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Movie Macguffins

squirrel directorI ran across this post at Paste Magazine and had to share.

It’s the top nine movie macguffins of all time.

What, you don’t know what a macguffin is? Yes, you do. You’ve seen it in all sorts of movies, but may not have realized it.

It’s not something you can order from the McDonald’s breakfast menu.

The Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail and Marcellus Wallace’s suitcase are just a few from the macguffin list.

A macguffin is the ultimate destination of every chase. Not every movie gets there, but all the characters are in pursuit of the macguffin.

Here’s the actual definition from Paste –

Mac•guff•in: In cinema vernacular, an object of great importance that serves as the primary motivator for the protagonists, and their antagonists.

The list of movies they’ve compiled is filled with several of my favorites. They’ve got video clips from each movie over there too.



Gone Filet-o-Fishin’

I’m heading out to the lake to go fishing for the first time in about a kajillion years with Newscoma and another great friend Trudy. Trudy will be our official lake guide as we seek out water beasts worthy of a Monsterquest episode.

My guess is that my fishy dinner, if it’s based on my outdoor skills, will likely come from under the Golden Arches.


And here’s a reminder that I’ve posted about little fishies before.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day


I love that word, damn it.

Wait, I love to say damn it too, but on this special day I’ll stick with Begora to honor St. Patrick’s excellent work as a snake herder. Maybe he was just rounding up all the reptiles in order to slip the legless wonders into bottles of vodka?

To get you into the mood for the day, I’ve rounded up three classic commercials with an Irish theme – Shamrock Shakes from McDonald’s, Irish Spring deodorant soap and an old Lucky Charms commercial from way back when there were only four different marshmallow shapes in the box.

Here we go down nostalgia lane.

I’ll admit I’ve never sucked back one of those minty dairy concoctions, although it is a bit intriguing. Wait, what was I thinking. Pass on the offer. If I’m drinking anything in shades of grass today, it will be green beer. For more Shamrock Shake commercials, head here.

Now, pucker up and whistle along as we get all get squeaky clean.

Carving up a bar of soap must be a way for a frustrated lad to relieve some tension when the lasses aren’t responding to his wooing. That or it’s some threatening and weird fetish. Cleanliness is next to Irishness.

And finally, a 1970s version of those magically delicious breakfast treats.

I actually found the inaugural Lucky Charms commercial which was filmed in black and white but made a point of showing the different shapes and telling the viewer what color they were. The original four shapes and corresponding hues were yellow moons, orange stars, green clovers and pink hearts. I think they’re now actually packing up to about 64 different shapes of the dehydrated little marshmallow bits in a box. That’s one for every color, not in a rainbow, but in a box of Crayola crayons.

Don’t forget to wear something green and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all.