Ooooh, I'd love a bowla: The Cereal Thread

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Re: Ooooh, I'd love a bowla: The Cereal Thread

Post by SophieC » Mon Jun 09, 2008 14:51

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I hate wasting food, but I couldn't possibly pawn this crap off to even my worst office frenemy. Any suggestions?
i'll buy them!
a layer of chips wrote:Lisa was going to put her half-eaten boxes of cereals on ebay. You're pound to get some pervert buying them.
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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jun 09, 2008 14:51

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That was them! They must have come from Cornflakes then. I remember spokey dokies, but even they weren't enough to make me eat Shreddies.
sometimes as a student i used to pretend to be the monster from the shreddies, "hunger ... strikes!" adverts. i used to run up to people and play a tribal rhythm on their stomach using to large spoons. i wasn't a very popular young man.

can someone buy me some start if they see some? k thnx.
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Post by Woodbine » Mon Jun 09, 2008 14:55

Ooh, my signature is now strangely apt given the amount of action on this thread. Who would have thought people were so excited about cereal?

My ex used to say 'a bowl of cereals' rather than 'a bowl of cereal', and it knawed and knawed away at me until the point where I flew into an apoplectic rage every time he said it.
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Post by knibbles » Mon Jun 09, 2008 14:55

I bought Start from Sainsbury's. I'll have a look next time I go and report back if they've got any.

http://www.kelloggs.co.uk/products/othe ... store.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I want some Country Store. Look at the lovely box, I've never seen it before. It looks really fun.
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Re: Ooooh, I'd love a bowla: The Cereal Thread

Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Jun 09, 2008 14:55

JamieC wrote:
oh.

cat litter?
Actually, you're on to something. I need to "think out of the box" (time to switch jobs, yes). I just bought Ewan this tethered tennis thing (swirly tennis?) and the base needs to be weighted down with sand or water. I was going to use cat litter, but...

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Post by Woodbine » Mon Jun 09, 2008 14:56

a layer of chips wrote: Is that what you were doing yesterday when you nearly made me swallow my fag?
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Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Jun 09, 2008 15:03

knibbles wrote:I bought Start from Sainsbury's. I'll have a look next time I go and report back if they've got any.

http://www.kelloggs.co.uk/products/othe ... store.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I want some Country Store. Look at the lovely box, I've never seen it before. It looks really fun.
It's fascinating (power of suggestion) from a sociological perspective that a lot of the same cereals (and some candy bars) are given different names in the UK and the US. For instance, I belive your "Start" is our "Smart Start" and this "Country Store" is either our "Just Right" or "Muselix" (that has an umlaut thingy on the “u”, but I can't make those).

Hey, why do they market to us with "Smart"??

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Post by Life on Deck » Mon Jun 09, 2008 15:08

Does Start still exist? I thought that went extinct the same year as the Today newspaper.

Must have been a fucker if you were English and started your day with a bowl of Start and the Today crossword section. Nineteen ninety five. Bleak.

But to be honest, though Start did stick with that Eighties motif of a pair of venetian blinds on the packet for a helluva long period. Very Art Gordon Gekko.
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Post by Woodbine » Mon Jun 09, 2008 15:10

I've never seen that Country Store stuff before either. What is this mythical product?! The packaging looks like it was designed in 1975.

First person to actually track some down wins my unfinished packet of diet Dorset cereal.
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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jun 09, 2008 15:10

Didn't it used to be called Just Right?

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Post by SophieC » Mon Jun 09, 2008 15:17

alongwalkhome wrote:
knibbles wrote:I bought Start from Sainsbury's. I'll have a look next time I go and report back if they've got any.

http://www.kelloggs.co.uk/products/othe ... store.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I want some Country Store. Look at the lovely box, I've never seen it before. It looks really fun.
It's fascinating (power of suggestion) from a sociological perspective that a lot of the same cereals (and some candy bars) are given different names in the UK and the US. For instance, I belive your "Start" is our "Smart Start" and this "Country Store" is either our "Just Right" or "Muselix" (that has an umlaut thingy on the “u”, but I can't make those).

Hey, why do they market to us with "Smart"??
that's been added to alongwalkhome's list of things i'm taking her do in england. list so far.

the brentwood cereal socioloigcal research centre tour
5 day cricket match between somerset and minor counties
bowler hat and colonial moustache museum
the queueatorium - the world's most realistic queue simulator
owl sanctuary
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Post by Woodbine » Mon Jun 09, 2008 15:22

You jest, but there is actually a Hat Museum in Stockport. http://www.hatworks.org.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jun 09, 2008 15:23

I've been to the shoe museum in Northampton. That nearly ended me.

I bet you've been there, Gina.

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Post by Woodbine » Mon Jun 09, 2008 15:25

I didn't even know Northampton had a shoe museum! Are you sure you haven't dreamt it?
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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jun 09, 2008 15:26

No. I saw the biggest high heel in the world.

Don'r worry, I can remember every moment of the three months I lived in Northampton.

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Post by knibbles » Mon Jun 09, 2008 15:27

a layer of chips wrote:Didn't it used to be called Just Right?
I can confirm that Just Right and Country Store are two seperate phenomenons. I know because I used to be a promotions girl and was involved in a spirited hit squad campaign for Kelloggs Just Right in Oxford in 2001 which involved wearing bright lime green trousers and shouting 'The perfect breakfast combination does contain nuts' pleadingly at everyone who went past. We were trying so desperately to get rid of the free boxes that after 3 days the homeless refused to take anymore. Kelloggs Just Right is like taking all the dusty bits at the bottom of packets of fruit and fibre, cornflakes and muesli and mixing them altogether. Country Store looks like a far better breed of cereal to me.
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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jun 09, 2008 15:28

Seems it was back in 2002. I saw it in late 1997.

Those huge pair of DMs were terrifying.

http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/nwh_gfx_en/ART14058.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Ooooh, I'd love a bowla: The Cereal Thread

Post by SophieC » Mon Jun 09, 2008 15:28

Woodbine wrote:I didn't even know Northampton had a shoe museum! Are you sure you haven't dreamt it?
he's clearly talking cobblers

i'll go now shall I?
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Post by Woodbine » Mon Jun 09, 2008 15:35

No! You're the life and sole of the party!
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Re: Ooooh, I'd love a bowla: The Cereal Thread

Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Jun 09, 2008 15:57

JamieC wrote: that's been added to alongwalkhome's list of things i'm taking her do in england. list so far.

the brentwood cereal socioloigcal research centre tour
5 day cricket match between somerset and minor counties
bowler hat and colonial moustache museum
the queueatorium - the world's most realistic queue simulator
owl sanctuary
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queueatorium
I read this as "queeratorium," which sounds just slightly more interesting than the line s(t)imulator. [queue Gina's Kenneth Williams photo here]

I lived next to Headingly Cricket Ground. I've had enough of that fucking "sport" to last me a lifetime (sat on our roof once and watched 10 minutes of a match). Could you not show me your paint chip collection instead?

Shoe Museum! I went to the Shoe Exhibit at the modern art gallery in Toronto 10 years ago and nearly passed out from sheer elation. They had Elton John's Pinball Wizard shoes from Tommy. You can't beat that with a stick.

Back to cereal. Isn't it all about making you poop really? I mean, once being a kid and trying to get hold of as much refined sugar as humanly possible is over, isn't it really about the fiber?

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