DailyDirt: I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday...

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

Lots of people seem to have an unhealthy obsession with hamburgers. So much so, that they're willing to pay incredible sums of cash for a single meal that includes cooked ground meat between two pieces of bread. Spending hundreds -- or thousands -- of dollars on a burger might not sound like a very happy meal to everyone, but there are more than a few places willing to serve up some expensive burgers for paying customers. Here are just a few examples. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


Reader Comments (rss)

(Flattened / Threaded)

  1.  
    identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Jul 13th, 2012 @ 5:14pm

    "I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday..."

    That phrase is the perfect analogy of the past 50 years of hyper-consumerism in the western culture.

    And we wonder where all the problems come from.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  2.  
    identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Jul 13th, 2012 @ 6:06pm

    I gave up eating meat...

    when took up Crushing.

    If anyone is into it, let me know, I charge less than the cost of a burger.

    I do it for pleasure, as those who eat meat, do that for their pleasure.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  3.  
    icon
    alanbleiweiss (profile), Jul 13th, 2012 @ 6:07pm

    Okay so that $5,000 burger is a ripoff. It's not kobe beef. Kobe beef is NOT available for export from Japan. Not even export to other areas of Japan from the Kobe region where it's grown. People love calling their beef Kobe when it's not. So they should be sued for that.

    Maybe Carreon would be a good candidate. He'd actually be taking on a real client with legitimate claims. It could help clean up his reputation!

    Beyond that, I'd be willing to try the $5,000 version without all the gourmet crap the put on it. :-)

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  4.  
    icon
    Michael Ho (profile), Jul 13th, 2012 @ 6:14pm

    Re: "I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday..."

    Wimpy is the source of all of our problems?? :P

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ6xBaZ92uA

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  5.  
    icon
    Michael Ho (profile), Jul 13th, 2012 @ 6:22pm

    Re:

    Technically, the chef says the burger is "free" and you're actually paying for the wine that goes with it.... so maybe that's why this $5000 burger doesn't qualify for a Guinness World Record. (and the ripoff is in the wine, not the faux Kobe beef, then)

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  6.  
    identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Jul 13th, 2012 @ 7:45pm

    Re:

    In case anyone thought a citation was needed:

    Food's Biggest Scam: The Great Kobe Beef Lie

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  7.  
    identicon
    abc gum, Jul 14th, 2012 @ 7:44am

    Re: "I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday..."

    "And we wonder where all the problems come from."

    Few have not read about the source of our recurring economic problems. In case you missed it I suggest researching bank fraud and illegal market manipulation. After that you might have a look at political maneuvering, cronyism and bribery.

    On the list of those responsible for our economic woes, the consumer is at the bottom. If you are having trouble believing this perhaps review of the general consensus amongst knowledgeable economists would be in order.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]


Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here
Get Techdirt’s Daily Email
Save me a cookie
  • Note: A CRLF will be replaced by a break tag (<br>), all other allowable HTML will remain intact
  • Allowed HTML Tags: <b> <i> <a> <em> <br> <strong> <blockquote> <hr> <tt>
Follow Techdirt
A word from our sponsors...
Essential Reading
Techdirt Reading List
Techdirt Insider Chat
A word from our sponsors...
Recent Stories
A word from our sponsors...

Close

Email This