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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

That wonderful, all purpose food product, mostly used for eating

"In the United States, only two foods are really made from corn," he said. "One of them is corn flakes, you know, cereal. And the other is whisky, for drinking, which is made directly from corn."

I can think of a few other foods that are made from corn. Corn, for instance. And that bread - what's it called? - corn bread. Amazing!

17 comments:

TimT said...

Kids! Do try this at home! Jumpers can be used for JUMPING!

Dale Slamma said...

I would like some corn chips or a pony and some whiskey.

TimT said...

A pony of shandy?

Ampersand Duck said...

Pretty much EVERYTHING in the US is made out of corn syrup. Doofus person, whoever 'he' is.

My doorbotch says OMEPUSD, which is almost pig latin for something really revolting.

TimT said...

I think yanks were the ones who came up with the phrase 'corny' to describe bad jokes. And 'cornball'. Hey, you can use corn for everything!

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

More pop and less corn.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

And yes, like the Duck says, they don't have sugar in Amerikay; they have high-fructose corn syrup.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

Except for when they do, occasionally, have proper sugar.

TimT said...

Pop and corn rolled together makes 'porn'. This could be the reason why the US is the way it is today.

Steve said...

There was a Colbert Report clip I posted some time ago that made a joke about corn syrup, but I can't remember how it went now...

Steve said...

And what we call a Dagwood Dog (at least in Brisbane) is a Corn Dog in the States. The Wikipedia entry about them is amusing, showing a corn dog cross section:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_dog

Gempires said...

Also, polenta and cornflour are made from corn, and corn tortillas are made from cornflour which is made from corn.

TimT said...

On the few occasions when I saw them as a kid in country NSW they were called 'Dagwood Dogs', too. I prefer the name. Maybe some cultural association, though I've no idea how Dagwood Bumstead is associated with the American 'corn dog'.

They seem to be almost purely a carnie food, I've never seen them anywhere else.

Ampersand Duck said...

thank goodness. For years I thought 'carnie' was short for 'carnivore'. I don't think I was far wrong, really.

Mikael said...

Popcorn?

Steve said...

When the top of a dagwood dog is dipped in tomato sauce and turned upright again, the resulting phallic appearance always made me mentally snigger. Sorry.

Steve said...

Has there ever been a great novel about the carny life? They very often do look quite scary; more so than their crappy expensive haunted house rides

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