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Blog of Hilarity would like to make the point that McDonald’s has been a staple of American culture for a long time, but its advertising has been a bubbling cauldron of weird for just as long. They mention the McDonaldland spot that bewildered us back in March, and also bring up the first appearances of Ronald McDonald (who looked and sounded like a menacing carny) and the Hamburglar (who seems more tragic figure than criminal).