I remember asking my mother, "How come he's wearing that blue sweater but no pants?"
Sugar Bear was the cartoon 'spokesperson' for Super Sugar Crisps.
Tonight's theme is cereal.
I'm dropping back to childhood for this theme.
The best thing about Super Sugar Crisps was that you didn't need milk. Some mornings, the milk might be gone. Someone forgot to buy some more and it was low or someone ahead of me was overly generous with putting milk in their bowl and it was all gone when it was my turn.
Super Sugar Crisps tasted so good in milk. They were like brown with little black dots on them. And slick, they had a slickness (probably sugar) that was like a glaze. When they were in milk, they would get mushy and the milk would turn a brown color. They were good that way.
But you could also eat them dry. I usually did that. And if you did it in front of the TV using your hands because your parents weren't watching, your hand would be so sticky after a bowl. Those things must have been pure sugar.
But they were tasty.
I didn't let the kids have sugary cereal (I have 3 kids). They could have Raisin Bran or another bran or they could have Cheerios and that was it. I was always going to the dentist as a little girl. I ate way too much sugar. (That's not a slam at my parents. I would find it and eat it. And if they hid it and I couldn't find it, I'd be the sweetest little girl in the neighborhood and some nice old woman would say, "Little Betty, you come over and say hello." And I'd rush up to the porch smiling and they'd ask if I was hungry. And you know I was. For something sweet.)
RT has an interview with Noam Chomsky on YouTube.
Chomsky thinks the Occupy Wall St. protests are a good thing and totally expected in a country with such extreme wealth and poverty. He notes that the financial institutions backed Barack over McCain in the 2008 elections and they have been rewarded for that.
Chomsky: "Bush's policy was to torture people . . . Obama's policy is just to kill them. They're killing them all over the world. It's targeted assassination."
He adds, "It's hard to remember but their used to be a system of justice in the west that said a person was a suspect until he was proven guilty."
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):