that’s more to do with other people’s excitement over it’s limited appearance.

You have to supply your own toothbrush

You have to supply your own toothbrush

When I saw the Shamrock Shake sightings on Facebook, I went to get my own.

Currently McD’s is hawking a new product called McFish Bites.

Little balls of fish

Little balls of fish, or could be actually fish balls. Who knows?

Think Chicken McNuggets, but with fish. Also think about not getting them, they were disgusting…especially paired with a Shamrock Shake.

My stomach felt really gurgly for a long time after eating this deadly combo. In my defense, McDonald’s was advertising this pair. I’m a sucker for the featured item at any restaurant.

I got side tracked.


So Klout emails me with the news of free McDonald’s money. It will be in the form of a gift card with a picture of Ronald McDonald on it.

I'm afraid of clowns that raise my cholotrol.

I’m afraid of clowns that raise my cholesterol.

I’m looking at Ronald there, and I’m thinking; “What happened to the rest of the McDonald characters?”

Class of '84

Class of ’84

There was the Hamburglar, Mayor McCheese, the Fry Guys, Grimace, Officer Big Mac, and others whom I forget their names.

What happened to these guys? They just disappeared! One day they were featured in every McDonald’s commercial and on my cookies in my Happy Meal, and the next…poof! Vanished! Gone!

Corporate kill off, I believe.

Now that I look at that picture with Hamburglar, he does look really scary. I’m not sure who the pirate is, or who the bald headed professor munchkin is either, but they both look a little scary as well. The giant hamburger heads and the purple blob guy could be conceived as scary as well.

Maybe that’s why they disappeared. Maybe all of out childhood and adult nightmares steem from the McDonald characters.

I don’t know.

I might get a Shamrock Shake and ponder it some more.

32 Responses to “The Shamrock Shake Debate”

  1. krisbrake March 18, 2013 at 2:38 PM #

    I finally tried a shamrock shake and was so disappointed. I thought it would be delicious and chocolate minty, but instead it reminded me of liquid antibiotics. Yet I know so many people love them. Congrats on your free Mcdonalds money. I would spend it on fries.

    • Christopher De Voss March 18, 2013 at 4:21 PM #

      Try mixing a chocolate shake and a shamrock shake. That’s actually pretty good.

      • Karen March 18, 2013 at 4:56 PM #

        I dunno. Seems like you just ruin a perfectly good chocolate shake that way.

        The first sighting of a Shamrock Shake means spring is not far behind, so, in general, I believe they’re good things. But they do taste like toothpaste.

      • Christopher De Voss March 19, 2013 at 8:50 AM #

        The modern day woodchuck.

  2. Mike is Happy March 18, 2013 at 2:54 PM #

    Dude, I suck. Nobody’s ever sent me anything ever. If you don’t count restraining orders.

    (By the way, the missing character names are Captain Coronary and, apparently, Gandalf.)

  3. pixiegirlkc52 March 18, 2013 at 4:05 PM #

    I too have often wonder where that crew has gone…and how incredibly lame happy meals have become.

  4. Bumba March 18, 2013 at 4:42 PM #

    Nice read, but I don’t think Klout is going to reward you with any more Mcdonalds money. Too bad, because the US currency is faltering in the international exchanges, but mc donalds money is holding steady.

    • Christopher De Voss March 19, 2013 at 8:51 AM #

      Funny thing is…I’m alwayd ragging on McDonald’s…

  5. daisywoodside March 18, 2013 at 10:54 PM #

    Agreed. Just the sight of a Shamrock Shake makes my stomach turn… and I am forced to get up-close-and-personal with them on a daily basis. It may be my lactose intolerance, but I think it’s just because they are unnatural in every way, shape, and form. Glad to hear someone else talk about McDonald’s.

    • Christopher De Voss March 19, 2013 at 8:49 AM #

      Tell them you will only work Fries! McDonald’s does have great fries.

  6. Monk Monkey March 19, 2013 at 4:17 AM #

    I miss all those characters. But I wonder… Was this post just a scam to get even more McDollars? You are a tricky tricking trickster.

  7. gingerfightback March 19, 2013 at 5:58 AM #

    Klout scored a #1 in 70’s Britain with a song called “Substitute” – catchy little ditty

    • Christopher De Voss March 19, 2013 at 8:48 AM #

      I hear Bowie is making a comeback speaking of catchy little ditties…

      • gingerfightback March 19, 2013 at 9:12 AM #

        Yep the old maestro is at Number 1 over here! Lot of hype about him at the moment.

      • Christopher De Voss March 19, 2013 at 9:20 AM #

        As long as it doesn’t sound like China Girl, I’m down!

      • gingerfightback March 19, 2013 at 9:23 AM #

        I’d forgotten that effort…….

  8. anewdayrising79 March 19, 2013 at 8:42 AM #

    “Hey, I wish McD’s sold processed fish nuggets,” said no one ever.

  9. David Stewart March 19, 2013 at 10:21 AM #

    I’m waiting until they have McSquid Bites.

    • Christopher De Voss March 20, 2013 at 8:43 AM #


      • David Stewart March 20, 2013 at 10:13 AM #

        I wouldn’t be surprised in Korea. In another fast food restaurant here, they had a Burning Squid Burger. Weird to say about a fast food burger, but that was one of the spiciest foods I’ve ever eaten.

      • Christopher De Voss March 21, 2013 at 8:52 AM #

        Got to try it once,right!

  10. calahan March 19, 2013 at 1:55 PM #

    That pirate guy is creepy and Hamburglar looks like he was originally played by the Crypt Keeper.

    • Christopher De Voss March 20, 2013 at 8:43 AM #

      The stuff of kiddie nightmares….bring your blanket.

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