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#607810 - 08/31/06 06:36 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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GuitarDude - Don't even get me started on the Hot Coffee issue. That's just nuts!






The jury awarded Liebeck $200,000 in compensatory damages. This amount was reduced to $160,000 because the jury found Liebeck 20 percent at fault in the spill. The jury also awarded Liebeck $2.7 million in punitive damages, which equals about two days of McDonald's coffee sales.

Post-verdict investigation found that the temperature of coffee at the local Albuquerque McDonald's had dropped to 158 degrees Fahrenheit.

The trial court subsequently reduced the punitive award to $480,000 -- or three times compensatory damages -- even though the judge called McDonald's conduct reckless, callous and willful. Subsequent to remittitur, the parties entered a post-verdict settlement.





I did a paper on this back in my Law School days. The part of the story that most people are not aware of is that the woman's husband subsequently sued McDonald's for "Loss of his wife's services" and was awarded somewhere around 1.5 mil.




I've never heard that. Got any reliable proof online?




Let me see if I can dig up my papers from college. I'll let you know.
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#607811 - 08/31/06 06:42 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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Buddy, I realize they found her 20% negligent. I'm not "against" Stella. I'm just "against" the decline of common sense. The people that are completely against her or completely against McDonald are not using any.
SP - They wouldn't have known that. If it is labeled as "hot" are you going to take your chances that it's not as hot as someplace else and think "well, this isn't McDonald's, I'll just stick this between my legs"? Like I said it's a common sense thing on both sides of the coffee fence.

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#607812 - 08/31/06 07:28 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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Buddy, I realize they found her 20% negligent. I'm not "against" Stella. I'm just "against" the decline of common sense. The people that are completely against her or completely against McDonald are not using any.
SP - They wouldn't have known that. If it is labeled as "hot" are you going to take your chances that it's not as hot as someplace else and think "well, this isn't McDonald's, I'll just stick this between my legs"? Like I said it's a common sense thing on both sides of the coffee fence.




I understand what you are saying and I agree up to a point. I think the point you are missing is that the coffee at McDonald's wasn't just "hot." It was "molten lava hot" and no one was made aware it was much hotter than a normal cup of coffee.
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#607813 - 08/31/06 07:40 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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So... let's vote... should the Hedgehog Preservation Society make it their next order of business to lobby McD's to put warnings in all dialects of hedgehog language about the temperature of the coffee on all the cups, too? After all, if the little furry guys are such sugar freaks, they might be hot on the trail of any recently-discarded half-full still-molten-lava-hot cuppas!
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#607814 - 08/31/06 07:41 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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SP - I see your point. And no, I'm not missing the point that McD's coffee was hotter than everyone elses. That's why I'm not "siding" with anyone on this issue. I can tell you aren't either.
Question- Has the food service industry ever put a maximum temperature that coffe can be served at by a restaurant? If not, maybe they need to be regulated the way banks are. tee hee, tee hee.

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#607815 - 08/31/06 07:49 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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Not the dreaded "Coffee Temperature Act" soon-to-be-passed by Congress?

Before we know it, there will be one employee at each McDonald's branch designated as the CTA/Compliance officer...
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#607816 - 08/31/06 07:48 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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LMAO!!

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#607817 - 08/31/06 07:56 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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Before we know it, there will be one employee at each McDonald's branch designated as the CTA/Compliance officer...




I thought that was the little old lady/gent serving coffee at breakfast each morning in the lobby at mcD's. That's the job I want when I retire - forget Wally World!
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#607818 - 08/31/06 08:52 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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What preys on a hedgehog?

Perhaps the pee of that animal can be mixed in with McFlurrys. The hedgehog would take one sniff of that container and move along. Problem solved.
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#607819 - 08/31/06 08:57 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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mmmmmm hedgehog-predator-pee-McFlurry!!!! (say it in your best Homer Simpson voice... it's funny, really it is!)
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#607820 - 08/31/06 08:58 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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Here is a copy of a doomed hedgehog: http://www.brentlodge.org/images/general/McFlurry.jpg

Looks like natural selection to me.
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#607821 - 08/31/06 09:15 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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Okay, so one hedgehog gets caught in a McFlurry cup and Mickey D's has to change the size of their cup.

Peeps, how much jerky would you get out of one hedgehog??? They don't look very big!

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#607822 - 08/31/06 09:15 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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I have to disagree a little bit. While I wouldn't put anything hot (no comments Peepers) between my legs for fear of being burned.




No comments allowed?

Youíre such a buzzkill!
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#607823 - 08/31/06 09:25 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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Okay, so one hedgehog gets caught in a McFlurry cup and Mickey D's has to change the size of their cup.

Peeps, how much jerky would you get out of one hedgehog??? They don't look very big!




Seeing as how hedgehogs stick their whole freaking heads in McFlurry containers when everyone know you use a spoon, Iím not sure I would want to make jerky out of one.

What if eating hedgehog jerky caused an overwhelming desire in me to mimic this behavior? What then? Where would it end?

Would I try to stick my head in beer bottles?

Iím not willing to take this chance.
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#607824 - 08/31/06 09:30 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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Okay, so one hedgehog gets caught in a McFlurry cup and Mickey D's has to change the size of their cup.

Peeps, how much jerky would you get out of one hedgehog??? They don't look very big!




Yep, first time meat is actually found in a McD's food container and people complain. You just can't satisfy everyone.
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#607825 - 08/31/06 09:47 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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And now since the opening is smaller, what poor little animal is going to get its head stuck in it??? Hopefully those poor little critters will have their own society as well!!

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#607826 - 08/31/06 09:49 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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Okay, so one hedgehog gets caught in a McFlurry cup and Mickey D's has to change the size of their cup.

Peeps, how much jerky would you get out of one hedgehog??? They don't look very big!




Seeing as how hedgehogs stick their whole freaking heads in McFlurry containers when everyone know you use a spoon, Iím not sure I would want to make jerky out of one.

What if eating hedgehog jerky caused an overwhelming desire in me to mimic this behavior? What then? Where would it end?

Would I try to stick my head in beer bottles?

Iím not willing to take this chance.




I don't know if BOL could handle a bottle head Peepers

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#607827 - 09/01/06 12:37 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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Oh Peeps, oh Snowqueen! You have me laughing/crying in my cubicle! I guess I needed a good laugh this week. Thanx for that beer bottle image!

Wonder if the hedgehog gets brain freeze, eating a McFlurry without a spoon?
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#607828 - 09/01/06 04:46 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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And now since the opening is smaller, what poor little animal is going to get its head stuck in it??? Hopefully those poor little critters will have their own society as well!!




Usally at a BBQ, Ants and Flies like to join the party. Is there a PAF society? That would be the Preservation of Ants and Flies.
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#607829 - 09/01/06 07:01 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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Oh Peeps, oh Snowqueen! You have me laughing/crying in my cubicle! I guess I needed a good laugh this week. Thanx for that beer bottle image!

Wonder if the hedgehog gets brain freeze, eating a McFlurry without a spoon?




Ok...I may be asking a stupid question...but I don't frequent "Mickey D's" very often...

Is there REALLY something called a "McFlurry" there???

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#607830 - 09/01/06 06:59 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
I can think of a number of people who eat at McDonald's that need to get their head stuck so they can't eat...
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#607831 - 09/01/06 07:01 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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Oh Peeps, oh Snowqueen! You have me laughing/crying in my cubicle! I guess I needed a good laugh this week. Thanx for that beer bottle image!

Wonder if the hedgehog gets brain freeze, eating a McFlurry without a spoon?




Ok...I may be asking a stupid question...but I don't frequent "Mickey D's" very often...

Is there REALLY something called a "McFlurry" there???




The Mickey D's version of a DQ Blizzard!

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#607832 - 09/01/06 07:08 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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Or Culver's version is called "Concrete".
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#607833 - 09/01/06 09:17 PM Re: Hedgehogs humble McDonalds
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Oh Peeps, oh Snowqueen! You have me laughing/crying in my cubicle! I guess I needed a good laugh this week. Thanx for that beer bottle image!

Wonder if the hedgehog gets brain freeze, eating a McFlurry without a spoon?




Ok...I may be asking a stupid question...but I don't frequent "Mickey D's" very often...

Is there REALLY something called a "McFlurry" there???




The Mickey D's version of a DQ Blizzard!




Ahhhh...now the DQ Blizzard...I'm familiar with that!

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