Thursday, July 14, 2005

Pop Quiz #3: Brine Edition

Time for another pop quiz. This may be obvious for some people. I don't know. But since the last two were essentially impossible, I suppose that's only fair.

Look at this item:

It has lived in my head for many years (although it has never before seen the light of day). It has a specific name. This is my question for you:
What is the correct name of this item?
The first person to correctly guess the answer wins fame, fortune, and one free hour of psychotherapy.

Pencils ready, and... go!


  1. Anonymous11:34 PM

    canned laughter?

    pickle me, tickle me?

    tickles in a jar?

    (if you were making chocolate candy on the stove and elmo fell in the pot, would you call him 'elmo fudge'? {sorry, couldn't resist.})

  2. Barrel/Jar of Laughs?

  3. kphiker's got to be right, I can't imagine it being called anything other than "Pickle Me Elmo".

  4. Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Hurray! Rah! Rah! Applause, applause, applause! Strike up the band. Bust out the tiaras. The correct answer is indeed:

    "Pickle Me Elmo"

    Wes was the first to give the full correct formulation, but we've also got to give credit to kphiker for taking it most of the way there. So I hereby split the award giving you each 50% fame, 50% fortune, and one half hour of free psychotherapy.

    And as free bonus gifts to reward your teamwork, you will each receive your very own Pickle Me Elmo. So cute. So cuddly. So salty. Mmm! Cherish him forever, or just enjoy him with a sandwich.

    Well done, gang.

  5. Pickle Me Elmo? Oh wait, just read the comments... I was right but too late :(

    I'll be back...

  6. I was kind of imagining that it would be sold as just Elmo in a Mason jar, and that you'd have to add your own vinegar solution and let him sit for a while. Active fun for the family, y'know.

    However, I can see the need for Pre-Pickled Elmo given the short attention span of the youth of today.

    It's possible I'm putting way too much thought into this...

  7. It's not possible to put too much thought into Pickle Me Elmo.

  8. Anonymous12:37 AM

    you're very kind, but wes rightly deserves all the credit.

  9. Very fine drawing.