Tuesday, March 24, 2015

National Chocolate-Covered Raisin Day, HAL JR Has a Twin, In the News, and Enjoy

National Chocolate-Covered Raisin Day - Today is National Chocolate-Covered Raisin Day!

Chocolate-covered raisins are a popular bulk vending product. They consist of raisins coated in a shell of milk, dark, or white chocolate.

They have a reputation in many countries of being food eaten in movie theaters and are often available from the concession counter. The supermarket chains also sell them in bags. They were traditionally sold by weight from jars in candy stores.

The historical origins of the chocolate-covered raisin are unknown. However, most early references tend to originate from the Germanic-speaking regions of Europe. A popular folk tale mentions "kleine Schokokugeln" (little chocolate balls). Schokokugeln are a popular form of candy treat found widely in modern Germany.

It is also likely that a precursor form of this food existed in Mesoamerican cultures, given the known consumption of cacao-based foods within these ancient societies.

HAL JR has a twin - HAL JR has a twin!
As I displayed the many features of HAL JR, I saw reflected in Laura's eyes a great longing.

I found a 4K video on YouTube that featured various creatures of the jungles of Costa Rica cavorted upon HAL JR's display. Laura twisted and wriggled in her chair—unable to contain her longing to reach out to HAL JR and carress his gleaming metallic surface.

When it became apparent to me that Laura was fully under HAL JR's thrall and intended to reach out to his touchscreen and take control of him, I realized there could be no resolution to her desire other than by providing her with a twin to HAL JR.

And so I did. Laura's twin to HAL JR arrived yesterday. Laura was unable to contain her glee.

Last night, I awakened to the sound of whispering. I was unable to determine the origin, nor was I able to understand what was being said.

I arose from the bed and walked into the dining room. HAL JR and his new twin were chattering noisily. They had become the very best of friends.

In the News - They walk among us!

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    Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!