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Leftover Halloween Candy

Halloween has come and gone, but leftover Halloween candy is still around if you’re lucky. I went into the break room at work today and one of my coworkers brought in a bag of fun-sized candy for everybody to enjoy. It was a nice assortment of Smarties, Nerds, Swedish Fish, Laffy Taffy, Starburst, and Snickers bars. I grabbed a few pieces of candy and proceeded to stuff my face. I’m a fat kid at heart, I’m not ashamed to admit it. It’s always been like that. I was never good at saving my Halloween candy. I would eat it all within forty-eight hours. Surprisingly I never got cavities. I like to think it’s because of the milk in all the chocolate I ate. You have to be smart when you’re rationing out your leftover Halloween candy. You have to eat a good piece of candy and then a bad piece of candy. Or you can force yourself to eat a bad piece of candy and then reward yourself with a good piece of candy. You don’t want to end up with a bunch of Candy Corn.

Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Nerds (candy)

Nerds are a tiny, tangy crunchy candy made by the Willy Wonka Candy Company. They aren’t made by the real Willy Wonka; he’s a made-up literary character. They are made by the fake Willy Wonka; they are candy company created by business moguls to exploit the literary character. Nerds typically come in a cardboard box with a divider separating two different flavors. But they also make small individual-size boxes with only one flavor for Halloween, Valentine’s Day, etc. They also have a big box of Rainbow Nerds that are movie theater-size. The big box of Rainbow Nerds is the best because it has the biggest Nerds. Some can be as big as a pea. That’s a big nerd. That might not seem very impressive, but I’m easily impressed. Nerds are probably my favorite Wonka candy on the market. They are fruity, sour, crunchy, and fun to eat. Plus they have a great name. You can offer them out and insult someone at the same time. It’s hard to beat that.

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Trivia

Trivia is a collection of random facts and obscure bits of knowledge. Most people say its unnecessary and unimportant bit of knowledge but I disagree. In fact, I’m a huge fan of trivia, trivia games, and quiz shows. I’m one of the people you want to ride with in the Cash Cab. I want to be your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? I want to be your partner in a game of Trivial Pursuit. Trivia games are awesome for nerds. They’re used to getting chosen last in gym class, but they are the first ones picked when it comes to playing a trivia game. I got rid of cable TV a year ago, so I kill time by spending hours on Wikipedia, Cracked, Mental Floss, Listverse, and watching YouTube channels like Vsauce and Vice. I have a pretty good memory so a lot of interesting facts get stuck in my brain. It might not be useful knowledge, but it sure comes in handy at Trivia Night and that’s worth something. Right? Please tell me it’s worth something.

Critically Rated at 16/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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