Wednesday, September 05, 2007

DID YOU PEOPLE ALL KNOW THAT PLANTERS CHEESE BALLS HAD BEEN DISCONTINUED?

AND WHY didn't you tell me?

That is all.

19 comments:

Tom Burchfield said...

Because we wanted to see the look of shock, awe and despair on your normally placid face. Need there be another reason? (PS: We secretly plotted to inspire the Planters' company to take this radical course of action. Remember the Acme Co? Mmmm?)

Glenn Peters said...

I'm still nursing my wounds from the great misnaming kerfluffle of 2007.

Weird El said...

I must say that is truly terrible news to hear, I happened to love their cheese balls..

Speaking of things people haven't told other people, ...
Why did you not tell us that you too had an amazing three paned mirror in your (or a certain bathroom where you somehow appeared) apartment?

I think they should be used in every apartment bathroom by default.

L.P.E.

John Commoner said...

My great grandmother used to give me cans of Planters Cheese Balls as Christmas presents. I'm not really sure how to react to this news.

Molly said...

American comestibles will never be the same.

Glenn Peters said...

Good old 2000, when I, too, was thin and on Mirror Project.

Naturally the Hodg-man found the project before me.

catsandbeer said...

Jonathan, I'm very sorry to hear (read) that.

I also wanted let you know that an author from my humor site catsandbeer.com has now lovingly paid you tribute not once, not thrice, but twice. I'd email you the links but know not your email, so I unfortunately must spam the comments section of this article - sorry.

First, in It's time to move on with our lives and secondly, only moments ago, in Mac, I'm not sure we can be friends anymore

Warmest regards,

Brian
catsandbeer.com

Ape Lad said...

Discontinued? I didn't even get a chance to know they existed and subesquently pass up the chance to purchase them in favor of Salt n Vinegar Pringles!

Grady said...

No. No! Nooooo!

I'm trying to remind myself not to panic: it's Wikipedia, it could've been edited by anyone.

Laurie said...

Funny. I was just thinking about those a few days ago, and how delicious they were.

punkin said...

this news makes me very sad, indeed.

Patrick M~ said...

(1) It's spelled "cheez"
(2) They are only good on road trips

Wait, are you going on a road trip? Take me with you! I'll pitch in by correcting all of your spelling!

William said...

What you might also not know is that Planter's Cheese Balls are flammable, ignite easily, burn with a long steady orange glow, and release a reassuring odor somewhere between burned cat and synthetic cheese like product.

The discontinuation just begs the question of: what will I now use to pack inside an old lead pipe and ignite as a torch when the power goes out? What, I say what!?!

Of course when I say lead, I mean steal, when I say now, I mean thirteen years ago while I was in college, and by when the lights go out, I mean while avoiding home work and sitting in front of a burning fire with a lead pipe and a can of Cheese balls noting how similar the hole in the pipe is to the size of the cheese balls.

Ramona said...

I did not know and am now a bit distraught. Back in school, we used to sit around eating Cheez Balls with toothpicks -- you know, like Rainman. Because we were, you know, dorks.


aaaahh, good times...

Ellen said...

Next you'll tell me Stouffer's Slow Fired Classics Cheesy Pizzatini has been discontinued. So what if it's on Greenpeace's list of foods that are genetically engineered?

jillie said...

oh noes! Now, I'll have to buy them all so that i can bring them out as relics at dinner parties.

Winthrop said...

OMG WHAT!?

eChuckler said...

No Cheez Balls, no Cheez Curls... They minus well just stop making Pop-Tarts and officially take all the joy and happiness out of the junk food aisle.

Desa said...

Just thought u might like to know I went to Walgreens and they sell Fisher Cheeseballs :) I don't know if they all do but I bought a bunch cuz I fear I'll never see em again :)~