Thursday, August 09, 2007

Capitalism Funds Creativity?

My favorite thing about America is the supermarkets and all of the useless but shiny, tempting junk you can find there. Only in a country where consumers have too much choice can you find a product as wonderful as
"Make your own ice cream sundae!!...but out of candy, not ice cream!!"

It's a bit like going to Las Vegas to see Venice or the Pyramids, but better tasting:


Rosa said...

I think I've seen those at the dollar store before. How do they taste?

Moko said...

Actually, they're nowhere near as bad as you'd think. The strawberry ice cream gummy balls are REALLY tasty, and the "candy bits" (second from the right in the photo) taste like Nerds.

But the ice cream cone is even more tasteless than regular ice cream cones, and the chocolate sauce is actually cherry flavored.

...which is why the ice cream cone I took a photo of is the only one I actually made before cutting out the kids play and just eating the good stuff right from the package.

The Baron said...

I have taken the liberty of substituting the word "candy" for "nature" or "jungle" in the following statement adapted from Werner Herzog's musings, which I think results in an apt response to your praise of american capitalist candy sundaes:

[Candy] here is vile and base... Taking a close look at what's around us, there is some sort of harmony. It's the harmony of overwhelming and collective murder. But when I say this, I say this all full of admiration for [candy]. It's not that I hate it. I love it. I love it very much. But I love it against my better judgment.

Moko said...

I'll see your Herzog and raise you one Derrida (cliched but timeless), in which I replace "identity" with "candy":

Each time this [candy] announces itself, someone or something cries: Look out for the trap, you're caught. Take off, get free, disengage yourself.