Mass Observation (VI): Cereals & Sexual Habits

by Jarvo J May. 07, 2011 3931 views

I find it completely staggering that every year 128 billion bowls of Kellogg's Corn Flakes are eaten worldwide, let alone billions more of other brands. For me they are the most dreary, mundane cereal. Harsh and cutting when first served and then in an instant transforming into a soggy mass with the consistency of wet papier mache.

Until they started fortifying them with vitamins, I'm not sure that they had a lot of nutritional value. As they once said on Not The Nine O'Clock News, ??A cornflake manufacturer has today defended his product, ‘cornflakes are very nutritional’ he said, ‘especially when sprinkled on food’?.

They were invented (or rather discovered after an accident) in the eighteen nineties by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. Kellogg was a curious man with a fixation about masturbation. He believed that eating Corn Flakes could help to stop young boys from masturbating. An odd idea but almost certainly preferable to his other ‘cures’ which included the circumcision of boys and placing carbolic acid on clitorises (sorry not sure of the plural) of young girls. I can't for the life of me think how cornflakes could possibly stop young men from buffing up the happy lamp, unless of course they were glued to their hands. But I suspect some of them might actually like that.

Frosties: sugar coated corn flakes. A trick to make the unpalatable slightly less, err unpalatable.
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Helen Hooker 8 years, 8 months ago

LOL, absolutely priceless!

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 8 years, 8 months ago

things that I am learning here....:))

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Gregg Maretka 8 years, 8 months ago

"buffing up the happy lamp" thats hilarious !!!!

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 8 years, 8 months ago

such a lucky bastard, today he would end up in prison and lucky wise I hated that stuff from my earliest childhood, but don´t draw conclusions on my sexual behavior :-)

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Snowpie 8 years, 8 months ago

Yumm! Love them, best when they come along with peanuts!

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 8 months ago

Ohmygosh....seriously? I never knew all that about Kellogg. Glad I never purchase that awful stuff!! Clever shot!

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 8 months ago

Very unappetising :-)

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lynda 8 years, 8 months ago

Kellogg was a weirdo and I'm with you on the lack of palatability (is that a word?) of cornflakes.

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Carolinesimone 8 years, 8 months ago

buffing the happy lamp lol hahahahahahaha

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 8 years, 8 months ago

[i]When you consider what people take for truth from what the advertising people would want us to believe ...
Sometimes it is so exaggerated ... and yet so many are tempted to buy their products.[/i]

[b]Neat shot Jon![/b]

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 8 years, 8 months ago

Yikes. Quite some interesting bits of text there. Allow me to retire to my SPECIAL K cereal, thank you very much...

I'll assume that no flakes were harmed in the making of this photo shoot... ;)

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
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