September 18th, 2012
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day.

Ah the cheeseburger. It's as American as, well, American cheese. But that’s as far as the patty’s origin gets narrowed down. Various eating establishments (mostly in California) claim to have invented the cheeseburger. The Pasadena Sun did due diligence in investigating the burger’s background and while it heavily leans toward one over the other, it’s left undecided.

Top 10 cheeseburgers around the country

The front runner for the American classic is “The Rite Spot” in Pasadena, California. Legend has it, one of the cooks there, Lionel Clark Stenberger, slapped a piece of cheese on his burger and the rest was history. The year was around 1924, but could have been more like 1927. Backing up this assertion, the other main family laying claim to cheeseburger’s fame reportedly worked at the Rite Spot before going out on their own.

(Above, see some of the best burgers in Pasadena)

More on the great cheeseburger controversy and a bit of hamburger history

Whatever the history, the cheeseburger has cemented its place at the American table. Chefs across the country have jumped on the meat wagon, coming up with ideas like Kobe, lobster and brie burgers, or burgers laden with Swiss cheese foam, seared foie gras and Coca-Cola ketchup.

More outrageous burgers from around the country, plus our readers' favorite burgers

Sound a tad fancy? We've got some advice for cooking up amazing burgers at home, from backyard basic to late-night lunacy

– Advice from a backyard expert: Best. Burgers. Ever.
– The secrets behind America's Best Cheeseburger (according to Food Network)
– Step-by-step guide: Making the World's Best Bacon Cheeseburger (according to the London Observer)
– Killer cheddar sliders from our battling spouses

Here's what to drink with that cheeseburger (and a few extra suggestions for Chardonnay fans)


Video via KQDS

We originally ran this post in 2012, but dude - cheeseburgers!

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  1. mizresa

    National Czburger day? Really? Dinner at Sonic I guess.

    September 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  2. Sivick

    So I can haz cheeseburger?

    September 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
    • Joe from CT, not Lieberman

      Yes, little Lolcat.

      September 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
  3. Zeu

    Only in America

    September 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  4. DC

    If you think about it and use wholesome products: Lean meat, cheese, whole wheat bun, fresh lettuce, tomatoes, onion, pickles. You have a full meal with a serving of meat, veggies, whole wheat, dairy all rolled into one nice tasty sandwich!

    September 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
    • Zeu

      You can find them at McDonald.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
    • Chris

      True, it could be made into pretty nutritious meal. Unfortunately, our nutrition education in this country is horrible. If we had a better knowledge of nutrition, we today would be national avocado day or national spirulina day. Hahaha even the system that auto checks spelling doesn't acknowledge spirulina as a word. AHHHH!!! We are so lost in this nation!

      September 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
  5. The Bodacious

    I just don't understand putting French cheese on an American Classic.

    September 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
    • Joe from CT, not Lieberman

      Simply barbaric! It must be Cheddar, Swiss or Provolone!

      September 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  6. palintwit

    Teabaggers usually put their cheeseburgers in a blender first. It makes chewing with only one tooth alot easier.

    September 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
    • Barry

      Along with a little Maddog 20/20! LOL!

      September 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
  7. Barry

    Dicks in Seattle are good.

    September 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
    • Not that there's anything wrong with it....

      I'm sure so folks think they are.

      September 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
    • Analystgirl

      I am sure they are!

      September 18, 2013 at 5:57 pm |
      • Snorlax

        Between that comment and your name, would you marry me?

        September 18, 2013 at 7:19 pm |
  8. Greg Faith

    All I can think about now is the cheeseburger! I'm on a strick diet. I love my soyburger as my meat substitute. Hey, think of being overweight as your wealth is around you waist and not in your bank. Maybe that will encurage more dieting. I can take care of the obeasity around the world with four words – "eat less, move more" I'm out of here! Hurray for Burger day!!

    September 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
  9. M.E.

    I have a tube of hamburger waiting in my freezer, but I think that'll go into a cottage pie later this week. The cheddar in my fridge is waiting to be part of a mac and cheese. Cheeseburgers are fine and all, but they're not something I make often at home.

    September 18, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  10. Jeff

    Going to 5 Guys to celebrate tonight!

    September 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
  11. Bob

    Sounds like something, Congress would fight about!, ahh, Give them another raise for there acomplishments....NOTHING!!!
    Go to NYC, maybe the mayor will limit the burgers you can buy too, IDIOTS!

    September 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
    • Jeff

      Ssssssssh don't give Chairman Bloomberg any ideas!

      September 18, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
    • Chris

      Maybe instead of regulating people, he should try educating people. It is a wonderful concept isn't it?

      September 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
      • Well Technically

        He did educate people to the problems with smoking in bars/restaurants, cooking in transfats, placing caloric information on menus. All of which have been adopted by other cities. He did try to simply inform people about serving sizes for beverages and food, but people preferred to listen to lobbyists and other liars who want to take your money. It's not "freedom of choice" when you are being conned by the food and bev industry.

        September 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
  12. Barry

    The best hamburger is at Abe's in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Just ask Robert Plant...

    September 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
  13. Sal

    What better way to celebrate National Burger Day than buying an Obama "Fired up, ready to grill!" apron from the Obama store? Not only does it have pockets, the proceeds go to making sure Mittens Romney never has a chance to get revenge on the 47% he hates so much!

    September 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
    • Primal 4 Life

      Jump off a cliff.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
      • Barry

        You can't handle the truth?

        September 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
      • JoeD

        Too late... we were already pushed off a cliff, by the GWBush/Cheney administration.

        September 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  14. glenview0818

    Yes, and Sep 19 is national plugged coronary artery day!

    September 18, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
    • Primal 4 Life

      That comes from the fires and the soda's, not the burger.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
      • Gus "fuck you"? Auch

        Shows what you know about health. Plugged arteries come from cholesterol (i.e. meat) not from sugars.

        September 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  15. Anomic Office Drone

    OC Weekly did a great series on Orange County, California burger joints called Game of Burgers. If you're in SoCal, I highly recommend looking it up.

    September 18, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  16. John

    I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a cheese burger today

    September 18, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
    • jrg

      I do believe Wimpy only ate "hamburgers", no cheese!

      September 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
  17. z2cents

    get fat or die trying

    September 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
    • Primal 4 Life

      Burgers do not make one fat, the fries bun and sodas do.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
      • Jeff

        Actually excess calories make you fat. Americans tend to get fat on carbs because the highly processed foods tend to be high carb low fat.

        September 18, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
        • Joe from CT, not Lieberman

          Also because we spend too much of our time reading these articles and making comments on other people's comments (ouch)!

          September 18, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
  18. TSB8C

    At least our government is doing something. But isn't this article right next to the one about the obesity epidemic and the health care costs associated with it? Let's debate what to do about health care while we celebrate cheeseburger day. Makes a lot of sense.

    September 18, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
    • cowstastegood

      I have great health care coverage so hand me the cheeseburger.

      September 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
    • Sal

      If your health is so far gone you can't enjoy the occasional cheeseburger, you may want to re-evaluate how much life is worth living burger-less.

      September 18, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
    • Primal 4 Life

      It isn't the burger, it's the grains. Do some research.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
    • seafury

      Get a life if you did'nt eat 4 of them a day you wouldnt have any issues at all- maybe we could get mayor bloomberg t outlaw them to pretty soon the only music you will be listening to is the International

      September 18, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
  19. palintwit

    A teabagger's idea of a big date is to take his cousin out for a cheesburger. Then they go back to his trailer where they drink some Everclear. Then he boinks her.

    September 18, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
    • Primal 4 Life

      Meanwhile you spend your free time with your left hand.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
      • Barry

        MUCH rather be with EITHER hand than incest...besides since you're so primal, I'm sure you use whatever means necessary.

        September 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
    • Jose

      Sounds more like the OWS morons.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
  20. kyle Canada

    Thats why Americans are the most obese country in the world....Its funny because you're all fat lol.

    September 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
    • cowstastegood

      Enjoy your tea and crumpets, ma'am.

      September 18, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
    • NKBL

      And you know all of us in the US? Not everyone is fat. Like not every Canadian has your "finesse".

      September 18, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
    • debusa

      What a stupid reply. Don't be bitter just because you aren't a US citizen.

      September 18, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
      • Joe from CT, not Lieberman

        He can't help it. McDonalds bought all the Canadian Bacon for their Egg McMuffins. Now they have to eat their flapjacks with sausages.

        September 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
    • Primal 4 Life

      LMAO just another stupid Cornadian, most useless country on the planet.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
    • Ed G.

      Olympics medal count Fat Americans 104, not as fat Canadians 18. Not seeing a big problem here.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
    • mizresa

      Yes, Kyle. I am fat. But I have had 2 kids and am currently going through my second round of Brain Cancer. Steroids do mean things to a body. But they are better than the headaches they prevent.

      September 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  21. liberal disease

    they are banned in NYC!

    September 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  22. mike

    Eatocracy,

    Could you have found an uglier cheeseburger to show? I know stock photography is out there in force, but this thing looks nothing like a cheeseburger served anywhere in the world, except to the lame-o photog that shot it, so you could buy it for five bucks or get it royalty free.

    How about a little quality in your imagery, (as well as in the writing, generally speaking on all CNN pages, grammar & typo's are everywhere, and on a daily basis) Do you guys have editors? That went to college? That graduated with passing grades?

    The cheeseburger picture is dark too. REALLY dark. TOO dark. You know you can brighten those photos up if you want.That is, if you want any quality control in your articles, oh but wait a minute this is CNN. So I guess I'm off base here. Sorry.

    There is this obscure program called PHOTOSHOP, you might have heard of it, it has been out for a few years now. Buy a copy and put it to good use. Duh.

    I went to the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, and majored in commercial photography through the journalism school. Maybe you could take some classes online. Good luck with that.

    And besides there is nothing wrong with a cheeseburger if you use very lean meat, easy on the cheese or use a healthier cheese than American processed, no bacon, lots of veggies ( unlike the photo you show ) and on a good multigrain bun. Then tomorrow you eat chicken or some other non beef meal, again with lots of veggies.

    That is good food, and good for you.

    The dumbing down of America continues, thanks for helping out.

    September 18, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
    • cowstastegood

      Looks good to me and your version of a cheeseburger makes me want to punch a hippie.

      September 18, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
    • AllYourBase

      Haha your comment made me actually lol. It truly is an awkward looking cheeseburger! What's with the huge disproportionate buns?!

      September 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
      • bill

        Those are Michelle buns.

        September 18, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  23. cowstastegood

    I'm making Krispy Kreme cheeseburgers to celebrate tonight. Cut the donut in half, throw on grill for 15 seconds, then flip and grill for 15 more. Take one half with the sticky side up and place your patty with cheese, bacon and green onion on it. Put the other half of donut on top sticky side down, take a bite then slap your grandma.

    September 18, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
    • Joe from CT, not Lieberman

      At the Big E in Massachusetts Their Big E burger uses a big old glazed doughnut, too. Only they serve theirs glazed side out.

      September 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  24. Robert Abruzzo

    Events like this frequently have commerical sponsors. From a journalistic point of view this article would be much more complete with even only a brief note regarding who is financially behind this obvious sales promotion effort. Was the writer taken out to lunch? As news it is total fark.

    September 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  25. NoTags

    A double cheeseburger in each hand is a balanced meal.

    September 18, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
  26. SMF

    Had this been better advertised, perhaps the restaurants could have made an extra dollar or two off today. As for myself, there is nothing quite so satisfying as a well made cheeseburger, with real cheese and real meat, even if it has more than the necessary number of calories. Accompanied with a side of fries and/or onion rings made with real ingredients and the real beverage of your choice, perhaps even a milkshake for dessert, the cheeseburger could put the consumer at peace with the world, even if only for a moment. I'll likely have to settle for Burger King.

    September 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
  27. ROMNEY2012

    Obama has made the average american a lazy pile of trash democrat.
    America is not yet beyond redemption, EMBRACE THE LOVE OF GOD and vote for MITT ROMNEY!

    September 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
    • Embrace Him

      Our god lives on Kolob! Embraaaaaace him! Embraaaaaaace him!

      September 18, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
    • Fred

      Just what we need, some Jesus freak commenting on National Cheeseburger day. You people are hypocrites, you only care about people if they agree with you.

      Go home an pray real hard for the Rapture, hopefully it will come real soon for you and the rest of you so called Christians.......

      God is ashamed of all of you!

      September 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
  28. Sour Diesel

    Fat Americans are fat.

    September 18, 2012 at 11:40 am |
    • jon

      you sound very intelligent

      September 18, 2012 at 11:56 am |
    • humtake

      What do you call Samoans then?

      September 18, 2012 at 11:59 am |
      • Joe from CT, not Lieberman

        It depends. If you want your teeth to remain in place, call one of them Sir. If you do not care about the placement of your teeth or the shape of your face, call one of them Fatso.

        September 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
    • AllYourBase

      Well gosh, I sure would hope so. If fat Americans were in fact NOT fat, we would be living
      in some sort of distorted parallel universe where a paradox like a fat nonfat person might exist!!! Yikes!!

      September 18, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  29. jon

    article about the invention of the cheeseburger in Louisville, KY

    September 18, 2012 at 11:40 am |
    • jon

      http://www.epinions.com/review/trvl-Dest-United_States-Kentucky-Louisville/trvl-review-3A17-294752E-39318BC7-prod5?sb=1

      September 18, 2012 at 11:40 am |
    • Joe from CT, not Lieberman

      Oh, you poor benighted individual. True burger aficionados know the Burger originated at Louis' Lunch in New Haven, CT!

      September 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
      • But

        We're talking about CHEESEburgers, not HAMburgers here.

        September 18, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
  30. Catherine

    And in Sacramento we are celebrating it with the Sac Burger Battle tonight!!! Yippee! sacburgerbattle.com

    September 18, 2012 at 11:36 am |
    • The Bodacious

      Ha ha you said 'Sac'

      September 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
  31. vowelmovement

    first cheeseburger invented in CCCP by Comrade Lenin

    September 18, 2012 at 11:36 am |
  32. EPUnum1

    I thought everyday was...

    September 18, 2012 at 11:32 am |
  33. Fred

    Whitey's Jolly Cone in West Sacramento......my favorite cheeseburger. You can also get a shake made with whatever fresh fruit is season.....awesome!

    Not a chain, so there's only one of them and boy did I miss it since I moved back to the East Coast.

    September 18, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  34. Denver

    Birthplace of cheeseburgers is Denver, we have a plaque to prove it.

    September 18, 2012 at 11:27 am |
    • aleusha13

      Here's the story of the invention of the cheese burger in Denver!:

      On March 5, 1935, Louis Ballast filed an official Food Trademark for the term "cheeseburger” – an invention he created at his Humpty Dumpty Barrel Drive-In. But Ballast did not succeed in trade marking (the family never protected the trademark) and restaurants everywhere were soon serving up cheeseburgers. Ballast hung a sign in the Humpty Dumpty proclaiming it "Home of the Original Cheeseburger". Decades later, the home of the original cheeseburger became a club that burned to ashes by fire in 1976.

      September 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  35. Johnny Jett

    How about National Vegan Burger Day, we all might live longer and enjoy more celebration for years to come.

    September 18, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • JeffinIL

      While I don't agree with Vegans, I don't wish to turn them into burgers.

      September 18, 2012 at 11:26 am |
      • Ed G.

        mmmmmmmmmmmmm Soylent Green mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

        September 18, 2012 at 11:28 am |
        • Johnny Jett

          If you eat a burger chances are you are eating Soylent Pink as in Pink Slime, beef with ammonia, yum mmmmmmmmmmmmm

          September 18, 2012 at 11:33 am |
        • Ed G.

          mmmmmmmmmmmm connective tissue mmmmmmmmmmmmm

          September 18, 2012 at 11:47 am |
        • humtake

          Still has the ingredients that gave humans our brain power. In the evolutionary world, animals become meat-eaters because it is the only way to provide enough energy to the brain to function. Which the logical conclusion would mean that anyone vegan is dumber than anyone eating meat. Research it.

          September 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

      Go get your own day and thread then you can post there. Today, it's CHEESEBURGERS, glorious, glorious cheeseburgers! :)

      September 18, 2012 at 11:32 am |
      • Johnny Jett

        You're not the boss of me. Enjoy your triple bypass.

        September 18, 2012 at 11:35 am |
        • TwM

          You do know many vegans have heart attacks too right?

          September 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
    • Jose

      Look another preachy Vegan. Does a soap box come with the lifestyle??

      September 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
    • Dover

      The difference is, we die happy, and your extra years are the ones where you are in diapers and drooling.

      September 18, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
    • jay1776

      My Grand pop smoked like a train drank like a fish and ate red meat most everyday and lived to 93. Stop being such a
      P U S S Y and have a burger and a beer.

      September 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
    • Mark

      It's a vegan's job to make be condescending everyone else miserable. It's not enough for them to go quietly about their lives and leave the rest of us alone.

      September 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
    • TwM

      Why do Vegans try to make their food look like meat products? it makes no sense. I have tried the "veggie burgers" and they are TERRIBLE. Was nothing like the 100% beef counterparts. I will be chowing down on a CheeseBurger in about 1 hour for lunch.

      September 18, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
    • Primal 4 Life

      Sorry, vegans are not as healthy as people who eat paleo. Undeniable fact.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
    • tesla1908

      Vegans claim to live longer but it didn't help Linda McCartney, Steve Jobs or Michael Clarke Duncan. ALL DIED BEFORE THEIR TIME AND GUESS WHAT THEY ALSO HAD IN COMMON.

      September 18, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
  36. jon

    The cheeseburger was invented at Kaelin's restaurant in Louisville, KY.

    September 18, 2012 at 11:22 am |
    • robertpalmer

      I don't really think food can be invented. It was already there. Maybe created would be a better word. And you are certain that, in this huge world of eaters, that the VERY FIRST person to put cheese on a burger did so at Kaelin's in Louisville, KY? How could you possibly know that?

      September 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
  37. JeffinIL

    I CAN haz cheezburger today!

    September 18, 2012 at 11:21 am |
  38. jersutton

    I'm sure it took the people at Louis' Lunch more than a quarter century to come up with the idea of adding cheese.

    September 18, 2012 at 11:20 am |
  39. Ed G.

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm In-N-Out Double-Double mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    September 18, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  40. CNN is showing us dross

    Classy CNN! Just classy! You've got a picture of hamburger on your homepage and just below it a bionic cockroach. "A golden mind stoops not to shows of dross." CNN is showing us dross.

    September 18, 2012 at 11:08 am |
    • cw

      Your post is dross.

      September 18, 2012 at 11:20 am |
    • Graham

      And to the left of the picture of the cheeseburger is an article about increasing obesity and health costs. I'll bet we can turn this into a various on Bingo.

      September 18, 2012 at 11:25 am |
      • CNN is showing us dross

        And above that is a picture of a nascar driver grabbing the tush of his rival's wife–how classy. Anything for a click, I guess.

        September 18, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  41. Chuck Fullhay

    Eat mor chikun

    September 18, 2012 at 11:05 am |
  42. ohioan

    A cheeseburger isn't bad for you. Multiple cheeseburgers with bacon, bucket of fries and biggie soda is. A local place makes great burgers as their tuesday special and I'm looking forward to my local grown, local made harvest burger tonight. No side, just a local craft beer.

    September 18, 2012 at 11:03 am |
    • Solo

      Stop being so reasonable, the food extremists won't like it!

      September 18, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  43. jersutton

    hey emily, i would love to know what kind of research you did. did you leave california? Louis' Lunch in Hartford CT has been serving burgers since 1900! that is 24 years before your choice of "the rite spot" just another instance of someone posting something on the internet as fact when it isn't even close to being a fact. wish i could do that with my day to day life!

    September 18, 2012 at 11:01 am |
    • John in DC

      She's talking about CHEESEburgers not just regular burgers...Maybe you should take your own advice

      September 18, 2012 at 11:06 am |
      • Kat Kinsman

        What John said. We explore the Louis Lunch burger history here: http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2011/07/04/as-american-as-apple-pie/ but we're just talking the cheesy variety here.

        September 18, 2012 at 11:12 am |
    • Graham

      Actually, Louis' is in New Haven. I know, I'm nitpicking, but c'mon, it's Connecticut. We might not get mentioned by anyone anywhere for another six months.

      September 18, 2012 at 11:28 am |
    • Tj

      jersutton- speaking of posting something on the internet as fact when it isn't.... Louis' Lunch is on Crown St, in New Haven not Hartford

      September 18, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  44. jerslan

    But it's Taco Tuesday ;)

    September 18, 2012 at 10:54 am |
  45. snowboarder

    did our government really vote this into a national holiday? unsurpassed inanity.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:52 am |
    • John in DC

      Maybe you should do some research before you believe claims -> http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/September/cheeseburgerday.htm

      Seems like this day is just the day chosen by the beef industry to sell more burgers. It has very been officially declared by the US government as a recognized day

      September 18, 2012 at 11:05 am |
    • Graham

      Buddy, your threshold for "insanity" is insanely low. Now, the government voting to recognize mayo on cheeseburgers, THAT would be insane!

      September 18, 2012 at 11:30 am |
      • Solo

        Beef burger with pepper jack, basil mayo, and topped with a fried egg. The food of kings.
        (Limit one per month, some arter-ary restrictions do apply.)

        September 18, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • snowboarder

      graham –

      Definition for inanity:
      total lack of meaning or ideas.

      September 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  46. dav12345

    Just had a burger,tastes great

    September 18, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  47. palintwit

    If I were Bristol Palin I'd drive over to the nearest stockyard and get in line with the rest of the cattle.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:32 am |
    • VladT

      If people thought you were funny, you wouldn't be relegated to doing the same boring jokes for the past five plus years

      September 19, 2013 at 3:06 am |
  48. Deadlift

    Fat Americans!

    September 18, 2012 at 10:26 am |
    • GO ELEANOR

      Yep! That's right! We can AFFORD to eat all we want to, and our quality of life is SO much better than everywhere else on the planet. I'm sorry Deadlift lives in a rat hole, and is so skinney because he can't afford to eat. HA!

      September 18, 2012 at 10:34 am |
      • paul

        as in cow?

        September 18, 2012 at 10:51 am |
      • John in DC

        Speak for yourself GO ELEANOR. I'm not overweight, though I do enjoy the luxury of having a variety of food to chose from.

        Deadlift is making a good, but brief point. However, other countries also celebrate food and beer (*cough* Oktoberfest anyone?). So the luxury isn't just in American it's across the world in several countries. Unfortunately not all of them.

        September 18, 2012 at 11:00 am |
      • Netmonger

        Theres nothing respectable about being fat!

        September 18, 2012 at 11:20 am |
        • Falstaff

          "If sack and sugar be a fault then God help the wicked!
          If to be old and merry be a sin then many an old host I know is damned!
          If to be fat be to be hated, then Pharaoh's lean kine are to be loved.
          Then good my lord, banish Peto, banish Bardolph, banish Poins
          But for sweet Jack Falstaff, kind Jack Falstaff, true Jack Falstaff
          Valiant Jack Falstaff, and therefore more vailant being as he is old
          Banish not him thy Harry's company, banish not him thy Harry's company
          Banish plump Jack and banish all the world!"

          September 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
      • cw

        Actually, GO ELEANOR, if you actually left the country, you'd see that our quality of life is NOT better than everywhere else on the planet. Sorry.

        September 18, 2012 at 11:21 am |
    • Darth Cheney

      We're not fat, we're well-marbled.

      September 18, 2012 at 10:59 am |
    • TwM

      LOL this "Fat American" would kick your behind back to whatever Country you were spawned in.
      6 foot 5 inches tall weighing in at 211 lbs. Take your Anti-American comments somewhere that is appreciated: Perhaps at the Whitehouse?

      September 18, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
    • The Bodacious

      Mess with the cow, you'll get the methane.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
    • Solo

      Only 33% :)

      September 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
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