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The Evolution of Fast Food Burger Chain Logos: The Video

The Evolution of Fast Food Burger Chain Logos: The Video

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I just had so much gosh darn fun putting together my retrospective of fast food burger chain logos that I decided to turn it into a YouTube slideshow. Because some people just love slideshows. And as a special bonus I included audio extracts from vintage TV ads for some of the chains, like McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Dairy Queen, Arby's, Sonic, Jack in the Box, Hardee's, Carl's Jr., and Checkers/Rally's. Enjoy!
The Evolution of Fast Food Logos: Top 10 Burger Chains Edition

The Evolution of Fast Food Logos: Top 10 Burger Chains Edition

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I know I'm certainly not the first person on the internet to post a gallery showing the history of fast food logos. But I'll be honest -- a lot of the other ones I've seen have been half-hearted at best, completely lazy and misleading at worst. So here's my attempt to remedy that. Here is my turn at a gallery showing the evolution of fast food logos, featuring the top ten largest chains in America (measured by number of locations in 2010). Dates on some of these logos are estimated, as exact years are difficult to come by for some. If anyone has higher-resolution versions please let me know. #1. McDonald's (est. 1940) The restaurant that became McDonald's was started in 1937 in Monrovia, California by Patrick J. McDonald, and sold burgers and orange juice. In 1940 his sons Maurice and...
KDOC’s New Year’s Eve Show Goes Wrong in the Funniest Way Possible

KDOC’s New Year’s Eve Show Goes Wrong in the Funniest Way Possible

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(Note 1/4/13: KDOC has compounded their excellent decision-making by getting the original video pulled. As long as people keep posting replacement copies I'll keep sharing.) We all know that live TV is a risky proposition these days, especially on New Year's Eve. The hosts are amped up and the crowd -- usually drunk -- is at best wildly unpredictable. Why, not even a respected cable new outlet like CNN is immune from things getting out of hand a little bit (thanks Kathy Griffin). So how is it that KDOC-TV out of Los Angeles could not predict that their live New Year's Eve broadcast featuring Jamie Kennedy, Stu Stone, Macy Gray, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony would go completely off the rails? It was supposed to be a First Night 2013 event, meaning no alcohol, but I challenge you to fin...