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The Founder

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There are some interesting movies due for release soon, but this one really sparked my interest.

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Variety Review Here

History vs. Hollywood Here

 

 

Another interesting movie is DUNKIRK.

Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium and France are surrounded by the German army on the beaches on Dunkirk and evacuated in Operation Dynamo between 26 May and 4 June 1940 during the early stages of World War II. ( wikipedia)

 


11 Comments on The Founder

  1. I was living in San Diego when Ray Kroc owned the Padres. When he died, his wealth went to his gold-digger, progressive libtard wife, Joan Kroc. She proceeded to give it away to “progressive” causes.

  2. 40’s to mid 50’s my grandfather owned a restaurant, only relatives worked there. Everything made from scratch. Mr.Fisher, of Fisher Body, regularly sent his maid to buy my grandmother’s pies. Detroit was the auto industry center of the world. Willow Run bomber plant was close by. Grandma, aunties & mother made pies every morning plus a full menu. Grandpa was offered a McDonald’s franchise, but turned it down because he believed people would not want to buy crummy burgers and fries.

    WHHHHHAAAAAAAAH! He could’a been a millionaire.

  3. I guess it was 1961 or 1962 when my family trundled onto the greyhound bus migrating from frigid Akron,Ohio, with no employment prospects for dad, who was a Cracker Jack machinist, For Southern California

    We squinted in the midday sun as we emerged in Azusa or thereabouts and ate at a McDonald’s that
    Looked just like that. Golden Arches stem
    To stern. Concrete tables.

  4. You know when you are getting old is when you remember when McD posted the number of burgers sold in the millions on the property’s sign. Then it changed to billions, and then Bns & Bns.

  5. @MMasses ~ I remember. I remember the jingle “Only 47 cents for a three-course meal, at McDonalds”. I remember the first Ronald McDonald, Willard Scott, who also played the local franchise ‘Bozo the Clown’ (which also featured the guy that played Count Gore deVol & Captain 20)
    … back in the days of Pick Temple & Rockville Pike Mickey D’s, up the street from Merrell’s Big M Hamburgers

  6. Dunkirk looks very good. Can’t wait to see it. Years ago I met several men who had sailed from Plymouth and Dover in small boats to rescue the soldiers who were trapped by the Nazis at Dunkirk. The most amazing thing about the evacuation of the British, French and Belgian soldiers from France, was Hitler’s decision to hold back his army when they could have annihilated the allies. It was one of the true turning points of WWII. If you ever get the opportunity to visit Dover Castle, there is a fabulous museum tour of the underground facilities where the evacuation was conducted by the British Navy’s commanders.

  7. I agree Founder looks interesting.
    But I find it amazing how far ahead these ads come out. The movie hit the theaters in August.
    I think the record that I remember was for one of the atrocious Godzilla movies. The ads were out over 18 months before the movie.

  8. I watched the training video from 1972 McDonalds and I actually remember watching it in the crewroom at the Merivale road McD’s in Ottawa, Canada back in 1973 when I started there. My god the memories it brings back. Great place to work back then. It taught a good work ethic to teens that were willing to learn it (and most were) and rewarded hard work and atention to detail, qualitites that I think served every ex-employee in whatever career their life took them. It doesn’t seem to be as good now as it was back then but everything changes.

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