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An American Hero

In a wonderful piece for the Atlantic , Mark Steyn mourns the death, and celebrates the life, of BIll Mitchell, inventor of Cool Whip, Pop Rocks and many other wonders besides:

“He’s part of the taste of America, the stuff that gets under your skin – from the not entirely “home-made” pies rotating at the diner to the red, white and blue Jell-O salad at the Fourth of July fireworks. That’s how he deserves to be celebrated: take 1 pkg of Jell-O, throw in 1 pkg of Cool Whip, add Tang, mix, lob in a couple of Pop Rocks, and stand well back.


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