Saturday, December 10, 2005

Why is blue raspberry invading all the candies?


I got home late tonight and I wasn't tired so I figured I might as well post something. This evening, I had a free night to do whatever I pleased. Well, I decided to go to the movies. I don't make it a habit to go to the movies alone but sometimes it is nice to just do your own thing. Poke fun if you want, but I wanted to see Pride and Prejudice. It is a story I've heard about for such a long time and it is referenced in so many other movies, so I was curious. And I'm not afraid to admit that I sometimes like the so-called "chick-flick". Some of them are horribly cheesy, but there are some that are done quite well. Being such a well-loved book by so many poeple, I had to at least give it a shot. Plus the trailer looked intriguing. The Chronicles of Narnia is also in theaters now but seeing a movie on opening day can sometimes be a big hassle. I generally like to wait at least a week or two so that the lines and crowds aren't quite as crazy. Also, if a movie turns out to be bad you generally hear about it after the first week or two.

Anyway....back to my evening. As I generally do before going to the movies, I picked up a couple sweets at the store on the way. Tonight my choices were a Hershey's bar and some Sour Skittles. I bought my ticket and was on my way. Of course, I had to stop and get popcorn and a drink. That smell of freshly popped popcorn gets me every time. So $100 later (that's what it feels like at least), I was in the theater and ready for it to start. Things were going well, the movie was progressing, I was enjoying the story, and my treats. Popcorn first, then a little later my chocolate bar, and a little later the sour skittles. When I got to the skittles I struggled with opening them quietly. Not an easy task when you are in a quiet part of the movie. So I waited a little until the movie got a little louder. Success. I masked the rustling well. Here is where my story turns a little sour... no pun intended. The first skittle in my mouth was blue raspberry. YUCK!! It was very distracting. Here I was trying to enjoy my movie, and all I could think about was "Why is blue raspberry invading all the candies?". I don't think replacing one of your tried and true flavors with blue raspberry is an upgrade. And does it actually make more people buy your candy? Just because you introduce a new flavor? A flavor that has already invaded so many other candies? A flavor that I, and most of the people I ask, don't really care for?

Well, I got over it, and ate my Skittles. Not without a touch of bitterness towards blue raspberry though. Something that, as far as I know, doesn't even exist in nature. I could be wrong, but I don't think there are any blue raspberries that occur naturally. I enjoyed the rest of the movie. The last scene could have been a little less cheesy, but overall I enjoyed the movie and would recommend it. There wasn't even a sex scene in this movie (a rarity these days). It just goes to show you that you can have a good movie without all the crudeness that Hollywood feels like the have to show us.

That's all for now....

5 comments:

Will, Beth and Jessie Rose Norvell said...

Blue Raspberry Sucks!!!!
Blue Raspberry Sucks!!!!
Blue Raspberry Sucks!!!!
Blue Raspberry Sucks!!!!

david said...

AMEN.

Casey said...

PEZ!
I miss you.
I listen to Busdriver often and think of you.

Rives (praise midgets advocate) said...

i agree the blue rasberry is not a good choice for a flavor and in addition to that it seems there are more of the least deisred flavors in the package than that of of the more desirable flavors. Therefore, blue rasberry is not easily evitable. If you listen to much talk radio, think we could postulate a conspiricy theory of how it is a political statement of how blue is invading and focing it's undesireable flavor on unsuspecting masses who feel helplessly inable to do anything about it... I digress. i must admit that i saw the movie too (for Jamie's B-day), not sure that i got all the looks that made all the women in the theatre burts into laughter. Some things in life were just not meant to be understood (like the origins of Nougat, what is that stuff).

Anonymous said...

Well said....I'm sick of crappy blue raspberry flavored candy. The blue is always a seriously disgust shade that is over shadowed by a disgusting taste...
FUK BLUE RASPBERRY! IT SSSSSSSSUCKSSSSSSS!