OMGWTFBBQ. Check Out United's Boeing 777 Barbeque Pit
THERE IS. A BARBEQUE PIT. SHAPED LIKE A BOEING 777.
Take a second to process that, and then update your iCal to include the dates February 27 - March 1 2014, when this miracle of modern engineering will again cook up thousands of hot dogs and hamburgers during Houston's World Championship Bar-be-que.
The pit itself was born in 1999, designed by a Continental Airlines maintenance foreman and constructed by BBQ Pits by Klose. It's a 1:10 scale 777, now repainted with the updated United merger livery.
The entire 40,000-pound rig travels between Chicago and Houston, heating up at special events and tended by an official United 777 BBQ team of airline employees. Most recently it pulled into Tupelo, MS to cook lunch for the staff of Universal Asset Management, an aircraft recycling and solutions company.
Unfortunately the BBQ cooker doesn't have a set schedule of events, but it does make a regular annual appearance at the aforementioned Houston BBQ cook-off, which is really "three days of cooking, competition, eating and dancing" before the start of the massive Livestock Show and Rodeo. See you there?
[Photos: BBQ Pits by Klose, Kevin Boydston Video: WTVA]