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Happy Meal Toy Stamp by MetalShadowOverlord Happy Meal Toy Stamp by MetalShadowOverlord
My 100th Stamp! Whoohoo!

Anyway, in Santa Clara County (in California) Happy Meal toys are probably going to be banned in an effort to "combat child obesity". Sure, it's only in California, but ideas like this spread like wildfire.

Sorry, but when I order a Happy Meal, I'M not happy unless I get my friggin toy! It's just not a Happy Meal without one.

Read the article here: [link]


Happy Meals don't make kids fat, parents who suck at life do!
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:iconzhaneaugustine:
This is exactly the kind of anti-socialoist thinking we need! Government is getting way out of hand and if we are to believe that our elected officials, who think its okay to have affairs but not for us to get our kinds toys with fast food, they need another thing coming!

love the background, looks just like the electric window of a mc donalds resturant! maybe mc donalds should be flashing this along with their offers!

might have been funnier to have ronald greating the corrupt politicians with a one finger salute! or perhaps birdie flashing the bird, but this getw the point across
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LadyNanako Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Agreed Good Sir!
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LaTigressa6268808 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student General Artist
To be honest, I actually agree with this. For one, the government needs to back off and stop micromangaing the choices of the public. Someone wants to get some fast food? I'm all for that, it's their choice what they eat. What I do wish people would do though is do it in moderation. Personally, it would get expensive to eat out all the time, but after a while the taste begins to lose it's original effect. Sure, it'll still taste good, but not near as much after a continuous exposure. In fact, the fast food industry isn't the one to blame. It's usually the lack of control of choices in some individuals if they go on a daily basis. Here's how I see it with fast food, and you don't have to have the same philosophy on it I just wanted to share my take. Dining out should be a treat, an occasion that could be planned out every couple of months or so. And since dining out is a treat and a special occasion, what are people going to do on this kind of outing? They're going to indulge. They have a justification to get that juicy deliciously savory hamburger they've been craving with a side of fries, a soda pop or beverage of choice, and a desert to top off the meal, whether it be a sundae, a cone, a slice of pie, or an order of fresh chocolate chip cookies. If done on occasion, I don't see this as a problem. On a very regular basis, sure, there's going to be a problem, but that's where healtier options come in. If you go to a fast food joint on a regular basis, you could order a salad and some water [a cup of water is usually a free accomodation at fast food joints, but bottled water will cost ya], or you could go with your usual fare but make some smarter adjustments for it. The salads are there for those who want it, but if this were one of those special outings, then yes, ordering a salad then would be like going to a hooker and paying a lot more just for a hig.

As for this, the government has no right to parent everyone. A kid wants a Happy Meal? Let them get a Happy Meal. In fact, smarter food choices are already being put into effect for kid's meals. Don't want your kid to eat a greasy burger? Then get them chicken nuggets made with 100 percent white breast meat. Don't want them to eat salty French Fires? Then order them some apple slices, at some chains you can even get a small cup of caramel dip for them. Don't want your kid to drink sugary soda or slurp down a milkshake that has trans fats [the ones at Burger King do, which freaks me out]? Then request a milk carton/bottle or a juice box. Banning the toy isn't going to solve the childhood obesity problem, so the government just needs to stop whining about it. As for their claim that the toy is a temptation to get kids to eat unhealthily, it's not.

Man I wish I would've gotten a Happy Meal back when they were promoting the Friendship is Magic toys. Poniiiiieeesssssssssssss
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:iconmetalshadowoverlord:
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
I actually went to McDonalds for the first time in ages last month all because of the Mario Kart toys. XD
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LaTigressa6268808 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Collect ALL the Mario Kart toys!
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lucydowning101 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds like a good move on the part of the government to me!
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:iconacidvenomizer:
AcidVenomizer Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
If I wanna ruin my body, it's none of the government's business!

Not all democrats want the intrusion of privacy.

Just like if she wants to abort the baby, it's none of your business.
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vajrasana Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Who gives a shit? The toys suck anyway..
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:iconoseltamivir:
Oseltamivir Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow I can't believe someone would be so stupid to try to ban McDonald's toys... That makes no sense!!
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NiftyNautilus Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
If you don't get the free toy, then why would it be called a HAPPY meal, then? Hmm?
I sometimes order a Happy Meal for the toy, so the government would totally ruin Mickey D's for me by doing that. :-(
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MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I actually have been meaning to go to McDonalds myself, especially when I heard pokemon figures were being given. XD
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NiftyNautilus Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah. :D
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Itachi-Spirit-w0lf Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I admit we do seem to have a problem with obesity that needs dealing w/ (We need to be tough not bullying and pushy/ guilting) but this is government overstepping it's boundaries. Banning a happy meal because one thinks it's the problem and is too lazy to actually find an actual correlation is not going to curb the obesity epidemic. No doubt national healthiness is detrimental for our country (as in when humanity makes the next step towards destroying ourselves or at least near total self destruction.) We have no right to impose ourselves because we think we know what's best because that's not always the truth.

A good way to deal with this epidemic

is
Informing- of the problems w/ being overweight/ underweight etc. No scare tactics or condescending attitude. That makes people want to do a 180.
Suggesting- different methods of weight control or weight loss. Fun ways to lose weight.
Advise- discourage any harmful forms of weightloss or point out what is best to avoid when losing weight.
Supporting- encourage. Congratulate.
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NintendoLemon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student
"Sorry, but when I order a Happy Meal, I'm not happy unless I get my friggin toy! It's just not a Happy Meal without one."
Truer words have never been spoken.I haven't had a Happy Meal in a long time,and I'll probably never eat one in the future.But still,knowing that I live in a world(or area for this matter) that objects putting a toy in one's Happy Meal,immediatly sends my childhood down the crapper.:shithitsthefan:
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HattieForest Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Writer
....

What? Banning toys? How does that help? :confused:

Idiots.

Love the stamp. Faving.
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:iconmetalshadowoverlord:
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Thanks! :D
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retardeddonut Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011   General Artist
I`m faving this.
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Xarti Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Agree with your stamp. Faving.
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:iconsiogaagusarrachtaigh:
Sooo, do they think it's the toys that make the kids fat? I would have to slap them and go "COMMON SENSE MOTHERFUCKER DO YOU HAVE ANY?!"
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:iconmetalshadowoverlord:
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Hey, it's California. Did you honestly expect common sense?
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:iconsiogaagusarrachtaigh:
Good point. I can see why my sister thought it was a good place to live. Common sense isn't exactly her forte. it's not mine either, but I don't live in California. If I did I would have to get rid of my ferrets. D:
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:iconmetalshadowoverlord:
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Ferrets are epic! My cousins used to own two. XD
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:iconsiogaagusarrachtaigh:
Yep. They're a pain in the rear to take care of, but it's worth it. I have two fuzzballs as well.
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dracotheferret Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So true. I had a happy meal once a week as a child and I certainly didn't turn out obese, (which I'm sure is shocking to some radical people who would think otherwise) . It's just moderation, and having healthy meals every other night of the week.

Besides...the toys are so cute sometimes. I still have a collection of the nugget people that I acquired when I was little.
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MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
moderation is the key, but people ignore this! DX
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dracotheferret Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
exactly. And this is why everyone calls americans fat...makes me sad, really.
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creamated-chocolate Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
i say leave the McDonalds do whatever.

its not MickyD's fault that kids are fat as fuck. theyre the ones who eat there in the first place.
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forgotten-light Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Now how is this even logical? "McDonalds food is fattening and unhealty.... lets ban TOYS!!" If you are trying to "save the children" then why not just go and ban the ACTUAL thing that you claim is the problem. "GASP! We can't let kids play with toys" which burns calories, and promotes imagination.
Not that I am acutally suggesting banning McDonalds, I'm just trying to point out ANOTHER flaw in these peoples idea. If anything these politicians, if they actually are looking to improve food quality for kids, need to take a look at schools. Because of budget cuts, food is pretty low on the give-a-shit scale. "Junk food" is cheap, so schools serve frozen pizzas and burgers. There used to be a time where schools actually had kitchens, and cooks. And with everyone overworked parents often enough don't have time or the energy to actually cook for their familes, so what is a fairly cheap and easy way to feed your kids? McDonalds of course. When I'm worried about being able to make rent, or paying that over due credit card bill, I'm not quite as concerned about what is the calorie intake of that cheseburger I just ate at McDonalds.

Really the time and money that was spent on this legislation could be put to good use making a helpful diference in this country.
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MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
People don't seem to understand that food is not what makes you fat, it's the lack of exercise that does it!
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Raven24000 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student Filmographer
You know what?
If they BAN McDonald's then guess what? THEY ARE MAKING MORE PEOPLE LOSE THEIR JOBS!!!
Doesn't that make the economy worse?
And for Ronald's sake! The toy maker's for the company will lost jobs aswell!
Why doesnt this country freaking think?!
I :heart: People like you!
I wish someone go bitch to the Anti-Obesity stamps already and tell them to shut the hell up!
It's the PARENTS that feed they're children! Not fast food!
I had read alot of Anti-Obesity stamps and you should read alot of Piss mad comments they wrote.
"Ohhh! Fast food makes me sick! Do eat that!"
"It's gonna KILL you! We should make one BIG ASS Stamp and BAN Overweight people from eatting!"
"It's shit dont eat it! OH MAH GAWD DO U KNOW HOW MUCH CALORIES THEY HAVE?! IT WILL RUIN MY MODELING CAREER X.X"
"The goverment should force people to eat healthy foods 24/7!"
And such on, I think these people should shut the fuck up, and LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE!!
Seriously, they over react! x.x
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MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
You know, you're comments reminds me of something. I remember Penn and Teller doing a show on obesity and fast food, and they proved what I've been telling people this entire time:

EXERCISE!

You could eat salads and beans all your life, but you're still going to get fat if you don't exercise. This one family in the show always eats at fast food places because they're so busy, but they are always active, so they're all thin and healthy!

Man, when are people going to figure it out?!
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Raven24000 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Filmographer
Yes, you can eat salands and beans your whole life, and still get fat!
It's true, and the only way to handle this is if you exercise and I agree with you! Kids at school eat fast food like, everyday and yet they are skinny, I have a big argument right now with "Anti-Fastfood" Hippies, and my point exactly, I'm only saying it's not bad to eat fast food somedays, but noooo, they have to be an ass about it, and be like: "Ur gonna die 25% faster" and bullshit, and be all against you and all. But voicing your oppinion on something and making a epic deal about it? Seriously, some people dont know when to keep thoughts to themself sometimes. :no:

It seems like they will never figure it out.
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MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Well, hopefully, someday, they'll figure it out.
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Azrael-Neko Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
AMEN the way i see it if i want to make myself overweight that's my choice the Govt. is NOT going to tell me what I can and can't eat the next thing you'll know they'll start banning candy >.<
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Raven24000 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student Filmographer
Right on! :highfive:
I swear, this country AND some people are becoming communist x.x
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:iconmetalshadowoverlord:
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Well, I think they've already tried banning soda from school vending machines.
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Azrael-Neko Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
some states are wanting to banned them completely :( What has our world come too?
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:iconmetalshadowoverlord:
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
It's pathetic...
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Azrael-Neko Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
it is
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:iconmetalshadowoverlord:
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
The funny thing is, even though I made this in support of McDonalds, I actually prefer Burger King. XD
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Azrael-Neko Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
lmao >.<
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Lioheart25 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student General Artist
omg! its like my dunb story only better and more serious! xD
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MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Lol! XD
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Cheshire-Wolfie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student General Artist
lol DARN THOSE FATENING TOYS!!


but really, you dont always have to get a meal! i go in somtimes and just get a toy. and its not the meals, its the people! they choose to get that food! and the parents are also to blaim for not doing anything!
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:iconmetalshadowoverlord:
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
That's right, but personal responsibility is a thing of the past. I doubt anyone is alive who even knows what it is.
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Cheshire-Wolfie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student General Artist
lol
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Dazoi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I blame bad parenting.
McDonalds is doing nothing wrong.
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MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Well, that's why the government is stepping in. Parents have become too incompetent, but, instead of telling the parents to shape up, the government is doing it for them.
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MaryStrawberries Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
lol, because it's the toys making the kids fat, not the food XDD
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MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Lol yeah. XD
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mariethehedgehog17 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
OMG this is so stupid! why would you get rid of the toy?!?!?! its not like you eat the toy! GAWD WHY IS THE GOVERMENT SO STUPID?!?!!? (if its the goverment getting rid of the toys :paranoid: sorry i forget alot! ^^;) maybe the goverment is ran by monkeys OH WAIT monkeys are smarter!!
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