April 30, 2019

Candy hearts.

31 comments:

Molly said...

Is this an open cafe? If so, I'd like to ask legal experts or anyone with an opinion, why (in light of so many trials for perjury, lying to Congress, lying to FBI) does anyone in the Trump ambit testify to anyone? Can't they just take the 5th, and then have their lawyers announce to the world that they took the 5th, not because the witness had done anything wrong, but because of the extensive history of secondary accusations about lying under oath. If a person just takes the 5th, that person can never be charged with perjury, can he?

If I have misinterpreted, and this comment string is supposed to be about candy hearts, I got nothin'. So, in this case, ignore this comment and I'll repost something like it in another thread.

Ann Althouse said...

No, this isn't intended as an open thread.

This is an opportunity to talk about drawing a bar, depicting humans as candy, and the problems of dating and live-blogging eavesdropping.

Ann Althouse said...

I'll do a café later. This is a bar.

Rick.T. said...

Candy hearts were made by the same company as the Necco wafers. The New England Confectionery Company went bankrupt. There were no candy hearts, I don't think, for 2019 but will be in the future.

Meade said...

Human candy heart walks into a bar and sits up on a stool.
Nonexistent bartender says, "What'll you have?"
Human candy heart: I don't know. Maybe nothing. I'm a little tipsy.

Limited Perspective said...

Dude and chick. It's always interesting, and sometimes funny, if we know the difference.

Mark Jones said...

I love my chalky candy hearts (and Necco wafers). I'm distraught by NECCO's bankruptcy. I've been purchasing (increasingly expensive) packages of candy hearts via Amazon, but that can't go on if the price keeps going up, which it will as the supply dwindles.

The Brach's candy hearts are an unacceptable substitute.

On the other hand, my doctor will be pleased. I shouldn't be eating sugar anyhow, given my pre-diabetic status.

Patrick said...

I'll have a Manhattan, perfect.

Thanks.

Lucid-Ideas said...

….but a 4th candy heart is missing. That would be the heart sipping a black-and-tan and asking Ms. Exit, "is this guy boring you?"

Fernandinande said...

The comic - so to speak - seems like a waste of drawing ability.

Candy hearts don't heart Trump

traditionalguy said...

Dating problems. Those are the youngsters. We just watch turner Classic Movies and live vicariously.

stevew said...

Coax me, but not too aggressively, and be careful to listen for consent, or the withholding of same.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

'candy bar'?? WTF

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

“The Brach's candy hearts are an unacceptable substitute”

Agree. They have a chemical aftertaste. So no more rolls of all-brown Neccos? That’s messed up.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

me and my Peeps* come here to pick up chicks

(*Peeps are gross)

tcrosse said...

Eat your heart out, candy ass.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

I (HEART)
CANDY

Darrell said...

#candyheartmenbad

madAsHell said...

Spying and Live-Tweeting Disaster Date

I can't even begin to imagine......

n.n said...

Gender differences captured in a sweet ensemble. Masculine blue, etc. Feminine pink, curves, and poise. Perhaps a feminine grasp. And the ever present yellow journalism.

stephen cooper said...

In 50 percent of disaster dates the female is the disaster causer in 50 percent it is the male who is causing the disaster.

But .... media is gossip almost personified and gossip is a female thing, more or less, so in media, including 'cute' candy cartoons, most disaster dates are caused by males.

Can't fool people who know better, but many people do not know better.
Gossip is bad, by the way.

Similarly, in American war movies, the NCOs and the Privates are shown, 90 percent of the time, as more capable than the officers not because anyone who made the movies really thinks that but because 90 percent of theater goers want to hear that the officers are not as capable as the NCOs and most of the privates, because .... do the math, lots more people who go to the movies "identify with" current and former NCOs and privates than with current and former officers. and I say that as someone who looks back on life and thinks he should have stuck it out long enough to make E-7 or E-8.

I would have a nice house in the U.P, probably!

In Russian war movies the officers are almost always portrayed with respect, with just a few of them falling short of competence, in that sense the Russian movies are more realistic.

Good officer and good NCO, good result, usually.

Good officer and bad NCO, maybe a good result, usually.

Bad officer and good NCO, probably a bad result, usually.

Bad officer and bad NCO - welcome to the club of losers.

Those Russians who never served in the military know a lot more about this than those Americans who never served in the military do, in general.
Just saying.

I am not talking here about Russians who served in the military or Americans who served in the military. I am not saying NCOs and privates want to see movies where officers are maligned. I am talking about people who "identify with" NCOs and privates. Whole different thing.


Gilbert Pinfold said...

The New England Candy Company factory was sold to drug giant Novartis and converted to an R&D facility. They steam-blasted the legacy interior walls to get the embedded sugar out. Don’t miss NECCO wafers like my Boston-born wife, but I do kinda miss Chuckles (except the red and black ones)

alanc709 said...

Yeah, I'll miss chocolate necco wafers, those were my go-to candy.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

by law, shouldnt there be a little candy defibrillator on the wall
in case one of them goes into confectionary arrest?

Paddy O said...

"the NCOs and the Privates are shown, 90 percent of the time, as more capable than the officers"

Initially, I agreed with this but the more I got to thinking, I was wondering.

In Saving Private Ryan, the officer is clearly the best.
In Band of Brothers, wow, that's a very strong view of officers, though it's based on a true story.
In the A-Team, Hannibal is clearly the best soldier. Though not the strongest. The craziest is a warrant officer (I assume) and the most resourceful is a lieutenant.
Patton had a pretty strong officer role.
Gettysburg was mostly about the officers

MayBee said...

Blue Candy Heart: The Obamas talking about Higher Ground productions
Red Candy Heart: Me
Yellow Candy Heart: Althouse Blogging

stephen cooper said...

Paddy O - you are probably right. I did not see any of those movies.

"The Pacific" - which followed the Band of Brothers - was fair to officers, I thought. I mean, I wasn't there, but as far as I know about the war in the Pacific, the officers were out there doing everything they could to win, just like the NCOs and the privates.

I was thinking, in my critical comment, of the movies from the 60s and 70s with people like Elliot Gould and Donald Sutherland and other counter-cultural heroes, all of them fictionally and (I think) dishonestly portraying characters who were always more street-smart and tougher than their officers, or the continuing disaster that the sitcom MASH was, with its constant slander of officers, and all those submarine movies where, as never happened even once in real life, a "submarine officer" goes crazy and the NCOs have to take charge..

There are a few thousand good war movies, I guess, and I have seen maybe a hundred, and there are a few ten thousands of bad war movies, and I have seen a few dozen. So I am not pretending to be an expert on the statistics.

Anonymous said...

Leftest Millennials thrive on being just plain mean.

Not Sure said...

Candy hearts eventually get broken.

Still, better a candy heart than a candy ass.

Kay said...

One of my favorite people-watching pastimes when I’m out at a bar or restaurant is to try and figure out who is there on a Tinder date.

tim in vermont said...

Does this cartoonist hate men much?