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McTrademark Infringement

never 5get – those McSleep hotels that never were!!!!!!!!!!


mcsleep 2



In 1988, Quality Inns (now Choice Hotels) was planning to open a new chain of economy hotels under the name ‘McSleep’.  After McDonald’s demanded that Quality Inns not use the name because it infringed, the hotel company filed a suit in federal court seeking a declaratory judgment that ‘McSleep’ did not infringe. McDonald’s counterclaimed, alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition. Eventually, McDonald’s prevailed. The court’s opinion noted that the prefix ‘Mc’ added to a generic word has acquired secondary meaning, so that in the eyes of the public it means McDonalds, and therefore the name ‘McSleep’ would infringe on McDonald’s trademarks [wiki]


not to be confused with McSleeping


Old Макдоналдс

the first Soviet McDonalds - Макдоналдс – opened in Moscow on January 31, 1990

moscow mcdonalds

this is how long the line was

but it was worth it  

russia mcdonalds

they even had fake Donald Duck & Goofy there!!!

mcdonalds disney moscow

look how happy these people were

including the workers!

Советско-канадский ресторан "Макдональдс"

although she doesn’t look TOO thrilled

big mac moscow

and neither does this babushka

grammy eats

maybe cause neither of them got dressed up

costume mcdonalds

watch - Freedom Fries: Big Mac revolution in Russia

mcdonalds line moscow

but hey, it still beats the beets they waiting in other long lines for

line moscow mcdonalds 1990

long live the cows and buns and fries of capitalism!

soviet mcdonalds


thumbs up


The Union Forever

another year, another bout of Ranch Farts

you know the drill – eat, drink, eat, fart, repeat…


state your case

btown best worst

more like ‘Whitest State Ever’


since we’re all old and billionaires, we stepped up our game
and stayed at the Union


where the views are to die for
but not to diet for


the carpets scream redrum


and the eating made for red-bums


oh ranch sauce 


men want to be you
and women want you inside of them


and oh divine swine

btown divine swine

how you make us sin, even though we brought a rabbi with us


speaking of
the Rabbi thinks I should do
a gallery show of our ranch sauce pics

btown ranchy

fart art?


the owner of BuffaLouies is my hero


literally, a larger than life
personality – with the wings
to back it up


he’s like the second greatest man behind Neon Jesus 


Bobby Knight’s in white ranch sauce

 want to know what lonely is?


this pencil shapener, sitting at the bottom of a stairwell, probably barely used or ever noticed


each trip back to Bloomington brings back old memories but sometimes provides new ones

like these amazing headshots of ‘talent’ from the 80s that played Bear’s Place


ah, M&Mc – the dynamic duo to end all dynamic duos


btown this guy

I’d choose this guy’s
‘stache in a pinch!



more like jester.  off with his head!


who, me???

btown this guy2

uh, um, uh?

btown banks

Banks, so money!!!


btowbn weird al

Weird Yal Ankovic?

btown youuu


btown dj 2

yes, me – DJ Tanner of the Mike & Jonah & Terry Milk Show! it’s like 1997/98 all over again!! big ups to BFinx for the tour!!


btown rfarts

I’m a slow starter / fast farter

btown thing

but I won a super amazing hat (not pictured) from this crane-game thing

btown juggles

can’t wait for #RanchFarts2015!!!!
the year we juggle!!!


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