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January 29, 2004

Desperate Times for desperate measures. So I breakfasted on Coco Pops.
Posted by matt at January 29, 2004 10:57 AM

Are those italics for emphasis, or parallel with your weird usage with restaurant names?

Posted by: Matt at January 29, 2004 11:20 AM

Sorry, it remembered my form prefs from back when we were all Matt.

Posted by: Max at January 29, 2004 11:21 AM

This should at least help you step off that 2-inch ledge. I find there's very little I can't accomplish when fortified by chocolate breakfast cereal.

Well, that's a lie, actually, but wouldn't it be wonderful if it were true?

Posted by: Faustus, M.D. at January 29, 2004 11:28 AM

[Faustus] If only.
[Max] We are *still* all Matt.
[Matt] Those italics are for italics.

Posted by: matt at January 29, 2004 11:35 AM

I'm not matt. At least I think I'm not. Can anyone tell me if I'm matt?


I like Coco Pops.

Posted by: ksquare at January 29, 2004 02:19 PM

You're matt. You just haven't come to terms with it yet.

Posted by: matt at January 29, 2004 02:42 PM

Are you sure he isn't matt?

Posted by: Max at January 29, 2004 04:57 PM

Hm. Let me try that again.

Are you sure he isn't _matt_ ?

Posted by: Max at January 29, 2004 04:58 PM

I must say I'm a big fan of Coco Pops myself, actually...

Posted by: Eurodan at January 29, 2004 09:59 PM

Of course, in America, we don't have Coco Pops; or, rather, I assume we have them, but they must go by a different name. We have Cocoa Puffs (chocolate-flavored corn puffs) and Cocoa Krispies (chocolate-flavored puffed rice). Then of course there's Cookie Crisp, which is actually little chocolate chip cookies that you pour milk over and eat. I'm just waiting for Chocolate Cake cereal.

Posted by: Faustus, M.D. at January 30, 2004 04:01 AM

Cocoa Krispies are the ones; the name was changed a couple of years back (used to eat them in California, certainly), but in this country it reverted to Cocoa Pops following a public outcry and subsequent referendum. Yes, really; public outcries can be very effective when it actually matters. Just not against the Labour government.

Posted by: Stairs at January 30, 2004 08:15 AM

Surely the modifier "Labour" was unnecessary there, Stairs. You may be too young to remember just how intractable the Tories used to be, but you just have to look to your country of birth for another example. Or think ahead to life under Michael Howard.

Yuck, what a nauseating image.

Besides, the Coco Pops business wasn't a public outcry at all, it was a marketing wet dream, engineered for maximum publicity, aimed squarely at the (too young to vote) CITV brat demographic.

God I hate advertisers.

Suddenly I feel I should be boycotting Coco Pops. But fuck it, I've already bought this box, and it's breakfast time :)

Posted by: matt at January 30, 2004 10:14 AM

My original comment actually ran as a long rant against the United States government; I then got bored with my political rhetoric and reduced it to 'Labour' in a moment of laziness, hoping that somewhere, on some tiny Pacific Island perhaps, there exists a government that listens and acts in the best interests of its population of five. Did Teranesia gain independence?

Yuck indeed.

Speaking of wet dreams - no, I didn't have one - I did have my first ever dream in which I shagged someone I liked. I woke up surprised, confused, and a little bit happy at the unexpected turn of events. And at my new found flexibility. No, no, last bit is just a joke.

Posted by: Stairs at January 30, 2004 01:03 PM

I'm a lucid dreamer. And then I go to sleep.

Posted by: ksquare at January 30, 2004 04:45 PM

No need to suffer whilst boycotting Coco Pops. Many of the non Coco Pop, chocolate flavoured rice cereals taste just as good (though, alas, not Carrefour Espaņa's own brand version which sometimes resembles chocolate flavoured shotgun pellets.)

I remember the days when we had a different political system with parties that weren't all the same and politicians who resigned when caught out... blah, blah, blah.

Posted by: Shyboy at January 30, 2004 05:22 PM

Biggest comment to post ratio ever?

Posted by: Max at January 31, 2004 11:49 AM

Not yet; that honour falls, with fair regularity, to the following bit of web-charm:

Posted by: Stairs at January 31, 2004 04:29 PM

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