5. Why does McDonald’s spend $8 billion a year on advertisements? Because unless you’re brainwashed, there’s no way you’re eating that shit.
GEORGE CARLIN DID NOT WRITE THIS. It was just Tweeted by a Twitter account named “George Carlin”.
Why does McDonald’s spend $8 billion a year on advertisements? Because unless you’re brainwashed, there’s no way you’re eating that shit.
(and similar quotations from at least one unofficial “George Carlin” Twitter account)
This is one of many, many fake George Carlin quotations I’ve seen which seems to have originated from the Twitter channel “@GeorgeCarlin”. Note that this Twitter channel is not official in anyway; somebody just happened to snag the first and then used it to post whatever. The official Twitter account is actually named “@TheGeorgeCarlin”.
Now back to this McDonald’s quotation: I certainly don’t remember hearing it on any of his albums or HBO specials. A search through his 3 books doesn’t bring up the results, and to be honest it doesn’t quite sound like something he’d say, or at least not worded that way. He did have a few other one-liners about McDonald’s that show up in “Napalm & Silly Putty”, but this is not one of them.
As for the source of the actual quote, from what I can gather the quote comes from an eariler list of vegetarian “humor” quotes. But ever since somebody posted it on Twitter as “@GeorgeCarlin”, other blogs and articles have been ignorantly quoting the misattribution. Go figure.