Happy April Fools Day

Faithful readers may remember the video I posted on April Fool's Day last year, which featured a girl playing a trumpet solo to the Star Wars theme and doing some "inventive" dancing and pantomiming. As I said then, it wasn't an April Fool's joke in the truest sense, but appropriate for the one day of the year that celebrates foolishness.

I have been thinking about what I could do this year for a follow-up in the same spirit, and through serendipitous circumstances, I found my answer. You see, Kristen and I almost always have either a CD or iPod playing in the car, rarely giving the radio a listen. But driving to and from the gym this morning, there was nothing in the stereo. It is such a short trip that I didn't bother putting anything in. So long story short, I ended up hearing the following story on 101.9 The End in the only 2 minutes I have listened to the radio this year.

The West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor league baseball franchise, are featuring a new item in their concession stands this season, the Fifth Third Ballpark Burger. What goes into this culinary delight you ask?

• 8-inch sesame seed bun
• 1 cup of chili
• 5 one-third pound hamburger patties
• 5 slices of American cheese
• Liberal doses of salsa, nacho cheese and Fritos
• Lettuce, tomato and sour cream
• JalapeƱos (optional)

All this adds up to a $20 price tag and an artery obliterating 4800 calories. To see a Fifth Third Ballpark Burger being made, check out the following video. And just to clarify, this is not a hoax.


Caitlinp said...

I'm surprised to see they included the tomatoes and lettuce. What's the point?

Jess said...

Too bad it's not local, or we could have our next Kup dinner at the ball park.

Ike said...

I saw this on http://thisiswhyyourefat.com/

It looks pretty yummy to me!

Dave said...

Now that I think about it, $20 is a pretty good value, since it usually costs about that much to get a couple of shriveled hot dogs and drinks at the ballpark. This burger gives you so many more calories for your money.