The Rise of the Peanut

Peanuts are pretty ubiquitous. Whether roasted, boiled, or as an oil, we consume peanuts in a variety of manners. This nut that is a legume rather than a nut has, over the past 150 years, infiltrated our cultural arena. We throw a ruckus in the peanut gallery while watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, based off of the comic strip Peanuts. And then think to ourselves, “I wouldn’t pay peanuts for such a sad looking Christmas tree.” Well, the peanut, or otherwise known as the gouber pea, ground nut, ground pea, earth-nut, Pindar nut, and ground bean may have entered our cultural slang, but as we can surmise certainly not in a positive way.

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Taking the time to stare, glassy-eyed, at our shit.

Let’s all imagine a common scenario. You are at your local grocery store. You have either just finished work or it’s the weekend, regardless, you are shopping when everyone else is shopping. It’s busy. Your stomach growls and you are a tiny bit faint. You are starving. No, you are fucking starving.

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