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Why Pittsburgh People Will Become Extinct

Monday, April 08, 2013

Short blog today. And after yesterday's cerebral exercise, a lightweight one, so to speak.


Like all true provincial Baltimoreans, I hate Pittsburgh. Two World Series' losses in the '70s, countless AFC North football showdowns since that usually (until this year) left us as bridesmaids. They are smug and cocky. Now I have nothing against the City. It's the sports fans.

So now it seems that Pittsburgh sports fans will soon be extinct! Why? Well, for one thing, at their new baseball stadium, they sell this coronary-inducing concoction:

Apparently, this is made with beef, pork, egg and cheese on a bun, with the bun made of a halved, deep-fried donut with sprinkles. So how would that work in the daily Sparky nutrition tracker?

Here is the hyperlink:

Now that you have seen the Sparky light, how do you react when you see people buying and eating this type of thing? Do you shake your head and see your former self? I kinda do...


PS - If you expected a serious blog after yesterday's, you fail to realize that I am a perpetual 12-year old. Yeah, you know it now.
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    Baltimore-Towson-MD Metro Area

    Healthy Weight: 33.5%
    Overweight: 38.4%
    Obese: 28.0%
    No physical activity: 24.0%

    Pittsburgh-PA Metro Area

    Healthy Weight: 35.0%
    Overweight: 35.7%
    Obese: 29.3%
    No physical activity: 23.6%

    The Burgh wins again in 3 of 4 categories!

    I'd TOTALLY eat that burger except for the death-dealing donut. Low carb nirvana!

    And BOSS, never say "hate", please. It's an ugly, ugly word and hurts my feelings. I don't root for your teams but I don't hate them either.
    2748 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger right?
    2753 days ago
    Couldn't hear everything the chef said in the video (referred to in the Mashable link you posted)... obviously he's young and "immortal" and doesn't think this Cardiac=Arrest-On-A-Plate will ever affect him. Perhaps he hasn't seen this link:


    (sorry, SP doesn't have a lnk generator for blog comments... just have to do it the old-fashioned way, copy and paste into a new tab/window...).

    Any word on whether the Pitts actually serve this concoction to their PLAYERS? that will really make the team go downhill in a hurry? Hmmm pre-emptive strike by the Ravens??


    2754 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13099273
    LOL to Funny - I am not much of Penguin Fan, either - sore losers ( as much as I love the Orioles) Still Black Hawk Fan over here . I can feel my arteries hardening , looking at that sandwich emoticon
    2756 days ago
    I'm a NY Mets fan. As long as Mayor (No you can't have a large soda) Bloomberg is in town, we will never see anything like that at Citifield or Yankee Stadium. LOL

    (Sorry to say that I probably would have tried one in another life) So glad that girl doesn't live here anymore! :)
    2756 days ago
    I would never order this even to share with ten friends it doesn't even look good to me. I was once a fan of the Golden arches and can't stop for dinner / lunch had not been since joining spark and they are with in walking distances !!!! the tracker would not know what do it could have a melt down and need CPR emoticon emoticon emoticon yes in the past i could see me sharing this but not since a met Spark guy and hiked the spark tail for 15 months. good blog . so glad we all are good little Sparkers .
    2757 days ago
    emoticon I don't think even though "Old Me" would eat that thing!
    emoticon But -- Maybe I could share it with 5 or 6 Friends.
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    2757 days ago
  • DRB13_1
    your blogs are always so entertaining, but I have to admit, the comments section was even better today emoticon
    The only thing I can say about Pittsburgh is there was a time I specifically avoided their airport and refused to fly through...until they built that mall emoticon
    won't eat a donut sandwich, though!!!
    2757 days ago
    I love Pittsburgh...lived her for over 18 years. But I have never eaten a Primanti's sandwich and always order my salads without fries.
    2757 days ago
    They say YINZ, which is also disgusting.

    My husband's ex wife lives in Pittsburgh. I hate Pittsburgh by association.
    2758 days ago
    Gross, what a sandwich!!!!!

    In NZ and Australia, the standard burger comes with cheese, bacon, and a fried egg. But at least it also has "salad" on it - slice of beet, slice of tomato, maybe some onion, and a sad bit of lettuce. Same for a chicken burger. We spend a lot of time listing what we DON'T want!!!
    2758 days ago
    Holy Fat, Batman! I am not judgmental when it comes to people, but choices . . . sometimes, yes. This . . . I would have to say would absolutely nauseate me to see someone eat it!

    I think the sparky nutrition tracker would explode if you entered this into it!

    2758 days ago
  • KATHRYN1955
    Any other country or organization who feels they need to go to elaborate lengths to subdue the U.S. position as a super-power need look no further than the bacon-donut-burger!!!
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    2758 days ago
  • no profile photo HANSBRINK
    Reminds me of an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. All the sandwiches were super gargantuan, barely get your mouth around it. Nothing was simple.
    2758 days ago
    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger right? I'm surprised they don't deep fry the whole thing/ Ouch!
    2758 days ago
    Wow, what a sandwich! I definitely thought this was going to include something about the obligatory fries on salads, but this is equally as (un)impressing.
    2758 days ago
    I'm a Steelers fan who lives in CA, so I'm not one of the obnoxious, I'll never have to deal with that monstrosity...that is truly disgusting!!!!!
    2758 days ago
    OMG - that looks absolutely disgusting. While I understand the pairing of some things, like peanut butter and chocolate, for instance. I do not understand meat on a donut.....not ever!!!!!
    2758 days ago
    I have become so judgmental about the food that I see people eat.

    Then again, sometimes I order a side of onion rings to share with my husband. For shame.
    2758 days ago
  • MARYANN2323
    Only in America, you say? Pity. I know a few other places that should be sent this gastronomic disaster.
    2758 days ago
    They also automatically put french fries on their SALADS in pittsburgh, true story! YUCK!

    GOOOOO RAVENS/O's!!!!!!!!!
    2758 days ago
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