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The Daver: “I was reading your friend’s blog, and she was talking about how she’d gotten some nasty look from some parent when she said she was taking her kid to McDonald’s.”

Aunt Becky: “Ha! Figures.”

The Daver: “I said that ‘The Daver would give them a McSmackdown.'”

Aunt Becky: “Totally, yo. What the hell is wrong with McDonald’s once in awhile? Let kids be kids, man.”

The Daver: “Exactly! People like that can take their organic bento boxes and shove them up their asses.”

Aunt Becky: “I tweeted last night that whomever wrote the ‘I could be your hero baby’ song was singing about Chicken McNuggets. And I meant it.”

The Daver: “That’s fucked up.”

Aunt Becky: “The only thing wrong with McDonald’s is the ball pits. They always smell like pee.”

The Daver: “What the hell are you talking about?”

Aunt Becky: “You never noticed that?”

The Daver: “No.”

Aunt Becky: “Dude. Kids are always whizzing in the ball pits. It’s disgusting.”

The Daver: “….”

Aunt Becky: “It’s kind of awesome if you don’t play in there.”

The Daver: “….”

Aunt Becky: “You totally played in the pee balls, didn’t you? That sucks.”

The Daver: “….”

Aunt Becky: “That’s okay. I think there’s some bleach leftover from the time I accidentally saw pictures of Carrot Top naked. You can bathe with that.”

The Daver: “I have a sudden hankering for a Shamrock Shake.”

91 Comments to

“You Can Call Me Aunt Mayor McCheese”

  1. On February 19th, 2010 at 1:38 pm submom Says:

    Am I really the first one to comment? YEAH!

  2. On February 19th, 2010 at 1:40 pm Melissa Says:

    No I was, but I got an error message because you were trying to shove me out of the way! 😛

  3. On February 19th, 2010 at 1:38 pm Melissa Says:

    Man, now I have a fucking hankering for a Shamrock Shake!

    Oh and ball pits, dont get me started on ball pits. I DID give my sister the warning when the kids were old enought to want to play in them. THINK ABOUT THE PEE! DIRTY DIAPERS!! But did she listen? And did they BOTH get coxsackie? I love being right, but not at the kids expense.

    But the name coxsackie does make me giggle, because I am immature like that.

  4. On February 19th, 2010 at 1:40 pm submom Says:

    *Hangs head* Sorry… was too excited. Ball pits are disgusting. They smell like stinky feet to me. Sometimes they even remind me of the smell inside sex motels. (Don’t ask me how I know…) I wuv you for not looking down on ppl who feed their kids mickey D’s.

  5. On February 19th, 2010 at 1:46 pm Katie G Says:

    Absolutely nothing wrong with McD’s in moderation. I love me a large fry now and then. Of course, they must put something in that large fry that makes me crave it for the next week and a half, but I don’t crack and get it. Really, I only hit McD’s maybe once a month.

    Mmm….salty fries….

  6. On February 19th, 2010 at 1:55 pm gaylin Says:

    They put sugar in the fries!!! They are reconstituted potato, cooked, mashed, sugar etc added and flash frozen in fry shapes . . .

  7. On February 19th, 2010 at 6:29 pm Melissa Says:

    Granted I only eat fries on top of my burger as a garnish, but you just made them sound REALLY good. Sugar and salt are 2 of my favorite things.

  8. On February 19th, 2010 at 1:50 pm Patty Punker Says:

    i’m still a mickey d’s junky. but those balls are one big bodily fluid depot. pee, poop, snot, phlegm–bleccch. they make me feel like howard hughes on germophobe steroids.

  9. On February 19th, 2010 at 1:53 pm amber Says:

    IS it shamrock shake time? It is, it is! I think I may need one of those tonight. Every little kid needs a little McD’s in his or her life. It’s the adults that eat there twelve times a week who have a problem.

    The McD haters are probably also mud pie-making haters, and anti splashing in puddles. In other words, I don’t like them.

  10. On February 19th, 2010 at 1:56 pm Stephanie Says:

    I don’t go to McD’s anymore around us. Last time I went to the one in my town, I got sick. A time before that, a friend’s kids got sick. Before that time, hubs got sick. Fuck McD’s around here, y’alls. Of course, NOW I’m craving the McNuggets.

    Damn. Boo to the cracknuggets!

  11. On February 19th, 2010 at 1:57 pm gaylin Says:

    I don’t get to eat at McD’s or most other fast food places, food allergies make it near impossible to find safe food. I would love to have me some easy fast food once in a while.

    I was interviewed on the street one time, I was asked who was the mayor of MacDonald’s and who was the mayor (at the time) of Vancouver. I could remember Mayor McCheese . . . duh on the mayor of my own city.

  12. On February 19th, 2010 at 2:04 pm Kelly Says:

    I avoid the ball pit McDonaldses at all costs…the last time we took Mea she haaaad to go climbing up there, and then got stuck and couldn’t get out of one of the stupid tubes. Not to mention they stink, and are filthy, and covered in God knows what. Scary. No thanks. I’m a drive thru girl all the way.

  13. On February 19th, 2010 at 2:06 pm WebSavvyMom Says:

    –>I don’t think eating fast food occassionally kill you or your kids but playing in those ball pits WILL. 😉

  14. On February 19th, 2010 at 2:18 pm Krissa Says:

    Carrot Top? Naked? *shudder*

  15. On February 19th, 2010 at 2:23 pm Chris in PHX Says:

    mmmmm nuggets! how about nekid carrot top doing the back stroke in the ball pit lol. Now THAT is something that required immidiate eye bleaching!

  16. On February 19th, 2010 at 2:23 pm linlah Says:

    Ball pits and Carrot Top naked make me giggle.

  17. On February 19th, 2010 at 2:26 pm The Only Girl Says:

    yuck. Our dentist has a ball pit in his waiting room. It’s like a kid magnet but it makes me crazy. Mucho hand sanitizer after we leave.

  18. On February 19th, 2010 at 2:26 pm michele Says:

    carrot top clothed … *shudder*
    the man looks like a freak with eyeliner

  19. On February 19th, 2010 at 2:28 pm Jennifer B Says:

    We don’t have ball pits anywhere around here anymore. Just the giant hamster tunnels. I’m sure they are crawling with nasty germs, but I still let my kid play in them, unless we have a big trip coming up, then I lay off in hopes that it will minimize the potential for sickness. But we eat fast food about once a week. A friend and I get drive through happy meals on our way to our weekly park playdate. We tried the making our own lunches and bringing them, it was great on our pocketbook, terrible on our sanity (getting ready with kids AND making lunches???? Puh-leaze). So yeah, we alternate McD’s with Wendy’s, which is cheaper and somehow their food tastes more “real”. Is it? Anyone know?

  20. On February 19th, 2010 at 2:29 pm Jane Says:

    Ew, Mcdonald’s and ball-pits. That’s just nasty. Balls. Pits.

  21. On February 19th, 2010 at 2:29 pm Rebecca Says:

    Every time I see Shawn White, I think of Carrot Top and feel like I need to dig my eyes out……I really wish that Shawn White would get a hair cut.

  22. On February 19th, 2010 at 4:17 pm Wicked Shawn Says:

    Thank You Rebecca! I have been saying the same thing!!! Then everyone is all, “you’re mean” and I’m all, “I’m honest” and they’re all, “He’s an Olympic Gold Medalist” and I’m all, “Yeah, who will never get laid with the lights on” and they’re all, “How can you be so hateful, his talent makes him hot” and I’m all, “Sorry I just threw up on your floor”

  23. On February 19th, 2010 at 2:44 pm a Says:

    I took my girl to a playplace once and every time she sees a McDonald’s (that’s twice a day, at least, if she leaves the house), she wants to stop and play. She didn’t go in the ball pit though.

    Jeez, who cares if your kid has McDonald’s once in a while? If you’re feeding it to them every day, well, at least they’re getting some protein, but MODERATION IN EVERYTHING (especially in judging other people).

  24. On February 19th, 2010 at 3:02 pm Just Another Momma Says:

    Haha, You two are funny but I have to agree, the ball pits are nasty. I won’t let my kids go in there and they get so made at me LOL

  25. On February 19th, 2010 at 3:13 pm melanie Kerton Says:

    You mean your mcdonalds has a BALL PIT….. I thought everyone got rid of those!

  26. On February 19th, 2010 at 3:22 pm BrilliantSulk Says:

    Ball pit, ball pit, ball pit. I just like saying that. Do balls have pits? Hmm. Must check husband when he arrives home…

    My children are allowed into the ball pit only I after I wrap them from head to toe in aluminum foil. It’s not only sanitary but the sun reflects off the foil, blinding the freakishly dirty and spastic children who congregate in the pee pit.

  27. On February 19th, 2010 at 3:31 pm Burgh Baby Says:

    Aw, hell. You just HAD to go and bring up shamrock shakes, didn’t you?

  28. On February 19th, 2010 at 3:47 pm carissa Says:

    Ewwww those ball pits are disgusting!! I can’t believe my mom let me play in them. If I ever have kids no sirreeebob.

  29. On February 19th, 2010 at 4:04 pm shannon Says:

    Eeewww, ball pit.

    Yummy, chicken nuggets.

    PS Ball pits should be banned the world over.

  30. On February 19th, 2010 at 4:30 pm mrslala Says:

    As I am reading this I am totally sitting at a mcdonalds play area with a client. This place has a B rating though, so no chicken nuggets for me. The freakin ball pit must be leaking into the kitchen. Yuck!

  31. On February 19th, 2010 at 4:36 pm Becky Mochaface Says:

    Happy Meals FTW!

  32. On February 19th, 2010 at 4:48 pm Mikey D Says:

    Good timing on the post, I was just talking about peeing in ball pits today at lunch. A Co-worker was saying how she would want to go in an adult ball pit, so that she wouldn’t be sitting in pee, and could also drink some booze.

    I then added, if adults are drinking in there, I’m afraid there will prolly be more pee, and some other gross bodily fluids.

  33. On February 19th, 2010 at 5:21 pm Your Aunt Becky Says:

    Can you imagine all the humping that would go down in adult ball pits?

    (as an aside: heh heh heh)

  34. On February 19th, 2010 at 5:27 pm Mikey D Says:

    All good things from childhood are ruined by humping adults…

    Bounce houses, ball pits, see-saws, water parks, etc.

  35. On February 22nd, 2010 at 11:07 am Mary Sue Says:

    I would like to mention I have a signed print of this comic on the wall in my bedroom.

  36. On February 19th, 2010 at 4:52 pm Lisa Says:

    Ok ya’ll, what’s your take on water parks? 🙂

  37. On February 19th, 2010 at 5:10 pm Your Aunt Becky Says:

    I got a horrible rash the last time I went to one. And it was SO worth it!

  38. On February 19th, 2010 at 4:55 pm Titanium Says:

    Ball pits. I mean, seriously, does the term NOT just say all the things WRONG with ’em?

  39. On February 19th, 2010 at 5:10 pm Your Aunt Becky Says:

    EXACTLY. That’s all you can say about them.

  40. On February 19th, 2010 at 5:20 pm lettergirl Says:

    Duuuude. You just wanted to say “balls” as many times as possible in one post. Also, you forgot that there are also baby rattlesnakes nesting in there.

  41. On February 19th, 2010 at 5:24 pm Your Aunt Becky Says:


    Because then I will think about scorpions, even though it’s the Midwest and we don’t GET them here. *shakes fists at you*

  42. On February 19th, 2010 at 5:53 pm Vinomom Says:

    I haven’t actually seen a ball pit at a McDonalds in years. Chucky Cheese yes, but not McDonalds. But, really, a little pee never hurt anyone. Tell The Daver I said that.

  43. On February 19th, 2010 at 6:38 pm Sharon Says:

    Right on, Sister. My kid plays in the ball pits. But then, she also liked to eat cheerios out of the dust pile while I was sweeping the kitchen…

  44. On February 19th, 2010 at 6:29 pm moonspun Says:

    You are very very funny….ok and the Daver is, too!

  45. On February 19th, 2010 at 6:30 pm Emily (Apron Strings) Says:

    Oh God … can you tell I don’t have kids when I had to think TWICE about what the ball pit was?!

    Serious, yo … Thought it was some boy-related thing.

  46. On February 19th, 2010 at 6:47 pm Wombat Central Says:

    Our Micky-Dees only has hamster tubes, and they are way gross. My girlfriend used to toss out her kids’ socks after they played there. I think I’d have to toss their entire outfit. 😛

  47. On February 19th, 2010 at 7:28 pm mumma boo Says:

    Poor Daver. He didn’t really know any better, did he? Some things you just have to learn on your own. 😉 Now I must go scoop out the section of my brain that conjured up the image of Carrot Top naked. Curse you, woman. *shakes fist*

  48. On February 19th, 2010 at 8:31 pm Andrea Says:

    Had me some Shamrock Shake last night, and that turned it into the best day ever.

  49. On February 19th, 2010 at 8:46 pm Mommy on the Spot Says:

    I share your exact sentiments on McDonald’s. Once in awhile good, ball pit bad. very bad.

  50. On February 20th, 2010 at 11:08 am Your Aunt Becky Says:

    I want a ball pit in my basement. For me, you know. And I won’t pee in it. MUCH.

  51. On February 19th, 2010 at 9:25 pm Kristin Says:

    Y’all are seriously fucked up and I totally LOVE that about you!

  52. On February 20th, 2010 at 11:07 am Your Aunt Becky Says:

    *takes a bow*

  53. On February 19th, 2010 at 10:14 pm Brae Says:

    Agreed. Nuff said.

    So, I nominated you for some awards- come and get ’em!

  54. On February 20th, 2010 at 2:59 am edenland Says:

    You have ball pits at your McDonalds? That’s pretty cool. We have these pathetic slides and helicopters.

    Rocco spent nine months in utero as his mother wolfed down six nuggets IN a quarter pounder. Fucken yeah baby.

    Hope you are well, Aunt Becky XOXOX

  55. On February 20th, 2010 at 11:07 am Your Aunt Becky Says:

    Dude. This is why we need to get married immediately, Eden.

  56. On February 20th, 2010 at 7:40 am Jennifer Says:

    I don’t like McDonald’s because they don’t have real food (call me crazy, or whatever). I’m happy to say I don’t even know what a shamrock shake is. I even had to do a google search because I wasn’t sure how to spell it — thought it was “MacDonald’s.” Yes, I’m an organic bento box snob … sort of. I’ll eat a Wendy’s bacon burger and an order of fries about once every 6 months. ; )

  57. On February 20th, 2010 at 8:26 am Your Aunt Becky Says:

    You don’t strike me as someone who’d throw your bento box at me, though. In fact, I think we’d bond over them.

  58. On February 20th, 2010 at 8:21 am Lady Of The House Says:

    I would jump in a ball pit of chicken nuggets and eat my way out. Thanks for the link you sweet and sour sauced lover.

  59. On February 20th, 2010 at 11:07 am Your Aunt Becky Says:

    Baby, I’ll let you sweet and sour me any day.

  60. On February 20th, 2010 at 8:35 am The Mommy Says:

    My kids love McDonald’s…and that’s all that matters. They don’t eat it more than once or twice a month, though, and if that makes me a bad mommy to other people, that’s OK because it makes me a GREAT mommy in my kids’ eyes! 🙂

    And seriously, thanks the Daver for making me crave a Shamrock Shake when I gave up sweets for Lent! Happens every year…

  61. On February 20th, 2010 at 11:06 am Your Aunt Becky Says:

    I gave up the F-Word one year. ASK me how well that works. Once you stop laughing, that is.

  62. On February 20th, 2010 at 9:08 am Mystern Says:

    Hehe, My little one isn’t big enough yet to get the importance of McDonalds. Though I must say that I too, played in the pee balls, but I don’t recall them ever smelling like that. Perhaps in the great state of Utah children are more refined? Hopefully? . . . Anyone?

  63. On February 20th, 2010 at 11:06 am Your Aunt Becky Says:

    They are clearly more civilized there. *pat, pat* It’s okay. There, there. *pat, pat* No one peed in the ball pit by you.

  64. On February 20th, 2010 at 9:18 am MK Says:

    Me & McDonalds, we’re like Peas & Carrots. Except, they don’t have real veggies, do they? Whatever. I love the nuggets and steal my kid’s fries.

  65. On February 20th, 2010 at 11:05 am Your Aunt Becky Says:

    If they have real veggies I DON’T WANT THEM.

  66. On February 20th, 2010 at 1:33 pm PeteInAz Says:

    Lettuce is a real veggie.

    {…runs and hides…}

  67. On February 20th, 2010 at 10:13 am PeteInAz Says:

    Just so youse know…

    We have the ONLY McDonalds with teal arches in the ENTIRE WORLD.

    Envy me…

    I’ve never been inside it though…I’m more a Gag in the Bag… er… Jack in the Box kind of person.

  68. On February 20th, 2010 at 11:05 am Your Aunt Becky Says:

    I have never, ever been to a Gag in the Bag, but when I come to AZ, you’re taking me. Sorry.

  69. On February 20th, 2010 at 1:29 pm PeteInAz Says:



  70. On February 20th, 2010 at 11:10 am The Daver Says:

    I have never eaten Jack in the Box and NOT gotten sick. Just sayin’.

  71. On February 20th, 2010 at 1:30 pm PeteInAz Says:

    Build up your grease tolerance, then try again.

  72. On February 20th, 2010 at 2:47 pm Melissa Says:

    They dont have JITB here. But they did in Las Vegas where I was livin the vida loca for a few years. It made me sick too, and I ate fast food ALL the time back then.

    PS – they didnt have Sonic there back then either. *kicks dirt*

  73. On February 20th, 2010 at 10:41 am Scattered Mom Says:

    Okay I’m making a confession. I don’t like McDonalds. I’ve never liked McDonalds. Even as a kid growing up in Northern BC, while everyone else would be thrilled to stop at the Golden Arches, I’d be disappointed. I’d make my parents take me to Dairy Queen instead.

    It’s not that I’m anti-fast food, I just don’t like *their* food. Ewwww. (except the egg mcmuffins, which are the only item on the menu I’d eat)

    I know, I know. What kid doesn’t like burgers, fries, and pop? I was a weird child.

  74. On February 20th, 2010 at 11:03 am Your Aunt Becky Says:

    Dude. You’re freaking awesome, actually. I’m kinda jealous. Actually, my ASS is kinda jealous.

  75. On February 20th, 2010 at 11:12 am The Daver Says:

    I am okay with McDonald’s, but if I have a choice I’d usually rather have Something Else. Unfortunately most of my Something Elses are pretty kid-unfriendly. So I’ll just have another McRib, and — DAMMIT THEY TOOK AWAY THE MCRIB AGAIN! GAAAAAAAH

  76. On February 20th, 2010 at 2:51 pm Melissa Says:

    DAVER!! They have a pulled pork sammich at Chili’s now! Granted you really have to dump on the BBQ sauce, and it isnt as cheap. But it’s GOOD.

    They havent had the option for the McRib here for like 10 years. Unless I missed a for a limited time only, which is possible. I loved those things.

  77. On February 20th, 2010 at 12:16 pm Sandy Says:

    I’m not going to tell you the image that comes to mind when I hear the phrase “ball pit.”

    I am deeply, deeply in love with McDonald’s. I haven’t introduced Oscar to it yet, but I’m planning on getting some of that new sweet chili sauce to mix into his next bottle of breast milk.

  78. On February 20th, 2010 at 12:39 pm Will Says:

    I can’t personally eat at McDonalds – I’m not sure it’s even food. HOWEVER, I don’t have kids to feed. I also know that I ate it growing up, and I’m fine! (Relatively speaking – I don’t think any issues were caused by McFood).

  79. On February 20th, 2010 at 1:45 pm Rus Says:

    The McDonalds near us took out Playland a short time after a kid with a diaper had a blowout. You could see that he went from the slide to the merry-go-round to the tubes to the ball-pit. Couldn’t bring myself to go back there after that day, not even the drive-thru.

  80. On February 20th, 2010 at 2:30 pm Elly Lou Says:

    The “ball pits” sounds like an STD.

  81. On February 20th, 2010 at 5:09 pm MamaCas Says:

    I’m sorry, I’ve lived under a rock for 36 years. What’s a Shamrock Shake??

  82. On February 20th, 2010 at 7:18 pm Melissa Says:

    Its a mint ice cream shake colored green. Usually they only serve it in March for St. Patricks Day. Its awesome! And McDonald’s uses REAL ice cream unlike Wendy’s gag me Frosty.

  83. On February 22nd, 2010 at 11:51 am MamaCas Says:

    Aahh…thanks for filling me in. I was worried that I might be missing something terribly important!

  84. On February 21st, 2010 at 1:24 pm meredith Says:

    Seriously! GO DAVER. I read the mentioned blog post and the Daver’s comment rocked! People that worry about an occasional McDonalds meal for their children suck the joy out of life. I am all about balance ya know. Some occassional yummy fries and chicken nuggets just keep you sain.

  85. On February 21st, 2010 at 6:44 pm SciFi Dad Says:

    When you first mentioned “ball pits” I thought you were talking about that space behind the scrotum.

    That sounded weird, didn’t it?

  86. On February 22nd, 2010 at 7:06 am Mwa Says:

    My kids love the ball pit. So I’m just singing LALALA very loudly just now. I did not just read that.

  87. On February 22nd, 2010 at 7:44 am Molly Says:

    Do you think the godforsaken Barney was inspired by Grimace? This thought just popped into my head. And what was that bird character they had? Wasn’t there a bird character? With pigtails? Or am I just high?

  88. On February 22nd, 2010 at 10:14 pm mountainmomma18 Says:

    The real question is what is actually in a shamrock shake. i think it would awesome if it were like creme de menthe

  89. On February 23rd, 2010 at 10:50 am Kristine Says:

    Sadly our McDonalds didn’t have a ball pit. But it still did kind of smell pee-ish.

  90. On March 1st, 2010 at 10:59 am Beth Says:

    I’m sitting in my office giggling like an idiot. Thank god our student assistant isn’t here yet..

  91. On March 20th, 2010 at 6:31 am Kendra Says:

    I get really upset by all the judgmental parents (and non-parents who love to have opinions). Childhood obesity is a real problem. And if I don’t ever prepare food at home and genuinely believe that a Happy Meal is health food, my kids are in trouble. But if I believe that it’s okay to provide my kids with a treat sometimes? That’s a decision I’m making as a parent, just like which school I’m going to send them to and whether to have them baptised, as far as I’m concerned. I’m not wandering up to strangers on the street to tell them that the outfit they’ve chosen for their 2-year-old has her already objectifying her body and will have her pregnant by the time she’s 12. They don’t get to tell me that an occasional trip to a fast food restaurant is going to kill them. Unless they lick something in the ball pit.

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