So on the way to the restaurant we decided on (which was freakin' CLOSED, btw, damn you owners for going on vacation on my dad's birthday --- I digress), we passed a McDonald's. Don't judge, they live in the suburbs. And it was here that I saw ... IT.
I can feel the disgust building up in me as I type this. Anyhoo. Hanging from the roof of this McDonald's was a banner that had the Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man Walking (or whatever the hell it's called) "logo" on it, and the words:
Okay. Those of you who REALLY know me know that --- because of my line of work and because I'm just nerdy like that --- I considered this to be quite an insult - nay, an egregious affront --- to my sensibilities. Pirates BE where? Who? Jigga what? Where they at? Ugh.
Pirates be here
This was one of those times where I wished I had one of those freakin' camera phone things, because I so would have captured that image and posted it here for you wonderful people. But instead, here's a link to the "Pirates at Mickey D's" website. Knock yourself out, landlubbers.
What can I say. I'm a giver, not a fighter. Except when it comes to stuff like this.
Now look, I'm savvy enough to know there's plenty of money to be made with this whole cross-marketing "synergy" thing, but seriously, do we need to encourage bad grammar? If the banner said something like, "Ahoy, mateys, avast ye pirates here at Mickey D's" or whatever, fine. At least they tried to sound piratey.