Cracker Jack and the Missing Peanuts

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Good gravy! This has got to be the most inane topic I've ever seen.

And I thought the stuff we came up with down in RWG was bad...

I like it! :D

My word, but it's been ages since I've had Cracker Jacks. Those are good. I'll have to get some next time I go to the grocery store.

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Could we please stop arguing about French fries, patat, chips or whatever you would like to call them! I know I started about them, but I think this is enough about them. This topic is about peanuts and popcorn! Althuogh I must say, that the amount of replies about them are really greater then I thought. I also would like to stop talking about grammar.

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Some of us aren't especially fond of peanuts (I'd far rather have a packet of pork scratchings any day.) Thick greasy chips, as opposed to the pathetically thin french fries you'll find in McDonalds and the like, on the other hand, are something I do for one do like.

Surely this thread is big enough for you to discuss your legumes and for us to talk about our favourite root vegetable dishes at the same time? Peace out.

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Looks like we'll have to discuss turnips then.

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The old 'Take me out to the ball game' song does mention crackerjack; the exact line is
"Buy me some peanuts and crackerjack / I don't care if I never get back." This suggests (a) that crackerjack was never that much about peanuts, since they had to be mentioned separately, and (b) that crackerjack has long been recognized as dangerous.

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quote:
Originally written by Thralni:

Time to grab that grammar book of yours again, maybe? :P
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*Cough*, let us get back to the topic.

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No, but it's like,

Buy me some peanuts and Craker Jacks. Or does someone have the official lyrics?

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Google searches gave quite poor results. My first hit was in fact some porno song... I found this though, it was written by someone who was just writing about old memories but it is at least a clue:

"What do you want when you gotta have something and it's gotta be sweet, AND IT'S GOTTA BE A LOT, and ya only have a dime. Whadya get?... Cracker Jacks! Candy coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize... that's what you get in Cracker Jacks!" "

Source: http://www.oldtimecandy.com/memories/cracker-jack-memories.htm

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quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

The old 'Take me out to the ball game' song does mention crackerjack; the exact line is
"Buy me some peanuts and crackerjack / I don't care if I never get back." This suggests (a) that crackerjack was never that much about peanuts, since they had to be mentioned separately, and (b) that crackerjack has long been recognized as dangerous.

Cracker Jacks did have very few peanuts, so I can see why they would have to be purchases separately, especially if you wanted good peanuts.

The second part doesn't make much sense to me; do people have problems after eating Cracker Jacks?

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Dangerous for your slim-body-ideal in the same way as candy and potato chips are, I suppose he mean. If so, I disagree. All you have to do is go out there and dash for 3 hours and the abundance of energy will have been consumed.

NOTE: The last sentence were said with a large douse of sarcasm.

[ Wednesday, June 29, 2005 10:13: Message edited by: Eagle, the author soul ]

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Here is full text of the song: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/ballgame.htm

The main purpose of the "never get back" line is probably to have a line that would fit the melody and rhyme with Jack.

If you absolutely need a deeper meaning, in the song these lines are said by a young woman to her boyfriend, so maybe the meaning is that she is always asking him to buy her stuff, but never gives anything in return? :)

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I believe the "I don't care if I never get back" line means something along the lines of, "I don't care if I can never get back home, because the ballpark is such a great place." And, in terms of the lyrics, this is the only version that really counts: :P

Take me out to the ballgame,
Take me out to the crowd,
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don't care if I never get back.
So let's root, root, root for the Cubbies,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes you're out,
At the old ballgame.

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Nuh-uh. Cardinals > Cubs. :P

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The Cubs, Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks, Fire, et al > sports team-less Montana. :P

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Ha. The Cubs are cursed. Go Marlins. wooo.

Yeah, and forget this season. And Last season.

:P

Go Florida.

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quote:
Originally written by Slp006:

Ha. The Cubs are cursed. Go Marlins. wooo.

Yeah, and forget this season. And Last season.

:P

Go Florida.

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That was probably the greatest rebuttal to a stupid comment I have ever experienced. I give you major major kudos.

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Thanks. I was looking for a picture of a bear holding a marlin, but I suppose that sort of wildlife encounter doesn't really occur in nature. So I settled for that less impressive fish, the salmon. "Go Fish," indeed. :P

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Ummmm. That depiction of salmon is deeply regretable. I shall take it as a personal comment about my inability to avoid the wildly and randomly slapping of a bear's paw.
You, sir, have lost my support in the upcoming elections for your unfortunate gaffe.
A marlin can be simply depicted as the cartoonish character below.
IMAGE(http://www.galleryone.com/images/kate2/bullas%20-%20fishing%20stories-the%20marlin_small.jpg)
Which captures the baseball team's cartoonish attempts to regain any sort of respect after their World Series run several years ago in which they pretty much bought the rings.
The IMAGE(http://www.ruggedelegantliving.com/a/images/Boston.Red.Sox.logo.jpg)
are the definition of honest baseball.

*this message has not been influenced by a lifelong ambition to see the Red Sox win it all*
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If you did happen to possess such an ambition, it would have been utterly satisfied after last year's World Series. I've always like them, but my affections took a hit when they managed to overcome their curse, with the Cubs still mired in theirs.

As for the Marlins, the Wayne Huizenga team was indeed a crass assemblage of big-money stars, and an example of the worst in baseball. However, Florida's more recent championship was won with a solid team, assembled legitimately and coached strongly by "Trader" Jack.

As for the salmon demise depicted in that picture, you have very little to fear at the moment. I'll be sure to inform you if "GRIZZLY R. BEAR" ever decides to register, though. :P

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:P

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This topic has the strangest and most curiously funny title I have ever seen.

I mean, it sounds like some sort of children's book.

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