Monday, May 16, 2011

Fond du Lac to Become Center of Media Universe


This was the scene at a Fond du Lac McDonald's when my fellow citizen Don "Are Those Starburns?" Gorske ate Big Mac number 20,000 in 2004, so I can only imagine what the scene will be on Tuesday when he puts his chompers into number 25,000. It's a ridiculous story. The guy at his first Big Mac in 1972, and really hasn't eaten anything else since. It's more than just a favorite meal though, it's a way of life for this guy. Because Big Macs are 90% of his solid diet - as he'll explain to Morgan Spurlock in the video below - he's about as skinny as they come and his cholesterol is just fine. However, his taste buds are kind of shot, so that sucks.

Now, despite living in the same city as this guy for roughly my entire life, I have not had the pleasure of meeting him. Perhaps I'll try to get him on my radio show soon, but I have the feeling that he's going to be in high demand for awhile. Say what you want about how legit of an accomplishment this is, but people seem to love him. I did see him mowing his lawn the other day though, and I was a bit star struck. And he ate number 18,000 at my high school during some big press conference during my senior year. So there's that.

Either way, congrats Don. You have a level of fame and anonymity that we all can only dream about.

3 comments:

Gweedo said...

Where was all the press when I ate 3 burritos. Does this mean I have to eat 5 of them???????

Turtle said...

You get to 10,000 and we'll call for a local presser.

Dieting Demystified said...

He kept the receipts and logged all his purchases of Big Macs. Don't need to say more than that. Guess it’s possible to not hurt your health too much with a Big Mac a day, as long as the rest of your diet is alright. But it’s hard to explain health sometimes.

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