Ronald McDonald is a clown character used as the primary mascot of the McDonald’s fast-food restaurant chain. In television commercials, the clown inhabited a fantasy world called McDonaldland, in which he had adventures with his friends Mayor McCheese, the Hamburglar, Grimace, Birdie the Early Bird, and The Fry Kids. By 2003, the McDonaldland world had been dropped from McDonald’s advertising, but Ronald himself continued to appear.
Unfortunately, the Ronald McDonald mascot has been fading little by little because of several reasons. The absence of Ronald McDonald is bound to split people into two groups. There are those who will view Ronald’s firing from the McDonald’s of today as yet another piece of their childhood gone forever. On the opposite side of the coin, are those with more of a ‘good riddance’ attitude about it. These are the reasons why they got rid of Ronald McDonald.
1) Creepy Clown Sightings Were Bad PR For Ronald
Despite the friendly and fun good nature of Ronald McDonald, 2016 bought some bad press to clowns everywhere that not even the almighty machine of McDonald’s wanted to try and fix. The clowns were chasing motorists with knives, lurking around schools, and otherwise just being real creeps. McDonald’s and franchisees in the local markets are mindful of the current climate around clown sightings in communities and as such are being thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald’s participation in community events for the time being. It was pretty clear that the creepy clowns were more trouble than McDonald’s wanted to deal with and it was time for Ronald McDonald to take an extended leave of absence.
2) Didn’t Fit In With The Hip Makeover Of McDonald’s
McDonald’s has been going through a makeover to make its restaurants more appealing to adults and less like kiddie burger joints for years. The company started this makeover in 2012, and they’re still in the process of updating its 5,000-plus locations. This means self-order kiosks, refreshed exteriors, and what CNBC described as modernized dining rooms that feel like ‘barista-style cafes’. McDonald’s now wants to be part of the cool crowd and Ronald’s goofy look just doesn’t fit with the restaurant’s new earth tones and dining room bar stools. Long story short, Ronald’s whole appearance is stuck in the past and Mickey D’s is trying to grow up.
3) Ronald Was Facing Backlash On His Marketing To Kids
Ronald McDonald may have been McDonald’s main mascot since the 1960s, but his presence was wearing thin before those terrifying clown sightings of 2016. Various watchdog groups had been criticizing Ronald’s marketing of unhealthy fast food to impressionable kids for years. A rebranding of a cooler Ronald McDonald that year that would vibe more with the adult image McDonald’s was shooting for was also a flop.
4) Ronald McDonald Lives On At Least One Day A Year
McDonald’s could always bring Ronald McDonald back whenever it likes, but these days, if you look through its Facebook or Instagram accounts you’ll see that they’re totally Ronald-free. This doesn’t mean that Ronald McDonald has been 100 percent erased from the brand. Not yet, anyway. You can still see Ronald McDonald representing the Golden Arches at least one day out of the year. McDonald’s has been flying a giant Ronald McDonald balloon in the parade for years and it continued to do so at the 2019 parade. Ronald’s parade appearance wasn’t exactly smooth sailing, though. Poor Ronald suffered a gash in his leg after being blown into a tree branch. The deflation got so bad that NBC cut away to pre-recorded footage from an old parade to save Ronald the embarrassment. He’ll reportedly be repaired and fly again but for how long is anybody’s guess.
YouTube Review: This Pilot Tells What Really Happened After Surviving Bermuda Triangle
Bermuda Triangle has always been one of the world’s greatest mysteries. It is a mythical section of the Atlantic Ocean roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico where more than dozen of ships and airplanes have been reported to disappear when passing through. Unsettling situations surround some of these accidents including the “Flight 19” case. A group of five U.S. Navy bombers disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle on December 5, 1945.
Posted by Ridddle on YouTube, the video shares about a pilot that ‘survived’ the Bermuda Triangle:
Beechcraft Bonanza, a single-engine aircraft had three passengers. The pilot, Bruce Gernon was on board with his business partner and his father. The flight was scheduled to fly from the Andros island to Miami beach on December 4, 1970, where the journey usually took one and a half hours. But on that day, they made it to Miami within 14 minutes.
The flight took off and was gaining altitude. As the aircraft reached 11,000 feet, Bruce saw a massive dark cloud ahead of them. It wasn’t the first time as he already managed to cut through some of it but it seems like the cloud was growing every minute. He had no choice but to move through the cloud, once again.
As the aircraft entered the gigantic dark cloud, everything went black. No single ray of sun was passing through. Bruce was confused with his situation as the weather was pretty normal without any sign of rain or thunderstorm so he was wondering where could the dark cloud come from. As he braces himself through the cloud, he witnessed a blaze of light that could be anything but a flash of lightning. Bruce kept on flying but the cloud never seemed to end until he saw a small light where he immediately flies his aircraft towards the end.
To his surprise, the exit hole felt like it was shrinking and his navigation instruments began to malfunction. Eventually, he managed to get out of the dark cloud. As everything went to its normal state, Bruce contacted the ground control to determine their location but it was impossible because his flight was not showing on the radar. Not long after, the dispatcher announced that the flight has reached Miami and they had a clean landing. The flight had a speed of 180 km per hour and it is impossible for them to make a trip in just 45 minutes.
It remained a mystery until today even after Bruce consulted the aeronautical engineers and professors to provide him an answer to his ‘teleportation’ puzzle. Today, Bruce has written his own documentation book titled ‘Beyond the Bermuda Triangle‘.
YouTube Review: Be Excited Arianators! ‘The Voice’ Promo Is Out And Ariana Grande Is The New Coach
Ariana Grande is actually an American singer and also actress. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career including two Grammy Awards, one Brit Award, two Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, nine MTV Video Music Awards and 26 Guinness World Records. She is a successful icon known all over the world.
Recently, she has been selected to be the next brand new coach for the new season of ‘The Voice’. According to the website, ‘The Voice’ is an American singing competition television series broadcast on NBC. It premiered during the spring television cycle on April 26, 2011. It has aired twenty seasons and aims to find unsigned singing talent, solo or duets, professional and amateur contested by aspiring singers, age 13 or over that are drawn from public auditions.
Ariana Grande has brought out the lions, eagles, and also bears in a new promo for Season 21 of the reality singing competition. NBC has released the trailer for the upcoming season featuring Ariana Grande who is the latest addition to the series’ panel of celebrity coaches. The Grammy-winning singer joins coaches such as Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and also John Legend.
In the month of March, it was announced that Ariana Grande would join Season 21 of ‘The Voice’ replacing singer Nick Jonas. She made a guest appearance on the show in the year of 2016, where she performed her hit song that is ‘Into You’. This is just one of Ariana Grande’s recent projects, including a string of live performances from her latest chart-topping album that would be the ‘Positions’ album.
In the promo, Ariana Grande swoops in wearing a gorgeous silver dress on a giant floating crescent moon to join her fellow judges around a campfire. The newbie then got encouraged to sing a song around the campfire, serenades the entire forest of furry critters with the Olivia Newton-John hit ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’, from the film ‘Grease’, which also starred John Travolta.
Sources: YouTube Cometa Exótico.
(Video) ‘BtoB’ Fans! Here Are 7 Best Songs That May Be Your Favorite!
BtoB, the acronym for Born to Beat is a South Korean boy band debuted in 2012 by Cube Entertainment. The member of the band are Seo Eun-kwang, Lee Min-hyuk, Lee Chang-sub, Im Hyun-sik, Peniel Shin and Yook Sung-jae. Initially, there were 7 of them but one member, Jung Il-hoon departed from the group in December last year.
Ever since their debut, fans have been blessed with perfect pitched voices, smooth rap lines, and emotional songs. Their appearance on Kingdom: Legendary War has brought them to international attention where people finally appreciate not only their good looks but killer vocals. If you’re new to BTOB’s fandom called ‘Melody’, here are some hidden gems that you can add to your playlist.
1) “My Girl” – Press Play (2012)
While songs like “WOW” and “Press Play” from one of BtoB’s earlier albums, “Press Play” are famous, the song “My Girl” is not getting the recognition it deserves. This song is catchy and you’ll immediately feel the warmness of the melody in this specific song if you’re familiar with BtoB songs. Perfect for spring or summer vibe, this song will make you feel all good inside.
2) “Ello Ello” – Beep Beep (2014)
The backstory of this song is about confessing our feelings to the person we like. It’s cute, happy, and so hopeful. The beat is catchy, it will lift your spirits and get you up dancing afterward.
3) “Hope You’re Doing Fine” – Move (2014)
This is the perfect song to blast on when you’re wallowing over a breakup. It starts with Changsub’s smooth and soothing vocals and continued with Minhyuk’s rap line that will heal your soul. The whole song is written to those who have gone through or are going through heartbreak.
4) “Yes I Am” – New Men (2016)
This one is BtoB’s most empowering and motivating song! It will drive you to be productive and inspire you to do whatever you have on your list. The build-up that leads to the chorus is emotional and the chorus itself is amazing enough to bring you a big wave of feelings.
5) “Red Lie” – Brother Act (2017)
“Red Lie” tells the story of a lover who has lost interest in their partner. Although it suits well to be a slow song, it is actually a bit upbeat but the melody is still solemn and melancholy.
6) “My Lady” – Brother Act (2017)
The album “Brother Act” is famous for its hit song, “Missing You”, but the track right after which is “My Lady” is also a bop! The song starts with the smooth and angelic voice of Changsub, combined with Minhyuk’s rap line. The song is the perfect combination of heartfelt and heartbreak.
7) “About Time” – Feel’eM (2017)
As usual, most of BtoB’s songs are produced by the members themselves. “About Time” is not excluded. It was produced by Minhyuk and former member, Ilhoon. Everything about the song puts you right in the feels and you’ll have it on repeat! It starts with the mellow rap of Minhyuk and the song just get even better with the poetic lyrics.
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