Monday, September 06, 2004

aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh! the horror...

we went shopping today. it was most unpleasant due to the soaring temperatures and half-top bedecked crowds. hmm.

in one store, there was aisle after aisle of halloween merchandise. it had me confused for a moment. i thought i had blanked out and came to in october. no such luck. among the racks of halloween candy, we noticed the "halloween pie pan." i'm using quotes because "halloween pie pan" are the words of the manufacturer/advertisers. there was nothing visibly halloweenish about the pan. no ghosts. no ghoulies. no dracula. nothing. n'er a bat or amorphous beastie. so we began considering (which is nearly always dangerous) what it was that we were missing. in short: to what did the pie pan owe this colorful name?

was it the complimentary sache of cinnamon? nein!

could it be that the pan vanishes when filled with pie? unlikely.

does it change color? and if so, how does this qualify as halloweeny?

"ah," sister suggested, "i bet it screams when you put it in the oven." yes. we have a winner. and although i say that rather arbitrarily, as we neither bought the pan or tried to bake in it, i like to believe that this is the very reason.

the horror...or possibly...the morror...mah-mah-mah!


3 Comments:

Blogger darth said...

was it even orange? or black?

9:49 PM  
Blogger dishpantheism said...

no! it was sort of cream-colored. it's quite a mystery. i don't get it. but i don't get a lot of things.

12:48 AM  
Blogger darth said...

they'll probably put it out again as "thanksgiving pie pan" on November 1st.

9:23 AM  

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