Sugar, Happiness, Chalk and Zombies

by Leighann on August 5, 2011

I was listening to the NPR show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! while I was at work wrestling with large Excel tables that are the bane of my existence.

Two episodes in a row made references that made me laugh.

During the 07/09/11 episode, the hosts of the show asked singer/songwriter Neko Case to play the “Not My Job” game.

(From the show transcript)

SAGAL: Well, Neko Case, we are so pleased and honored to have you. Neko, we’ve invited you here to play a game we’re calling…

KASELL: “They Taste Like a Magic Combination of Sugar, Happiness and Chalk.”

(Soundbite of laughter)

SAGAL: So obviously, your parents were either fans of the drug-addicted singer Nico of the Velvet Underground or – and we prefer this option – they just loved Necco Wafers. Those are the yumm, hard, little discs made by the New England Confectionary Company. So we’re going to ask you, in fact, about Necco…

I giggled because I thought immediately that this is how glucose tabs should be marketed!

Glucose Tablets: Sugar, Happniess, and Chalk

Necco Wafers

In the 07/07/11 episode featuring country singer Vince Gill, he was asked a series of multiple choice questions about another famous Vince: Vincent Price.

The host asked which of three products Price lent his name to:

  • The Vincent Price Collection of Fine Art from Sears Robuck
  • The Vincent Rice Cooker
  • The Vincent Price Home Blood Glucose Monitor

Which do you think it was?

It was the fine art collection, not the blood glucose monitor. But wouldn’t that be awesome?!

Mike Hoskins and I have been discussing how we could rig the MultiClix lancing device to double as a zombie killer in event of the apocalypse. Though using it in that manor is off label and may not be covered by your HMO.


Image from the 1959 horror movie The Tingler.

Further Reading

Ready for the Zombie Apocalypse

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse

Michael Hoskins of The Diabetic’s Corner Booth Diabetes and The Zombie Apocalypse



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1 Denise aka Mom of Bean August 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Too funny…thanks for the giggles! 🙂


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