What is it with baseball and assisting American’s in suicide via food intake? It started a few years ago when a baseball team in Illinois started serving these things:
That is called “Baseball’s Best Burger”, because nothing screams yummy like throwing a bunch of meat on top of a glazed doughnut.
Well not to be outdone, a baseball team in Michigan has come up with something new:
That is a 4800 calorie burger:
The burger is smothered with chilli, salsa, sour cream and a dollop of melted nacho-style cheese – topped off with Frito chips, lettuce, tomato and five slices of American cheese and laid out in a bun made with 454 grams of dough.
If you manage to down this 300 grams of fat, 744 mg of cholesterol and 10,000 mg of sodium (and no – that isn’t a typo), you also get a free t-shirt!!!!. Yes – because t-shirts are much better to rip open for CPR than the nice Sunday wear.
This can only be classified as assisted suicide. Is it any wonder America is in the middle of a massive healthcare crisis, when companies are allowed to go out and push this kind of crap? Oh and to make matters worse, the burger is called the Fifth-Third burner, named after the bank. Just because banks are on life-support, does that give them the right to put more Americans on it?
What Congress should do is impose a huge tax on these people who make things like this. That money would go directly to a fund for universal health care, since they are the biggest contributors to the problem. Maybe then companies will stop pedaling something far more dangerous than marijuana.