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(The Eagle Tribune)   Brief history of Girl Scout cookies, because those little things are tasty   ( divider line
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2006-01-08 08:30:07 PM  
On this newspaper's web site, you can see the entire article at once by replacing the page number with 0 at the end of the URL.
2006-01-08 10:23:11 PM  
I knew something was afoot!
2006-01-08 10:23:46 PM  
Thin Mints are made of people! They're MADE of PEOPLE!
2006-01-08 10:26:49 PM  
anyone know when the next girl scout cookie season is going to get here?

/sorry to distract from the delectable "goodies"
//carry on then
2006-01-08 10:29:02 PM  
Thin Mints FTW!!!
2006-01-08 10:29:51 PM  
so are the cookies made out of real girlscouts?
2006-01-08 10:30:27 PM  
Just hand over the thin mints, and no one has to get hurt.
2006-01-08 10:30:37 PM  
I'd RTFA - but there's so many ads and pop-ups I gave up trying...
2006-01-08 10:31:49 PM  

I was reminded of this:
2006-01-08 10:32:04 PM  
Once the canceld the scotties, I started a boycott...
2006-01-08 10:32:05 PM  

"You don't want some guy goin' out an breakin' some girlscout's cookies? We're not pimps, we're 'Love Brokers!"

2006-01-08 10:33:56 PM

I loves me the peanut butter patties.
j z
2006-01-08 10:35:44 PM  
erok: I loves me the peanut butter patties.

Best cookie ever made!
2006-01-08 10:36:05 PM  
I did it all for the cookie, the cookies, those yummy little cookies.
2006-01-08 10:36:57 PM  
damnit, i want some girl scout cookies, but i dont know any to buy them from,
2006-01-08 10:37:03 PM  
bdub77: I was reminded of this:

Well, I was reminded of this:
2006-01-08 10:38:16 PM  
I plan on buying 5 boxes of Samoas and 3 of Thin Mints.

The secret ingredient is crack.
2006-01-08 10:38:25 PM  

Gary Granger: "One of you will be the drowning victim and the one will be our lifesaver."
Amanda Buckman: "I'll be the victim!"
Wednesday Addams: "All your life."
- Addams Family Values
2006-01-08 10:39:21 PM
/how i get my girl scout cookies
//im-a gonna go t'hell when i die im-a gonna go t'hell when i die im-a gonna go t'hell when i die
2006-01-08 10:43:44 PM  
Single-page article.

/should pop
//love girl scout cookies
///Crown of Negativity wins
2006-01-08 10:45:27 PM

/it's boxed crack, I tells ya
2006-01-08 10:45:59 PM  
This thread is legal without pics.

/been said?
//I LOVE whoever made that pic
2006-01-08 10:46:07 PM  
Does anyone else remember those honey macademia nut cookies they used to sell? They were discontinued several years ago. Those were my favourites.
2006-01-08 10:46:21 PM  
I looked over at the 'headlines' on the top right of the article:

"What's green and sells 200 million cookies per year?"

"Lawmakers consider medical marijuana"

/why is voting enabled?
2006-01-08 10:47:13 PM  
Earth Versus Soup: Does anyone else remember those honey macademia nut cookies they used to sell? They were discontinued several years ago.

Probably because somebody died.
2006-01-08 10:47:35 PM  
"If you can get them past that hump, they're usually with you for the duration," she said.

True of ALL girl scouts!
2006-01-08 10:48:18 PM  
200 million cookies a year = what? 2 bajillion dollars?
2006-01-08 10:54:03 PM  
You're doing a hellava job, brownie!
2006-01-08 10:54:15 PM  
Timon of Athens

Wha? We're only answering questions about farming.
2006-01-08 10:58:20 PM  
Girl scouts use guilt to sell cookies. My parents did. My mom was a troop leader for my sister's troop and at the stand outside some grocery store they had me walk up to people and beg them to buy some cookies. I was two and a half. My sister won the competition within the troop thanks to me. I never got into the whole cookie selling thing. Probably cause going door to door seemed a little creepy to me.
2006-01-08 10:58:59 PM  
OK, all of you peanut butter patty lovers, want to know how to get then for less than $5 a box? Here's the recipe:

Take two ritz crackers, and use them to make a sandwich with creamy peanut butter in between. Dip into melted chocolate, allow to dry on waxed paper.

That's it.
2006-01-08 11:02:20 PM  
DontMakeMeComeBackThere: I'd RTFA - but there's so many ads and pop-ups I gave up trying...

What ads and pop-ups?

2006-01-08 11:03:30 PM

Wilderness Girls Cookies, so addictive, you'd swear they were crack.
2006-01-08 11:04:21 PM  
That was the best movie! I haven't seen it in forever.
2006-01-08 11:05:29 PM  
I was once walking out of a Fred Meyer in Portland, OR, with a friend, and there was a Girl Scout selling Girl Scout cookies stationed outside the exit. I was about to buy some Thin Mints, but my friend, who is vegan, started interrogating the Scout regarding whether the cookies contained animal ingredients. When she found out they all did, she started berating the girl about all the animal cruelty that goes into producing one box of cookies, and how they should all be ashamed of themselves for supporting such a barbaric industry.

I don't agree with animal cruelty in factory farms, but damn did I want those Thin Mints. :(

Voting enabled because WTF??
2006-01-08 11:06:56 PM  
Thin Mints + the freezer = love
2006-01-08 11:09:48 PM  
Its all about the Thin Mints.
2006-01-08 11:12:06 PM  
2006-01-08 10:58:20 PM USCsuperchick
Girl scouts use guilt to sell cookies.

Ah, so it really IS about preparing children for adulthood, then?
2006-01-08 11:14:08 PM  
ZAZ wins the thread, just when I was going to biatch about having to hit NEXT for each sentence ;)
2006-01-08 11:16:15 PM  
Damn this thread makes me laugh.
2006-01-08 11:16:56 PM  
emobus, kill your vegan friend. Kill him and consume his remains. If he wants so badly to be an herbivore, he should be ready to accept the consequences, on of which is being preyed upon by carnivores.
2006-01-08 11:19:19 PM  
Where's the love for the Samoas? Those were always my favorite.
2006-01-08 11:19:21 PM  
I remember reading several years ago how tightly controlled the sale of these cookies is. Selling cookies is the ONLY way that any Troop may raise funds and those cookies MUST be purchased from the National Council. There was a troop in Ohio, I think, that baked their own cookies and cakes and had a fundraiser to buy uniforms for a few girls who could not afford to buy them. When the National Council heard about it they came down hard on this Troop, threatening to expell them from membership. Profits from cookie sales pays the "administrative costs" (salaries) of National Council members.
2006-01-08 11:22:14 PM  
peanut cookies my fav
2006-01-08 11:25:17 PM  
IMO the Little Brownie cookies (Samoas, TagAlongs, etc) taste immensely better than the ABC Bakers (Caramel Delites and Peanut Butter Patties versions of the others). Hugely disappointed when I ended up with the ABC junk one time.
2006-01-08 11:37:58 PM  
They're right about girls leaving around middle school, though. I quit around that age because my leader didn't ever do anything with us. Now I'm back working as a camp counselor. One of my co-workers is a troop leader and she takes her girls rock climbing. How cool is that?

BTW, the cookies amount for 70% of the Girl Scouts income.
2006-01-08 11:53:52 PM  
Pesky_Humans: Thin Mints + the freezer = love

You forgot one critical ingredient.

Thin Mints + the freezer + drown 'em in cold milk = love
2006-01-09 12:09:39 AM  
Did they do away with the peanut butter patties, or am I just not getting them delivered?
2006-01-09 12:10:44 AM  
I RTFA, but I didn't see when the sale starts. I'm already craving both of the peanut butter cookies.

And which ones won't have trans-fat?
2006-01-09 12:17:22 AM  
Pesky_Humans: Thin Mints + the freezer = love

You forgot one critical ingredient.

Thin Mints + the freezer + drown 'em in cold milk = love

I got one better:
Frozen Thin Mints crushed up (but chunky still) over vanilla ice cream...mmmmm.....

Is it cookie season yet?
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