Whether you like the Marx Brothers or Shirley Temple…
IT’S NATIONAL ANIMAL CRACKERS DAY!
Animal Crackers and Apple Juice: the staple of the Kindergarten snack time. It becomes hard to count how many animal crackers you’ve likely had in your life, because so many of them were ingested before you were able to form cogent memories. Regardless, they are a part of you… Or, maybe they were and then you pooped them out. But spiritually speaking, they’ll always be a part of you.
One of these things is not like the other…
So why are animal crackers so famous so far back? Well the biscuits were made in England as early as the 19th century. Then we got them over here and Nabisco made the tie-in with Barnum, of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, to whom they have never paid a penny of royalties despite using the name. That’s clever patenting. Ridiculous.
In the words of the late, great, Mitch Hedberg:
“Animal crackers make people think that all animals taste the same. What does a giraffe taste like. A hippopotamus? I had them back to back!”
Tomorrow is National Garlic Day and National Amaretto Day!