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(NYPost)   No candy canes this Christmas, children. Just Covid and onions   (nypost.com) divider line
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2021-12-19 8:58:58 PM  
What farking kid actually *likes* candy canes?  They were always a "that's all you have left? Fine." kinda candy.
 
2021-12-19 11:14:38 PM  

Demetrius: What farking kid actually *likes* candy canes?  They were always a "that's all you have left? Fine." kinda candy.


Counterpoint: if you licked them very carefully, you could sharpen them to a point and use them as weapons.
 
2021-12-19 11:15:25 PM  
This is schtick, right?

The ripple effect is creating havoc in the gingerbread house construction sector

I mean, this whole article is a gag, isn't it?
 
2021-12-19 11:15:32 PM  
Big deal, I've been getting onions in my stocking since 1988.
 
2021-12-19 11:17:52 PM  
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2021-12-19 11:17:58 PM  
But was the spaghetti harvest affected?
 
2021-12-19 11:19:10 PM  
I was ok until I hit that last paragraph. That had me searching for a satire tag. Kale candy canes. Really? Way to play to the "cityfolk are scary and dangerous" crowd, Murdoch. Couldn't keep your disgusting lies out of a even one article, could you?
 
2021-12-19 11:19:34 PM  
Kale and Ham flavored candy canes?
ICK

I'd get a case of each just for the lutz.


What the hell is going on with the peppermint crop?
Mints grow like weeds and you have to purposefully limit their spread.
 
2021-12-19 11:20:17 PM  
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2021-12-19 11:21:33 PM  
I usually get various flavors and colors for my students (easy holiday treat) but everyone got plain old peppermint this year. Good to know I wasn't just a lazy shopper. There really wasn't a lot of choice.
 
2021-12-19 11:22:50 PM  
Peppermint harvest shortage eh? The peppermint ones suck.

The fruity and jelly belly ones are where it's at.
 
2021-12-19 11:22:54 PM  
Caramelized onions is da bomb diggity.
 
2021-12-19 11:23:10 PM  

BraniacsDaughtr: I usually get various flavors and colors for my students (easy holiday treat) but everyone got plain old peppermint this year. Good to know I wasn't just a lazy shopper. There really wasn't a lot of choice.


Just out of curiosity are you a teacher? Is it true that you have to buy your own supplies for your class?
 
2021-12-19 11:25:44 PM  
It's the Post so I'm doubting the existence of candy canes, Christmas, children, Covid and onions.
 
2021-12-19 11:26:20 PM  
Tangentially related CSB:

Was talking with someone who caught a mild case of covid while fully vaccinated (pre-booster availability). She lost all sense of taste and smell for a couple of days and took the opportunity to eat all kinds of things she normally hated. You know, for science and laughs.

She normally can't eat raw onion in any form or amount. Now she has video of her eating one like an apple.

/also drank her way through all the weird flavored liqueurs that had accumulated in the booze cabinet
 
2021-12-19 11:29:01 PM  
I'm going to guess TFA is basically "we called one mom and pop store and they didn't have any" BS articles. I was literally just at Walmart tonight getting a small list of groceries (that also literally took me over 30 minutes standing in line for) and they had quite a number of varying types of candy canes lining the shelves of the holiday candy isle.
 
2021-12-19 11:29:27 PM  
Other mint flavored candies are still around. We'll live.
 
2021-12-19 11:30:58 PM  
But what about the top-of-the-line peppermint?
We need top-of-the-line peppermint!
 
2021-12-19 11:31:57 PM  
Don't worry. This is just a weak attempt by the tooth fairy to discourage holiday cavities.
 
2021-12-19 11:32:06 PM  
Oh no! You won't be able to buy a box of candy canes that you'll just throw away in a month. The horror!
 
2021-12-19 11:33:49 PM  
I'll take some free onions, thanks.
 
2021-12-19 11:35:12 PM  
I prefer artisanal, small batch candy canes.

#47 Making hand made candy canes and a little history about Candy Canes
Youtube EXOouUXqPyI
 
2021-12-19 11:38:41 PM  

El Borscht: This is schtick, right?

The ripple effect is creating havoc in the gingerbread house construction sector

I mean, this whole article is a gag, isn't it?


Jesus, I hope so. What a waste of bandwidth.
 
2021-12-19 11:38:44 PM  
I've never liked candy canes because I guess I just don't like peppermint. Maybe if they were lifesavers wintogreen flavored. I've enjoyed the Spree and Starburst flavored ones.

Hmm, just thinking, some gobstopper ones would rule too. I don't do sugar as much as possible these days but I'll enjoy a few of these candies from time to time.
 
2021-12-19 11:40:42 PM  

jaivirtualcard: BraniacsDaughtr: I usually get various flavors and colors for my students (easy holiday treat) but everyone got plain old peppermint this year. Good to know I wasn't just a lazy shopper. There really wasn't a lot of choice.

Just out of curiosity are you a teacher? Is it true that you have to buy your own supplies for your class?


Yes, I am a teacher, but I teach music at different elementary schools, so my situation is different. When I was a classroom teacher, we were given so much money at the beginning of the year, but that was it. I relied on grant money for sheet music and instruments.
 
2021-12-19 11:42:04 PM  

mochunk: I've never liked candy canes because I guess I just don't like peppermint. Maybe if they were lifesavers wintogreen flavored. I've enjoyed the Spree and Starburst flavored ones.

Hmm, just thinking, some gobstopper ones would rule too. I don't do sugar as much as possible these days but I'll enjoy a few of these candies from time to time.


Wtf is a gobstopper
 
2021-12-19 11:43:42 PM  
Well if I were to make onion rings for Christmas and someone else brought candy canes I can guarantee that the onion rings would be more popular.  People would be disappointed when I stopped making them, whereas there would be leftover candy canes.
 
2021-12-19 11:44:40 PM  

jaivirtualcard: mochunk: I've never liked candy canes because I guess I just don't like peppermint. Maybe if they were lifesavers wintogreen flavored. I've enjoyed the Spree and Starburst flavored ones.

Hmm, just thinking, some gobstopper ones would rule too. I don't do sugar as much as possible these days but I'll enjoy a few of these candies from time to time.

Wtf is a gobstopper


really?

A small jawbreaker.
 
2021-12-19 11:45:59 PM  

jaivirtualcard: mochunk: I've never liked candy canes because I guess I just don't like peppermint. Maybe if they were lifesavers wintogreen flavored. I've enjoyed the Spree and Starburst flavored ones.

Hmm, just thinking, some gobstopper ones would rule too. I don't do sugar as much as possible these days but I'll enjoy a few of these candies from time to time.

Wtf is a gobstopper


Wonkabrand jawbreaker.
 
2021-12-19 11:49:21 PM  

Zevon's Evil Twin: Kale and Ham flavored candy canes?
ICK

I'd get a case of each just for the lutz.


What the hell is going on with the peppermint crop?
Mints grow like weeds and you have to purposefully limit their spread.


I have five varieties going (sweet, chocolate, pineapple, cinnamon and spearmint) and they all got stringy and f*cked up. I am actually glad to hear it a thing.
 
2021-12-19 11:49:42 PM  

Demetrius: What farking kid actually *likes* candy canes?  They were always a "that's all you have left? Fine." kinda candy.


Seriously? Now we have people hating on candy canes?

Now tell us how much you hate presents, cocoa, and fun.
 
2021-12-19 11:59:42 PM  

Gyrfalcon: El Borscht: This is schtick, right?

The ripple effect is creating havoc in the gingerbread house construction sector

I mean, this whole article is a gag, isn't it?

Jesus, I hope so. What a waste of bandwidth.


Yes totally "AFI" article. I was just on Walmart mail order site and my gawd you could buy cases of the crap.

/arm flailing incident
 
2021-12-20 12:04:19 AM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Tangentially related CSB:

Was talking with someone who caught a mild case of covid while fully vaccinated (pre-booster availability). She lost all sense of taste and smell for a couple of days and took the opportunity to eat all kinds of things she normally hated. You know, for science and laughs.

She normally can't eat raw onion in any form or amount. Now she has video of her eating one like an apple.

/also drank her way through all the weird flavored liqueurs that had accumulated in the booze cabinet


I plan to eat Velveeta covered anchovies if that happens to me, and wash it down with grapefruit juice.
 
2021-12-20 12:16:53 AM  
Ari Shaffir - Butt Stuff - This Is Not Happening - Uncensored
Youtube Q62fi5ZaARU
 
2021-12-20 12:18:26 AM  
Primus - Candyman (Official Video)
Youtube 5C9jJ2O79XI
 
2021-12-20 12:20:21 AM  

jaivirtualcard: mochunk: I've never liked candy canes because I guess I just don't like peppermint. Maybe if they were lifesavers wintogreen flavored. I've enjoyed the Spree and Starburst flavored ones.

Hmm, just thinking, some gobstopper ones would rule too. I don't do sugar as much as possible these days but I'll enjoy a few of these candies from time to time.

Wtf is a gobstopper


Oh c'mon, it was in the farking movie!!
 
2021-12-20 12:24:31 AM  
I must live in supply chain heaven. There are candy canes at every store I've been to.
I haven't had trouble finding anything in stores.
I haven't had any trouble getting products in the mail or from UPS or Fedex. Letters, that was something else.

Is this more about the people who go shopping five days before xmas?
 
2021-12-20 12:41:16 AM  
Oooh! Onions!

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2021-12-20 12:41:42 AM  
Speaking of candy canes, you HAVE to see people on the YT Try Channel checking out bizarre candy cane flavors.

Irish People Try Weird Candy Canes
Youtube 8QeXx7PpZ9w
 
2021-12-20 12:46:51 AM  
I'm scratching my head on this one. I've been in stores and seen candy canes everywhere.
 
2021-12-20 12:59:36 AM  
Can confirm. My youngest son loves candy canes. I went to three different stores, and my oldest son went to four different stores, looking for them. Nothing. I finally broke down and ordered some on Amazon, but they won't be here until a couple of days after Christmas. This IS the darkest timeline.
 
2021-12-20 1:05:17 AM  

Birnone: Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Tangentially related CSB:

Was talking with someone who caught a mild case of covid while fully vaccinated (pre-booster availability). She lost all sense of taste and smell for a couple of days and took the opportunity to eat all kinds of things she normally hated. You know, for science and laughs.

She normally can't eat raw onion in any form or amount. Now she has video of her eating one like an apple.

/also drank her way through all the weird flavored liqueurs that had accumulated in the booze cabinet

I plan to eat Velveeta covered anchovies if that happens to me, and wash it down with grapefruit juice.


Isn't that just St. Louis style pizza?
 
2021-12-20 1:27:05 AM  

BraniacsDaughtr: I usually get various flavors and colors for my students (easy holiday treat) but everyone got plain old peppermint this year. Good to know I wasn't just a lazy shopper. There really wasn't a lot of choice.


Me too. Bought a crap-ton of peppermint ones a few weeks ago. Up throuhg 2019, I always had an internal debate "I bought them, do my students deserve them, or should I just eat them myself?" Guess who got flipped to remote-mode for the rest of the calendar year? Consolation prize (other than going to teach barefoot and wearing shorts) is that I won all the f'king candy this year.
 
2021-12-20 1:30:10 AM  

BraniacsDaughtr: jaivirtualcard: BraniacsDaughtr: I usually get various flavors and colors for my students (easy holiday treat) but everyone got plain old peppermint this year. Good to know I wasn't just a lazy shopper. There really wasn't a lot of choice.

Just out of curiosity are you a teacher? Is it true that you have to buy your own supplies for your class?

Yes, I am a teacher, but I teach music at different elementary schools, so my situation is different. When I was a classroom teacher, we were given so much money at the beginning of the year, but that was it. I relied on grant money for sheet music and instruments.


"grant money" is when the principal says "here's a $50, hope it's enough for everything a huge class needs for the whole year, including students who can't afford paper and pens"?
 
2021-12-20 2:34:33 AM  

vegaswench: Can confirm. My youngest son loves candy canes. I went to three different stores, and my oldest son went to four different stores, looking for them. Nothing. I finally broke down and ordered some on Amazon, but they won't be here until a couple of days after Christmas. This IS the darkest timeline.


Drive to San Diego and pick some up!  Shoot, I have to be in Barstow Thursday, I could bring some there for you to pick up!
 
2021-12-20 3:38:02 AM  

leeksfromchichis: Caramelized onions is da bomb diggity.


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2021-12-20 3:47:51 AM  

L33t Squirrel: leeksfromchichis: Caramelized onions is da bomb diggity.

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2021-12-20 4:43:57 AM  
Not to worry, I have every candy cane that was ever given to me stored down in the basement.  Help yourselves!  They're next to the candy corn.
 
2021-12-20 6:23:38 AM  

BraniacsDaughtr: I usually get various flavors and colors for my students (easy holiday treat) but everyone got plain old peppermint this year. Good to know I wasn't just a lazy shopper. There really wasn't a lot of choice.


Um, I thought peppermint is the hardest flavor to get because of the shortage?
 
2021-12-20 6:25:01 AM  

Demetrius: What farking kid actually *likes* candy canes?  They were always a "that's all you have left? Fine." kinda candy.


I always liked them.  But then, I could never understand why other kids didn't like the black jelly beans, either.
 
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