Burger Profile: Cheeseburger (Band)

Did you know there is a rock  band called “Cheeseburger”?

From Wikipedia:

Cheeseburger is a Brooklyn, New York based hard rock band. They are perhaps best known for performing the theme song for the Adult Swim television show “Superjail!”, “Comin’ Home”.

Spin magazine has called the band “The Hives, minus the Swedish accents (and matching formalwear)”.

Check them out on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/cheeseburger

Burger Profile: Whopper and Whopper Jr.

These characters from Burger King, Whopper and Whopper Jr., based on the signature item make for some interesting commercials:

With burger bodies, but human heads, legs and arms, it must be difficult to lead a normal life.

I wonder if they eat burgers at all?  Or would that just be too strange/wrong?  ([])

Burger Profile: Mayor McCheese

Here’s another burger character from McDonalds called Mayor McCheese.  A cheeseburger for a head?  I wonder what he thought when he saw people eating other cheeseburgers?  Did he eat cheeseburgers as well? Wouldn’t that be really strange?

From Wikipedia:

“Mayor McCheese was an enormous cheeseburger who appeared from 1971–1985, he has a burger for a head, and sports a top hat, a diplomat’s sash, and a pair of pince-nez spectacles. He is portrayed as a giggly, bumbling, somewhat incompetent mayor.”

Unfortunately, Mayor McCheese is no longer with us.  Maybe The Hamburgler got him.

Burger Profile: Don Gorske

Who is Don Gorske you ask?  Don Gorske is know from eating over 23,000 McDonald’s Big Mac hamburgers ( I suppose he completed Big Mac 365).  He’s been in the Guinness Book of Records, featured in two documentaries (“Super Size Me” and “Don Gorske: Mac Daddy”) and is the author of the book  “22,477 Big Macs”.Burger Profile: Don Gorske

Its pretty crazy that he has eaten so many Big Macs and has no health concerns.

From Wikipedia:

“In 2003, Don Gorske ate 741 Big Macs, an average of 2.03 Big Macs per day. Gorske is 6 foot 2 inches tall, 185 pounds, and claims a cholesterol level of 140. His claimed average daily consumption of two Big Macs amounts to 1,080 calories, according to the nutritional information published by McDonald’s; this does not take into account his energy intake from fluids. The USDA recommends about 2,200 calories per day. Gorske consumes mainly calorie-rich food, but he maintains a stable weight by eating fewer calories than the average American.”

Here’s an interesting health article on Don at 180 Degree Health.

Burger Profile: Jughead Jones

Jughead Jones from the Archie comic books loves to eat, especially burgers.

From Wikipedia:

Jughead frequently participates in eating contests. Once, students from an adjacent town’s high school challenged Riverdale to an eating contest, pitting their chubby undefeated champion against Jughead. Jughead handily beat the other guy, with room for more food. In a citywide eating contest, he had to eat a colossal burger made up of sixteen different burgers.

Check out the Jughead Hunger Attack Video Game on the Archie Comics site.

Burger Profile: The Hamburglar

From Wikipedia:

The Hamburglar was a pint-sized thief who first appeared in March 1971 and one of the first villains on the commercials, he is dressed in a black-and-white hooped shirt and pants, a red cape, a wide-brimmed hat, and red gloves whose primary object of theft was hamburgers.

Check out this vintage McDonald’s commercial – Everything the he touches turns into a cheeseburger… awesome!

Burger Profile: Wimpy

I will be profiling famous Burger characters throughout history. First up is “Wimpy” from the Popeye cartoon.


From Wikipedia:

“J. Wellington Wimpy, generally referred to as Wimpy, is one of the characters in the long-running comic strip Popeye, created by E. C. Segar and originally called Thimble Theatre, and in the Popeye cartoons based upon the strip. Wimpy was one of the dominant characters in the newspaper strip, but when Popeye was adapted as an animated cartoon series by Fleischer Studios, Wimpy became a more minor character; “

“Wimpy loves to eat hamburgers, and is usually seen carrying or eating one or more at a time – e.g. in Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor he is seen grinding meat or eating burgers almost the entire time – however, he is usually too cheap to pay for them himself. A recurring joke involves Wimpy’s attempts to con other patrons of the diner into buying his meal for him.”

This guy sure loved burgers! And would probably kill any burger challenges that are around these days.

Make sure you keep checking out Everything Burger daily for the Burger365 Art project.  ([])