December 24, 2006

We're back in NY for Christmas visiting my folks. I found a box of Cracker Jacks lying around. Alright! I haven't had Cracker Jacks in YEARS.

Of course, I go right for the "toy".

Who the hell is Irving?

Maybe my memory is going but at one time didn't we actually get real toys? Ok...they were CRAPPY toys but still toys. This thing doesn't even remotely qualify as a toy, not even a lame one. It's an ADVERTISEMENT for some movie. The Cracker Jacks were off to a bad start already.

So here's a picture of what THEY claim Cracker Jacks look like. Pretty close to how I remember them.

Here's what the crap in the box actually looks like.

Not only does the popcorn have, at best, a razor thin coating caramel, at this point I'm not even sure if it's real popcorn.

And where are the nuts??? I remember Cracker Jacks being smothered in gooey caramel with a nut in practically every bite.

It took some time but I did manage to find few nuts. Once again, note the lack of caramel.

Here's the funny part. All of this came as a holiday gift pack from my mom's dentist. Here's the rest of it. Note the toothbrush, dental floss and a couple of tubes of travel size toothpaste to make it "legitimate". I predict 2007 will be a very good year for her dentist.

It's just a camera, mom. You can put your hands down now.

My lovely grandmother. That's me in the backround. I'm clearly doing something hyper-intellectual.

"Go away! You can't have it! It's mine!!!"

"Err....hee hee! We were just joking...nothing to see here. You can put the camera away now..."

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