Are you feeling peckish?

If so, the West Michigan Whitecaps can help. The Class A Midwest League affiliate of the Detroit Tigers will offer hungry fans a 4-pound burger.

The caption for the AP photo below is: "Josh Kowalczyk, an intern with the West Michigan Whitecaps in Comstock Park, Mich. poses for a photo March 24, 2009. The $20 burger will feature a sesame-seed bun made from a pound of dough, five 1/3-pound beef patties, five slices of cheese, nearly a cup of chili and liberal doses of salsa and corn chips, all perched on an 8 ounce sesame seed bun."

Oh yum! An excellent symbol of gross overconsumption that sensitively reflects our troubled economic times!

Anyone who actually consumes the entire 4,800-calorie burger in one sitting will receive....

a free health care insurance policy?

A lifetime tub of Tums?

A hectare of Handi-Wipes?

A pallet of Prozac?

A Michigan hospital room named in their memory?

Nope. The eater will receive, we kid you not, a tee shirt. We wonder what the T shirt will say?


night owl said...

I hope the T-shirt is size XXL

PunkRockPaint said...

The T shirt will read:

I went to the ballpark and all I got was morbid obesity, diabetes, increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure... and this lousy T shirt,

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Junior75 said...

The shirt probably says..."I ate a 4800 calorie burger at Comstock Park and all I got was this lousy shirt." Great posting!