I haven't been to Wendy's Restaurant for years, but I have been to Andrew and Maureen's house, as recently as Saturday afternoon, in fact. It was there that I wondered, aloud, about the future decor of that fine fast-food establishment.
For my readers who come from lands bereft of Wendy's: the tables there are covered with old-timey newspaper ads from the 19th and early 20th centuries, ads for products like Mr. McGillicutty's Patented Shaving Elixer, High Quality Reducing Undergarments, and so forth. It's great fun to visit when you're a kid and eat hamburgers and french fries, and stare at the table, and laugh with your parents and your brother, and then stare at the table some more. When you return by yourself many years later and reflect nostalgically on that magical time when you were an integral part of a loving nuclear family, it's rather depressing, so depressing that you stop going to Wendy's altogether. Americans know what I'm talking about, right people?
What I wonder is this: in one hundred years, will the tables be covered with web pages from the late 20th and early 21st century? If so, I hope my head is mounted on a robot so I can still be alive and explain to people what those ads were all about.Posted by cradle at January 31, 2005 8:31 PM