A 7-year-old Filipino boy in Quebec was punished by his school lunch monitor for eating with a spoon and fork rather than fork and knife. He was made to eat alone. This style of using cutlery is used by people in Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Canada (where I live) is a multicultural society and this incident is embarrassing. Two great articles about the incident and living in a diverse world are below.
Read More at NewsFlash.Org
An interesting article by Brendan McConville the professor of history at Boston University. These silver communion spoons were built with specifically chosen silver coins. His article contains many topics that intrigue me such as repurposed coins, Guy Fawkes (which is this sunday) and Alan Moore. OK, the last one is a stretch.
Read it at Common-Place.org
Happy Halloween! When I started to look for Halloween themed cutlery I was expecting to find skeleton forks or something, but this was an unexpected find. The perfect container for the orange and black plastic flatware at your child’s party. And if you are into that scene then it’s handy year round. Don’t forget that to some people everyday is Halloween. And more importantly remember that it’s still cool to eat your chocolate bar with a fork and knife.
Halloween Coffin Silverware Caddy
The McDonald’s coffee spoon has a sordid past and solid ending. Am I the only one who remembers these? It seems that this icon of the 80s has slipped away and no one noticed. They were flimsy and completely useless for stirring your coffee as it was. The other use seems ridiculous looking back now.
Details at CannibssNews (of course)