Pop-Tart Nomenclature

Sunday, January 6, 2013


I consulted my sister about this nickname before Poppy was born.  Keep in mind that she lives in Colorado and has an alleged allergy to Gluten:

me: 'Matt and I have been discussing nicknames.  What do you think about 'Pop-Tart'?

Leslie: 'I like it.'

me: 'No really, you can tell me what you really think.  That's why I'm asking you.  I won't be offended if you don't like it.'

Leslie: 'Well...it's just that....I can't imagine my niece wanting to be likened to such an unhealthy snack.'

I consider this point for a few moments.

me: 'Well, sure, that's actually a good point.  What about 'Organic Pop-Tart'?

Leslie: 'Perfect.'

Jerry Seinfeld likes Pop-Tarts and has thought about them a lot.  He remembers when there was only toast.  Here's an excerpt from his recent discussion with the New York Times:

'How did they know that there would be a need for a frosted, fruit filled, heatable rectangle in the same shape as the box it came in and with the same nutrition as the box it came in?'


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