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US Popcorn Company reports severe popcorn shortage

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  1. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    #1 FlasherZ, Nov 9, 2013
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    MIDWEST, IL (AP) - The significant movement of posts to the 'snippiness' thread on the Tesla Motors Club forums has resulted in a severe shortage of popcorn kernels, according to Damon "Pops" Papboomcrack of the U.S. Popcorn Company, and has driven the price of the commodity up nearly 10-fold. Local agriculture leaders confirm the significant price increase.

    "I haven't seen this much action on the 'snippiness' thread in months," says a TMC poster "flasherz", a forum regular. "I bought the last 10 lb. [4.5 kg] container of kernels from the shelf of a foodservice store just last week, and my household has consumed nearly all of it already!" "flasherz" recounts a time when only a single 1-lb. [450g] package was necessary for an entire month.

    Continued reports suggest that this shortage may continue for quite some time, and it's affecting a significant service organization, too. Jim Byderp, troop leader of Kenuaswa Boy Scout Troop 363, reported to police that three pickup truck loads of popcorn kernels purchased by residents in his area as part of the boy scout annual fundraiser were hijacked. "We don't know how these families will meet their own popcorn needs, whether it's for the 'Prius Drivers Suck' forum, those who watch 'Judge Judy' and 'Judge Joe Brown', or even those observing the typical 'hold my beer and watch this' type activities," reported Byderp.

    Authorities with the Martinson County Sheriff's Department couldn't be reached by phone, but e-mailed a statement urging all Tesla Motors Club forum members to "tone down posts a bit" to help bring order to the chaos in these popcorn prices.

    The US Department of Agriculture is closely monitoring salt, butter, and various vegetable oil prices to determine any further impact.

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    Just in case we need to move this to the snippiness thread itself... here's a reason:

    flasherz, you're a *#&% @#%^ (!@#%!# and you couldn't possibly be any more of an idiot.
     
  2. jerry33

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    I like popcorn with no butter or salt so there shouldn't be any shortages of those commodities.
     
  3. flybob08

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    I was more concerned that there might be a run on marshmallows and skewers :)
     
  4. FreeOfPge

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    To cut back on bathroom breaks I have resorted to eating just the salt. Unfortunately my refresh finger is starting to look like a dried up piece of ginger...
     
  5. AudubonB

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    This thread is as corny as Kansas in August

    (and you're as high as a flag on the 4th of July)
     
  6. brianman

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    I don't know if it was your intent, but now I'm making some popcorn.

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  7. rolosrevenge

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    It was reported that some TMC members could go through multiple buckets in a single thread in the on something as trivial as
     
  8. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Methinks eating popcorn is more dangerous than driving a Tesla......

    Reuters: U.S. popcorn makers could face long, expensive road to lose trans fats

     
  9. Zextraterrestrial

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    I grew popcorn this year! excellent
    It is a special ancient Jouled popcorn
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    pretty cool stuff, surprised it grew under the redwoods

    maybe i'll pop some and send it to you in an e-mail package or something
     
  10. FlasherZ

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    Wow, colorful! I used to grow the "fall colors" popcorn.
     
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    #12 SwedishAdvocate, Nov 11, 2013
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    You’ve eaten it all? :rolleyes:





     
  13. cwerdna

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    I'd give the OP a positive reputation point for his post, but am apparently unable to. :( I'll try again later, I guess.
     
  14. ajay

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    King Corn is a great (if unsettling) documentary, and features the best corn kernel animation I've ever seen.
     
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    Now I'm hungry for popcorn
     

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