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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Whatever Happened To......

Ronald McDonald? 

Truth be told, I really haven't noticed that he is no longer in the Mickey D mix; but then again I'm kinda oblivious to lots of these changes that have been going down.  Plus, we have had so many other clowns bouncing around to distract us that I haven't even missed Ronald.  (In my defense however, I was aware that Kentucky Fried Chicken had changed its name to KFC (click here.)   Crazy eh?  Next thing you know,  the Redskins will.... ok, never mind.)

But I digress here and want to get back to why Ronald became persona non burger mascot.  The following video does a good job filling you in.

As the video noted, in 2016 there was a "clown purge" following a number of creepy clown incidents (click here for more info.)  I sure hope St. Bernards don't become creepy, else I might have to replace Bruno as Buzzy's mascot.  Guess I could always contact Ronald and see if he wants to move on from being the Hamburger Eating Clown to becoming the Beer Drinking Clown.   But then again, I already got a couple of those in Buzzy's and Ronald might feel threatened if he were to take the job.  I will hold off on offering him the job at least until his unemployment runs out.

But speaking of fitting in, I haven't played any Weird Al in awhile so how about this one of him doing a rap parody about the Amish?  I know, sounds weird but it sorta works.

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