While there, these large displays caught my eye:
Why, why, why are these creepy mannequins there!? This is not part of Glendale's recent "put art in vacant storefronts" Gate Project. What do they mean? Why are they so intentionally grotesque? Is it some sort of warning about the dangers of fast food? Is the mustachioed fellow supposed to be Groucho Marx or just an Armenian dude? Why does Ronald appear to be threatening him?
As I finished my gross yet satisfying meal, an elderly couple came over and sat uncomfortably close to me. They sat so close that I couldn't laugh without them seeing me, so I started transcribing their conversation on my phone to prevent myself from cracking up. Here are some overheard snippets of conversation:
old guy, to wife: "this is a handicap spot. you dont walk like a handicap. I'm gonna hit you with my cane"I broke up in laughter at the Clay Aiken line and made a hasty retreat. So long, McDonalds. See you in two years when I have another inexplicable barbecue sauce craving.
old guy: "there ain't that many nuts. he made a big deal about the nuts. just like an oriental, always getting too detailed"
old guy: "I remember how beautiful America used to be at one time? now you can't tell the men from the women!"
wife: "you blame everything on the queers!"
old guy: "no I don't, just what they're tryin to get! they got some people feeling sorry for them! that singer you like, he's one!"
wife: "dont you say anything about Clay Aiken, he's my adopted son!"