Tuesday, October 12, 2010

friffles

  • Am I the only person who does not like candy corn?! It's colored ear wax! In fact, based on it's shape, it probably came from someone's very large ear canal and the outside is a color-coded representation of the number of layers from which it was extracted.
  • I'm mildly amused by the reporters who are covering the Chilean Miners' story and including observations that their stressed family members and friends are becoming increasingly edgy and annoyed with the swarm of invasive and pushy reporters. Immediately followed by a quote gathered by one such reporter from one such stressed family member.

2 comments:

  1. LOL, I hate candy corn too! And I LOVE your likening it to ear wax! You are too funny.

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  2. I had to google candy corn to know what you're talking about first, and have to say I'm with you. It is tasteless and the oddest shape. It doesn't look like corn at all, so I ventured out to wikipedia to find out the root of this candy's name. And this is what I found.

    **Candy corn is a confection in the United States and Canada, popular primarily in autumn around Halloween. Candy corn was created in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Wunderlee Candy Company; the three colors of the candy mimic the appearance of kernels of corn.[1] Each piece is approximately 3 times the size of a whole kernel from a ripe or dried ear. Candy corn is made primarily from sugar, corn syrup, artificial coloring and binders.[2] A serving size of 22 pieces contains 140 calories and no fat.[1] Candy corn pieces are traditionally cast in three colors: a broad yellow end, a tapered orange center, and a pointed white tip. A popular variation called "Indian corn" features a chocolate brown wide end, orange center and pointed white tip. In recent years confectioners have introduced additional color variations suited to other holidays, including Christmas and Easter.[1] The Christmas variant is marketed as "reindeer corn", reflecting the myth about Santa's reindeer getting their flying ability from magic corn.**

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