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Boo Burgers?

Boo Burgers are what we call the meat patties from A & W that we started buying a few years ago for the dogs. Boo, the eldest, didn’t want to eat on the road in the beginning and we tried all manner of temptations. We discovered that he would eat the burger meat pattie from A & W as long as it was plain with no season salt. So, that’s how they came to be called Boo Burgers. I was reading an article on the newly discovered manuscript of Harper Lee, she was the author of just one novel To Kill a Mockingbird and the new one would be called To Set a Watchmen. I was amused to come across that Boo Burger’s were on the menu at the Courthouse Cafe in Monroeville? To Kill a Mockingbird is set in Monroeville apparently and they have taken full advantage of the connection to the famous book as a tourist thing. Off I went to Google and see what the connection was with Boo Burgers and the book. Turns out Boo is a character in the book, go figure.

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Found a place that had some quotes from the book and who the Boo character is…


“Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained — if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yelow and rottenl his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time.” (Lee 13)

“Every night sound I heard from my cot on the back porch was magnified three-fold; every scratch of feet on gravel was Boo Radley seeking revenge, every passing Negro laughing in the night was Boo Radley loose and after us; insects splashing against the screen were Boo Radley’s insane fingers picking the wire to pieces…” (Lee 55)

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Comic-Con 2015 has basically come and gone now in San Diego. If I could have attended I would have dressed up as Johnny Depp’s character Tonto in the Lone Ranger remake. Although critics panned the movie somewhat I found it very entertaining and I particularly like the message, “the sickness of greed is very strong”.


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