In many ways, Ronald's is a face I've grown up with. I saw him every Saturday morning, he was on my Happy Meal box, I would eat his head from a McDonaldLand cookie package, and he's on those plastic bibs that teenagers still like to goof around with.
Yeah, I get mixed feelings about the whole thing. I know he's a mascot for a huge fast food corporation, but he's also a permanent part of my childhood. What can you say?
You'd have to think; If McDonald's had first opened today, there probably never be a Ronald McDonald, what with the 'socially-conscious', do-gooder, "Oh, think of the CHILDREN!" generation we live in.