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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Just So You Are Aware

Tomorrow is "I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore Day"!!! How great is that?

In crab news, a crab that looks like a strawberry? Whaaaa?

I know what you're thinking. Here he goes again with his crazy links. Well, you're right and you're wrong. I'd like to take a moment to mention that the creator of the Pez head recently passed away, may he rest in pez. His obituary recently appeared in the NY Times and it got me thinking about that candy dispenser we all know and love which took me to Wikipedia (of course):

Pez was first marketed as a compressed peppermint sweet or candy in Vienna, Austria. It was invented in 1927 in Vienna by a confectioner named Eduard Haas III. Haas invented peppermints using family owned baking powders, and decided to serve the mints in small, hand-size containers. He manufactured a small tin to hold the mints, similar to the modern Altoids tins. The first Pez mint dispensers, known as "regulars," were similar in shape to a cigarette lighter, and dispensed an adult breath mint marketed as an alternative to smoking. They were invented by Oscar Uxa. Haas Food Manufacturing Corporation of Vienna, Austria, was the first to sell Pez products.

World War II slowed marketing and production. In 1945, manufacturers devised and promoted the Pez Box Regular. In 1952 Eduard Haas introduced his product to the United States, and Curtis Allina headed Pez's U.S. business. In 1955, the Pez company placed heads on the dispensers and marketed them for children. Santa Claus and Mickey Mouse were among the first character dispensers. Since 1950, over 1500 different Pez dispensers, including the original character dispensers have been created.

I'm glad to hear that Sam Mendes is taking on the next James Bond film. It should be very interesting to see what he does with it.

Bowling is going to save the economy and the world. Strike! X

Who doesn't love a titanium hip/airport detector story?

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