Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Revenge of the Nerds
Apparently, there's a candy now called "Nerds." The Boy got some in his Halloween loot, and opened the box after dinner last night.
The following ensued.
The Wife: (chuckle)
TB: I like nerds!
The Wife and DD: (chuckle)
TB: Mmm. Nerds are sweet.
(TB spills some.)
TB: Uh-oh! There's a nerd by The Girl!
TW: There certainly is.
TW: How do you feel about that, DD?
DD: Exposed. I've been outed.
DD: Do you know what a nerd is?
TW: Someday, you'll hear that there's a nerd by TG.
DD: She could do a lot worse.
TW (smiling wryly): Mmm-hmm...
I believe they originally came out in the early 80s and have had somewhat of a resurgence recently. DD you have to get the Boy a real box of Nerds, not just the halloween snack size. They come in a box that is about 4 inches high and 3 inches wide. The box is split in half, vertically, with an opening on either side. Each half has a different flavor. Back around 1986/87 they came out with Nerds Cereal. The cereal box was just like the candy and had two bags inside to keep the two flavors separated.
I'm sure that is more than anyone ever wanted to know about Nerds. I guess I am what I eat.
You mean, like, the witch in Hansel and Gretel.
2. Not chocolate
The second is so clearly inferior to the first that I've simply tuned it out. Nerds fall into the second, so they escaped my notice.