I bought a bunch of British holiday crackers over Christmas.
What is a cracker?
"Crackers" are decorative party favors
widely used in Great Britain
(since Victorian times)
a variety of special occasions
and festive events.
It's a decorated cardboard tube
that you and a friend can pull on both ends,
and with a loud POP,
the tube breaks open
and a paper crown, a joke and suprise novelty gift
As we enter our 3rd day of being iced in
during the North Texas 2011 Snowmagedon,
my restless 9-year-old son found a box of unused crackers.
And proceded to pop them all.
So, now I'm jumpy, and he has a pile of
crap goodies to play with.
A tiny ruler, folded up scissors, a piercing silver whistle, a dolphin keychain
and colored golf tees.
And when I tweeted about this,
I accidently called them "poppers" instead of crackers.
And poppers are apparently drugs.
Have you ever seen these British Crackers before?
What was your prize?