Jon Stewart opened his show last night with the following:

Now, I hear people say on the street, America’s on the decline…we are a nation past our prime, heading downwards. It’s not so, people, we’re as inventive as we’ve always been, and I’ll tell you how I know that…”

(takes out a box of Jimmy Dean’s new Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick, with Chocolate Chips)

“The Jimmy Dean Pancakes & Sausage on a stick! On a stick! Finally, the classic taste of chocolate chip pancake-wrapped sausage with the convenience of a stick…

…America, continuing to push the envelope of what can technically be defined as food. Are you listening, Al Qaeda? You can’t take us down as fast as these will!

The submitted the Jimmy Dean Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick to its food panel for review and published the results under the headline “Breakfast on a stick imaginative idea.” Sample quotes:

“Any meat on a stick is a good thing.”

“Great idea. A little too dry for me, but dipped in syrup makes it OK.”

“It looks like a corn dog with a disease! This is a horrible idea.”

On the Parenting Weblog, a mother filed this post under the category “Fun for the kids”:

I always make sure that my son eats breakfast before he goes to school. My growing boy needs his energy boost early in the morning so he can focus and be active while in school.

Of course, it is best to serve a nutritious meal for breakfast. From time to time, however, I do spoil him and let him have something which others may disapprove of.

And today, I saw yet another product which I could add to my list of "spoil my son" breakfast food... Pancakes and Sausage on a Stick - Chocolate Chip Flavor!

Looks a lot like a big calorie bomb.

A chocolate chip pancake-wrapped weapon of mass destruction, if you will. Why bother to bomb us? We're doing such a good job of blowing ourselves up.