BlogDH Goes Abroad: Sampling the SuperBurger

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… another McDonald’s promotional product!

Fresh on the heels of their superhumanly nasty BatBurger, the McDonald’s restaurants of Hong Kong are continuing their Justice League-themed food items with the Superman Honey Mustard Chicken Burger! While it seems unlikely that the Man of Steel would choose to consume a lean white meat like chicken over more substantial red meats like beef and pork, we nonetheless sent our Hong Kong correspondent (Ed. – This is a thing now) to try the sandwich and, just like mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent, get the inside scoop.

The “SuperBurger” (not quite as clever as the BatBurger, but still) can be purchased individually or with a meal that includes a bubblegum-flavored McFloat and “potato cheese balls” side. The options will run you HK $20 or $34, respectively (US $2.58/$4.39). Just like the Bat-meal, the meal comes in colorful boxes decorated with the Superman logo. Continue Reading

An open letter to Christina Paxson

Onward, to arrogance and elitism!

Onward, to arrogance and elitism!

Dear President Paxson,

With our campus recently filled with dialogues of divestment, sexual assault, and same-sex marriage, I can imagine that you are looking for a respite from the demanding life of a university president, a job that requires you to curate a safe, empowering environment for thousands of brilliant students, taking into account our needs and social awareness.

Unfortunately, I cannot give you that respite.

You see, I’ve kept another pressing issue locked up inside me. It started as a joke, then suddenly became real, in a cataclysm of fiery, uncouth emotions: confusion, anger, astonishment. You have left me reeling, Christina.

I speak, of course, of your Batman endorsement.

I can sense a shocked denial approaching. Nay, you are on record. Last winter, during a UCS “Fireside Chat” — Ah! what pleasant names we give the propagation of evil! — you offended a nation.

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