Stone Age ~ Copper Age ~ Bronze Age ~ Iron Age ~ Industrial Revolution ~ Atomic Age ~ Space Age ~ Information Age
But what comes after the Information Age?
I think I have figured that out. It’s the pinnacle of human achievement, at least until the Nano Age gets here.
I’m talking about, of course, the Wheat Thins Age.
Once a civilization has achieved a sufficient number of varieties of Wheat Thins, then you know they really got their shit going on. Oh, snap!
There isn’t a precise science to calculating when the Wheat Thins Age has been reached, but I think it’s about ten. Let’s see how many we can find.
- WHEAT THINS – CRACKERS – ORIGINAL
- WHEAT THINS – CRACKERS – MULTI-GRAIN
- WHEAT THINS – CRACKERS – REDUCED FAT
- WHEAT THINS – BAKED SNACK CRACKERS – PARMESAN BASIL
- WHEAT THINS – CRACKERS – HINT OF SALT
- WHEAT THINS – CRACKERS – FLATBREAD GARLIC & PARSLEY
- WHEAT THINS – BAKED SNACK CRACKERS – SUNDRIED TOMATO & BASIL
- WHEAT THINS – CRACKERS – RANCH
- WHEAT THINS – BAKED SNACK CRACKERS – W/100% WHOLE GRAIN
- WHEAT THINS – CRACKERS – FLATBREAD TUSCAN HERB
- WHEAT THINS – CRACKERS – BIG
- WHEAT THINS – CRACKERS – FIBER SELECTS 5 GRAIN
- WHEAT THINS – CRACKERS – FIBER SELECTS GARDEN VEGETABLE
Thirteen varieties? Holy shit! The Wheat Thins Age is upon us!
In the 21st century a new era dawned for all mankind. Well, at least in the United States. While people all over the world were dying from hunger and one-sixth of the world didn’t have access to clean drinking water, snack-hungry Americans enjoyed their God-given right to the pursuit of 13 different varieties of Wheat Thins.
Holy fuck! Even “Big” is a variety. It’s like a Wheat Thin, only bigger. And “Tuscan Herb.” Sounds so sophisticated.
The concept at work here is a simple one. The Information Age is phase one. This age captivates a civilization and gets them to do some serious sitting on their ass. Informations has got to be absorbed.
Since the masses are so busy consuming information, they no longer have time for doing things like mixing two different ingredients together. (This would almost be akin to cooking.) Thus, during the pre-Wheat Thins Age we begin to see things like peanut butter and jelly – in the same jar!
When an appreciative public literally eats that up, food companies were only too willing to help push things along. What could be better than taking two different products, combining them together, and making a whole new product? One the world has never seen before except from freaks who combined the shit with their own two hands.
Philadelphia Cream Cheese is another example. (Yes, a Kraft product, and brought to you by a tobacco company.) Cream cheese can be good, but it can be a pain to take the time to use it and/or mix it with other stuff. So first comes along a nice “whipped” variety that is easy to spread. Let’s face it. Spreading takes too much damn effort!
Then someone figured out you could put stuff in the cream cheese. Things like Philadelphia Cooking Cream with Italian Cheese and Herb were invented. Thanks, Kraft! Now I no longer have to spend them time mixing my own cheese and herbs with cream cheese! Whew.
Of course, the possibilities are endless. Next is Savory Garlic Cooking Creme and Original Flavor Cooking Cream or even Santa Fe Blend Cooking Cream. Yeah, gimme something that tastes like Santa Fe. Mmmm. Adobe bricks.
Is it just me or does anything labeled as “original flavor” sound like the most disgusting thing in the world? Especially when it comes from a tobacco company.
The icing on the cake, though, has got to be a nice tub of Ready-to-Eat Cheesecake Filling. Mmm, mmmm! That sounds good. Somebody get me a spoon! It makes desserts easy, “even on the busiest weeknight.”
Can you spot other so-called new “products” that are nothing more than two existing products being packaged together? I bet you can!
Personally I’m hoping the Nano Age will shrink all these bullshit products so I’ll never have to see them again. I’m looking forward to getting my ass into the quantum realm.