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When Satire Becomes Reality.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

When I was a teen I used to love "Mad Magazine". Maybe the leading satire comic book back in the 50s and 60s, when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Even into young adulthood, I could appreciate the brilliant wit in this mag, which poked fun at life's absurdities.

Lately, I am seeing things which were, years ago satirized, becoming reality. One such incident jumped out at me this morning when we received our Sunday paper, which all its supplements, flyers and coupons.

There was an ad for a local burger joint - I think its a franchise and may be well known.

Here is their latest burger offering:

This baby has... are you ready?...

A freaking EGG, Bacon, cheese and a huge hamburger between its buns! A freaking EGG!?!

What can 'they' add to the next incarnation of a hamburger? A scoop of ice cream? Perhaps a slice of cheesecake? You heard it here first if you ever see one of these.

Please allow me to digress. When I was a kid I thought I was a funny guy. Surprise, a teen who thinks he's a wit. Well maybe I was half of one.

Anyway, when we'd go out for burgers or hot dogs, I had a standard reply to "what'll you have on that, kid?". If it was a hot dog, I'd say - "I'll have a hamburger on mine" or if it was a burger I ordered, I'd say "I'll have a hot dog on mine". Well if you were 16 years old and you were there, you'd laugh. Most of my friends did.

So, my burger on a hot dog joke doesn't seem way far off from today's burger with bacon and an EGG on it.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FANGFACEKITTY 7/30/2013 12:13PM

    I went to a chain burger type place here in France. I ordered the "buffalo burger" because buffalo is supposed to be healthier than beef. It came with 2 hash brown patties instead of the buns. No egg, but really? Hash browns? The French version of Burger King has a similar burger on their menu too.

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-LINDA_S 6/15/2013 8:58PM

    Guess I'm coming from a different perspective, because the only thing that looks unhealthy to me on that burger is the bun. Of course, I'd want it to be grass-fed beef and uncured bacon, but you can't have everything! I'm aiming to be Paleo or primal and to keep the carbs low, because that's what seems to work for me.

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CM_GARDNER78 6/15/2013 12:30AM

    Wow....that looks...uhhh...gross!

I don't know if it helps, but I LOL'd at the "hamburger on my hot dog" line! HAHA! Good one!!

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RIBKNIT 6/14/2013 5:16PM

    Holy Yuck!

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BELLAMEMAW 6/14/2013 12:44PM

    Another example why the obesity rate in the United States is increasing at an alarming rate. Thanks for posting, Pat

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BROOKLYN_BORN 6/14/2013 12:16PM

    I remember when hamburgers just had ketchup on them or maybe a few onions if we were adventurous. This is getting ridiculous!

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KIMCOLLINGS 6/14/2013 12:06PM

    Too funny! Scary though. You're right..some of the things that used to be a joke are becoming a reality. Love your writing style. You are terrific!

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LANNIEMANUEL 6/14/2013 6:04AM

    i seen that on a show on the food network. and i put it right up there with they are making a hot dog of bacon now.

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DARLY55 6/11/2013 9:11PM

    Mad magazine was great! Satire at it's finest! That burger would sell great here in SC, the heaviest state in the US! Breakfast and lunch all in one!
By the way, BH, I love the background graphics!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 6/11/2013 12:17PM

    I think you are hilarious. Some added protein to your burger - what will they think of next? think I will pass on the egg burger

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REJOHNSON3 6/10/2013 10:15AM

    Thank you for writing. I enjoyed your humor. I have not seen this very large cheeseburger with an egg - it certainly looks like it might taste good but there would be way too many calories for me. We do not visit the national franchises and opt for more sensible food menues.

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OWL_20 6/10/2013 6:08AM

    Have you seen the pizza with the egg baked in the middle of it? Yech. Snickered about the half-wit--you *are* witty! lol

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BIGPAWSUP 6/9/2013 8:46PM

    YUCK!!! that is like 3 meals!

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DALID414 6/9/2013 3:38PM

    You're supposed to 'wash it down' with a milk shake!
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    I know that burger

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NATPLUMMER 6/9/2013 9:12AM

    I am quite familiar with burgers with an egg on them....maybe it is a California thing like ROXYZMOM mentioned.

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STEVEN_D 6/9/2013 9:11AM

    They could call that one The Heart Attack

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ROXYZMOM 6/9/2013 9:08AM

    I saw hamburgers with fried eggs served in quite a few restaurants in California. That bay be where it originated from. The new restaurant/bar sells them too. It's called a "hangover burger"!!

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RIDLEYRIDER 6/9/2013 8:58AM

  I can relate, as someone closer to 60 than I like to admit!
I also remember when ice cream was just, well, plain. Maple walnut was about the only kind with something other than the basic ice cream. Now you can get more pieces of cookies, candy, fudge, you name it, it is there. No wonder people like it so much, it is a smorgasbord of desserts in one bowl.
I'm with you, what is with the EGG???! emoticon

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