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Old 11-22-2011, 11:04 AM
 
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BLT Steak, a popular lunch-time restaurant for the $600/hour corporate lobbyist and PR hack, K Street crowd decided to update its political themed menu.

Behold BLT Steak DC's 1% Burger and 99% Burger - Hamburger Divides - Eater National

Of course, the clientele will get a kick out of the 99 percent vs. 1 percent burgers. This is a bizarre attempt by the restaurant management to make light humor out of a serious political and social issue. Apparently, the BLT Steak managers think that 99 percent of the American population is equivalent to bland and unhealthy Wonder Bread and Kraft singles American cheese. While the one percent deserve nothing but the finest organic beef and garnishments for an affordable $58 price.

Yes, inequality in America is humorous. What better way to keep your lunch time customers chuckling than to put down people of limited socio-economic wealth. File this post as my 287,624th reason why I hate the cancerous and psychopathic culture that infests Washington, DC.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:24 AM
 
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Unbelieveable. They should be boycotted until forced to shut down.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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I think the real offensiveness is that the 99% burger should cost less than a Big Mac and the 1% burger should have way more stuff on it to justify the price.

Would've been funnier if they had kept that in mind.

e: I sure ain't boycotting it, I hear they have excellent steak.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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I support the aims of the Occupy folks, and have no problem with the humor. Did I laugh? No. Am I offended? No. If they were making light of something like the famine in Somalia or Darfur, that would be different, at least to me.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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weak humor, but I love their steak
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:27 PM
 
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And some snot-nosed rich kid ate a $1,000 chocolate sundae from a Georgetown eatery.

Someone Actually Bought Serendipity 3's $1,000 Sundae - Rich People Things - Eater DC

So I guess the 99 percenters will have to settle for Dairy Queen. All well.
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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And some snot-nosed rich kid ate a $1,000 chocolate sundae from a Georgetown eatery.

Someone Actually Bought Serendipity 3's $1,000 Sundae - Rich People Things - Eater DC

So I guess the 99 percenters will have to settle for Dairy Queen. All well.
Dairy Queen probably tastes a lot better. Win for the 99%.
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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Dairy Queen probably tastes a lot better.
I seriously doubt that. The Serendipity3 sundae is made with real Madagascar beans.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I'm not sure what's wrong with someone choosing to buy an expensive sundae. I know I would never do it even if I had the money, but they're his bucks not mine.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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What I don't understand is, the article says the man bought it for a group of kids at a birthday party, but it doesn't look like enough food for more than one person:

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