Thursday, January 19, 2012

Those dumbass peeps from Corn-a-ponia (Iowa)


So I was talking with a friend ... about how Rick Santorum actually won the Iowa caucuses instead of Romney.  When all we've heard in the media is "Romney, Romney, Romney."  Now that Santorum has won, do you think that you'll hear the media constantly harping his name?  No?  Gee, I wonder why that is.

Ahhhh yes, I deftly identified a perfect opportunity for me to look down my nose with a feeling of superiority (such a rarity for me /sarc) and to release some pejoratives about Iowans ... specifically "corn pone."

After laughing at the Corn-a-ponians I started to realize a couple of things:
1 - This hasn't as much to do with "Iowans" as "The Republican Party" which is probably in charge of this clusterf**k.
2 - Iowans would probably rather do their primary differently but guess what, I'd bet ninety percent of Americans would rather do their income taxes differently too and we see how much THAT means.

So a time was had making fun of the Iowans but after the time was had I suddenly thought, "hey, what IS corn pone anyway?"  Yes ... so if you were thinking the same thing, you're in luck.

Corn pone

Corn pone (sometimes referred to as "Indian pone") is a type of cornbread made from a thick, malleable cornmeal dough (which is usually egg-less and milk-less) and baked in a specific type of iron pan over an open fire (such as a frontiersman would use), using butter, margarine, or cooking oil. Corn pones have been a staple of Southern U.S. cuisine, and have been discussed by many American writers, including Mark Twain. In the Appalachian Mountains, cornbread cooked in a round iron skillet is still referred to as a "pone" of cornbread. 

The term "corn pone" is sometimes used to refer to one who possesses certain rural, unsophisticated peculiarities ("he's a corn pone"), or as an adjective to describe particular rural, folksy or "hick" characteristics (e.g., "corn pone" humor). The term is sometimes intended as a pejorative, often directed at persons from rural areas of the southern and midwestern U.S. More here:

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