This frightening bit of fashion was brought to my attention on Boing Boing today. While I’m in full support of sustainability, it’s safe to say I’m not a big fan of this evening wear. Continue Reading “Death Dress”→
A few weeks ago while in Vermont, I got to visit the magical and tasty Ben & Jerry’s factory in Waterbury. However, while Ben & Jerry’s is my ice cream of choice, their penchant for adding swirls and chunks of candies and fruit to create their many eclectic flavors make partaking in their cups and cones as dangerous as it can be delightful.
I recently spied this aisle display at a Duane Reade pharmacy on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Yet another warning for any and all enemies of peanuts, it seems the death-nut is now equally as important as bread and water. With aisle arrangements putting my personal kryptonite on par with two essential edibles, it seems only too clear that my nemesis has gained more ground than even I’d like to admit. Time to get this webcomic going and start taking a modicum of revenge against the peanut-beast! Stay tuned, brothers in arms against the legume menace! Stay tuned!
Recently, I signed up for Google’s Adsense service and the results of what ads are popping up on my site have been as hilarious as I expected. You see, Adsense scopes out your site’s content and frequently used words to decide which ads to place (when I don’t mess with any of the settings). Now, my site is Enemy of Peanuts (preaching death to the legume menace through blogging, natch!) but Adsense just sees “peanut” a bunch and makes a majority of my ads about the devil-nut and where you can buy it (and oddly enough, about Rachel Ray’s weight loss—could she be an agent of the enemy?!).
So, while I expected this might happen, the irony of this glaring contradiction on the site hopefully brings a chuckle to each and every one of you loyal readers and any interweb passersby that end up at EoP!
(To Google’s defense—I do so love them!—Adsense does pop up some stuff about Charles Schulz’s Peanuts and allergy awareness, so good on them!)
When I was flipping through the new Previews catalog yesterday, I came across a cover featuring the Joker that I found particularly disturbing. I’ll explain why this cover made me shudder so much, even at the risk of divulging my own personal kryptonite…
Now a smiling, psychotic madman might be enough to put a shiver down anyone’s spine. Throw in a knife or a gun as a weapon and he’s amped up to even more threatening and menacing. But, on the cover of Batman Confidential #23, the Clown Prince of Crime takes things to an entirely more fearsome level with one of the world’s deadliest weapons (to some)…a PEANUT!!!
I mean, playing on the deadly food allergies of the masses?! The Joker truly is a villain of the utmost degree! Looks like I have a new fictional character to add to the mortal enemy list alongside the Planter’s peanut guy!
(Oddly enough, this comes a week after a minor reaction to peanuts led me to spend a few hours in the emergency room!)