Saturday, May 24, 2008

"I Eat Crips!"

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a message circulating within a disability advocates group about a food company in the United Kingdom marketing a product called "Crips."

I couldn't resist corresponding with the company, and I received a generous reply ... and today I received a sampling of their products, plus a keychain and a yo-yo.

I love Shakespeare -- ah, Henry rallying his men upon Saint Crispin's Day. I've followed Dick Francis over hundreds of steeplechase jumps. And, of course, the Beatles.

But we are as Sir Winston noted our link through blood and history, but he also borrowed from Shaw to say "England and America are two countries separated by a common language."

I am a Presley, most probably a Priestly before fleeing the manor or a high sheriff on that sceptre'd isle, and so I chose to eat for my first Crips the "salt and vinegar" variety.

Tasty ...
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