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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I scream, you scream . . .

It seems like lately, if you want to talk news, there are two issues of concern — What's going on in Iraq and, more importantly, who really is Dannielynn’s daddy?

I don’t care much for politics and everyone knows Trimspa fathered Anna Nicole’s child, so today’s topic, ladies and gentlemen, is found in one of the seven wonders of the world — ice cream.

Ben and Jerry’s recently announced their newest flavor "Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream," A delightful combination of vanilla ice cream with chocolate covered pieces of waffle cone. The company says those who indulge will feel "the sweet taste of liberty in your mouth."

But after thinking about all of the flavors Ben and the Jer-meister have made in honor of celebrities (Cherry Garcia, Phish Food, Dave Matthews Band Magic Brownies), I couldn’t help thinking if they can do it, so can I.

So here you go ladies and gentlemen, the legends of Penn State ala mode.

Ode to Graham Cracker — Named after Dear Old State’s beloved president, this creamy concoction is combination of vanilla ice cream with a hint of fun spice. A little too smooth for some people’s liking, this dish is best served with a shot of Jamison whiskey from the Phryst.

Tricky Vicky’s Butter Pecan — Sickeningly sweet, this ice cream appears as sweet as can be. Be careful though, over-indulgence can lead to a stomach ache.

Joey P’s It’s-an-oldie-but-a-goodie Vanilla — Sure this flavor may be nothing new, but there’s a reason it’s a classic. A favorite of many alumni, this flavor is best served as a float in coke-bottle glasses.

Rene’s Rainbow Sherbet — A diverse combination of flavors, this ice cream comes at a high price ($10,000 a scoop!) Watch out for random protesters demanding fair treatment for the eating of all flavors.

Bill "I’m the Mahon’s" Rum Raisin — Note: This ice cream is liquor-free. In no way does Bill "I’m the Mahon’s" Rum Raisin condone drinking. Enjoy responsibly.

So there you go folks. Look for these items coming soon to a McLanny’s near you. In the meantime, go enjoy another State College treat: snow!