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Monday, August 4, 2014

"Popcorn says it all..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #26)

James “Kimo” Rosen is a retired professional photographer living in
 Kapa'a with his best friend Obama Da Dog, Rosen also blogs as a hobby

Popcorn says it all    (Kimo's world #26)

Of all the changes in modern day society , popcorn has to take the  prize.

I asked one of my 20 something year old associates if they like popcorn, of course who doesn't like popcorn? I said, lets pop some popcorn. She looked at me in puzzlement. Since she was a kid the only popcorn her family and friends ever made was microwaved.

The irony her parents were hippies and never used a microwave except to pop popcorn, for some reason hipsters consider  the micro waves  OK for popcorn but not for reheating food in general. As far as this person was concerned popcorn was made by placing a manufactured bag with oil and butter into the microwave and  magically popping popcorn.

Popcorn is one of the easiest things to pop. Making  popcorn the traditional and old fashioned way is like the difference between store bought and home-made bread

It's simple and takes less than 5 minutes. Take any pot with a cover and  measure a cap-full of cooking oil, and 1/4 cup of popcorn, then  throw popcorn into the  heated oil. When the  first kernel pops put cover on and shake until all kernels are popped. When fished add your favorite topping, butter, salt, brewers yeast or whatever fancies your fancy.

The reason I told this story is that life itself has become like a bag of microwaved popcorn.
Smartphones, cellphones, tablets and computers have made life  similar to a bag of microwave popcorn.

People no longer  talk with each other. Four people sitting down for lunch will all be texting on their individual smart phones in lieu of having a nice conversation with each other.

You can no longer  meet people in a casual setting like a grocery store, since most are on their phones asking a spouse or significant other what they should buy and making other small talk.

It's time to put down the bags of microwaved popcorn and foods that  go direct from the freezer to the microwave and all the smart phones, smart TV's and GPS devices.

It's fun to ask a stranger directions, its fun to grill a burger on the grill and  it's fun to make popcorn the old fashioned way.

Now, for my next column I am thinking  of  throwing away the computer and using an old manual typewriter with whiteout.
Just kiddin...

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James “Kimo” Rosen is a retired professional photographer living in Kapa'a with his best friend Obama Da Dog, Rosen also blogs as a hobby.

11 comments:

Debbie Eayrs said...

I fed the fish....they were pretty hungry!

Rick Comstock said...

I triple dog dare you to use the manual typewriter and white out. But just in case I will included a 49 cent stamp with my return envelope. First one is on you.

KimoRosen said...

Rick, better yet, i will use a yellow legal pad and a number 2 pencil! ;D) and deb, Thanks for feeding da fish! ;D)

Harmony Bentosino said...

Only kind of popcorn I remember from my youth is the Jiffypop you popped on the stove as you watched the pan swell.

KimoRosen said...

Yes, I remember Jiffy pop, same concept as popping from scratch, just put together in a convenient kit... We used jiffy pop over camp fires along with s'mores.

Harmony Bentosino said...

Speaking of s'mores, someone posted today is National Chocolate Chip Day. S'mores use squares, but chips or squares, it's all chocolate!

Anonymous said...

Good one!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the popcorn story. I still love it and only gave up my stove top popper when I moved to Hawaii from Holland. I miss it but use a plastic popper from WalMart. No pre-packaged stuff for me. I believe it is not butter. Ada

Anonymous said...

Yes, real popcorn, so much better and so easy to prepare...

Rick Comstock said...

Morris Code Jimbo or the Apache Code Speakers

Judith Whitehead said...

yes jiffy pop was so popular back in the 60's...my husband wont go to the movies without a bag of popcorn in hand...