McDonald’s Won’t Intervene in Uncomplimentary Biopic About Former CEO Ray Kroc

McDonald’s has, throughout its history, and especially in recent years — as obesity and poverty rates have risen in seeming… Read More

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Michael Keaton May Star in Movie About McDonald’s

Michael Keaton played a birdman this year, and very soon, he may play the man that ground birds into bite-sized lumps… Read More

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Wickedly Inventive Happy Meal Tie-Ins for Cult Movies

The movie tie-in McDonald’s Happy Meal is one of our most venerable cultural barometers, a big “get” for family movies hoping to market directly to their most vocal consumers. Starting with Star Trek: The Motion Picture back in 1979 (the same year the Happy Meal rolled out), Disney hits, superhero smashes, and other family favorites have used the cardboard panels of the Happy Meal and the toy inside to hawk their cinematic wares. But what if Happy Meals were used to market slightly more adult fare? This is the question asked by Pinterest artist Newt Clements, who’s made an extensive collection of imaginary Happy Meals that we really, really wish existed. … Read More

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From Apple to California Raisins: 7 Brands’ Forays Into Fashion

As we discussed yesterday, nothing starts out perfect when it comes to product design — even if you’re Apple. One interesting recent move for the company was its hiring of Yves Saint Laurent CEO Paul Deneve, who, as Haydn Shaughnessy at Forbes suggested, might have less to do with the development of the iWatch than with Apple’s potential desire to expand into clothing. If Shaughnessy turns out to be correct, it won’t be the first time Apple branches out into fashion. … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we got to see the first official photo from the new season of Arrested Development thanks to a tweet from Conan O’Brien. We listened to Tig Notaro discuss her difficult high school years. We took a look at some of the most memorable storm scenes in… Read More

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This Is How McDonald’s Makes Its Fries

Even though we don’t eat a ton of fast food, like most people, we have a pretty strong attachment to McDonald’s french fries. They’re salty, crispy, and totally irresistible. A new video created by McDonald’s Canada that we spotted on Gizmodo give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how the fries get made, from the farm to the factory to the fryer to yet another fryer. Watching this educational little clip, it’s easy to forget that in the end, these bizarrely indestructible deep fried delights are likely to outlive us all. … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we found out who is the most stalkable on Facebook. We examined a few amazing, transparent animals. We spotted some crazy tattoos of politicians’ faces. We watched a video remix from Eclectic Method, inspired by the work of Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar. We got a few pop… Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we stayed far away from the 10 hottest places in the States. We met a human bowling ball. We had a zen moment watching Andy Warhol eat a hamburger. We listened to Ira Glass’ tips about the secrets of creative success. We were mesmerized… Read More

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The Shocking Original Logos of 10 Major Companies

Regular Flavorwire readers know that we’re completely obsessed with logo design — from the fascinating back stories on how companies’ logos were dreamed up, to what they would say if they were really telling the truth. Now thanks to a post over on StockLogos, we’ve gotten an interesting glimpse at the original (and much less recognizable) logos of some of the world’s biggest companies, juxtaposed with the visuals that we associate these brands with today. From an Apple logo featuring a drawing of Isaac Newton perched under an apple tree to a McDonald’s logo with nary a golden arch in sight, click through for a slideshow of some the most surprising makeovers that we discovered. … Read More

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