Daily Weird #37 Give me a Fat Ho! (hold the cheese)
Fat Ho Burgers. Good Stuff.
Lakita Evans worked for this, she planned for this and by God, she's making a name with this. Ms. Evans worked her way through college, saved her money, and then opened up the restaurant of her dreams, Fat Ho Burgers. Go Lakita!!
So, what’s the problem?
Lakita said “Ho”. She said “Ho” in her menu items, she said “Ho” in her (gasp) name. And she laughed while doing so. OMG!
Some folks aren’t too happy with that. It seems the Gospel Café’ and Book Shop down the road feels that saying “Ho” is offensive. No one is calling them, or anyone else a whore, so I’m not completely sure why they’re offended. Maybe they’re standing up for the burgers, who, in fairness, cannot stand up for themselves.
Probably they’re just trying to be politically correct. It didn’t used to be this way. The seven dwarfs all said “Ho”. Santa’s trade mark is yelling “ho! ho! ho!”. Hostess has little cakes called double ho’s. Better known as “Ho Ho’s”. I own a hoe.
In current times, however, your race does determine what you can get away with saying and what you can’t.
Imus in the Morning said “nappy headed ho” and that was fine. Wait, no, that’s right, he got fired. Saying it about someone else is taboo. Ms. Evans is making fun of her own burgers.
I gained 50 pounds in the last 4 years for the sole purpose of being able to make fat jokes. A size 2 girl talking about dieting just doesn’t go over so well; and forget about using the word “waddling” unless you’ve hit the double digits in your clothing size. It’s not fair, but there it is.
Jews can make jokes about money. Mexicans can joke about beans. Priests can tell the priest and a nun jokes. (OK, we can ALL do that one. ) Fat chicks can say “fat chicks”, and black people can use racially tinged slang. Puppets (ie. Jeff Dunham ) can make jokes about anything. I think I need a puppet.
(side note: This entire hub has been written by my friend, Chris, the non-gendered sock puppet.)
The controversy has been good for Ms. Evans, her store sold out of burgers on Wednesday. I say good for her. While it’s true that Mel Gibson couldn’t get away with opening up a joint called "Fat Ho Burgers” she can, and she did. She has a sense of humor and she’s using it to her advantage. Ms. Evans stated "It's like clear this world is not gonna get any better. Why cry and be depressed? The economy is bad. Somebody gotta keep a sense of humor around here." (source: http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/food/2011/03/25/2011-03-25_fat_ho_burgers_causes_uproar_in_waco_texas_owner_says_people_are_missing_the_hum.html)
It would be nice if everyone had a larger sense of humor and a smaller sense of offended-ness, but I don’t see that happening any time soon. In the meantime, if I’m ever down in Waco, TX I’m going to stop by. The Fat Chicken Ho sounds scrumptious, of course, I’m on a diet (I ran out of fat jokes) , so maybe I’ll just stick with the Tiny Ho.
Right now, I’ve got to get back to work, so, in the words of the dwarfs (before we all became so politically correct ) “Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s off to work I go, Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Hi Ho!” Wow. That’s a lot of Ho’s. Here’s hoping no one gets offended.
For more information on this story, please visit one of the news sources below.
- Fat Ho Burgers
- Fat Ho Burgers Opens - Fast Food - Fox Nation
- \'Fat Ho Burgers\' Offends Gospel Cafe and Bookshop
A woman in Waco, Texas, who named her burger joint
- Waco: Business Is Booming At Fat Ho Burgers
Business was almost too good Wednesday at a new Waco restaurant thats getting more attention for its name than for its food.
- 'Fat Ho Burgers' causes uproar from Christian neighbors; owner says people are missing the humor
The menu's items include Supa Fly Ho with Cheese, Fat Chicken Ho or the Sloppy Ho isket. And for the younger Fat Ho customers, there's Tiny Ho Meals.