Lying Media Bastards

June 1, 2005

I’m Lovin It

This is one of the most bizarre political actions I’ve seen this year.

The Billboard Liberation Front took an unused billboard and turned it into, well, this:

In case you can’t see that image so well, it’s of an animatronic, distorted, Ronald McDonald shoving hamburgers into the mouth of a fat child.

The poster behind the two is a painting of a fat Ronald and a fat alien (a “gray”) smiling at each other. In between the two figures was the McDonald’s arches, with the words “To Serve Man” typed over it. “To Serve Man” is the name of a famous Twilight Zone episode, where benevolent aliens come to Earth and feed the population, until one man discovers that the aliens are really just fattening up the human race so that they can become alien supper.

But presenting this subersive message of forced gluttony and alien conquest wasn’t enough for the BLF. Several dozen of them dressed up like Ronald and/or the Hamburglar, danced around the billboard, and then mobbed a local McDonald’s, moaning for cheeseburgers.

Of course, the BLF notified the media that such a stunt would be happening, so word of their pranky message got spread far and wide.

See why I can’t give people advice about activism? I never would have thought of saying “build a robot and dress up like the Hamburglar.”

Great photos, videos, and reports of the event here, here, and here.

[via Boing Boing]

Posted by Jake on June 1, 2005 1:45 pm

1 Comment »

  1. Glad you liked it.

    Comment by milton rand kalman — June 1, 2005 @ 4:22 pm

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