Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rock McLobster

Move over financial crisis, Westboro Baptist Church (and its concomitant army of fag haters), and Libyans: today's biggest news is the fabled existence of a sandwich called the McLobster, which sounds like the punchline of a forgettable SNL tie-in sketch and, reportedly, looks like this:

This news raises some questions:
  1. Does the McLobster actually exist? The blogs are claiming that it Canada. Which is like saying that it exists if you believe it does or exists only when you close your eyes or exists in the same way that Santa Clause does -- in the imaginations of children everywhere.
  2. Why does the McLobster exist? Don't they have enough other places to get lobster in Canada? Doesn't the Canadian government provide two lobsters a week to every Canadian citizen as part of its socialized healthcare system?
  3. Given the improbably nature of the McLobster, how many animals can McDonand's successfully Mc? Have we as a culture been underestimating the Mcability of bison, deer, and manatee?

The McLobster, combining as it does the highbrow tradition of Lobster with the working class Mc, is probably designed to appeal to everyone. This strikes me as a smart strategy. Keep an eye out for McOysters Rockefeller, Truffle McNuggets, and the VealMac ("Two all tender, baby cow patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun") in Quarter 3. You heard it here first.

1 comment:

  1. Just watch for McSoylent Green it's McPeople