Earlier this week, two engineers from Microsoft in Germany (Sebastien Peray and Marcel Tilly) joined the Popfly team to work on adding a feature to Popfly. They invented a clever way to substitute one Popfly block for another a few months ago and were able to come out to Redmond to integrate the code this week.

In any event, I found myself trying to think of things that they should do to get the American experience. I had a long list of fairly normal things -- places to see and so on. But food is a distinct part of any country's culture that always speaks to me and I began to riff on foodstuffs and wound up listing things that I grew up thinking nothing about but seem to amaze and confuse people coming in from other countries. To wit:

I have fond memories of all of these (except Spam). But this list gave way to the headline of this blog post.

Lord knows why I'm writing this.

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