Oh it's delicious, alright, perhaps too delicious, and for a few minutes there I thought it was the holy grail.
There have been some mighty big hints dropped around the Zombie household lately about how great it would be to buy some Nutella. And whilst at the grocery store earlier this week, I just happened to find myself in the Nutella isle, so I thought I would investigate. I checked the fine print and saw hazelnuts, skim milk powder and cocoa, which was healthier than I expected, so I scooped up a jar.
I couldn't resist dipping into the jar once I got home and oh my word it is pure ambrosia. Have you ever had it? Wow, it's like eating hedgehog paste or something.
But sadly my ecstacy was short-lived, because I then read the finer print and saw that the second ingredient is:
modified palm oil
Correct me if I am wrong, but is that not death in a jar? That squirrel is slated for a coronory by-pass if he doesn't get his head out of there.
Music World, the last wholy Canadian-owned record chain, from encroaching globalism. If I am mall-shopping I will always choose Music World over HMV, partly because HMV plays really shitty music, but also because I want to maintain the ability to have the choice where I buy my music. I guess I don't buy enough though, because Music World has filed for bankruptcy protection. The word is that they will be taken over by none other than HMV.
But it's not all transfat ookiness and rampant commercialism around here today. In fact, tonight we are going to see My Name is Rachel Corrie at Sage Theatre. It's the Canadian debut, by default, after sponsorship was pulled for the Toronto production earlier this year, because of the controversial nature of the play. I will tell you all about it tomorrow.
In the meanwhile, my little Shakespeares, I will bid you adieu with the Letdown edition of the Friday Random Playlist. Don't be sad, I kiss away your tears. It's the weekend!
Ether - Gang of Four
Hexen Definitive/Strife Knot - the Fall
Monochrome - Lush
Poor Places - Wilco
Some Velvet Morning (two lone soundsmen mix) - Primal Scream
Climbing Up the Walls - Radiohead
Conversations - the Posies
London Calling - the Clash
Angel from Montgomery - Bonnie Raitt/John Prine
Bring a Gun - James