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Around the web: Comfortable buns

4 Aug

Want comfy buns? Then sit on comfy buns to make your buns comfy and give you comfortable buns. Oh my God I’m trapped in a recurring grammatical nightmare. Just sit down and shut up and eat your burger.

By Scot Devine.

Via the amazing…

Around the web: Harley burger

19 Dec

Love bikes and burgers? Driving through not enough for ya? Then get a bike which doubles as your fave food.

Giving a whole new meaning to the Harley Fatboy, this calorie-laden trike looks like a whole lotta ‘bun’ (send all complaints here) to ride.

Burger-wood video of the week: Falling Down

15 Dec

Would you like an uzi with that?

Michael Douglas cracks up in this classic scene from man-having-a-breakdown movie, Falling Down.

Rocking up to Whammy Burger, the tightly-wound character played by Douglas, ‘D-FENS’, has a sports bag jammed with guns, a head full of short circuits and a bellyful of hate.

Maybe all he needs is a good burger. Ah, a sweet-ass chomp into a sweet home Alabama bun, a juicy Lucy patty, and a wash-down of a throat-gasmic shake makes the world a brighter place, right?

Foolishly, instead of ordering a burger, dumb old D-FENS opts for the breakfast option – which, DUH, the burger joint isn’t even selling. And the fact that he can’t have it has him reaching for Doris’ and threatening the morning shift’s fryers with a mug-full of hot lead. Shame, guy.

If you’d only ordered the burger. It’s so easy. So, so easy.

Watch and witness the nitwitishness.

By Scot Devine

‘Burger-wood’ clip of the week: Pulp Fiction

24 Nov

Okeyly dokely Peggy Sue & Lash La Rue, here’s a new blog feature coming at you – like a panther wearing a VW neck chain and hi-tops.

Burger-wood is a weekly look at burgers in the movies, in the chiselled, manly – or alternavively, seductively feminine and curvy – shape of videos and trivia of celluloid, burger-related scenes.

 

This week, we’re sinking our teeth into the least famous of two burger scenes in Tarantino’s meaty classic, Pulp Fiction.

Set in faux-50s diner Jack Rabbit Slims, this tasty scene is famous for three key things:

  • The longer than a seriously long hot dog, Scorsese-inspired tracking shot following Vincent as he enters the eaterie
  • The mustard-hot, snappy dialogue scenes that were an early Tarantino hallmark (True Romance, Resevoir Dogs)
  • And THAT dance scene, where a smacked-up Vincent (John Travolta) and coked-up Mia (Uma Thurman) choose the twist over the mashed potato to scoop a dancing trophy in the diner’s footloose contest

The burger sounds and looks fantastic – “… a Durward Kirby burger, bloody as hell.” I would have screwed my scene up time after time just to bite that bad boy over and over. Anyway, here’s the scene. So light up a Red Apple, have a sip of your $5 shake,  sit back and enjoy.

 

Trivia

In the scene, Mia Wallace, played by Thurman, orders a Durward Kirby burger, “bloody as hell.” You can see the rest of the menu here. But why the name?

Kirby was an American television host and announcer, who among other things (hosting Candid Camera, for instance) was spoofed in cartoon hit, Rocky and Bullwinkle.

And that particular cartoon is playing in Pulp’s Chris Walken/Butch pocket-watch-up-my-ass scene. So it’s thought that the burger is named as a reference/Easter egg to echo that scene. Tarantino loves his circular references and Easter eggs – and no name is seemingly without significance in his movies.

 

Jack Rabbit Slims, Pulp Fiction vs Peppermill, Las Vegas

Jack Rabbit Slims reminds me a little of Peppermill, in Las Vegas – in that they’re both diners that heavily evoke 50s America. The former is much better though – with its 50s celebrity looky-likies (Marilyn Monroe, Buddy Holly), slot car racing and hot rod cars-cum-dining booths. Would love to have something like this in London.

The latter’s burgers are pretty good, though the portions are typically American – ma-hu-ssive. They’re just a pit stop en-route to the Firelounge’s Firepit, a place with its own movie connection – Scorcese immortalised it in his Vegas gangster flick, Casino. Where the burger’s are ok, the cocktails are pretty good. Here, you’re in between  ‘Glitter Gulch’ – old Vegas – and the Strip, so you’re perfectly placed for food, cocktails, the weirdness of the old, and the freakiness of the new.Check it out if you visit.