Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The Red Menace


"And now for a story about food that is not winning any culinary awards. If you have a fifth grader you may well be aware of a Red Menace."

ha. serious news reporting

I just listened to All Things Considered and heard a piece on flamin' hot cheetos. They reported that kids are going nuts!! over these hot cheetos and they have to be banned from schools (in california). The piece is really funny because the reporter interviews kids on the playground and they're all going crazy yelling together about cheetos...and telling him that if he eats a whole bag it will give him the runs and a burning bum. This is interspersed with interview with the principal who is against the artificial nature and color of the food and the mess it makes in the hallways. The Red Menace. It is Hilarious..please . listen for yourself.

Another funny thing about NPR...today when they thanked their sponsors they thanked Papst Blue Ribbon! what? Usually it is financial investing companies, engineering groups, or architectural firms; now it is PBR. I wonder if they are finally angling for my demographic.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

at the store kitty-corner (i looked up how to spell that) from me, which is called Lucky Candy, they have nacho cheese, the kind that you dump on with a ladel, and kids buy small bags of doritos or cheetos, and they open it up and hand it to the clerk, who serves a dollop of nacho cheese right into the bag! nacho cheese doritos — with nacho cheese topping! i haven't seen anyone do it with flamin' hot cheetos, but i don't doubt that it happens.

5:44 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

you are the second person to report that...someone told me they liked it because it added more 'substance' to the otherwise lite doritos.

6:06 AM  
Blogger Diane Lane said...

If I ever have a store, I'm in on that. Thanks for the tip.

7:27 PM  

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