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Shwicaz
10-08-2008, 04:55 AM
http://blog.newsarama.com/2008/10/08/whats-with-thatcheeseburger-talk-in-iron-man-anyway/


The fast food epiphany happened in 2003 when the “Iron Man” star was driving a car piled with “tons of f—ing dope,” Downey Jr. told Britain’s Empire magazine. The actor decided to pull over for a burger and everything changed.

“I have to thank Burger King,” he said. “It was such a disgusting burger I ordered. I had that, and this big soda, and I thought something really bad was going to happen.” Downey Jr. says he then tossed all of his drugs into the ocean, deciding right then and there to clean up his act.

amusing story. Good for him.

FredC
10-08-2008, 05:10 AM
Heh.

Isn't that what Tony gets in the Iron Man movie? :lol:

Shwicaz
10-08-2008, 05:12 AM
Heh.

Isn't that what Tony gets in the Iron Man movie? :lol:

yeah, that was why it was mentioned.

DaveCummings
10-08-2008, 05:14 AM
http://blog.newsarama.com/2008/10/08/whats-with-thatcheeseburger-talk-in-iron-man-anyway/



amusing story. Good for him.

It's really funny considering that scene in Iron Man with him and all the Burger King burgers.

FredC
10-08-2008, 05:15 AM
yeah, that was why it was mentioned.

Ah.

...that's what i get for only reading the blurb instead of the article. :surrend:

SpecialK
10-08-2008, 05:19 AM
Weird, this was being discussed here as well: http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=163260, but the article he links is from June.

Ryudo
10-08-2008, 05:21 AM
Talked about this yesterday.

I still can't eat Burger King burgers. I shift managed at one, and as shift manager, you have to learn how to do everything, so one night I worked with the overnight cleaner guy... and scraped all the fat and grease drippings off of the broiler pan.

It was a lot.

Ashwin Pande
10-08-2008, 05:25 AM
I loved the Burger King burgers I ate in Thailand!!

But then again... the burgers here are extremely pathetic.

ClintP
10-08-2008, 05:26 AM
Talked about this yesterday.

I still can't eat Burger King burgers. I shift managed at one, and as shift manager, you have to learn how to do everything, so one night I worked with the overnight cleaner guy... and scraped all the fat and grease drippings off of the broiler pan.

It was a lot.

I worked at a place that made burgers in high school. Part of my nightly clean up duty was to clean the inserts that went into the overhead exhaust by spraying them out with hot water. Yeah... I never liked doing that because it was so nasty. Thanks for reminding me of that. Jerk... :lol:

ClintP
10-08-2008, 05:28 AM
Yeah, those burgers are shitty there. The only thing I get from burger king is that oval chicken sandwich. Anything else is just nasty. The cheapest burger I will consume would be Wendy's.

nick maynard
10-08-2008, 05:44 AM
Weird, this was being discussed here as well: http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=163260, but the article he links is from June.
blog @ newsarama surfs the benbo to get article ideas.

SpecialK
10-08-2008, 05:46 AM
blog @ newsarama surfs the benbo to get article ideas.

Ya, I figured something was fishy, then I saw both linked the same Daily News article.

Natty P, Scientific Adventurer
10-08-2008, 05:53 AM
I love Burger King.

Foolish Mortal
10-08-2008, 06:20 AM
I love Burger King.
I do too. They're flame broiled, so you're not eating a lot of the fat that you get from griddle frying. And I just like the taste of flame broiled meat over griddle fried meat.

James H
10-08-2008, 06:35 AM
*sigh*

danlomb
10-08-2008, 06:49 AM
THe smart thing to do would have been to go fishing after he doped up half the ocean.

ds9
10-08-2008, 09:08 AM
So what inspired Downy to do the blackface?

Jef UK
10-08-2008, 09:31 AM
Talked about this yesterday.

I still can't eat Burger King burgers. I shift managed at one, and as shift manager, you have to learn how to do everything, so one night I worked with the overnight cleaner guy... and scraped all the fat and grease drippings off of the broiler pan.

It was a lot.

All burgers produce fat and grease like that.

Ryudo
10-08-2008, 09:33 AM
All burgers produce fat and grease like that.

Yeah, but at least when you make it at home, you can squish out most of it on the grill.

Marcdachamp
10-08-2008, 09:33 AM
This thread made me stop at Burger King last night. If I hadn't stopped there, I most likely would not have gotten a speeding ticket. I'm with ya, RDJ. :surrend:

Simps
10-08-2008, 09:41 AM
So what inspired Downy to do the blackface?
A hilarious role.

NeverWanderer
10-08-2008, 09:42 AM
That's prett damn funny right there. :lol: