Robert Bush 6:31 p.m., May 18
Red Red Vines
Why didn't Weird Al ever take the UB40 song (written by Neil Diamond), and change it to Red Vines? Everyone loves Red Vines.
I caught a local band named Secret Apollo a few weeks back. They give out Red Vines at their show. Hey...that's better than a band logo sticker that you're not going to put on your car.
And, when I was in drive thru at McDonald's today, I asked for a large Dr. Pepper. As I was pulling away from the electronic screen, I see the words "Mr. Pibb." At the window, I had to ask if it was Pibb or Pepper. It was Mr. Pibb, so I had them change it to Coke. The girl working the window said "They're the same thing."
Well, they aren't. And it's funny, because I'm not someone that can tell a lot of food related differences. I don't think I can tell Coke from Pepsi. Yet, I would be able to tell if it was some store brand cola vs Coke or Pepsi.
And, I've never cared for Mr. Pibb, the same way I hate Twizzlers, yet love Red Vines.
Other people say that licorice is licorice (although, technically, only black licorice is actually licorice...or at least someone told me that years ago, yet I don't know why they call it "black licorice" then, since that would be redundant).
Black licorice is such a disgusting flavor, that I can't understand anyone liking it. Yet people do.
Twizzlers, they just taste like red plastic. If red plastic has a flavor.