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Equal time for Mickey D's!

by Anomynous Monk (Scribe)
on Apr 29, 2004 at 06:43 UTC ( #349031=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The best thing about whoppers is...

Every seventeen hours somewhere in the world
The doors are flung wide open the banners are unfurled
The table tops are gleaming the crew are standing by
With uniforms all freshly pressed and a twinkle in their eye

Golden arches across the world
Golden arches across the world
Ronald McDonald is here to say
Some fries with that? Now have a nice day!
Golden arches march across the world

Every seventeen hours from Waikiki to Spain
From Melbourne to Chicago the menu is the same
In Auckland it's a Beg Mec, Le Big in gay Paree
Makudonarudu-San in Tokyo but it's hamburger to me


Another true blue nephew of his dear old Uncle Sam
Spreading yankee doodle dandy throughout every land
It's wonderful to travel, to see a place or two
But nicer still to know there's golden arches there for you

Every seventeen hours on every continent
From Africa to Asia golden arches represent
The finest in our young folk, the flag and apple pie
The world will be as one when golden arches fill the sky

Chorus (twice)

"Golden Arches" by Judy Small, from "Home Front"; (c) 1988 Crafy Maid Music, (c) 1990 Larrikin Music Publishing

(cited in full here without permission as a stretch of fair use :)

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Re: Equal time for Mickey D's!
by thelenm (Vicar) on May 04, 2004 at 21:58 UTC

    I wonder if by "every seventeen hours" the author means "for seventeen hours each day". Are there really McDonald's across the world flinging their doors open once every seventeen hours? If she's referring to separate McDonald's across the world, what's the significance of any two McDonald's restaurants being seventeen time zones apart?

    -- Mike

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      I believe she meant that at the time the song was written, new McDonalds were opening at a rate of almost 500 a year, or every 17 hours.
Re: Equal time for Mickey D's!
by Mr. Muskrat (Canon) on May 07, 2004 at 03:52 UTC

    Big Mac, Filet-o-fish,
    Quarter Pounder, french fries,
    Icy cokes, thick shakes,
    Sundaes and apple pie!


    (relying upon my memory so the wording may be off a bit)

Re: Equal time for Mickey D's!
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 20, 2008 at 06:20 UTC
    i wonder where did you got the term golden arches relating for mcd but its actually a franchise company for mcd's..

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