Rather than shutting down their massive candy-making machines and cleaning them out each time a new flavor is made, the Spangler Candy Company just keeps on pumping out suckers, one batch after another. We know what you're thinking: "Won't the flavors get mixed that way? And also, gross." Yes, and yes.
Walter White would not stand for this.
When one flavor ends and the next begins, the two inevitably become mixed together during the process. The point of keeping up production like this is to save money, so naturally Spangler isn't just going to throw out these Frankensteined pops. Instead, they put question marks all over them like a bunch of maniacal supervillains and send them out into the unsuspecting world.
Yes, everything is terrible and there's no magic in this world. And on that note ...
Disney World's American Flags Have The Wrong Amount Of Stars (To Save Money)
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From the intricate Easter eggs hidden all around to the painstaking steps taken to ensure the ultimate illusion of a cartoon reality, Disney spares no expense in making their parks as magical as possible. The thing about "sparing no expense," though, is that it's super goddamn expensive. So, naturally, Disney cuts a few corners. Corners like faking patriotism to save a few bucks.
Ever noticed the bajillion American flags decorating Disney World's Main Street USA? No, you haven't: They aren't technically American flags. Spot the difference:
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If you didn't immediately feel repulsed upon seeing these pictures, you're a bad American.
Yep, while the main flag located smack dab in the middle of Main Street's square is the real deal, the rest of Disney's flags contain fewer than 50 stars. This isn't shoddy math on Disney's part, or evidence that they're megalomaniacal Nazis, despite what conspiracy theorists would have us believe -- it's an intentional choice designed to save time and money.
You see, the official customs for displaying an American flag include a bunch of rules to ensure maximum care and respect. For instance, American flags must be taken down in inclement weather and prominently lit at night. Disney can't be arsed to do that with all of its flags, so they found a loophole. By putting fewer stars on them, they're making it so they're not really American flags and don't need to be treated as such. They're flags from some strange parallel world where Canada invaded the north, or Florida finally floated off, or something like that.
Another side effect of the fauxmerican flags is that they don't have to fly at half mast during special occasions (only the main flag does). For instance, here's Disney World after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died:
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Though we like to think the flags are simply staging a Kaepernick-esque protest.
So if you've ever visited Disney and saluted one of these fake flags, we're sorry, but you're a traitor to the nation, and the feds will come to deport you any second now. Bye.
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