Leave the Gun

Once again, I've been fed a straight line that I just can't ignore. 

With the Retirement of the Cupcake Class comes the Return of the Custard Class (on the sordid origins of the "Custard Class," see this moldy post, and this one), which Chris is trying to pivot into the Cannoli Class.  What became of Krispy Kreme in Pittsburgh (Chris asks)?  It was undone here, as elsewhere, by financial shenanigans and a shaky business model.  Pittsburghers' taste for donuts -- and cannoli (careful: this is the plural; the singular is cannolo) -- endures, making these the Godparents of Pittsburgh pastries, as it were.  Leave the Krispy Kreme, take the cannoli.

Say, what flavor of custard is in that cannolo?


3 Responses to "Leave the Gun"

JFo said... 7/13/2011 5:40 PM

At a recent happy hour, the consensus nomination to replace the cupcake was the macaroon. Of course, in Pittsburgh, macaroons are no strangers to discussion of class - a certain club's macaroons, at least.

Mike Madison said... 7/13/2011 6:12 PM

Say "macaron," Jeff, rather than "macaroon," and we have a deal.

See explanations at two older Pittsblog posts:

One here.

And another here.

MH said... 7/26/2011 12:22 PM

Just to clarify your title, you aren't supposed to leave the gun unless you've shot somebody with it. Guns cost good money.

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