Brooklyn Public Library


Got Beef?

May 21, 2008 8:48 AM | 0 comments

It's national hamburger month and in homage to the holiday, we would like to celebrate one of the great American hamburger extraordinaires of yester-year: J Wellington Wimpy.


J. Wellington Wimpy, or Wimpy as he was known by most, is a well-dressed gent, a friend of Popeye and godfather to SweePea. Wimpy weighs 300 hamburgers and is 30 hamburgers tall. Here are some other fun facts about Wimpy:

- He is a native of California

- He weighs 300 hamburgers

- His IQ is reported as 326

- He earned 24 college degrees 

But of course he is best known for his infamous line, "I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a Hamburger today.” 


So the next time you go to your favorite burger joint, and you can’t quite make a selection remember this- Burgers can’t be choosers!  


To find your favorite hamburger recipe, drop by your branch and ask a librarian to direct you to cookbooks, which are call numbers 641-643 at your local library.

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