Wait, before we get into the post I have to tell you something.
I have to tell you that I started a newsletter. The reason I’m mentioning it here in a very lame and unplanned way is because people have already started signing up for it after I stuck a sign up thing over there on the right sidebar a couple days ago. The fact that without even mentioning it, people are willing to plug in their email address is AMAZING. So if you signed up, thanks for being so trusting that you just saw “Crappy Newsletter” and you were all in. For the rest of you, that’s okay. I’ll explain more about what it is and what it isn’t later in a more planned way than this that includes all kinds of salesy phrases that I got from a book from the library.
Now, back to the post…
So we’re eating peanuts at my grandmother’s house. Planters brand. You know the nuts in the blue can? Nothing at my grandmother’s house has changed since 1982. (In a good way.) Even the peanuts are exactly like the ones of my youth.
Crappy Boy has a question:
I have no idea what he is talking about.
Have they updated their branding to be hip or something?
Is it an ad for a new movie?
So I look at the can.
OH! I see what he means.
I tried, I really tried to convince him that Mr. Peanut is a good old-fashioned guy.
I explained what a monocle is and everything. People actually used to dress like that!
However, Crappy Boy doesn’t care.
He wants to believe that Mr. Peanut is some kind of steampunk cyborg character.
And honestly, I think he’s right.
No, this post was not sponsored by Planters. Mr. Peanut is a registered trademark by Planter’s, etc. Really, I’m helping them, because everyone wants to eat steampunk cyborg peanuts now, right?
Except not for those of you with peanut allergies. I apologize for even writing about this offending topic.
*Not responsible for allergic reactions from reading about peanuts.
PS – This totally reminds me of when I took my kids to McDonald’s for the first time ever and they thought Ronald McDonald was a serious “bad guy”. It’s an oldie, but a goodie. Probably one of my favs.