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Bullet Sunday 178

Posted on Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Dave!It's Bullet Sunday and, if I remember to hit "publish" instead of "draft," then maybe it will actually appear on Sunday.

• Hostess. One of my favorite childhood treats was Ding Dongs snack cakes. But since I became a vegetarian in 1988, I haven't been able to eat them because Hostess fills them with DISGUSTING LARD!! I still miss them though, because nothing quite compared to peeling off that foil wrapper to get to the chocolatey creamy goodness inside. Anyway, yesterday when I was shopping, I noticed that Ding Dongs are no longer wrapped in foil. They're wrapped in DISGUSTING PLASTIC!

Ding Dongs

I refuse to eat DISGUSTING LARD, so I can't say for sure... but I bet they don't taste as good without the foil wrapper.

• Dixie. I was very sad to learn that Dixie Carter passed away. As Julia Sugarbaker on Designing Women, she had some of the funniest moments on television, and provided some clever insight on events of the day. They don't write them like that anymore, and now that Dixie Carter is gone, they won't play them like that anymore either...

Dixie Carter

She will be missed.

• Lust. And in other sad news, Seattle's "Lusty Lady" is closing! I've only been once, but it was a peep-show experience that lasts a lifetime. Believe it or not, many consider the most entertaining part of the place not to be the naked women on the inside, but the clever puns on the marquee outside...

Lusty Lady Marquee Seattle
Photo by PhotoCoyote from the Lusty Lady Flickr Pool.

Ah, if only I could make it to Seattle with a roll of quarters just once more for old-time's sake! The Lusty Lady... she will also be missed.

• Palinesque. About the ONLY benefit of Sarah Palin's never-ending stupidity still being in the public spotlight would be Tina Fey popping up every once in a while with her flawless parody of it. Well, actually her parody of Palin's parody of Marge Gunderson, but still, amazing. In any event, Fey totally nailed it once again with last night's hosting duties on Saturday Night Live...

On one hand, it would be heaven for Palin to run for president in 2012... the comedy gold that such an undertaking could provide would be epic. On the other hand, she's set back women in politics by at least a decade, and it would be nice to have a fully-functional woman enter the next presidential election.

And on that hopeful note for the future, it's time for Oreo Cookie dinner.

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  1. Tug says:

    Dixie Carter was a class act with humor, and I loved her & Hal Holbrook together. She will be missed.

  2. Neil T. says:

    When I hear ‘Ding Dong’ I think of Leslie Graham in the Carry On… films.

  3. Faiqa says:

    Awww, I like Julia from Designing Women, she *was* very good. Also, YIKES, about the lard. GROSS. As you know I don’t eat pork… funny thing is, I remember eating those as a kid. I guess my parents never thought to check?

  4. I should try and find a recipe for ding dongs and make them to send to you. I will keep my eyes open and if I see one I will test it out.

  5. You can call me, 'Sir' says:

    The news about the Lusty Lady is saddens me. I recall that its location next to the huge ‘hammering man’ made for some great marquee action.

  6. Sybil Law says:

    I’m more of a Ho -Ho girl, myself. Weird how those and Ding Dongs taste different! But I think you’re right about the wrapper. I am going to buy one and review!!
    Sad about Dixie. RIP.
    The best thing about the marquee is the correct use of grammar!!

  7. Avitable says:

    I can’t think of Ding Dongs without thinking of Weird Al’s “Fat” video. “Ding Dong, yo, Ding Dong!”

  8. RW says:

    We sure name food funny sometimes. Ding Dongs, Twinkies, Ho Hos.

    I’m still trying to figure out who saw the first pig wallowing in its own filth and decided it would be mighty tasty. Whoever he was…. God bless him. 🙂

  9. Suebob says:

    Whaaaaat? Ding Dongs weren’t just covered in foil – they were covered in a Super Secret Special THIN FOIL® that didn’t exist anywhere else.

    What is this world coming to? It’s not like I would ever buy or eat Ding Dongs again, but it is still a blow.

    In other news, one day someone at church made a dessert by splitting Ding Dongs in half like a hamburger bun, layering the halves in a pan with Cool Whip and Jello Pudding and sprinkling the top with chocolate shavings. You would have thought it was the finest eclairs. People vacuumed it up. Welcome to church hospitality hour.

  10. martymankins says:

    Ding Dongs have always been my favorite of the Hostess brand, with the cherry pies coming in as a close second. But not covered in foil anymore, I don’t know I that would taste. The foil kept them from light and I think it sealed in the freshness better.

    And as far as Palin 2012 is concerned for me, I’ve much rather have rational over comedy. There’s enough others to provide the comedy.

  11. metalmom says:

    In my neck of the woods, it is the locally made “tasykakes” or nothing. Good stuff!

    Speaking of ‘my neck of the woods’, Miss Fey is also locally made!

  12. Am I alone in thinking Tina Fey wasn’t all that good on SNL on Saturday? Just me then? Usually she’s really really good so I don’t know why I was all ‘meh’.

  13. OK. The Ding Dongs reminded me that I need to ask you a candy question. I saw red-white-blue DOTS the other day. Good? Or pass them by? What say you?

  14. muskrat says:

    I used to watch “Designing Women” all the time with my folks. Growing up in TN and having my whole family from AL, I knew folks the ones portrayed in that show. It was good.

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