Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Donut Burger!!

Last night, the Colbert Report was so funny - as it usually is. One of the "Tip of the Hat" segments was about a new hamburger developed by a minor league baseball team: the Gateway Grizzlies.

Colbert said they've "created the ultimate in American cuisine. The donut burger. It's a hamburger topped with sharp cheddar cheese and two slices of bacon, all between a sliced Krispy Kreme original glazed donut. Hmmm. Like all great ideas, it's both surprising and inevitable. And at about 1000 calories and 45 grams of fat, it just might save social security."

As disgusting as this seemed originally to me, I soon remembered McDonald's entrant into this mixture of dessert and non-dessert foods: the McGriddle. Specifically, the sausage, egg, and chesse McGriddle: an unholy concoction sure to tempt even the most health conscious and harden even the softest of arteries. I do not eat McGriddles anymore. Something that sweet, spicy, and delicious, and topped with cheese, just had to be a one way ticket to the cemetery. But if a McGriddle tastes so good, I can bet this burger has it's charms as well. But I will remain true and choose to clog my arteries with a healthy dollop of mayonnaise and extra cheese.

To see and hear Colbert's clip yourself, go to the show's web site: This is a page that has a selection of Tip of the Hat clips - choose the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame clip (the segment has several tip of the hats - the donut burger is about half way through the clip).


Rinda Elliott said...

Yuck. Seriously. Yuck.

Heather Dawn Harper said...

He is the master of truthiness. :)

Betty S said...

I LOVE Daily Show and Colbert Report. I can laugh till my side hurts. They are so good.

Kelli McBride said...

Do you not want to jump Colbert's bones? He is so sexy! I guess I have to put truthiness up there with raw oysters and vitamin E. :-)

It's hard for me to be a Chicago Cubs fan now that I know the truth about bears. Ha!!

Anonymous said...

Eeeew on the burger! {:0

Jill Monroe said...


Betty S said...

OMG, Kelli.
You have been without a man too long. Colbert is "FUNNY". But sexy? I don't see it.

Kelli McBride said...

Well, Betty, anyone who would be so cruel to Nicholas Cage as to lead him on and them dump him would probably not see Colbert's seething sensuality pulsating beneath the thin veneer of sophistication he dons for our civilized world. Take off his tailored suit, remove those spectacles, ruffle his perfectly coiffured thick and luxurious hair, and you have the primitive male: 100% ready for action and always never satisfied until his mate is satisfied as well.

Your vision has obviously been skewed by this senseless vendetta against Cage. ;-)

Heather Dawn Harper said...


Michele said...

Sounds like you're feeling better, Kelli!

However, I raise my eyebrows at the concoction pictured.
That will NEVER pass my lips.
I thought at first, it was a bagel...I could handle that, but a DONUT?

That's like putting Mustard on pretzels.!
Happy St. Patricks Day!!!!

Betty S said...

I think it's the hair and tailored suits that leave me cold.

I will conceed. Denims, ruffled hair au natural (not goo on it)and you're looking at an entirely different man.

*Glad to see you're getting back to your old (evil) self!!