February 6, 2009 · packing a punch


Okay. I thought about just popping this baby in here and not making any comment whatsoever, leaving you all to muse quietly “um, has she lost it completely now? What in the name of all that is holy (right/crunchy/spackled with plaster/insert-your-own-word-here) is POW CORN?!!” But then something else prevailed (common sense? a Nor’ Easterly wind?) and I decided to explain it. This is a cheap and cheerful snack label I made yesterday for my client’s meeting, a meeting about an event which will be based on super heros and comic books. There is another one (Power Pellets!), but I prefer this one. It speaks to me. It says things which are rowdy, rambunctious, colourful and FUN. I haven’t had a whole lot of any of that in my life recently, but looking at this label, it makes me think that someday, maybe, when the stars align just right and the economy is restored and Britney Spears is a grandmother and there are leaves on trees and not just endless snow and cold, I just might get a handful of it (it being colourful POW CORN fun).

Also, I have discovered it is quite amusing to repeat POW CORN to your dog in various different inflections. It seems to make her really happy and waggy. Also seems to make her think that it’s time for a W-A-L-K or failing that, food. Not sure what the affect on cats would be, but if you have a cat immediately available to you and want to give it a go, be sure to report back with the results!

So there you have it. Hope your weekend is POWerful good fun, all.

7 Comments so far


  1. That hurt my eyes, but in a super-tart good kind of way, like eye lemonade.

    I am here to report to you that Melanie (my cat, named for you my dear, as much for her colouring) looked languidly at me and gave one of her odd bird-chirps like she gives when Miles plays the guitar, when I said “Pow Corn” to her. So there you go.

    Comment by Karos — February 6, 2009 @ 7:42 pm

  2. Have no cat alas! but shall be trying it on the children after they get home. I’m betting they’re all over it. It sounds right up Karin’s alley! :D

    Comment by lizardek — February 7, 2009 @ 3:38 am

  3. more test results in to add to your data file:

    3 tails a’wagggin to POW-CORN!

    Comment by Elizabeth — February 7, 2009 @ 7:29 am

  4. Real live footage:

    Me, reading your page in Google Reader, daughter sulking up, angsty and eight, “Hey, what in the heck is Pow Corn?” And she leaves me without an answer but a little lighter in the day.

    I think you’ve sacked another ghoul! Good job PowCorn Girl. Another town safer on a Saturday morn.

    Comment by Woman in a window — February 7, 2009 @ 7:34 am

  5. Vince Test, #1: Two ears perked up, eyes bright and intrigued, then a gradual but resolute return to napping.

    All in all, a success.

    Comment by Colin — February 7, 2009 @ 8:16 am

  6. I love your Powcorn design and I would like to have some, please. I think the superhero/comic book event would be a natural for my Ross. Too bad it probably won’t take place in Oregon.

    Comment by violetismycolor — February 8, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

  7. Test continues: See-A-Tee was too involved with getting her Lego toy out from under the couch. She looked at me in frustration thinking, ‘get my toy and stop blathering!’

    Comment by sherry — February 10, 2009 @ 4:50 pm

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