Damn. For this kind of free publicity I'd serve bowls full of communion wafers. I'd set them out on every table like potato chips.
Kuma's Corner, a heavy-metal-themed burger joint in Chicago, has unleashed a firestorm of controversy after garnishing a cheeseburger with an unconsecrated communion wafer and red wine.
"We didn't expect this reaction. Apparently, today, someone's coming out to do a rosary prayer over our restaurant," said Luke Tobias, director of operations. "We've done plenty of burgers named after fairly controversial bands in the past to seemingly no visible effect. It's based on a band [The Ghost], just like every other burger on our menu."
The Reverend Emily Mellott, rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Lombard, Ill., says the burger goes too far.
"The root of this burger is a mockery of one of the most important symbols of the Christian faith," Mellott said. "If the owner of the restaurant were a member of my congregation, I'd tell him to withdraw the burger immediately."
Thanks a lot, Ward - now, next time I'm served baby carrots, I'm going to think, orange suppositories!
Now, don't think about pickles, or worse, cucumbers. Carrots aren't the only ones shaped well for certain activities.
And that's exactly what I've thinking about another thread. Here with Catholics, we can find this amusing. If somebody did this with Mohammad, we'd need to be worried about the restaurant being burned down. If somebody did this with Mohammad in an Islamic country, even a nominally Islamic one, they'd have to worry about being killed.
No I'm not certain, you could be right. Certainly if we're only looking at THIS country you could be right. But compare a Catholic mocking sandwich in Chicago and a Muhammad mocking sandwich in Turkey and see how you end up.
Also, if you decided to go out and burn Bibles tomorrow, I bet you'll hear all kind of anger, even threats. But what do you suppose will happen if you go out and try to burn Korans?
So what, he couldn't find two more to make it an even three thousand?
Exactly my point, Arch. That was going to be my response to Kris above. I imagine there'd be mass protests and anger if you burned Bibles, but does anybody think that THIS would happen?
**Looks nervously over his shoulder.
I half expected to see a tiny patty perfectly sized to fit between two communion wafers. Although if you were going to make the tiny one, wouldn't a lamb patty be more appropriate?
That would be carrying this fad of "sliders" to its logical extreme.
A thousand of them in that dinky little box.
Boy they sure are cheap with the free refreshments.