Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Pies in History

As Learned Foot decreed, I shall henceforth be posting about pie. Just pie. Nothing but pie. This might seem a difficult assignment, and it would be for anyone not as pie-fluent as I. For example, do you know how prevalent pie is and has been in our society throughout history? Think of all the literary referrences to pie: 4 and 20 blackbirds baked in a pie; Simple Simon met a Pieman; Bye, bye Miss American Pie; and of course, the ubiquitous coconut pie of Giligan's Island fame (baked by Mary Ann, I am sure...way hotter than Ginger!). Then there was the Simpson's episode where Bart lures Homer into a pit trap with a pie, and Homer's wonderful exclaimation just before falling into the hole: "Mmmm, floor pie."

So you see, pie holds a place in the hearts of all Americans. Hence the expression, "As American as Apple Pie"!

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