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Ground meat on a bun:
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I get teased a lot about this one. I mean, I get a lot of compliments on the Cheesebircle button I wear on my hat, but it's my family that teases me. They don't seem to understand why anyone would want to purchase or wear a cheesebircle or a cheeseburger design of any kind. They just don't get it. As it happens, the reason is twofold:
First, cheeseburgers have sustained popularity as shirt designs for the entirety of the years I've been pursuing this career. I listen to them and I keep worrying, "Have I missed the cheeseburger design boat?" but then I go to the main page of Spreadshirt themselves (The printers and sellers of my shirts, with the fancy marketplace where people can search for anything they want to find on a shirt, for cripe's sake!) and as of the writing of this text, there is a cheeseburger design FEATURED RIGHT THERE ON THE LANDING PAGE! Of all the things they could possibly choose on their extensive marketplace, they STILL pick a cheeseburger to highlight! Checkmate, family!
And second, I've just always loved the aesthetics of cheeseburgers. I don't know quite why. There are all sorts of visually appetizing meals out there, many foods for more refined palates, but it's not even just about the taste. Something about that iconic image of the perfect cheeseburger, a fine bulkie roll or sesame bun, with a perfectly-formed circular patty of cooked red meat, and the toppings! Oh, the toppings: cheese, lettuce tomatoes, and pickles. It's a stack of color, mostly of the yellow-brown shades but also green and red. And it's as American as a sandwich gets. Even the squishy fast food varieties, not so perfect, have a certain appeal.
One person I used to know observed that the sandwiches at McDonald's, Burger King, and similar places do not use the squishiness by accident or just to save money: When you bite into any of their sandwiches, whether it's a burger or chicken or fish, it seems to be specially engineered to give a consistent... consistency, for the entirety of the bite. There's a reason they don't use super-fresh lettuce: It'd be too crunchy. The buns are not toasted for the same reason. This was this guy's theory anyway, and he's... someone whose ideas are to be taken with a grain of salt. But I think I can verify it more or less. I love a good fast food burger just as much as a super-fresh, higher-end burger. Then there's cookouts... Oh, my childhood June birthdays, my dear late Daddy manning the grill, telling me to go away and stop hovering... Um, anyway.
But yeah, the appeal of a cheeseburger goes well beyond just the taste. My family might not think so but they're silly. Interestingly, you know how there are multiple ways people think, like some people are consistently visual thinkers but many people can't think in color or even pictures at all? When I was learning about my autism, I read an article describing how verbal thinkers may have a linguistic idea of a "verbal dog" where they think "dogs have wagging tails and sharp teeth and are usually just clever enough to learn when you're going to look away from your dinner plate (with a cheeseburger on it) but not much more than that" but cannot actually bring a visual picture of a dog to mind. (The article did indeed talk about a "'verbal dog' concept" although I haven't the faintest idea who wrote it or where it is now.) I found that amazing. I've always thought in color-pictures and words. But when I learned that fact, the first thing I thought of to prove to myself that I was a visual thinker? Well, I thought of a cheeseburger! I pictured the perfectly-stacked, on-the-menu-but-not-when-they-actually-serve-it cheese burger, presented on a red background with a glowing light behind it. If you need a visual, it was sorta like the Krabby Patty at the end of the Spongebob episode with the training video, only a bit more neat. Perfectly formed.
But anyway, Cheesebircle makes a great button pin; I have one, as I said. I also might suggest this design on a red or a yellow T-shirt, depending on whether you prefer ketchup or mustard more at cookouts. You know why. ;)