Original vs. Imitation

kornkurlsThe current Cheetos commercials promote the snack’s best feature as the coating of your fingers with orange, so you can make a mess of whatever you touch. The first time I ate Cheetos – many years ago – my reaction was what a poor imitation it was of the real thing: Korn Kurls. Of course, Cheetos is the number-one selling brand of cheese puffs in the U.S. According to Wikipedia, worldwide sales are about $4 billion. That’s a lot of orange-stains.

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude

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Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Central Park 2005

If you happen to be in northern Italy in June, you’ll want to visit Lake Iseo, about seventy miles northeast from Milan. There you can see – and be part of – The Floating Piers.

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