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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I have found the solution to world peace...or piece

As in piece of my black & white cookie. Seinfeld was right. As I sit on my porch trying to craft the great American blog post I realize through this cookie, this down-with-the swirl cookie, this ebony and ivory cookie, that we have an example of different cultures of icing peacefully co-existing - chocolate and vanilla icing cooperating to hold together the cookie of life.

Or maybe My Adidas are a better symbol of peace. Just look at how those stripes lay so gently on the body of these gravel-travelin' pimp-stompers.

Selah. Meditate on this. In the mean time, I have to go. There is a glazed donut topped with chocolate icing in my kitchen that could help me find a solution to death and war.

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  • I'm sure if you were to look hard enough in nature, you could find harmonious examples of black and white right up the yin yang.

    By Blogger The Sarcasticynic, at 8:07 PM  

  • Sarc, why must you be so serious? Takes the fun out of my effort to be smart-a$$ed.

    By Blogger James Burnett, at 8:26 PM  

  • Do those cookies come in locarb? :-)

    Love the sneakers!

    By Blogger Manola Blablablanik, at 8:44 PM  

  • It was a pun, James. Yin Yang. Guess that just shows my age.

    By Blogger The Sarcasticynic, at 9:12 PM  

  • Ebony and Ivory....go together in perfect harmony!!!

    By Blogger Lee, at 9:40 PM  

  • This is why you kick ass, James. I LOVE the black & white cookie (it’s my only vice in life). And I too see the possibilities. Whenever I have one (usually at Starbucks), it puts me in a very philosophical, fix-the-world’s-problems state of mind. Not to mention the cream I put into the coffee I drink while have my B&W. Ahh… two races of flavor coming together in perfect delicious unison. And yet, racial harmony eludes us.

    Keep on bangin’ it, JB. And look to the cookie!

    (But JB … stay away from those donuts. Killers man, killers)

    By Blogger The Dude, at 10:35 PM  

  • That cookie is as big as your head!! AACK!!

    By Blogger Claudia, at 11:02 PM  

  • d.e.e.p

    By Blogger Pamela, at 11:41 PM  

  • you might find the answer to peace in the world in your shoes, but your wife ever catches you with the kicks on the table and you might be searching for peace in the house!!


    By Blogger dennis, at 11:41 PM  

  • I only have five more day of Lent. I gave up chocolate and now I am fiending for some. Thanks James.

    By Blogger C, at 12:01 AM  

  • I'll eat to that my friend!

    By Blogger Michael C, at 12:46 AM  

  • I like your flowers.

    And you look so freaking happy with that cookie.

    By Blogger hyacinths and biscuits, at 1:13 AM  

  • That cookie looks good James... Are you stoned in that picture?

    By Blogger captain corky, at 8:36 AM  

  • I've never had one of those cookies, and I'd never seen one except on Seinfeld. I must have one! I will begin my search today! I hope the search goes better than my search for a black/white man. LOL

    By Blogger Angie, at 9:09 AM  

  • Oh, my, that looks yummy!

    World peace, I mean.

    By Blogger thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy, at 9:13 AM  

  • Yeah, ya got a cookie but are ya gettin' any nookie?

    Anyway, that's a nice sentiment. The other day, I passed a black man who advised his son that walking down the street was like bowling. I didn't catch the rest but I got the gist: black balls knocking down white pins.

    He needs to look to the cookie.

    By Blogger Matt, at 9:31 AM  

  • You have your feet up on your white table!!

    And you took a picture!

    Man, your wife should eat your ass for breakfast. Feet do not belong on white tables. tsk tsk tsk

    By Blogger SWF41, at 9:59 AM  

  • I definitely believe we can solve most of the worlds problems through sharing cookies and doughnuts. They make everybody happy.

    By Blogger Jay, at 10:04 AM  

  • Technically, it's Girl Scout cookie season and any reference to a cookie that is not a Girl Scout cookie is a demonstration of how you do not support girls and women. Why do you hate girls and women so much?

    What are you going to eat to make up for that?

    By Blogger mist1, at 10:59 AM  

  • MB, thanks on the kicks. And I don't know of the B&W cookie comes in low-carb. I'll check w/my "supplier" and find out.

    I get it now, Sarc. Not your fault. I'm just slow sometimes.

    Exactly, Lee. Let's all sing the chorus!

    Dude, as always thanks. I'll take the donut thing under advisement.

    Claudia that was just camera angle. Really it was only have the size of my head.

    Pamela, I am thinking of launching a new religion: The Tao of Bakery.

    Dennis, I thought about the kicks on the table after the fact. I wiped the table to cover the evidence.

    C, sorry for the temptation. You'll make it!

    Michael, C, I'm glad to hear it. I say we drink to it too.

    H&B, Mrs. B decorated the porch. And yes, I am very happy with the cookie. Then again, I'm easy to please.

    Captain, it was delish. And no, I'm not high. I always look high when I'm happy, but the only thing I smoke is the occasional cigar...with the tobacco still in it.

    Angie, try Starbucks or Whole Foods. And good luck finding the mystery man!

    ThirdWorst, world peace is definitely yummy ;-)

    Matt, a pretty steady dose. And I'd have loved to hear the end of that walking-down-the-sidewalk conversation.

    SWF41 I have been scold-ED! I asked for it. No more shoes on a white table. I thought it was OK, since it was only the porch.

    Jay, I'm gonna send a box of B&W cookies to the UN.

    Mist1, I'm gonna drop kick the first Girl Scout that shows up at my door. I'm just kidding. I'll buy a box. I always support little gremlins in uniform.

    By Blogger James Burnett, at 12:12 PM  

  • Look at you chillin' with a cookie. Who cares the color? It has frosting on it! Yum, yum!

    By Blogger Christina_the_wench, at 12:14 PM  

  • I love, love, love those cookies. I call them Moon cookies but I don't know why... I hope you enjoyed it because there's nothing more upsetting than someone taking a Moon cookie for granted. :)

    By Blogger Erica AP, at 1:08 PM  

  • Yes, but does the cookie also represent Latinos? Asiatic peoples? Aborigine? Women? Men? Goths? Preppies? Jocks? Gays? Lesbians? People who hate the letter "y"? The French?

    I think you have oversimplified the problem. More research is needed. Bring on the Skittles.

    By Blogger Queen of Dysfunction, at 11:44 PM  

  • That is my favorite cookie in the whole wide world! Now even Starbucks carries them. Could that place be any better? I heart Starbucks.

    By Blogger Dayngr, at 11:46 AM  

  • This just made me giggle and realize everybody's just been swirling around the drain needlessly the past few weeks.

    By Anonymous Kim, at 5:21 PM  

  • US President Tim Kalemkarian, US Senate Tim Kalemkarian, US House Tim Kalemkarian: best major candidate.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:13 PM  

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