Saturday, August 30, 2008

Let's Give It To Mikey ... He Hates Everthing!

A little pause in the program here.

If you are recovering from the Dem's Convention this past week, or Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain's roll out of The Midnight Sun, seeking to see/hear/read anything other than politics, then we got a good one for you here.

Stumbled the other night on Joe Posnanski's blog.

As he describes himself, "Joe Posnanski has been sports columnist at The Kansas City Star since 1996. He has twice been named the best sports columnist in America by The Associated Press Sports Editors. As his mother says, that and about four bucks could get him a Grande Mocha at Starbucks."

As to the blog?

"This blog is a look into his confused mind."

The post that had me doubling over in stitches is Pixifoods Part I

Pixifood (PIKZ-ee-food), noun: Any food substance that is highly pleasant to the taste as a child and tastes shockingly unpleasant once you become an adult.
He has some good ones, classics, up there.

Candy Cigarettes ... Dinty Moore Beef Stew ...Fig Newtons ... Tang, and many more ...

All pretty hysterical.

Here's a sample;

As a Kid: Well, kids love the taste (and Moms love the nutrition!)

As an adult: Plastic and ketchup.

Tidbits: “Helping kids grow strong and healthy is a full-time job. Why not let SpaghettiOs brand pasta give you a hand? Each delicious serving of these tender little O’s provides a serving of vegetables (Editor’s note: What vegetables?), a serving of grains AND at least SIX essential vitamins and minerals!”

OK, beyond the obvious vegetables question, I have another one: What do they mean AT LEAST six essential vitamins and minerals. Might there be more? Have those just not been discovered yet? Are scientist working in the SpaghettiO labs non-stop and occasionally shouting out, “WAIT, I found one! Oh, no, sorry, that was some lint from my pocket. Damn. False alarm.” Or does it depend on what you consider to be essential? Like do these have Calcite in them, but many Moms don’t feel that’s essential?

I just keep it simple ... Anything "rich in electrolytes".

Go check out Pixifoods Part I.

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