- A chewy and delicious candy ... a German Candy ... in
fruity flavors, is popular in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Why the candy settled
there is another question which at this moment remains unanswered. It
may have to do with the popularity of anything from Europe as a result
of the ethnic population in Greenpoint.
- Greenpoint is a virtual melting pot, the epitome of what
America was back in the late 19th and early 20th century. Hassidic Jews,
Eastern Europeans, blacks, Hispanics, Arabs, Greeks ad infinitum. All
living together, but in neighborhoods surrounding and protecting each ethnic
- These groups, ethnic neighborhoods, co-mingle as a result
of people having to move about, going to work, shopping etc. If one were
to take a camera into this area, and take pictures of people walking about,
it would look like Babble and sound like it too. Some wearing the black
garb of the Hassidim, others with Islam written all over the bodies of
women draped so that only the eyes can be seen. Others are typically Mayan
clearly written in their almond eyes and sloped heads, this, largely from
the South American population which has inundated the greater northeast.
- All separate and yet together. I living organism of
independent and yet dependent life. An oxymoron. Nothing in common except
a piece of real estate and the Greenpoint Bank of TV commercial fame.
- Except - one other one thing. Candy. A candy from Germany.
A chewy and fruity delicious craze, made from gelatin, which is made from
animal products, which is derived from European animals. And the latest
craze is now a fearful danger, potentially.
- Mad Cow.
- Most of the residents never heard of Mad Cow. In fact,
it sounds like a great name for a candy, "Mad Cow." But many
have heard of it, a testament to site like Rense.com. But mainstream media
is only just now picking up on this story.
- Where the hell have you other dudes been all these years?
- Well, now the people of Greenpoint have something else
to share other than a neighborhood and a bank.
- Ain't the Internet wunnaful?
- Well, we don't want to ruin anyone's business, so we
won't name the product. But for the benefit of your own health, read the
label. And if the product contains "gelatin," you may wish to
pass on it. It could save your life. Not to mention your teeth.
- Jim Mortellaro
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