Those that know me know that I don't get too political. Just ask my political science professor from Stevens Point, Prof Wang (actual name, I'm not smart enough to make that stuff up). He put the 'mercy' in 'mercy C.' Also there's not a whole lot of political debate on ESPN, milwaukeebrewers.com, or sports.yahoo.com/fantasy. So I can hardly be blamed for my ignorance. But today friends is a different day (cue American the Beautiful playing behind my blog). Late last night I read an article that got me downright upset. Brewers playoff loss upset. It all centered around a brand new burger sold at a restaurant in Boston called Friendly's. I can't possibly think of the adjectives to adequately characterize its awesomeness so here is a photo; disclaimer: Must be 18 to scroll down:
That my friends is a black angus burger with bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo wrapped in-between TWO grilled cheese sammiches. Pure. Filth. So since this burger has been released there have been record sales of it at Friendly's, which led one Michael Jacobson to issue the following:
The Wilbraham restaurant chain is “thumbing its nose at its customers’ health” and should be “shut down by the health department,” said Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center of Science in the Public Interest, a Washington-based consumer health advocacy group. “It’s almost a parody of itself,” Jacobson said. “It’s so high in calories, fat and salt that it’s just shocking that a company, in this day and age, would market such a harmful product.”…
Ummmmmm....the last time I checked this is America right? Land of the free? Where you can drink and smoke and eat cholesterol bombs to your heart's content (or stoppage)? Like that's an amendment I'm pretty sure. Amendment 10 or something. Google it. Not to mention I'm fairly certain most people don't order this and think "Welp, I guess I'll cut back today and order the sandwich that has both lettuce AND tomato." People know that finishing this burger has inherit health risks. But that's what's great about it. I'm fairly certain that if George Washington himself were alive he'd be eating 8 of these a day all while waiving the American flag and drafting more 'screw off' legislation aimed at the Brits. So to me Michael Jacobson is a communist at best. USA! USA! Bonus word: burger.
PS: How chapped is KFC about this move, they had the cholesterol bomb market cornered with this work of art:
Well Friendly's just threw down the gauntlet. Your move KFC. Your Move.
Double PS: What is the percentage chance that burger was concocted by three Friendly's employees at 3am? Somewhere between 3 and 4 hundred percent?