|My bloodtype is gravy. Mmmm.....gravy.|
You could say fat runs in my family. Like, genetically. That's my great grandpa to the right. They called him Chins Mulliggan.
He was an Irish gangster. A hard drinking killer that carried tripe in his overcoat pockets, and taught my father to do the same.
So I don't entirely blame the fast food industry for suckering me into a lifelong obsession with fried foods via the toys they used to market their food to me as a kid.
Fact is I probably would've weighed 320 regardless. Plus, I still collect the toys.
Here are some of my favorite retro fast food toys:
10. Burger King, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Late '80s, early '90s:
I used to have the whole collection until my older brother made a bong out of Leonardo. Don't ask where he put the bowl.9. Long John Silver's, Free Willy 2 - Early 90's:
Gotta love the irony of a fish house with a sad whale for a toy.8. McDonald's, Hamburglar hand puppet - '80s:
Me and this guy had some good times. He was my partner in crime. We used to jack fools for cheeseburgers together.7. Hardee's, California Raisins - 1988:
Did anybody else have the Meet The Raisins
album on tape? Man those wrinkly fuckers could sure carry a tune. I miss them.6. Dairy Queen, Double Dip Ice Cream Cone Fishing Lure & Whistle - '98 and '91:
If you've ever gotten high and mistaken a piece of plastic for actual food then you know as well as I do that plastic shards will cut you to hell. Do not swallow.