McDonald's Adds Dissing Far Rockaway to Its Endless List of Sins

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What A train nightmares are made of
Who wouldn't want to be on the beach with a delicious Rockaway Taco in hand on this sweltering day? Apparently not most people who take the A train, according to a McDonald's ad.

Under fire from Queens District 31 City Council member James Sanders, the fast-food chain has agreed to pull a McCafé ad on the A train featuring a hand holding an iced coffee and the words: "To Not Falling Asleep and Ending Up in Far Rockaway" (small type: "Unless, of course, you live there"). Sanders told the Daily News: "I'm glad that McDonald's understands clowning around at the expense of a community is not funny. ... We refuse to be the butt of a cheap joke."

Let's face it, it's actually kind of funny -- we've all passed out on the train before, drooled on our neighbors, and missed our stop, or secretly mocked some stranger for it. But maybe Sanders is understandably a wee bit sensitive about people pissing all over the Rockaways, à la the Post's Cindy Adams. The councilman has also offered to spring for subway fare for Ronald McDonald et al, should they wish to take a goodwill tour of the neighborhood. No thanks, says Mickey D's.


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4 comments
Thatbathroomsmelllik
Thatbathroomsmelllik

There's a Worldstar Hiphop video showing a manager yelling at a bathroom door in a Far Rockaway NYC. Turns out a couple was having sex there. See "High School Students Get Caught Sexin Inside McDonald's"

puck30
puck30

Man somebody has a little thin skin here and needs to lighten up, I remember a few times drunk taking New Jersey Transit, missing my stop and ending up in Dover NJ of all places!

velvetcyberpunk
velvetcyberpunk

Once again, it's a matter of stupid people looking for an excuse to be angry. I didn't interpret the ad to be an insult to Rockaway but it was just saying how annoying it is to sleep through your stop and have to ride all the way back.

Heather Height
Heather Height

Oh please! really? It isn't "actually kind of funny", its a comment on a relatable human moment that most people, at least those that don't take themselves too seriously, can look at an have a little laugh at themselves.  Can we please all stop looking for occations to be offended? Or looking for attention, same difference.  

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