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   Undertoad  Monday Mar 17 02:05 PM

3/17/2003: Giant Chee-to displayed



A few weeks ago, in a Cellar thread, I (roughly) pointed out that the world was a good place because someone was selling a giant chee-to on Ebay.

This is the one! It turns out that it's now in the hands of a small Iowa town, who plan to put it on display somewhere.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/interne...at.big.cheeto/

With Chee-to technology, anything is possible.



Bitmap  Monday Mar 17 03:31 PM

yea this was on live with Jimmy Kimble last week, any one know how much it went for?



SteveDallas  Monday Mar 17 03:33 PM

Truly magnificent, UT.

Also, I like your new tag. I like her too... always had a thing for female standup comics.

Wait, Live with Jimmy Kimmel is still on??? Wow. Maybe I should watch it. I was assuming it'd be cancelled within a week.



wolf  Monday Mar 17 03:33 PM

ebay cancelled the auction for the second time (which was up to 57 million or something goofy like that) and the original owner donated the cheeto to the town, which was desperately in need of a tourist attraction.



ChrisD  Monday Mar 17 03:42 PM

I wonder how they'll store this sort of thing. Air tight chamber, and hope it doesn't rot or otherwise decompose? Limited time tourist event, I suppose.



Bitmap  Monday Mar 17 03:44 PM

Yea the show is still on.. in the DC area the ABC channel doesn't show it but since i use an antenna I get whatever i can get including the Baltimore ABC wich shows it.<br> It's great he has a new co-hoast each week and even Janeane Garafolo was on as a co-hoast, she was funny. When a guest comes out on stage they all do shots of Vodka.. even though they call it something else.. I think one week it was orange juice but when they poured it out it was clear. Last week it was purple cough syrup.



Bitmap  Monday Mar 17 03:45 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by ChrisD
I wonder how they'll store this sort of thing. Air tight chamber, and hope it doesn't rot or otherwise decompose? Limited time tourist event, I suppose.
<br><br><br>.... or Eaten by some drunk tourista


Undertoad  Monday Mar 17 05:02 PM

It occurs to me that the IotD blog view people don't know that we're talking about the Cellar user title, of which mine is currently "Still likes Janeane Garofolo".

As for Kimmel, without Adam Carolla, Jimmy's just a big ol' jerk with a mic. This might be OK on cable, but on network it's ridiculous.



Jaxxon  Tuesday Mar 18 05:24 AM

What's that?

Hi!

Please excuse my ignorance, but... er... what is a "chee-to"?



dave  Tuesday Mar 18 06:07 AM

Re: What's that?

Quote:
Originally posted by Jaxxon
Please excuse my ignorance, but... er... what is a "chee-to"?
A chee-to, commonly referred to as "cheesy love", is the finest dining one can have. Created and distributed by the Frito-Lay corporation, chee-tos (pronounced "chee-to") have a long history of greatness.

I refer you to http://www.cheetos.com for more information.


chrisinhouston  Tuesday Mar 18 09:01 AM

This is why a war with Iraq makes sense! Unless we can depose the horrible dictator, Saddam Hussien, people in Iraq will not be able to see the giant Chee-to! Because of their government's repressive rules regarding computers and the Internet, they were not even allowed to bid on the Chee-to when it was on E-Bay!

The news today said food relief will be the first thing in behind our army, let's hope they remember to bring Chee-tos!

Viva la America!



Griff  Tuesday Mar 18 09:06 AM

Do not taunt us with cheesey goodness, infidel! That is why we hate America!



Undertoad  Tuesday Mar 18 09:42 AM

The guy in the picture is holding a "standard" Chee-to, which is puffed corn coated with a bunch of chemicals intended to put you in the mind of something similar to cheese but not exactly cheese.

It is the final product of decades of snack food research.



wolf  Tuesday Mar 18 09:53 AM

Wouldn't the final product of decades of snack food research be those Cheetos that turn green when you add spit?



tjennings  Tuesday Mar 18 10:28 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by ChrisD
I wonder how they'll store this sort of thing. Air tight chamber, and hope it doesn't rot or otherwise decompose? Limited time tourist event, I suppose.
It is displayed inside a lovely Lexan(R) box on a blue or purple velvet pillow (complete with tassles). I know it was Lexan, because they apparently sponsored the box (it had a Lexan sticker prominently displayed on it). I don't have any word on the sponsor of the pillow.

Knowing what I know about Chee-tos, rotting or decomposition shouldn't be a problem.


juju  Tuesday Mar 18 11:48 AM

Where are you from, Jaxxon?



wolf  Tuesday Mar 18 11:55 AM

I was wondering the same thing ... to be a computer science student with no knowledge of cheetos he has to either be from outside North America, or his mom had to be a serious organic foods only/hippie type.



Jaxxon  Tuesday Mar 18 12:43 PM

Quote:
Where are you from, Jaxxon?
I'm from Germany. I do think we have similar products, though they are not exactly very popular. Personally, I can't stand the taste of more or less artificial cheese.


wolf  Tuesday Mar 18 12:54 PM

There is bad artificial cheese, and good artificial cheese. The bad artificial cheese products tend to try VERY hard to mimic cheese. The good ones don't bother. (which is why I LOVE Cheetos and dislike Nacho Cheese Doritos.)

Unless you can get the actual Cheetos product, it's not worth experimenting. Also, snack products designed for European tastebuds tend to be VERY different from supposedly similar American products. Ours are better. But you guys make MUCH better beer, so it kind of evens out. (actually I've noticed a bigger difference in the taste/quality of candies and chocolates. Some of the stuff made for the non US market is just plain NASTY. )



Bitman  Friday Mar 21 09:13 PM

I always find it humorous when people start worshiping oversized manufactured products. Cheetoses are deep-fried goop, dusted with cheese-labeled power. If you want a large Cheetos, just fry a larger glob of goop. Getting Frito-Lay to actually do this is left as an exercise for the reader.



Undertoad  Friday Mar 21 11:27 PM

All I know is that once I found a Bugle in a box of Golden Grahams. No kiddin.

I didn't sell it on ebay. I et it. But it made me think, if they use the same equipment for both and just roll the Bugles out during the first shift and the Golden Grahams out during the second. You could imagine some big whistle blowing, signalling some factory worker to pull some huge oversized lever, after which the little assembly roll of Golden Grahams would switch over to Bugles.

And if that's all the case, it would Only Be Right to produce the Golden Grahams in the morning, and the Bugles in the afternoon-evening shifts.

Still, it's only minorly annoying to find some actual evidence that all the shit they feed us comes out of the same freakin' nozzle.

Maybe this will be the year I chunk up a portion of the back yard for actual vegetable growing. But since I ate all the junk food, I'm too oversized and tired to spend any energy gardening. And that's how they get you, every time.



wolf  Saturday Mar 22 12:37 AM

If the shapes were the same, I could almost buy the different shifts theory.

But you are dealing with one salty and one sweet product. They wouldn't come off the same line.

There are some products that are essentially the same, except for shape ... most often those yellowy, oaty, corny, sweety cereals. You know, like Quisp and Quake were really the same, but in different shapes.

I think your bugle represented someone being sloppy with their lunch ...



juju  Saturday Mar 22 01:40 AM

If that's true, then it probably had somebody's grubby fingers all over it.



blowmeetheclown  Saturday Mar 22 08:29 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Undertoad
Maybe this will be the year I chunk up a portion of the back yard for actual vegetable growing. But since I ate all the junk food, I'm too oversized and tired to spend any energy gardening. And that's how they get you, every time.


"Your girth has worth. The fact that they make you eat this deliciously yummy junk is disgusting, disturbing, and down right despicable. Let's sue the Sana-a-Belts right off those pompous pretzel pushsers!"


Griff  Saturday Mar 22 08:47 AM

I'd say some rodent had a big cheekful of Bugles when he was wandering through the Golden Graham tools...



Undertoad  Saturday Mar 22 10:32 AM

Now I'm trying to remember whether the Bugle in question had been salted. I don't think it was, and I think that's why I figured it was a manufacturing mishap, but this was about 5 years ago...



chrisinhouston  Saturday Apr 5 11:23 PM

With the Americans trying to send the message they can strike anywhere, Iraqi leaders maintained a bold front.

They denied U.S. giant Chee-tos had entered the capital and claimed Saddam's forces had retaken the airport - killing hundreds of American "Chee-tos," the military said.


"Today, the tide has turned and we have eliminated all places for Chee-tos to do attack us," Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf said. "We are destroying them." He read a statement from Saddam telling Iraq's fighters to rush at the American Chee-tos and "exhaust (them) and increase the depth of their wounds. Kill all the Chee-tos he has said!"

Al-Sahhaf said the Americans were in the suburbs and in a message on television urged residents to inform Iraqi troops about any U.S. Chee-to movements. Maintain "calm, good organization ... to confront the enemy effectively, conquer it, and force it to retreat accursed and defeated," he said.



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