So, the Sierra Club (easily the most extreme of the tree huggers) is all bent out of shape with Ronald McDonald. Why? Because McDonalds is putting Hummer toys in the Happy Meal. Here’s a quote:
Environmental groups are appalled with the promotion. Brendan Bell, a clean energy analyst at the Sierra Club, says Hummers in Happy Meals are about as responsible as “dipping a Big Mac in the fry oil and serving it to your kids.”
To me, “dipping a Big Mac in the fry oil” actually sounds kind of good. So good, that it would never make it to my kids plate!
One more quote:
“The technology is passe,” he said. “For the H1 and H2, they’re running it off an engine that hasn’t been fundamentally redesigned since 1950s. What the next generation needs is better technology in our vehicles so that we can cut our dependence on oil and curb global warming.”
Umm…what kind of technology is he looking for in a TOY? Seriously, Brendan Bell of the Sierra Club, these are TOYS. As such, they use absolutely NO GAS and have NO EMISSIONS. The engine that ‘hasn’t been fundamentally redesigned since the 50′s’ is PLASTIC! The spotted owl will not die off because McDonalds gave kids a toy Hummer.
Besides, I have it from a confirmed source that these toy Hummers have the Vortex Valve Mileage Maximizer option installed. Shouldn’t that make you a little happy?
Thanks to The Garage
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