Monday, October 5, 2009

More Things In Life Should Have a Butter Button (Popcorn Vending Machine)



Seen at Colonie Center. A bonafide, air popped, popcorn machine. Only a dollar. Serve yourself. Don't know why, but this made me feel warm and happy inside. It seemed to transcend the cold, plastic, capitalism of the mall with its promise of a simple and cheap treat for the family. I can only imagine my wee 'un's (8 month old Giblet's) fascination and delight at the whirring, popping, and delicious smells emanating from the machine when she is a little older. To top it all off, a butter button.



Somehow I think that butter buttons might be the answer to most of society's problems. With the promise of warm, melted butter at the press of a button maybe we can cure our nation's ills.


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7 comments:

  1. i'm dying! that's one of the single greatest things i've ever seen

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  2. I think this button should be installed in every kitchen across America.

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  3. this is indeed a thing of wonder. but is it REAL butter? i'm guessing no. i guess that would be too much to ask.

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  4. I've walked by that machine dozens of times, and it never seemed all that appealing. But you said the magic words "Only a dollar."

    My assumption is that the machine is placed there for people to sneak popcorn into the movie theater. It's pretty subversive. But so is a butter button.

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  5. Butter button is great, but putting it on styrofoam-like air popped popcorn is a waste.

    I'd much rather have oil-popped corn with no butter than tough flavorless corn drenched in the finest butter.

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  6. I'm from Mississippi and we have butter buttons in hospital rooms. I'll miss you grandpa but at least you died happy.

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