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Good grief, what next?

 

I know this has been a “thing” for a while…

But I’m just getting around to mocking it.

Apologies for the tardiness, but there’s just too much crazy out there for a girl to keep up.

A.S.M.R.

Autonomous sensory meridian response.

Definition:

 

 

 

 

 

A.S.M.R.

Because just when I think I’ve seen everything….

Thousands of people step up to prove me wrong.

Have you ever gotten so sidetracked you forgot where you started?

 

I was at Wal Mart the other day and decided to cruise down the clearance aisle. I don’t often shop there, but clearance racks are like thrift stores. You never know what you’ll find.

I found this:

 

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I chuckled. I photographed it. I came home, started to write a blog and thought…..  come on.

How often does corn need to wear a coat?

 

 

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Fair enough… if not slightly disturbing.

Proof positive there’s a Google Image for everything.

And then I saw –

 

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Which is definitely disturbing.

Corn porn?

WTH!

And of course that got me thinking of that damned corn on the cob dildo I found on Amazon a while back, which lead me to –

 

 

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Make of that what you will.

Google Images has a mind of it’s own.

But thinking about disturbing corn also made my mind go here –

 

 

 

Oh, yeah.

Stephen King’s Children of the Corn.

A camp classic.

But not the only strange corn…

 

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And that made me remember Corn Stonehenge.

 

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Yes, it really exists.

Dublin, Ohio

Maybe it’s supposed to be ironic, this former corn field, sprouting 109 people-sized ears of concrete corn in a large oddball art display. But it’s also a salute to Sam Frantz, an inventor of hybrid corns, and a very weird sight along the highway.

Frantz farmed this site from 1935 to 1963, using it as as a study field for tasty mutant strains. Frantz was “well known for his development of hybrid corn seeds,” and worked with Ohio State University on hybridization projects. He donated this land, now named Sam and Eulalia Frantz Park, after its farming days were over.

 

Field of Corn.

 

The artist brought in by the Dublin Arts Council to create the environment of corn, Malcolm Cochran, completed the field in 1994.

Intended by the Arts Council to remind residents of the area’s long-gone agricultural heritage, the Field of Corn instantly became a joke — giant inedible food — paid for with tax dollars, and surrounded by a sprawl of corporate offices, bland businesses and suburban neighborhoods.

 

 

And now, I totally want to go and take a corn selfie.

 

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(Admit it… you do too.)

But if that isn’t enough corn cuteness for you?

 

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Here’s a capybara.

In a pool.

Eating corn.

Just because I can.

From Wal Mart’s clearance aisle to giant rodents eating corn.

That’s the very definition of sidetracked.

 

Slutty fish and Sumo wrestlers…..

 

We tried Kume last week.

A  Japanese restaurant with an interesting…. although slightly disturbing, statue out front.

 

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A giant  (think full sized pick up truck)  red sumo wrestler.

Okaaay….

 

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Inside, the decor was modern and lit with neon colors.

 

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As were the cocktails.

Blue Hawaiian Martini? I have no earthly idea what was in it… but highly recommend two. Or three.

There was a Hibachi Room, as well as a sushi bar.

 

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And I had to laugh at the healthy purple rice announcement.

It’s coming…

We just don’t know when.

 

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(Sorry, I had to.)

And yes, I’m that annoying person in your party who has to point out all the grammatical errors on the menu.

 

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Slamon ?

Not once, but twice.

And I think tarta meant the tuna was raw, not slutty….

But I could be wrong.

 

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Google’s Slutty Fish Halloween costume proves it.

Our appetizer plate of tempura treats was tasty.

 

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Though I’m not sure how or why their shrimp looked like Italy.

 

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Every meal came with miso soup and salad.

 

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Not being a seaweed and bean curd fan, I passed on the soup…. with basically tasted like hot salt water anyway.

But can someone please explain to me why they’re serving salad at a Japanese restaurant? It was awful. Hard as a rock iceberg lettuce with a hulled out chunk of unripened tomato. Blech!

Nothing remotely Asian about that.

The chicken Yaki Soba entree was good, and plentiful enough for me to eat as lunch the next day.

 

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The grilled seafood plate was also quite nice with lobster, scallops, shrimp and assorted veggies.

 

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Too full for the fried tofu ice cream…

 

 

We exited.

And ran smack into this –

 

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A pick up truck sized red Sumo wrestler’s  *ss.

Good times.

 

Maybe, just maybe….

 

It’s been said I buy too much food when I go grocery shopping.

And I agree, that might be true.

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So every once in a while I have to purge my kitchen cabinets and pantry of non used and so old they’re rusting  slightly out date products.

 

 

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It really is amazing how much stuff I can stuff in there.

Did I need 13 bags of nuts and dried fruit to add to my salads?

Apparently yes.

Yes, I did.

 

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I also needed 5 bottles of vinegar (which I despise) and numerous Asian condiments that never managed to make it into a stir fry.

All of the above had to be thrown out.

Were they past their prime?

 

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Perhaps a wee bit.

And as much as it killed me, I threw out a chocolate bar.

 

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Because yes, they really can go bad…. even though I didn’t think that was possible.

And speaking of chocolate, did you know there’s now a Game of Thrones Oreo?

 

 

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Oh, yes…. there is.

And if you like the Game of Thrones intro?

You’re going to love it in Oreos.

 

 

If only it were on our list….

 

I often cruise our timeshare site looking for deals. Someplace we’ve never been, some lovely resort where we’d like to stay.

Then the other day I read an article that made me rethink my aversion to Airbnb.

Yes.

We could rent a potato.

 

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No joke.

Apparently this particular spud toured the US for six years on the back of a truck, and no one knew what to do with it afterward.

 

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While my first thought wouldn’t have been,  ‘Hey, let’s throw a queen size Serta in there and rent that baby out!’

Clearly I lack vision.

 

  • A giant (fake) potato has been turned into a home that you can rent on Airbnb.
  • The Big Idaho Potato Hotel is a 6-ton potato structure that was created to promote spuds across the US.
  • A small-home developer turned it into an incredibly stylish rental property.
  • It costs $200 a night.

 

It’s a real hotel room, of sorts.

 

The potato sleeps two, with one queen bed, and there’s a small bathroom, a kitchenette, a fireplace, and air-conditioning too. With millennial-pink accents and house plants aplenty, it’s as Instagrammable inside as out.

Measuring 28 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 11.5 feet tall, the giant potato was created by the Idaho Potato Commission to promote the noble vegetable.

 

 

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Granted the landscaping leaves a little to be desired.

And the views?

Well, it is Idaho.

 

 

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We’ve all dreamed about living inside a potato, with hash browns for cushions, fries as shelves, and a giant bowl of fluffy mash to snuggle into at night.

 

So if spuds are your one true love, you’re probably going to want to book a night in the Big Idaho Potato Hotel, which has been listed on Airbnb.

 

And there you have it…

The perfect vacation getaway.

 

 

 

You’re welcome.

 

And just in case you didn’t think I could tie Game of Thrones into this post?

 

 

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Never doubt me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can’t say I’m surprised.

 

Burger King?

Not a fan.

 

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So I wasn’t surprised to hear that their new meatless burger…

 

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Tasted the same as their original beef burger.

Hell, as far as I’m concerned the original doesn’t taste like meat either.

 

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But here’s the thing…

If you’re eating a burger?

Please, for the love of all that’s holy….

Eat a burger!

 

 

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No….

A burger means beef, bison… or if you have to be difficult, turkey.

 

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Not heme.

 

 

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A soybean root cheeseburger?

Christ….

You might as well be eating kale.

 

 

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Monty Python and Spam….

 

Did you know the reason we call annoying and repetitive messages sent online  ‘Spam’  is due to the 1970 Monty Python sketch that poked fun at the infamous mystery meat?

 

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And while I can’t abide that gelatinous pink brick either…

My WordPress Spam never fails to disappoint.

Take Will for example –

may you
be rich and continue to help others. I am sure this post has touched all the internet viewers, its really really fastidious article.

Thank you Will.

I pride myself on making my posts as sparkling clean as possible.

 

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And then there’s Katie who read my blog about Ding Dongs and said –

This post actually made my day. You can not imagine just how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

Clearly the poor woman had been searching high and low for junk food enlightenment . So glad I was able to help…

 

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Kevin is definitely a fan –

I want the actual valuable material you provide in your
articles.

 

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Thank you Kevin. I shall continue to provide the superior quality posts you’ve come to know and love.

Roger asks –

Where can i give apart my used handicap scooter?

I’m not sure why he thought I would know, as I’m hoping it will be many years before I need one.

 

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And finally, the Pretty Guinea Pig made another appearance with –

Can You Snort  500mg cialis 

To which I reply…

 

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No more Cialis for you Randy!