There is a scene in the film “Jurassic Park” where Jeff Goldblum’s character, Dr. Ian Malcom, questions the ethics of messing with nature. “Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should,” he says.
The same can be said for Mark Murray, an Australian man who — much like the scientists in “Jurassic Park” — is recklessly playing god by combining a hamburger with a hot dog and calling it a hamdog. A creation that will no doubt cause patrons of summertime barbecues to no longer need belts anymore and will probably increase heart attack rates across the globe.
According to Australian newspaper, The Mercury, “Murray first pitched his idea on Channel 10’s Shark Tank program last year, after successfully securing a US patent for the ‘combination hamburger hot dog bread bun’ in 2009.”
The paper adds: “Conceived in 2004, the $8 Hamdog consists of a Bunbury beef patty cut in half, with a Hunsa frankfurt inserted in the middle. It’s topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickles and three sauces – American mustard, tomato sauce and mayonnaise.”
One can only imagine that such a restaurant serving hamdogs would probably also have a sign on the wall that says “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” scrawled in ketchup.