Saturday, January 19, 2013

What Did I Expect?

I know that when you eat at Burger King you shouldn't expect too much.  That not only goes for the food, but also for the toys you get with the kid's meal.  Usually your kid plays with it a few times, and then you sneak it into the trash while they're sleeping.  But this one really bugged me.

Here it is....a Connect 4 game!  It came in such a big box that it didn't even fit inside the kid's meal box, making it even more exciting.  In the corner it even says "Family Game Night."  Oh boy!  Good thing it's a Saturday....

The back even makes it look like a normal game of Connect 4.  Note the arrows making it look like you have to drop the pieces down into the slots.

Aaaaand, here's what it really looks like:

You have to actually stick each circle into each crappy plastic slot.  There is no drop down action.   Isn't the whole point of Connect 4 that you drop your piece down from the top and into the next available slot?  There isn't a single kid who's going to play this after they open the box and discover how much it sucks.  The back of the box also mentions that Twister is a trademark of Hasbro...I'm guessing Twister is another game they're giving out.  I can only imagine. It's probably one square foot with one green circle on it.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Kid's Fun Fair 2013

One of my most favorite things to make fun of is this free ticket to the Kid's Fun Fair that shows up at work every year.  Last year's ticket boasted of "Nuclear Thrills!" This year's line-up isn't quite as impressive, but I am still intrigued by this "Real Monkey Farm."  Are the monkeys, like, the laborers?  Are they milking cows and dragging plows and stuff?  I know we're in Worcester here, but is that legal?  Or are the monkeys being farmed? Which, I believe (and I'm no lawyer) would be just as bad.  Whatever the case, if you find yourself in Worcester on February 2nd or 3rd and are in the mood to see a 100 lb rat, just swing by the first floor ladies room at City Hall stop by the Kid's Fun Fair at the DCU. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Here's to a brand new year of atrocious BK signs

The Burger King crew is at it again.  The other day the sign read "Try Wisconsin Chedder Whopper," with "cheddar" obviously spelled quite poorly.  Well, it seems that somebody must have walked into BK and said "Hey, you guys realize 'cheddar' is spelled with an 'A' right?"  And so, a well-meaning BK employee got the old ladder out, climbed up amongst the power lines, and did this: