So we have to accept that not only is Nickelback a well-liked band, they're incredibly well-liked. They're hugely popular -- they're one of the biggest acts in the world, on par with Coldplay, U2, Madonna, and Beyonce. Their 2009 tour pulled in over $100 million. That's a lot of money for being awful.
Example 2: McDonald's
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People talk about McDonald's the way I assume everyone talked about Lenny from Of Mice and Men when he wasn't around. It's a thing that exists, but in a way you find shameful and mildly repulsive. That's how people talk about it. Jim Gaffigan has a great bit about how people react to the idea of McDonald's, as though if you suggested eating there, you may as well suggest having dessert in the rotten, exposed bowels of a roadkill possum. Also, McDonald's has an annual revenue of nearly $30 billion. That's more than twice the GDP of Iceland.
Clearly, the world loves McDonald's. Maybe you hate McDonald's, but I honestly don't believe you hate it. I believe, maybe, you don't want to eat there for health reasons, but you probably love the way their s**t tastes. Taste that s**t. It's delicious. McDonald's fries are just really f*****g good. And I know Big Macs could kill me, but I also know that they probably won't, and that's all the reason I need to eat those delicious goddamn burgers. And I am not alone, because I don't have $30 billion a year to spend on Big Macs, so obviously other people are eating there, too.