Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009
in Little known facts, Rantings, Strange and Unusual
While squidgeing a popular brand of Tomato Ketchup into my cereal this morning I was reminded of a phenomenon that confuses me deeply.
That phenomenon is this*.
(At this point you’re conscious that there’s something to be expected in small print at the bottom of this post aren’t you? Word treasure… some inside information or a disclaimer maybe? You scan the page and find nothing and start to feel like you’ve been robbed of something, made to look like a fool perhaps. You’ve just wasted several valuable seconds of your life searching for the damn thing, but it isn’t there. It’s either an absent footnote, or it’s written in letters 0.15 pixels high.)
The ketchup bottle in question states the following on the front:
GROWN NOT MADE*
And on the back, it says this:
It’s our* sun ripened tomatoes, along with our… etc
And I’ve searched the entire bottle for the footnote that says something along the lines of: “*cough – Bullshit! – cough”
… but I’m at a total loss to find it and that, for some reason, pisses me off no end.
Has anyone else seen this secret footnote phenomenon before? What’s it all about? Do I need to be a Stonemason to find out the full truth about ketchup, or what?
P.S. This link is not a footnote reference and it’s most definitely not ketchup either.