He’s got to be wondering how our civilization is winning. We can get worked-up about the self-esteem of apples:
Sugary, salty, refined-flour cereals aren’t exactly rare, of course. But some critics charge that Kellogg Co. is adding insult to injury by disparaging real apples in a new advertising campaign for its popular Apple Jacks breakfast cereal.
The Apple Jacks ads on television and the company’s website feature a “grouchy,” “sour,” “meddling” and “scheming” Bad Apple who races a “laid-back,” “happy” and “confident” cinnamon stick to be first to get into a bowl of Apple Jacks. Bad Apple tries to cheat in the race, but it is CinnaMon the cinnamon stick who prevails. A voice proclaims, “Apple Jacks don’t taste like apples because the taste of sweet cinnamon is the winner, mon.”
Osama: “Omar, I’m sitting here eating goat manure stew and these people are complaining about this? Blow something up fer crying out loud!”
Omar: “Yes sir! But, uh, if you’re not going to finish that stew, I’d ….”
Osama: “Omar! Explosions! Now!”