Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Q&A: Record one ton cheeseburger fed Black Bear Casino guests

Casino guests devour record

I read an article about the Black Bear Casino Resort near Carlton, Minn., where they took the world record for the largest bacon cheeseburger: 2,014 pounds and 10 feet across. What do they do with all this food?

On Sept. 2, the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, Minn., decided to cook the world's largest cheeseburger as a publicity stunt for the Labor Day weekend. It smashed the previous record of 881 pounds and 13 ounces, according to the Duluth News Tribune.

By the numbers: It took more than four hours to cook on a special oven and it took a crane to flip it. It measured more than 10 feet in diameter. It had more than 40 pounds of cheese, 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions and 40 pounds of pickles on it.

Guinness records representative Philip Robertson was on hand and had this to say: "What I saw today was a feat of remarkable teamwork that resulted in a world record burger that actually tastes really good."

You'll be happy to hear that it was eaten by casino guests.

'Longmire' returns for 2013

What has happened to the series Longmire on A&E? Has it ended for the season or been canceled? I thought it was very good, stories were interesting and cast was believable. I hope they decide to give it another chance to acquire an audience.

The 10-episode first season of the series, based on the novels by Craig Johnson and starring Robert Taylor, has aired. A&E says that the show has had more viewers on average than any other series on the network, ever — and a second season has been ordered for telecast in 2013.

'Killing' won't be on AMC

We all want to know if there is going to be another season of The Killing.

Not on AMC. The network said in a statement that "After much deliberation, we've come to the difficult decision not to renew The Killing for a third season." The cliffhanger ending of the first season alienated many viewers expecting plot resolution, and the second season was often a bore.

Still, the TVLine website has reported that both Netflix and DirecTV have considered picking up The Killing, which would make sense because Netflix has revived Arrested Development for telecast in 2013 and DirecTV kept Friday Night Lights and Damages alive. But no decision has been announced.

New 'Newsroom' season in works

We really, really enjoy Aaron Sorkin's new show — the best program since West Wing. How have the ratings been? Will we get another season?

The Newsroom, Sorkin's series for HBO, will be back in 2013. Although the reaction to the show has been mixed, the network ordered a second season early in the drama's first-season run.

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