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Offline MH

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Cereal Culture
« on: August 22, 2017, 07:50:12 am »
I always have loved those sugary American cereals.  My current favourite is Quisp.  I see that you can buy it online now $13 US with shipping:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Quaker-Quisp-Crunchy-Corn-Cereal-8-5-oz/38441458?cstrackid=229584c7-a61d-412f-b923-4a533d1a3108&u1=229584c7a61d412fb9234a533d1a3108&oid=223073.1&wmlspartner=0fT3wBnEvfQ&sourceid=30398430100998422585&affillinktype=10&veh=aff

I think I'll do it but I'll have to get Mrs. Hardner to get a Walmart account first.  I don't want one.

I did score some other fave cereals on my US trip: Apple Jacks, which are a *little* hard to find, and Capn Crunch w/Crunchberries which aren't available in Canada.  The Capn's pantheon of cartoons was created by Jay Ward - the Bullwinkle creator.  I have watched hours of those cartoons and love them as much as the cereals.

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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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Re: Cereal Culture
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 07:00:16 pm »
I love them sugary cereals.  I usually buy tons of chocolate bars and candy when I'm in the US, you always see them at the gas station etc.  Hmm never thought about hitting up a grocery store though or grocery isle in Walmart etc and checking out the cereal.  Good advice!

My fav cereal is probably....Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
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Re: Cereal Culture
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 08:42:43 pm »
"Cereal Culture"  LMAO

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 08:59:05 pm »
If I am hungry before bedtime I eat Frosted Flakes (or whichever generic knock-off I bought.)

But for breakfast, I am all business. I find that most breakfast cereals leave me hungry after a couple of hours, and the only ones that hold me for longer are Shreddies (or whichever generic knock-off I bought) or granola.  I had to quit eating granola on account of my colon told me to stop.

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Re: Cereal Culture
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 09:18:18 pm »
I love them sugary cereals.  I usually buy tons of chocolate bars and candy when I'm in the US, you always see them at the gas station etc. 

Take note: M&Ms now come in Coffee Nut flavour.  Must try it.

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My fav cereal is probably....Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 09:20:17 pm »
If I am hungry before bedtime I eat Frosted Flakes (or whichever generic knock-off I bought.)

Generic Frosted Flakes ?  You make me weep, girl.  I have an empty box of Puerto Rican Frosted Flakes I picked up, and Tony the Tiger has THICK EYEBROWS !

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But for breakfast, I am all business. I find that most breakfast cereals leave me hungry after a couple of hours, and the only ones that hold me for longer are Shreddies (or whichever generic knock-off I bought) or granola.  I had to quit eating granola on account of my colon told me to stop.

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Don't skimp on cereal.  You only save a coupla bucks.  Also most granola should be good for your colon, it's high on fibre.

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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2017, 10:03:08 pm »
Generic Frosted Flakes ?  You make me weep, girl.  I have an empty box of Puerto Rican Frosted Flakes I picked up, and Tony the Tiger has THICK EYEBROWS !

oooh, look at Mr Moneybags over here, with his brand-name cereal.  :P

Don't skimp on cereal.  You only save a coupla bucks.  Also most granola should be good for your colon, it's high on fibre.

I started finding that around noon each day my colon was telling me "please, not so much fibre."

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Re: Cereal Culture
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2017, 10:08:44 pm »
The Capn's pantheon of cartoons was created by Jay Ward - the Bullwinkle creator. 

heyyyy, wait a minute... they were a pantheon?

Was this a shared continuity, like the Marvel Cinematic Universe?  Like, did Cap'n Crunch, and Toucan Sam, and Tony the Tiger, and Count Chocula, and Lucky the Leprechaun, and the Trix rabbit, and all the rest, all exist in the same fictional setting, and they could interact with each other, and go on adventures and solve mysteries and stuff?

I think I would probably watch a movie based on this premise.

Also, why wouldn't they share their cereal with the rabbit?  That always seemed grossly unfair and made me mad.

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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2017, 10:09:07 pm »
oooh, look at Mr Moneybags over here, with his brand-name cereal.  :P

Is it offensive if I say there's something very lesbian about generic shreddies ?

Can you just live a little for once ?

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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2017, 10:13:43 pm »
Is it offensive if I say there's something very lesbian about generic shreddies ?

Something sort of ... utilitarian?  Like sensible shoes or a Subaru?   :D

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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2017, 10:16:01 pm »
heyyyy, wait a minute... they were a pantheon?

Was this a shared continuity, like the Marvel Cinematic Universe?  Like, did Cap'n Crunch, and Toucan Sam, and Tony the Tiger, and Count Chocula, and Lucky the Leprechaun, and the Trix rabbit, and all the rest, all exist in the same fictional setting, and they could interact with each other, and go on adventures and solve mysteries and stuff?

I think I would probably watch a movie based on this premise.

Also, why wouldn't they share their cereal with the rabbit?  That always seemed grossly unfair and made me mad.

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No it's like Marvel and DC.  The Capn had cereals and the cereals had characters.

Like Smedley the elephant who was used to introduce Peanut Butter Crunch (delicious, hasn't changed since the 70s, had some in the states)

And the Crunchberry Beast to introduce Capn Crunch with Crunchberries.  I think the Pirate (Jean LeFoote) also had a cereal.  They started putting the cereals out in the 90s without new characters I think.  Like Choco Berry and Oops !  which is a joke cereal where they put Crunchberries and no Crunch.

There were all kinds of characters in the commercials: Sea Dog, the dog, the kids who crewed the ship (the Guppy) and Sea Witch.  I caught a sex reference in one of the sea witch cartoons after watching for a long time... actually maybe the 2nd or third time I viewed them.  She's imagining herself with Capn Crunch, who she stalked, and the thought bubble shows him serving her the cereal in bed.

Did I mention my obsession on this topic ?  Did I mention I acted in a Capn Crunch commercial and the product rep was creeped out by me ?  My life...

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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2017, 10:16:21 pm »
Something sort of ... utilitarian?  Like sensible shoes or a Subaru?   :D

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Re: Cereal Culture
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2017, 10:18:25 pm »
I'll just leave this here:


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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2017, 10:22:49 pm »
I don't know how you could become so emotionally invested in this setting if a Sea Witch can just show up and resolve everything all deus-ex-machina like.

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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2017, 05:39:48 am »
I don't know if it's sea hag or sea witch.  I don't remember her doing magic.