Thursday, April 20, 2006

It's a beautiful world we live in

Another birthday present (another book!) was a book on nostalgic candy. Lots of classics in there, and a few strange ones. The oddest is the Chicken Dinner, apparently chosen for the connotation of prosperity. I shudder at just what is meant by the Denver Dinner described on this web page (complete with Chicken Dinner candy truck). In today's climate if we were to have a candy with an inappropriate but topical name, it would have to something on the prurient side. I think the Shocker and the Hot Carl candies can't be far behind. Think I'm crazy? Remember a perfectly respectable brewer has just released the Golden Shower. O Brave New World!

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