Tuesday, April 30, 2013

National Oatmeal Cookie Day, Budweiser Facebook Glass, and Fun

National Oatmeal Cookie Day - YES! Today is National Oatmeal Cookie Day! Oatmeal cookies are easily my favorite of all cookies extant! Oats were likely first eaten by the Scottish people. Other countries such as Rome and England looked down on the Scots for eating a food used as animal feed. The English used to say, "A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." The Scots would reply with. "England is noted for the excellence of her horses; Scotland for the excellence of her men."

Oatmeal cookies derived from the Bannocks that were eaten by the ancient people of Scotland during the 5th century. During the middle ages the Scots added spices, raisins and nuts to the Bannocks that came to be known as oatcakes. The Quaker Oats company popularized Oatcakes in the early 1900's in the US by printing the recipe on their Oat packages. The recipe was reformulated twice more by Quaker Oats in the 1900's to bring us the Oatmeal cookies we love today.

Quaker Oats Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Budweiser Unveils Beer Glass that Connects to Facebook - The best descriptor I can offer for this product is CREEPY!!!!

Toasting with new friends just got a futuristic upgrade. Budweiser recently unveiled the "Buddy Cup," a pint glass with a built-in chip that connects to Facebook. The cup automatically connects people on Facebook when they clink glasses with another "Buddy Cup" user—creating a virtual friendship instantly.

It is time to grab a super-size can of creep repellent!!!

Budweiser has never employed good taste as a consideration for ad production, but this latest adventure in advertising is truly abhorrent on several levels:
The "Buddy Cup"

  • promotes and glamorizes drinking.
  • appeals to an underage marketplace.
  • encourages indiscriminate, casual, random friendships that lack standards of selection.
  • exposes personal comportment to a public forum.
  • etc.

    Now, for some fun!