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October 02, 2016


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Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King

I would not go so far to say that cultural appropriation of bagels is a negative. Its actually a positive The best bagels I have ever enjoyed were at a strip mall store front in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The owner was not Jewish but either Arab/Middle East dissent. Possibly Pakistani? Regardless, they were not dressed in Western garb. Kind of shows we are all interconnected. Maybe Trump can have a bagel and cream cheese there....

Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King

I am not sure if I would eat a breast cancer bagel ribbon either. Bad karma... On the other hand, most folks in this country earn their livings by "selling" something. Even high tech is ultimately selling a tangible object. That's most of our commerce and industry--our GDP. We know how to market the crap out of everything. That's not such a terrible thing, however. I read that European museums are looking toward us for economic inspiration and growth...aka bulking up gift shops. We even sell "tragedy." I own a neck tie with the World Trade Centers. Most vacations and tourist activities are a hike between gift shops... America is one giant mall. Maybe this breast cancer bagel has gone too far?

Matthew Reid Krell

I had one of those pink ribbon bagels yesterday for lack of other options. Was tasty. Not going to claim it was authentic, but it was tasty.

Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King

Professor Krell,

You didn't happen to calculate the Weight Watchers Smart points for that? Bad karma aside, maybe I will try it. I am only allowed 33 Smart points a day.

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