It’s OK To Eat A Hamburger
Syncaine over at Hardcore Casual posted an interesting article comparing World of Warcraft to Disney Land and McDonalds. Aside from the connotation of poor quality by comparing WoW to McD’s (which is ironic as Warcraft is probably the most high quality MMORPG there is) I think he’s actually quite spot on with the analogy and I agree with his thought process behind it. Still, it made me want to say something to everyone. You see folks, contrary to what others may have you believe, it’s actually OK to eat a hamburger.
I’m not claiming I’m Indian Jones but I’ve done my fair share of globe trotting and one of the places in the world that I visit fairly frequently now is Japan. I love Japanese cuisine. I love suishi, sashimi, tonkatsu, shabu-shabu, teppanyaki, misu, udon, soba, gohan, gyoza (you get the picture) but even so, sometimes when I’m there, I still find my stomach growling and my mouth-watering for nothing other than a big ass hamburger. Evidence below (and yes, I’m fully aware of how much of a dork I look like… call it a sacrifice I’m willing to make for my trade):
The fact is no one in Japan (i.e. the Japanese) actually eats Japanese food 24/7/365. Even they love their hamburgers. So you see, there’s nothing wrong with eating a hamburger or going to Disney Land or even, shudder, getting a Grande Double Choc-Chip Skinny Extra Foam Double Shot Strawberry Frappuccino from Starbucks if that’s what you’re in to.
Just because someone likes hamburgers it doesn’t make them losers or drop-outs or hillbillies or trailer park trash, it just makes them human, like the rest of us.
Damn… I’m really hungry now.