Friday, July 7, 2017
SPONGEBOB ICE POPS
It does not take much to set me off. I know I shouldn’t care, it doesn’t affect me, my kids are all grown, but I hate the SpongeBob Ice-pops they sell on that truck with the annoying,
“doodle doodle, doodle doodle doodle, doodle doodle doo, do de do do doodle do de do do do.”
In the good old days, the truck sold popsicles, toasted almond, drumsticks, and strawberry shortcake along with various cups of ice cream flavors. All of these treats were good.
What do I see every kid on the beach with now, when the truck comes a ringing?
SpongeBob on a stick.
All those great flavors, all those time-tested ice cream combinations, and what do kids want? A pop of crappy flavors that is punched out to look like SpongeBob SquarePants. I actually like the SpongeBob show, but why do kids have to have ice cream that looks like a cartoon character?
Would I want to lick an ice cream bar shaped like Pam Anderson?
OK, maybe I do get it.
Kids will happily take vitamins that look like Fred Flintstone, or Dino. They have to have Ninja Turtles on their tee shirt or they throw a tantrum. If it has a fun cartoon character on it, kids will wear it, eat it, ride it or play with it.
This had me to thinking. There is a big hoo-ha about GMO food being unsafe and unhealthy. I’m not sure why, but perhaps GMO food could be used to make our children healthy.
Come on Birds Eye and Green Giant, let’s use science for the good of our children who refuse to eat their veggies.
Why can’t we use GMO technology to make broccoli that looks like SpongeBob? How about carrots that look just like Big Bird, or asparagus with arms and legs like Gumby?
There would be no more begging with you children at dinner.
“Tommy, eat your ‘Barney Beans’ and your ‘Big Bird’ carrots and you can have 'SpongeBob broccoli' for desert!”