Thursday, September 6, 2012

You're Just Not Going To Believe Where That Giant Cheeseburger Came From

Since I wrote about it yesterday, the current bid on that giant cheeseburger being sold by the state of Oregon has jumped from $8.48 to $38.37.  I just can't help but think that the story behind the cheeseburger is going to increase its value even more. As it turns out, the burger was used as a prop in a commercial for the Oregon Lottery. Take a close look at this video and see if you can spot it.

Apparently, the Lottery could think of no additional use for an 89-pound cheeseburger other than having five scantily clad women carry it through a meadow, so they shipped it off to the Oregon surplus division. Whoever posted the video on YouTube seems to think the commercial was "banned." Lottery spokesman Chuck Baumann says to call it "banned" might be stretching things, but he confirms that the 2008 commercial was pulled early "after a number of folks expressed concern."