Saturday, September 29, 2012
We did it! It feels like only yesterday that I helped broker the deal to bring Burger King to the Land of the Rising Sun. I made a lot of money in the process too. It was a rainy night in the Roppongi District of Tokyo and I was drunkenly disoriented on my surplus of flame-broiled BK goodness I had smuggled into the country. A polite and sympathetic Japanese Burger Chef Satoru Mukogawa, helped me out of the streets and my own mess I had been festering in for the last 48 hours. Upon arriving to his Dojo Satoru-San asked what had been the origin of my current state... I weakly pulled the last BK burger from inside Pikachu, my albino tea-cup Pomeranian (aka my cheeseburger smuggling "mule"). Satoru-San, questioned at first, but I encouraged him to eat. His eyes turned black with joyous intoxication, no less black than the wings of Satan himself. He knew at that moment that Japan had been missing out on what may be the most important culinary success of the last 5000 years. We spent the next month perfecting the craft of the Burger King flame-boiled chemical meat patty, both knowing our lives would never be the same. That's how it all began, a serendipitous meeting between a cheeseburger junkie and a universally renowned burger chef... We were crushing it. If you were eating a cheeseburger in Japan in the late aughts of 2000, there's a 95% chance you were eating one of ours. We laughed our way to the bank on this one and there are no signs of slowing down. So to commemorate the fateful night in which we got completely black-eyed on cheeseburgers, we've collaborated once again to bring you the Kuro Burger (Black Burger) hitting your local Japanese Burger King late last night for a limited time only.
We've used fresh bread blackened by mixing bamboo charcoal into the dough. Then we took it another step further by adding our black flavored ketchup, which is a traditional ketchup blended with garlic and squid ink along with a special secret blend of spices. We've priced these things out at 790¥ (US $10) for the value meal and 450¥ (US $5.75) for the sandwich alone. Please do yourself a favor, fly your gaijin ass to Japan and eat one of our delicious Kuro Burgers!
Monday, September 24, 2012
So in continuing to apologize for my lack of posting, what better way to catch you up, than a "This Week or So in Photos..." Post!? Also, this entire series has been brought to you by Instagram, official sponsor of CDS5K. Thanks a lot Instagram!! Immediately following this post though... I don't want you as a sponsor anymore... We had a good run.
I had to clear out my kitchen and living room before departure for CDS5K operation: MDS5K. I had that whole, ceiling collapse and destroyed roof to deal with, remember? It did make for a different, minimalist feel I've never had in my place. Open spaces... there is something to be said for you... and you Louie.
Surprise, surprise, this is an IPA I've decided to pour in my body, a delightful one, in 16oz. tall boys... and slick packaging. Good Job!
We kept talking about how nice all the basketball hoops were in L.A. compared to Chicago... Just more evidence of truth pictured...
That's it, I gotta go to sleep.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Having been someone who spent some decent coin on trying to hone my fine art skills at a credited educational institution, I sometimes get myself caught in thinking about what is or is not art. I worry about the fact that certain skill sets can become obsolete, thanks to computers making art for you. Instagram for example, all of the sudden everyone is a photographer. I think it's the ease of whipping out your (eeeasy...) iPhone and snapping a pic of anything and making it look pretty nice. There is also the constant need to merge your real and digital life with other people who are just always trying to one up everyone else in saying, "That's pretty cool, but look what I'm doing faggot! #imcooler". Now, I can't say that I'm not guilty of this also... But guys, I only do it when I'm drunk, so... back off alright. Anywhozles, I just really wanna get to blogging a bit more here than I have been in the last couple months. I just havent had muFuckin' time... So here is my .5 seconds invested in being an dime store Instagram photographer while stuck in soul crushing traffic this past week, the textures in the concrete and road surface is what does it for me here, I can get lost in those for hours... but also I am on mushrooms.