Liz Erk (lizerk) wrote,
Liz Erk

The Joy of Stretch

Nothing like hot summer weather to bring out the slut in my cat:

That's how Billy splayed himself out while I sat at my desk and enjoyed some ice cream. Of course after his pathetic sprawl, I gave him his own little dish.

As I watched him lick at his little scoop, my mind wandered back to something I saw at the mall the other day:

Note the tagline:

I remembered seeing those "ice cream of the future" taglines on their signage back when I was 11 years old in 1988. At 30, I'm wondering when they expect that envisioned "future" to materialize.

The Dippin' Dots website lists some fun FAQ's, including an explanation of why it's the "ice cream of the future" and why they only make them in "bead" shape:

"Like the microwave?" Geez, I suspect the Dippin' Dots marketing staff might be the same team responsible for why Disney's "Tomorrowland" that was built in 1967 wasn't updated until 1998. (Brilliant write-up on "Walt Dated World" can be found here.)

WEDway PeopleMover: electric transportation system of tomorrow, here today.

Wow. Apparantly the intended Dippin' Dots demographic is made up of simpletons.

At the bottom of the FAQ's is an explanation as to how you can go about opening your own Dippin' Dots! Who wants to go in with me?? Come on, it'll be the "profit of the future!"

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