Commenter Of The Day: Texas McGangBang Edition

The Texas McGangBang or, just McGangBang, is a McDonoalds McChicken sandwich served inside a double cheeseburger. It's not great for you, but since both items are on the dollar menu it's a great value at just $2.19 with tax in most places. The origin is a bit of a mystery and it goes back to a post on UrbanDictionary back in 2006, claiming it was started in Daytona Beach, Florida. For some reason, people seem to think you can only order pre-constructed from a McDonalds in College Station, Texas but it's been ordered elsewhere. The 2011 WRX STI is upgraded much like the McGangBang, but Desu-San-Desu has another sandwich in mind for his final meal/drive.

I tend to have the kind of double-edged luck that often has people remark "That really sucks that this happened to you...again. But you know what? You're really lucky to be alive." Unfortunate circumstances just seem to befall me on a more regular basis than is considered normal.

Despite this, I am still somewhat of a thrill seeker and would appear to many as being unconcerned about the threat of death. A lot of times those who've known me for some time will see me still take risks despite my track record of horrible luck and they often ask me:

"Do you have a death wish?"

Whenever I am asked this question, I always tell them the same story: When I was 12 years old, I got my first job, working for $6.00 an hour under the table at a truck stop owned by a friend's father. I started out just doing stocking and custodial work, but when Pete, the owner, found out I knew how to cook from my dad (who'd started me making all the family meals at the age of 10), he decided to have me take over in the kitchen so he could man the register uninterrupted.

Within 3 months, I knew all the menu items and on my lunch breaks would experiment with new food items which Pete and I would try and if they were good enough, we'd place them on the "Deluxe Special" menu, where the newly created items cost substantially more, but you could customize them if you wished when ordering.

My most famous creation was a sandwich called the "Mississippi Queen." The standard configuration was the most popular and it rarely was customized because most people considered it perfect the way it was:

Two pieces of buttered and lightly garlic-coated Texas toast with melted cheddar cheese on them. Between them was a chicken-friend steak topped with mashed potatoes, a little chicken gravy, sweet corn, 4 strips of bacon, and a slice of pepperjack cheese. This was assembled and then press-cooked on the griddle and served hot on a plate surrounded by onion rings and curly fries smothered in more gravy.

It was a huge hit. People loved it. And I'm pretty sure a lot of the people who were seen eating it were asked "Do you have a death wish?" But they always kept on eating.

If you asked me today if I had a death wish, I would say no. I just enjoy the guilty pleasures in life because I know life is fleeting.

However, were I to actually have a death wish and I wanted to die a happy man with no regrets, I have a feeling my final moments would involve Tommi Mäkinen doing a speed lap around the Nürburgring in a prototype 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI while I'm in the passenger seat munching on a Mississippi Queen and listening to Iron Maiden's "Hallowed Be Thy Name" on the stereo at full volume.

Because if I die, I just wish it to be while I'm doing just that.

More about the McGangBang and the Unprotected McGangBang here.

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