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Marshmallow Man

Roasted marshmallow street vendor
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One of the most welcome harbingers of winter in New York and London is the wonderful smell of roast chesnuts floating on the chill air.

Sadly, there is no such smell redolent of the long warm nights of late summer/early fall. Moreover, those poor unemployed roast chesnut vendors have nothing to do during this time but wait for it to get cold.

So let us redress this imbalance, and repurpose the roast chesnut vendors, sending them out on the street to roast marshmallows.

[From the Dead Baker files, if you recognize it.]

DrCurry, Nov 18 2002

S'mores http://www.geocitie...rezgfam/Smores.html
[madradish, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       Of the Stay-Puff variety?
RayfordSteele, Nov 18 2002
  

       No offence to the veggies of this world,but what about a roast beef vendor ?
skinflaps, Nov 18 2002
  

       I thought they all became icecream vendors in summer.
Gulherme, Nov 18 2002
  

       shame I thought this was nice sweet cuddly superhero.
po, Nov 19 2002
  

       What did you do, save all of your ideas?   

       I longed to try a roasted chestnut, imagining that it would be some amazing thing that I would lovingly recall for the rest of my life.   Last Christmas, in Seattle at the Four Seasons Hotel, there was an upscale chestnut roaster. I finally got to try one. It was dreck.   

       Marshmallows would be better.
bristolz, Nov 19 2002
  

       They could sell roasted peanuts dressed as Mr. Peanut with top hat and cellulite.
FarmerJohn, Nov 19 2002
  

       I'm with bris... roast chestnuts taste *awful*. Toasted marshmallows are good though. The vendors could also sell s'mores.
madradish, Nov 19 2002
  

       bris: actually, jutta kindly sent me all the ideas I had ever posted after I deleted my account (she may be regretting this now, of course). And, as I noted, it is the *smell* that is important - some things never taste as good as they smell (coffee being another).
DrCurry, Nov 19 2002
  

       //she may be regretting this now, of course// *only* jutta ? <g>
po, Nov 19 2002
  
      
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