I miss 2008... Granted an incarnation of the Doughnut Burger even made it to the cover of This is Why You're Fat". I feel the vintage video quality and compression artifacts add to the gritty feel of the dish. Kind of like the original 16mm-style Texas Chainsaw Massacre adds that icky-ness.
I struggle to come to grips with this stuff... we fetishize violence, so too gluttony! This is a how-to for biological weapons. Serious Eats has a great history of busting on Ms. Deen's tendency to try to kill her audience - Here's the link their Paula Deen Is Trying to Kill Us. It's more than kind of gross but it's awesome never-the-less. What would Bukowski or Burroughs be without the self-destruction?
Here's the Bukowski quote that is entirely relevant to the "Bacon Egg and Doughnut Burger":
“If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery--isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is.”
― Charles Bukowski
Bring it Paula!