100_1977, originally uploaded by thepetecom.

Yes, that is a twisted mass of popcorn that looks a bit like something John Carpenter's The Thing left behind.

So, to save a buck TheWife and I picked up a box of the no-name brand of "whole grain" microwave popcorn at our local Target store. This is just PART of what happened when we tried to pop a bag of it. It was not pretty.

Stay away from this stuff folks!

Check out more pics from the "Whole Grain Microwave Popcorn" debacle in my "Charred Corn" photoset here: flickr.com/photos/thepete/sets/72157607895145025

(Just trying to lighten things up a bit--too depressing only blogging on politics and the economy, right?)