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100 days – Day 74

100 days -Day 74

 

Burger King gay Whopper: Because we’re all cheap processed meat on the inside?

(Headline in the Independent)

 

Burger King is now selling a ‘Proud Whopper’ in San Francisco as part of LGBT Pride Month, a burger in rainbow wrapping bearing the oddly juxtaposing tagline ‘We’re all the same on the inside’.

 

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Here’s some of the reaction:

  • “You can take that pride BS and shove it BK, me and my family are going somewhere else!” Dennis Chacon Neira wrote on the company’s Facebook page Tuesday. “and i will convince my friends NOT to eat at your restaurants, hope you go belly up!”

 

  • “I LOVE a Whopper, but I’ll never eat there again,” another Facebook user wrote.

 

  • “I’m done supporting Burger king,” added a third. 

 

  • Yep We got rid of McDonalds for their Pink slime, and Now we are Getting rid of you Because you are Slime WOW

 

And the tweets are just as negative:

 

 

  • So now @BurgerKing has created a Gay Whopper! No more BK for me! I’ll “Have it my way” somewhere else!

 

  • Burger King joins the immoral to help destroy the US & changes wraper to ‘Whopper Pride” I will never go to BK again

 

 

 

The burgers aren’t gay but don’t tell the homophobes that!!!!

It’s only sold in one branch in San Francisco, but, by the reaction of the above (and other homophobes) one would think that BK is out to conquer the world with its “gay agenda”

 

 

I for one won’t be eating there for a while.  Not because of any of the above, but because Burger King’s fare is appallingly bad!

 

A  couple of months ago, I had a Burger King “Breakfast in Bread” abortion of a thing; it lay in the pit of my stomach all day.

 

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“A bun filled with egg, sausage, bacon, cheese and tomato. It’s a portable English breakfast. You can take it wherever you like. On the road. Into work. Even back to bed”

 

 However, a recent survey in America damned some of the major fast-food chains – McDonald’s, KFC,  and Taco Bell 

According to the survey, released on Wednesday, more than 30,000 Consumer Reports subscribers say these restaurants’ signature items are the worst in their categories: McDonald’s has the worst burger; KFC has the worst chicken; and Taco Bell has the worst burrito.

 

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A McDonald’s Big Mac sandwich is photographed at a McDonald’s restaurant in Robinson Township, Pa. in this 2014 file photo. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Time for lunch……perhaps not  😦

 

100 days – Day 32: Bacon

100 days – Day 32: bacon

 

I dreamed last night of having a bacon roll this morning.  A real bacon roll; none of that streaky, crispy substitute !  In America, in February, I lost count of the number of times I crunched my way through fragmenting strips of tasteless rubbish in BLT sandwiches and in Burgers.

In the USA, the most commonly available bacon is the streaky variety:  thinly sliced pieces of slab bacon. Slab bacon is cured and/or smoked pork belly with rind and streaks of lean meat. It’s about 2/3rds fat, and 1/3rd meat. Smokiness varies.

Our bacon, usually “back bacon”  is meatier and leaner. It’s the cured and/or smoked part of the lower pig loin, with a ring of fat.  In the USA, the closest you get to UK style bacon is Canadian bacon, BUT Canadian bacon refers to only the lean part of the lower pig loin.

 

 

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Before I went into the kitchen, I had a quick skim through the online newspapers.  One of the main headlines is the success of UKIP in the English local elections, and the backlash within the Labour Party  ranks

One article started off by saying that Labour was in turmoil last night as senior MPs rounded on Ed Miliband for failing to anticipate the dangers of a UKIP surge, and making them “depressed about their chances of regaining power”

 Mr Miliband was accused of running a ‘tremendously ill-judged campaign’ marred by gaffes.

What could they mean by “gaffes“?

 

As a Jew the worst thing with the Miliband pic is he’s eating bacon. I confess I’ve eaten it too, but I didn’t inhale.  David Schneider (actor and comedian)

This, of course, has led to some rather amusing photos having been posted in Twitter and other social media sites:

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  Ed wonders why Meg’s bacon sarnie has THAT kind of affect on her

 

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Charlie’s boot looks tastier than Ed’s sandwich

 

OK, so I went to the fridge, and…….. there’s NO bacon.  So, I’m just having a couple of cuppas instead….. and will have a fry-up this evening.

Meanwhile, here’s an old joke:

 

A priest and a rabbi are seated next to one another on a plane.

During the flight, the priest says, “Tell me, rabbi, is it still a requirement of the Jewish faith that you do not eat pork?” “That is the case, yes,” says the rabbi.

“But tell me, did you ever get tempted – did it ever appeal so much that you couldn’t resist and decided to see what, say, bacon tasted like?” the priest goes on.

“Yes, Father, there was one occasion when, as a young man, the smell of bacon became too much of a temptation and I tasted it,” the rabbi admits.

“And how did you find it?” asks the priest..

“Well, says the rabbi, “Since we are both men of God and being honest with one another, I must confess it was excellent. I enjoyed it very much. But I never ate it ever again.

” The priest sits back, looking smug.

Later during the flight, the rabbi says to the priest, “Tell me, father – is it still a requirement of your own faith that you do not have sex?”

“Why yes,” says the priest, “That is indeed true.”

“But were you ever tempted, even once, to see what it is like?” the rabbi continues.

“Well, as you were so honest with me, I must confess that indeed, once, when I was a young man, I did sleep with a woman,” the priest tells him.

“Beats the hell out of a bacon sandwich, doesn’t it?” says the rabbi.

 

Well, readers, at this stage in the morning, I STILL would prefer a bacon butty!

 

 

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