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Old 01-23-2006, 08:10 AM   #1
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Now it really IS "Wonder Bread"

From the Minneapolis StarTribune...

HAVE YOU HEARD?

Wonder Bread, that squishy, sticky favorite of children all over America, is going on a health kick. Wonder Bread's baker is launching two whole-wheat versions today intended to look, taste and feel just like the spongy original.


http://www.startribune.com/462/story/198427.html

Can't you hear Martha saying, "Greg honey, your sandwich is ready!"

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Re: Now it really IS "Wonder Bread"
Old 01-23-2006, 09:09 AM   #2
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But because Greg is the cook, he would say the sandwhich is ready.

I would say, "looks like the spongy original." :
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I would say, "looks like the spongy original." :


Thank's for the set up Martha, but I'm going to defer on this one....

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Wow.

Just wow.

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Thank's for the set up Martha, but I'm going to defer on this one....

Not easy to lay off a "hanging curve-ball".

Congratulations on being able to do so.
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Maybe Martha is one step ahead and just testing you wisea**ses.

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Maybe Martha is one step ahead...
Ya think? An attorney doing some wordsmithing? Nahhhhh...! Just a coincidence. :


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If this turns into a Webster's Unabridged Dictionary thread about a part of me I won't be happy. :P When I saw it starting this morning, I thought 'Wahoo has it all wrong--again' But then Martha started in on it too. Martha: You're going to bed without ANY supper tonite. None. No!!! And wash the dang car too. It's dirty. No soup either. Ever!!! No!!! Bad people! Bad. Pile on, no fair.
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changing topic for a sec (or maybe not),

Apoc, in case you haven't already heard this expression:

"Apocalypse from now on"

Kind of catchy, I think.

Refers to the belief that the next disaster won't be temporary, like past disasters.
Ran across it here: http://www.spiked-online.com/Articles/0000000CAF03.htm
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lazyday: That stuff is too frightening even for me. Really. I always like putting everything into an historical perspective though. I still think that in the world and especially in this country, we are all currently lost in the rapture of money, power, and possesions. The imbalances in the economy, observable to most every thinking person, are the evidence--to my mind. As I've said previously, I just think we all--including me--need a little whack on the head to see this. Then we set about fixing it first by electing sane politicians (not the weasels and greedy SOBs in Congress now--but then again, we elected them, so they are just doing what gets them voted in) and establishing sustainable, balanced business practices. As I see things, the easiest way to get things rolling in the correct direction is to drain a fair amount of liquidity from the world and us. This won't be pleasant for anyone. I'm particularly ashamed of my generation, the one that brought Bill C. and George W. to power. I always thought we were better somehow, until I saw some of the consequences over the recent past. I just don't see real doom, just a little more gloom before the the . . . um . . . rise of the big, giant, incredibly huge whole wheat Wonder Bread, again and again and again. And maybe even again.



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Charles De Gaul:

"God Looks After Drunkards, Fools and The United States of America."

It wasn't meant as a complement - at least I don't think so.

Anywise - been watching the US President series on the History channel. Makes me think De Gaul wasn't too far off the mark.

Time passes - Things change.

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1000 years from now how will History remember this phase of the US, will there even be a US, or will it evolve into another entity??

What is America's legacy,how will it compare to the Empires of Greece, Rome, Great Britain, Mayan, Egyptian etc.

China gave us pasta, Italy and France , fine wines, the US, the Big Mac and Wonderbread.
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1000 years from now how will History remember this phase of the US, will there even be a US, or will it evolve into another entity??

What is America's legacy,how will it compare to the Empires of Greece, Rome, Great Britain, Mayan, Egyptian* etc.

China gave us pasta, Italy and France , fine wines, the US, the Big Mac and Wonderbread.
Hey. at least we are way ahead of Canadians, who mostly give envy.
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Basketball, for a start.
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lazyday: That stuff is too frightening even for me.
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Then we set about fixing it first by
The review linked wasn't too scary, actually was kind of neutral. The book being reviewed was surely quite scary, as it's becoming popular I guess to write scary nonfiction books.

I'm too lazy to try to fix the world. I do sometimes complain about how we squander our resources, and expose ourselves to much bigger risks than necessary. But, I'm not the type to try to fix it, so just try to enjoy my own life, without making big sacrifices to try to prepare for something terrible that can't really be well prepared for anyway. (IMO)

I'm also a long-term optimist. My guess is that technology will get us out of most of the problems we get ourselves into, and that quality of life will improve as wealth grows. And, that people over time will learn more and more, how to live well.
I'm not saying there couldn't be a big step back first, or even something to wipe out the race, but I don't view that as likely, and even if it happened, well... what could I do about it? Kind of like worrying about The Bomb.
Most likely, in 20 or 40 years from now, we'll laugh about how worried people were in 2006.
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Hey. at least we are way ahead of Canadians, who mostly give envy.
I'm not so sure about that now. Yesterday, I missed the 60 minutes show. It had a story on Canada's oil surplus that could supply US with 100 years of the black sweet stuff. They might be able to checkmate us with their own wonder bread.

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Green Peace.

You can't drink Oil but you can water.

That is what you all should be worrying about.

You paved Paradise and turned it into a parking lot.
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Thats catchy, someone should put it in a song.

Salesman gets assigned Canada for a territory. He immediately exclaims "Canada! Only whores and hockey players live in Canada!". His boss stares him down and says "My WIFE is from Canada!". The salesman quickly queries "So what team did she play for?".
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I'm also a long-term optimist.

Most likely, in 20 or 40 years from now, we'll laugh about how worried people were in 2006.
This comment is spot on.* Remember y2k?* Gawd, we were all doomed! Do NOT believe most of the cocky-locky types.* They've been consistently wrong.*
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Sara Lee - 100% whole grain white - just looked - bought at Hy-Vee.

Didn't Stalin or some dude like that say - history is written by he who owns the pen.

Be careful - X years from now we may be pawning our pens for Canadian oil.

Not to worry - the jokes will be about the same - they will just change the names.

Bernstein likes to peruse Angus Madison's stuff - remember 'rich as an Argentine' and when Egypt's market was 'the place to invest. The step daughter in spare just finished* her Netflix Sean Connery in Rising Sun - some people believed Japan had the future locked up when that movie was made.

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