Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Remember the little toy surprises you used to get in boxes of Cracker Jack? Well, apparently they don't bother with the surprises any more, which is a pity, considering I always thought the cheap, crappy little prize was better than the caramel corn, anyway.
Sometimes you'd get a little mini-pinball game, sometimes a charm or a gaudy fake ring - but it was great stuff. Oh, and the lick-n-stick tattoos - ya gotta love that!
Then there were the little joke books. I still remember the most shocking joke I ever got out of Cracker Jacks:
What does a man do standing up, a woman sitting down, and a dog on three legs?
If you're like me, the first thing you think of is urinate. Of course.
Well, that was too easy. The correct answer was shake hands.
I will always believe, though, that they wanted you to think the first one rather than the latter, don't you agree? That couldn't have been an accident.