So It’s National Double Cheeseburger Day!

America seems to have so many days dedicated to something or the other, including a lot for food. So they have a National Cheeseburger day, which I was aware of, but I was today year’s old when I found out that they also have a National Double Cheeseburger Day? And that is today, September 15. Who came up with the double cheeseburger – no one actually knows.

A hamburger simply consisted of meat, bread, and some toppings. It was then in 1926, where Lionel Sternberger created a cheeseburger in Pasadena, California when he decided to slap a slice of American cheese on it to see what comes out of it. Since then the cheeseburger is one of the most popular food items across the world. But then someone did it twice without adding more bread.

Years later in 1937, Bob’s Big Boy is said to have created the first double cheeseburger. That double cheeseburger had another bun in the middle of it so it sort of resembled the Big Mac from McDonald’s. Nevertheless, they are still credited for making the first double cheeseburger. However the actual person remains a mystery.

My ultimate double cheeseburger would be a brioche bun, flavoured mayo, then a slice of lettuce, tomato slices, two quarter pounder beef patties, with cheese slices on each, caramalized onions and mayo on the top bun’s bottom side. For extra omphiness, add a fried egg, bacon & cooked mushroom on the top. Deliciousness at it’s very best!

Old (2021)

Old is a 2021 American thriller film written, directed, and produced by M. Night Shyamalan. It is based on the French-language Swiss graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. The film features an ensemble cast consisting of Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Alex Wolff,  Thomasin McKenzie, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ken Leung, Eliza Scanlen, Aaron Pierre, Embeth Davidtz, and Emun Elliott. The plot follows a group of people who find themselves aging rapidly on a secluded beach.

Shyamalan decided to adapt¬†Sandcastle¬†into a film after receiving it as a¬†Father’s Day¬†gift in 2017. The then-untitled project was announced in September 2019, with the filmmaker revealing a partnership with¬†Universal Pictures. The following year, filming took place in the Dominican Republic for three months, during the¬†COVID-19 pandemic, with cinematographer¬†Michael Gioulakis.¬†Old¬†premiered at¬†Jazz at Lincoln Center¬†in New York City on July 19, 2021, and was theatrically released in the United States on July 23. The film was a box office success, grossing $90 million worldwide against an $18 million budget while receiving polarized reviews from critics.