I definitely think this sucks major balls. If you don't want your kids eating McDonald's and drinking soda, don't take them to McDonalds! Take them to Subway, where you know they'll order a turkey sub on white bread with nothing but mayonaise and cheese. Don't make it so that Augustus Gloop can't get his burger, greasy fries, and Shreck toy (even though Shreck sucks balls too). This is one of those few times where I'll justify something simply because "this is the way it's always been." That being said, an apple, some water, some vegetables and a bag of nuts wouldn't have kept me from the awesomeness of skateboarding baby Kermit or big-wheeling Gonzo.
The news may be sad, but all of this Happy Meal talk is making me reminisce. Remember the Berenstain Bears Happy Meal? Or the Ghost Busters school supplies Happy Meal? I loved that one because it felt like a sneaky way to get a toy into class with me. What are your favorite Happy Meals from your youth? C'mon people, if you can't contribute to this conversation, you have no soul! Or your parents fed you too much granola.