Mmmm Circus Peanuts. November 10, 2001 2:28 PM   Subscribe

Personally, I love circus peanuts. However I don't eat them very often because I know they are bad for me. =)
posted by ZachsMind at 2:31 PM on November 10, 2001

Circus peanuts remind me of Carter and simple days of the pre-Reagan administration. Whatever happened to Amy Carter by the way?
posted by dness2 at 2:35 PM on November 10, 2001

Love'em, even though they remind me just slightly of chewable amoxicilin.
posted by gramcracker at 2:50 PM on November 10, 2001

Is it really true that circus peanuts grow on a bush? Is an idiot like me going to believe that, or should I just plant one and find out for myself?
posted by shinybeast at 3:00 PM on November 10, 2001

Seems other people are wondering the same thing, but most don't even know who she is. Amy Carter grew up and married some guy named Jim Wentzel, and in the summer of 1999, they had a boy who they named Hugo (poor thing). So I guess she lived happily ever after in relative obscurity. No word on the Internet whether they allow little Hugo to eat Circus Peanuts. I think they should because Circus Peanuts build character.
posted by ZachsMind at 3:00 PM on November 10, 2001

Now that reminds me of Cipro, which reminds me of Anthrax, which reminds me of Bush, which reminds of religious, easily-swain sheep such as the Taliban and their followers....
Oh, what a wicked, wicked world we live in! How could we have let it degenerate into such a mess, over and over again? (I am, of course, talking about Circus Peanuts)
Jesus weeps for us.
posted by ashbury at 3:07 PM on November 10, 2001

One good thing about Circus Peanuts is They don't really smell like anything. There are silver linings surrounding every cloud. Also, Circus Peanuts con serve as preservatives. For more on this subject, try writing to these people.

I once thought I saw a subliminal advertising executive, just for a second.
posted by ZachsMind at 3:17 PM on November 10, 2001

Peanut Testing.
That reminds me of the premier candy science: Peep Research

I was happy to note they now have Peep Ghosts for holloween. Peep Turkeys and Flags can't be far behind.
posted by dness2 at 3:22 PM on November 10, 2001

Circus peanuts are from candy Hell, surpassed in evil only by the bizarre albino Zero Bar. Candy in bar form is supposed to be chocolate and hence, brown, damnit.
posted by Su at 3:36 PM on November 10, 2001

posted by machaus at 3:39 PM on November 10, 2001

are they fresh?
posted by clavdivs at 4:07 PM on November 10, 2001

I love dark chocolate. Do you have any dark chocolate? Mmm, dark chocolate.

posted by gleemax at 4:11 PM on November 10, 2001

When I say 'related', I mean of course to the previous Metatalk thread.
posted by gleemax at 4:12 PM on November 10, 2001

Circus Peanuts taste to me exactly like Wrigley's Juicy fruit gum (try one of'll see)

...except you get the added thrill of swallowing the circus peanut cud, unlike gum, which you can swallow after a time, but not without feeling like you just did something intrinsically wrong.

And yes, my name is BentPenguin and I am a circus peanut addict (all together now: "Hi BentPenguin")
posted by BentPenguin at 5:29 PM on November 10, 2001

This is getting tedious, ZachsMind.
posted by NortonDC at 6:35 PM on November 10, 2001

I also bought some reeses pieces. Why is this stuff for sale only in big bulk packages? How did the M&M people drive the pieces so far into obscurity?

In Minnesota (specifically, in movie theaters, gas stations, etc.), Reese's Pieces come in tiny ass little bags. It's actually harder to find the big ones.
posted by gleemax at 7:54 PM on November 10, 2001

Bush is an idiot!

There. Somebody had to do it.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:09 PM on November 10, 2001

Peanuts are just the MAN keeping us down. He thinks he can feed elephants (us) peanuts (totally unjust unfair war) and keep us happy. Well this time we aren't going to fall for it Bush! Like in my Social Politics 304 class the whole room agreed (including my professor who has 12 degrees... top that Mr. Bush, and no I refuse to say President Bush) that the United States purposely built tapered metallic cylinders for the sole purpose of killing people. I mean these things can easily kill innocents, they don't care. The common American Joe doesn't know this because the conservative media keeps it from him. They keep him happy feeding him fast-food news, so he can go on with his little life feeding the big corporate machine. Man the world just sickens me.
posted by geoff. at 8:56 PM on November 10, 2001

I'll bet there are some confused folks reading this thread. LOL
posted by rushmc at 10:28 PM on November 10, 2001

When I worked in a Ben Franklin store, Circus Peanuts were bought by elderly customers: this was the only candy their teeth could cope with.
posted by Carol Anne at 5:01 AM on November 11, 2001

I went to my friendly neighborhood grocery store and purchased some circus peanuts yesterday, all because of this thread. And the thread that came before it. I haven't had any since I was a kid. I must say I thoroughly enjoy the liitle boogers. Even though I know they are the spawn of Satan, manufactured by infidels. I don't care. They're orange and squishy and styrofoamy yummy!

And Zero is my favorite candy bar. I ain't kiddin'. =)
posted by ZachsMind at 5:14 AM on November 11, 2001

I'll bet there are some confused folks reading this thread.

Well, we should enlighten them. Apparently, with sales of nauseating, articial candy-type substances unaccountably sagging, an exceedlingly devious marketing agent for circus peanuts infiltrated MeFi in the beginning of this year. Biding its time, it (in fact, "it" is an "automated Internet MetaFilter community troll" -- AIMFCT (pronounced /i'mfkt/) -- so named by a marketing exec not exactly clear on the meaning of the word "troll" (having been misinformed by a snide intern, who quit the next day)) carefully inserted a reference to aforementioned peanuts amidst a lengthy diatribe that was certain to provoke the ire of decent, thoughtful and highly-prone-to-theorizing-at-great-length MeFites everywhere. Its plot mysteriously failing, the AIMFCT hacked into ZachsMind's account, logged in as it (I mean, is a mind a he, a she, or an it? I never was sure...), and created this thread in MeTa.

Meanwhile, somewhere in southeast Asia, stavrosthewonderchicken plotted his next move. Perhaps today would be the day, he mused, he finally hit upon the Meme of Death. Giving up, he went back to sleep. The AIMFCT, frustrated, woke him up, and he, possessed by the AIMFCT's sinister spell, found himself typing Bush is an idiot, but left a clue that he didn't really believe it. Geoff., seeing the clue and not realizing the terrible danger thewonderchicken was in, proceeded to insert his own sarcastic parody of the type of rant the AIMFCT had pretended to believe was the norm, thereby confirming what the AIMFCT (which, like all its type, completely fails to grasp sarcasm or irony) had believed all along.

With a final flourish, the AIMFCT, as ZachsMind, told the world it had actually gone out and bought circus peanuts. Its work done, the AIMFCT then turned its sinister attentions once more to MiguelCardoso....

Will thewonderchicken ever discover the Meme of Death? Will Cardoso get drunk tonight? Will we ever hear from the real ZachsMind again? Stay tuned....
posted by mattpfeff at 7:50 AM on November 11, 2001

You are a brave man, mattpfeff. It was nice knowing you.
posted by rushmc at 9:15 AM on November 11, 2001

posted by mattpfeff at 10:35 AM on November 11, 2001

I would try to come up with something, but... Buffy's on. It's an episode from back when Oz and Willow were still together and Willow wasn't gay (not that there's anything wrong with that). I haven't seen this one. Sorry but my attention is just diverted.

I was trying to eat just a few circus peanuts a day but I suddenly got a craving and they're all gone now. I'm already out. These things are addictive. I think I'm gonna quit cold turkey while I still can.
posted by ZachsMind at 10:09 PM on November 11, 2001

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