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For all we know about links between diet and health, some people enjoy tempting fate, and for those foolhardy souls, Burger King has unleashed the BK Stacker with options of ordering two ($2.49), three ($3.49) or four ($4.49) flame-broiled hamburgers on a sesame seed bun with alternating slices of American cheese and bacon. The more burgers you stack, the more layers of bacon and cheese you get.
Oh, the things I do for this job, like picking up a double-stacker, the max I can handle, at 10:30 a.m. But then, the idea of it was formidable. I let the sandwich sit until noon. By then the patties got smooshed together by the cheese and tight wrapping, so it became more like a meatloaf sandwich. The full impact of what I had done did not sink in until about 4 p.m. and I could not stomach the idea of having a piece of our intern's farewell cake.
Let's just say there's no reason for a Quad -- said to pack 1,000 calories, nearly a day's ration -- to exist, except for shock value. After all, veggie burgers rarely pick up a buzz.
John sez ...
One of the big events of the year in Hawaiian music happens next Saturday when the 2006 Ka Himeni Ana Contest returns to the Hawai'i Theatre. This may be the only major talent contest in the state where the contestants and their musicians are required to perform without microphones and electronic amplification. The Hawai'i Theatre was built back when singers were expected to sing "unplugged," and the acoustics are excellent.
Ka Himeni Ana was started in 1983 to encourage the perpetuation of traditional Hawaiian music. Over the years it has become the place to see the Hawaiian stars of the future -- Ku'uipo Kumukahi, Del Beazley, 'Ale'a, Chris Kamaka, Holunape, and Kipona Leo Hawai'i (the group that later became Ho'okena) are among the contestants who went on to became stars.
Show time is 7:30 p.m., with pre-show entertainmet by Mahi Beamer starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 to $30. Call 528-0506 or go online at www.hawaiitheatre.com.
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