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  1. #1
    Andys Evil Twin Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 06:32:28 -0500, Andy wrote:

    > Jill alerted me (us) to the USPS food collection ages ago. The 2nd
    > Saturday in May, you put canned food in your mailbox and the
    > postman/woman will collect and distribute them to food banks. Doesn't
    > get much simpler than that. I donate four wholesale club boxes of
    > AstroPops, the round candy lollipops with the bubble gum inside. There
    > are needy and homeless kids out there, and I know it's a wonderful treat
    > that they can leave with that resembles normalcy out on the street if
    > for only an hour or so.


    That would be a nice gesture if only it were true. Astro Pops were
    discontinued 6 years ago.

    "In 1987, Spangler Candy acquired the Astro Pops Brand from the Nellson
    Candy Company of Los Angeles California. Astro Pops, rocket-shaped
    lollipops, were reputed to be the longest lasting lollipop on earth. In
    September of 2004, Spangler discontinued the product line.

    http://www.spanglercandy.com/spangle...r/faqs.php#Q7:

    They have recently been brought back into circulation by a different
    company who bought the rights to them, but that was after the latest USPS
    food drive when you claimed to have given them.

    And here you are 4 years ago telling us the same story. Again, 2 years
    after they were discontinued.

    http://groups.google.com/group/rec.f...n&dmode=source

    And the previous year you claimed to have given them out for Halloween.

    You sure got a lot of mileage out of those AstroPops you bought 22 years
    ago and probably ate yourself. We oughta nominate you for a Nobel Peace
    Prize in Humanities and Bull****ting.

  2. #2
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    Andys Evil Twin <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 06:32:28 -0500, Andy wrote:
    >
    >> Jill alerted me (us) to the USPS food collection ages ago. The 2nd
    >> Saturday in May, you put canned food in your mailbox and the
    >> postman/woman will collect and distribute them to food banks. Doesn't
    >> get much simpler than that. I donate four wholesale club boxes of
    >> AstroPops, the round candy lollipops with the bubble gum inside.
    >> There are needy and homeless kids out there, and I know it's a
    >> wonderful treat that they can leave with that resembles normalcy out
    >> on the street if for only an hour or so.

    >
    > That would be a nice gesture if only it were true. Astro Pops were
    > discontinued 6 years ago.
    >
    > "In 1987, Spangler Candy acquired the Astro Pops Brand from the
    > Nellson Candy Company of Los Angeles California. Astro Pops,
    > rocket-shaped lollipops, were reputed to be the longest lasting
    > lollipop on earth. In September of 2004, Spangler discontinued the
    > product line.
    >
    > http://www.spanglercandy.com/spangle...r/faqs.php#Q7:
    >
    > They have recently been brought back into circulation by a different
    > company who bought the rights to them, but that was after the latest
    > USPS food drive when you claimed to have given them.
    >
    > And here you are 4 years ago telling us the same story. Again, 2
    > years after they were discontinued.
    >
    > http://groups.google.com/group/rec.f...f7eb1ffb6f977?

    hl
    > =en&dmode=source
    >
    > And the previous year you claimed to have given them out for
    > Halloween.
    >
    > You sure got a lot of mileage out of those AstroPops you bought 22
    > years ago and probably ate yourself. We oughta nominate you for a
    > Nobel Peace Prize in Humanities and Bull****ting.



    Coward without a name!!!

    Andy

  3. #3
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    "Andys Evil Twin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:Upxdo.469$[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 06:32:28 -0500, Andy wrote:
    >
    >> Jill alerted me (us) to the USPS food collection ages ago. The 2nd
    >> Saturday in May, you put canned food in your mailbox and the
    >> postman/woman will collect and distribute them to food banks.


    That was a LONG time ago. And no one clued in the postal carriers. They
    weren't expecting to have to pick up donations of food. It didn't happen.
    (I don't know if it happened later or not.) Some neighborhood kids pilfered
    through the box of food I'd set out and stole the box of crunchy taco
    shells, presumably to eat as snacks. Now I do my contributing directly.

    Jill


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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Andys Evil Twin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:Upxdo.469$[email protected]..
    >> On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 06:32:28 -0500, Andy wrote:
    >>
    >>> Jill alerted me (us) to the USPS food collection ages ago. The 2nd
    >>> Saturday in May, you put canned food in your mailbox and the
    >>> postman/woman will collect and distribute them to food banks.

    >
    > That was a LONG time ago. And no one clued in the postal carriers.
    > They weren't expecting to have to pick up donations of food. It
    > didn't happen. (I don't know if it happened later or not.) Some
    > neighborhood kids pilfered through the box of food I'd set out and
    > stole the box of crunchy taco shells, presumably to eat as snacks.
    > Now I do my contributing directly.
    >
    > Jill



    Jill,

    There's a mix-up. Some rfc coward interfered making up this thread for
    no better reason than trying to make fun of me.

    The candy was Charm's Blow Pops. I goofed stating "Astro Pops." Oh well!

    But it WAS you who drew my attention to the USPS food collection, maybe
    10 years ago.

    Thanks!

    Kill this thread!

    Andy

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 12:37:12 -0500, Andy wrote:

    > Coward without a name!!!


    Says the guy who's name isn't even "Andy".

    OTOH, my name really *is* Steve. Memorize it. [Oh, you already have]

    Go have another drink or three and then come bag and call me a fag.

    -sw

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 12:59:58 -0500, Andy wrote:

    > There's a mix-up. Some rfc coward interfered making up this thread for
    > no better reason than trying to make fun of me.


    Now somebody else other than Andy made all those posts 2 years apart just
    to humiliate you 4 years later?

    C'mon Andy - I know I'm good, but I don't plan that far in advance. You
    really expect anyone to believe that it wasn't you who made those posts
    bragging about your fictitious generosity?

    -sw

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    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops


    On 26-Aug-2010, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Jill,
    >
    > There's a mix-up. Some rfc coward interfered making up this thread for
    > no better reason than trying to make fun of me.
    >
    > The candy was Charm's Blow Pops. I goofed stating "Astro Pops." Oh well!
    >
    > But it WAS you who drew my attention to the USPS food collection, maybe
    > 10 years ago.
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Kill this thread!
    >
    > Andy


    The Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive has been an annual event for 17
    years; sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carries, the union
    for letter carriers, USPS and Campbell's soup. Learn more at:
    http://www.usps.com/communications/c.../fooddrive.htm
    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

  8. #8
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    "l, not -l" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:i56cie$7uk$[email protected]..
    >
    > On 26-Aug-2010, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Jill,
    >>
    >> There's a mix-up. Some rfc coward interfered making up this thread for
    >> no better reason than trying to make fun of me.
    >>
    >> The candy was Charm's Blow Pops. I goofed stating "Astro Pops." Oh well!
    >>
    >> But it WAS you who drew my attention to the USPS food collection, maybe
    >> 10 years ago.
    >>
    >> Thanks!
    >>
    >> Kill this thread!
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > The Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive has been an annual event for 17
    > years; sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carries, the union
    > for letter carriers, USPS and Campbell's soup. Learn more at:
    > http://www.usps.com/communications/c.../fooddrive.htm
    > --



    USPS teamed up with Campbell's Soup? Knock me over with a feather.

    This may well be true, but no one picked up the box of canned and dried food
    I set out that the letter carriers were supposed to pick up. And what about
    those neighborhoods where they still carry mail bags door-to-door? How are
    they supposed to haul around donated food? It doesn't make sense. I'd
    rather give to a central pickup location if I cannot give to the food bank
    directly.

    Jill


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    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> "Andys Evil Twin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:Upxdo.469$[email protected]..
    >>> On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 06:32:28 -0500, Andy wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Jill alerted me (us) to the USPS food collection ages ago. The 2nd
    >>>> Saturday in May, you put canned food in your mailbox and the
    >>>> postman/woman will collect and distribute them to food banks.

    >>
    >> That was a LONG time ago. And no one clued in the postal carriers.
    >> They weren't expecting to have to pick up donations of food. It
    >> didn't happen. (I don't know if it happened later or not.) Some
    >> neighborhood kids pilfered through the box of food I'd set out and
    >> stole the box of crunchy taco shells, presumably to eat as snacks.
    >> Now I do my contributing directly.
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    >
    >Jill,
    >
    >There's a mix-up. Some rfc coward interfered making up this thread for
    >no better reason than trying to make fun of me.
    >
    >The candy was Charm's Blow Pops. I goofed stating "Astro Pops." Oh well!
    >
    >But it WAS you who drew my attention to the USPS food collection, maybe
    >10 years ago.
    >
    >Thanks!
    >
    >Kill this thread!
    >
    >Andy


    Wait... Tootsie Pops Rule!

    And no-legs-loser pops:
    http://www.dumdumpops.com/



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    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 14:56:23 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"l, not -l" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:i56cie$7uk$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> On 26-Aug-2010, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Jill,
    >>>
    >>> There's a mix-up. Some rfc coward interfered making up this thread for
    >>> no better reason than trying to make fun of me.
    >>>
    >>> The candy was Charm's Blow Pops. I goofed stating "Astro Pops." Oh well!
    >>>
    >>> But it WAS you who drew my attention to the USPS food collection, maybe
    >>> 10 years ago.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks!
    >>>
    >>> Kill this thread!
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>
    >> The Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive has been an annual event for 17
    >> years; sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carries, the union
    >> for letter carriers, USPS and Campbell's soup. Learn more at:
    >> http://www.usps.com/communications/c.../fooddrive.htm
    >> --

    >
    >
    >USPS teamed up with Campbell's Soup? Knock me over with a feather.
    >
    >This may well be true, but no one picked up the box of canned and dried food
    >I set out that the letter carriers were supposed to pick up. And what about
    >those neighborhoods where they still carry mail bags door-to-door? How are
    >they supposed to haul around donated food? It doesn't make sense. I'd
    >rather give to a central pickup location if I cannot give to the food bank
    >directly.
    >
    >Jill


    I donate to my local animal shelter. I don't donate to people, they
    can get a J O B. People can also avail themselves of myriad
    grubbermint handouts... animals receive zero entitlements.

  11. #11
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 16:47:53 -0400, brooklyn1 wrote:

    > I donate to my local animal shelter. I don't donate to people, they
    > can get a J O B. People can also avail themselves of myriad
    > grubbermint handouts... animals receive zero entitlements.


    You mean other than a free house, free food, free healthcare, free
    affection.

    I think you've been blinded by cat fur.

    -sw

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops


    jmcquown <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "l, not -l" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:i56cie$7uk$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> On 26-Aug-2010, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Jill,
    >>>
    >>> There's a mix-up. Some rfc coward interfered making up this thread
    >>> for no better reason than trying to make fun of me.
    >>>
    >>> The candy was Charm's Blow Pops. I goofed stating "Astro Pops." Oh
    >>> well! But it WAS you who drew my attention to the USPS food collection,
    >>> maybe 10 years ago.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks!
    >>>
    >>> Kill this thread!
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>
    >> The Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive has been an annual event
    >> for 17 years; sponsored by the National Association of Letter
    >> Carries, the union for letter carriers, USPS and Campbell's soup. Learn
    >> more at:
    >> http://www.usps.com/communications/c.../fooddrive.htm --

    >
    >
    > USPS teamed up with Campbell's Soup? Knock me over with a feather.
    >
    > This may well be true, but no one picked up the box of canned and
    > dried food I set out that the letter carriers were supposed to pick
    > up. And what about those neighborhoods where they still carry mail
    > bags door-to-door? How are they supposed to haul around donated
    > food? It doesn't make sense. I'd rather give to a central pickup
    > location if I cannot give to the food bank directly.
    >
    > Jill


    Many grocery stores have food bank donation barrels. A local store is
    running a promotion right now where people can fill up specially marked
    paper sacks to donate for half price and the food bank picks them up.

    MartyB



  13. #13
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 20:56:19 -0500, Nunya Bidnits wrote:

    > Many grocery stores have food bank donation barrels. A local store is
    > running a promotion right now where people can fill up specially marked
    > paper sacks to donate for half price and the food bank picks them up.


    Randall's around here pre-fills bags and sells them at regular, full
    price for donation to food banks. They don't even give you the club
    card price - full price, no matching contribution on their part or
    anything. The itemized receipt is right there on the bag... with the
    tag-line that says, "You could have saved $5.25 using your Remarkable
    card!"

    So by not even giving you the sale or club card price, they're making
    money from it and are getting rid of old, non-moving stock items at
    the same time.

    I've written them about it twice but they won't respond. It's
    despicable for a company, especially one in the grocery business, to
    profit off of your food bank donations.

    -sw

  14. #14
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    Nunya Bidnits wrote:

    > Many grocery stores have food bank donation barrels. A local store is
    > running a promotion right now where people can fill up specially
    > marked paper sacks to donate for half price and the food bank picks
    > them up.


    One year my supermarket had bags of stuff all packaged and ready
    for you to purchase for whatever price. It was a lot of stuff for that
    price, and they'd collect it from you when you paid. I think it didn't work
    out so well as they haven't had it since.

    nancy


  15. #15
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    brooklyn1 <gravesend10
    @verizon.net> wrote:

    > Wait... Tootsie Pops Rule!



    At the farm in summer, an
    old man came each year and
    gave each of us kids bags of
    bite-sized tootsie rolls. If
    he owned the company we
    never questioned. We just
    figured he was God!

    Andy

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    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 22:42:32 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    >
    >> Many grocery stores have food bank donation barrels. A local store is
    >> running a promotion right now where people can fill up specially
    >> marked paper sacks to donate for half price and the food bank picks
    >> them up.

    >
    >One year my supermarket had bags of stuff all packaged and ready
    >for you to purchase for whatever price. It was a lot of stuff for that
    >price, and they'd collect it from you when you paid. I think it didn't work
    >out so well as they haven't had it since.
    >
    >nancy


    Even at half price the store is still making a profit. Food drives
    are a big scam anyway... what makes yoose think someone will eat what
    you won't eat (your old garbage food is really only fit for the land
    fill), and whatever is worthwhile gets skimmed off by those running
    the show, just like donated clothing gets picked over... by the time
    there's any left for poor people all that remains are the schmatahs.
    If you truly want to help poor people give them a J O B.

  17. #17
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    Clueless AOL newbie Sheldon "Pussy" Katz blathered:

    > Even at half price the store is still making a profit. Food drives
    > are a big scam anyway... what makes yoose think someone will eat what
    > you won't eat (your old garbage food is really only fit for the land
    > fill), and whatever is worthwhile gets skimmed off by those running
    > the show, just like donated clothing gets picked over... by the time
    > there's any left for poor people all that remains are the schmatahs.
    > If you truly want to help poor people give them a J O B.


    How many people do YOU employ, hypocrite? You and your buddy Sycophant are
    all about giving jobs to the unemployed, but neither of you actually
    practice what you preach.

    Bob




  18. #18
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 16:47:53 -0400, brooklyn1 wrote:

    > On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 14:56:23 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:


    >>
    >>This may well be true, but no one picked up the box of canned and dried food
    >>I set out that the letter carriers were supposed to pick up. And what about
    >>those neighborhoods where they still carry mail bags door-to-door? How are
    >>they supposed to haul around donated food? It doesn't make sense. I'd
    >>rather give to a central pickup location if I cannot give to the food bank
    >>directly.
    >>
    >>Jill

    >
    > I donate to my local animal shelter. I don't donate to people, they
    > can get a J O B. People can also avail themselves of myriad
    > grubbermint handouts... animals receive zero entitlements.


    you prefer animals because you are marginally smarter than them. with
    other people, you lose this advantage.

    blake

  19. #19
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 21:26:47 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:

    > On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 20:56:19 -0500, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    >
    >> Many grocery stores have food bank donation barrels. A local store is
    >> running a promotion right now where people can fill up specially marked
    >> paper sacks to donate for half price and the food bank picks them up.

    >
    > Randall's around here pre-fills bags and sells them at regular, full
    > price for donation to food banks. They don't even give you the club
    > card price - full price, no matching contribution on their part or
    > anything. The itemized receipt is right there on the bag... with the
    > tag-line that says, "You could have saved $5.25 using your Remarkable
    > card!"
    >
    > So by not even giving you the sale or club card price, they're making
    > money from it and are getting rid of old, non-moving stock items at
    > the same time.
    >
    > I've written them about it twice but they won't respond. It's
    > despicable for a company, especially one in the grocery business, to
    > profit off of your food bank donations.
    >
    > -sw


    that does seem pretty chintzy.

    your pal,
    blake

  20. #20
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Using Expired Astro Pops

    On Fri, 27 Aug 2010 09:18:49 -0400, brooklyn1 wrote:

    > On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 22:42:32 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    >>
    >>> Many grocery stores have food bank donation barrels. A local store is
    >>> running a promotion right now where people can fill up specially
    >>> marked paper sacks to donate for half price and the food bank picks
    >>> them up.

    >>
    >>One year my supermarket had bags of stuff all packaged and ready
    >>for you to purchase for whatever price. It was a lot of stuff for that
    >>price, and they'd collect it from you when you paid. I think it didn't work
    >>out so well as they haven't had it since.
    >>
    >>nancy

    >
    > Even at half price the store is still making a profit. Food drives
    > are a big scam anyway... what makes yoose think someone will eat what
    > you won't eat (your old garbage food is really only fit for the land
    > fill), and whatever is worthwhile gets skimmed off by those running
    > the show, just like donated clothing gets picked over... by the time
    > there's any left for poor people all that remains are the schmatahs.
    > If you truly want to help poor people give them a J O B.


    here's the thing, sheldon: not everyone is a thief and chiseler like you
    are. projection has seriously warped your world-view.

    blake

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