Sunday, May 14, 2006

have a nice day

Did they ever find the Nun Bun? It was a cinnamon roll that was stolen from a Nashville coffee shop on Christmas morning. I was reminded of the Nun Bun yesterday while looking at the website for Penn & Teller's series on Showtime. During their third season, they did an episode about holy images that turn up on grilled cheese sandwiches and the like.

It's not quite as good as seeing a holy image on toast but I did have a vision of a '70s icon the other day. In 1972, the smiley face was so popular it was even made into a balloon for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Most people today know it from Wal-Mart, which is trying to trademark the image. I saw the smiley face looking back at me when I opened a jar of Polaner Sugar Free Blackberry Preserves. I snapped a photo to "preserve" image before it sloughed off.

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Anonymous Frank's daughter said...

mmmmmm...real food.

i can't wait to come home and enjoy some sugar-free LA weightloss diet's better than Ciao Hall cafeteria, that's for certain.

plus, Freakonimics will be in my suitcase!


Anonymous Pam Mc said...

Nice smiley :)

Blogger Polly said...

It's nice to see you're eating healthy... I can't believe Wal-Mart is trying to trademark something as.. as.. iconic as the smiley face! Shame on them. Next thing you know they'll try to trademark old folk greeters and mullet-sporting cashiers. Heaven help us:)


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