Tuesday, July 07, 2009

In France It's Called Le Biggest Big Mac In The World

With time to spare on my way to a wedding in Shaker Heights, OH, this weekend, I visited the only roadside attraction on the Pennsylvania Turnpike...the world's largest Big Mac (exit 67 off I-76).

Despite having eaten a Big Mac maybe once before, I can still appreciate its intrinsic artistic architecture. It's that whole combination of "two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun" with its 29 grams of fat and 1,040 mg of sodium that make it so American.

Yep, the Big Mac has it's own museum in the middle of Pennsylvania. How glorious!

I see something behind that window...could it be???

Yes! There it is...Fast food's version of Michelangelo's "David."

It was big alright, but I was disappointed to find out it wasn't edible.

Imagine my lactose intolerant self eating these cheese slices!

Bow before the great artery clogger.

The grand unveiling!

Just when this waste of 5 minutes of my life couldn't get any better...there were Playstation 1 games!

Is this really the top video on YouTube for "Big Mac?"

Probably not a good thing to make management into bobbleheads.

Sadly, the Big Mac museum was a much better experience than the Pro Football Hall of Fame a few days later.


Anonymous said...

Does your appreciation of the BIG MAC come from your infamous art history class?


Miika Thoeun said...

Just the other day, I decided to foray into the unkown and unfamiliar. I made my way into McDonalds for my own experience with the 'Big Mac'. Much to my chagrin they were offering TWO of these burgers for three dollars... so I went ahead and bought the stupid Big Mac special and choked down both burgers, large fries and supersized coke (because it was a great deal). I hate McDonalds.

~ Miika T.