Banter Bites

Celebrating July 4th On July 5th

Admit it … didn't you enjoy having a more "normal" July 4th?!

BANTER BITE BACKSTORY: Whether you're someone that's working today (of course, Black treats every day as a workday, so a "holiday" merely means that there's less "interference" from the outside world) or if you're fortunate enough to have the day off (Red forgot to ask Black if she considered today a "holiday" and isn't brave enough to ask at this point), it's still a day of celebration,

We hope that your Fourth of July found you enjoying some "independence" and a return to "normal traditions" (we're all trying to figure out our "new normal"), and an appreciation of the Fourth of July, which is so much More Than Food & Fireworks. Yesterday may be the day we officially celebrated our independence and freedom, but it's something we should remember today … and every day.

No matter what holiday you may celebrate, Red can’t help but quote a line from one of her favorite Christmas songs, “Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Let your heart be light. From now on, your troubles will be out of sight.”

And Black can’t help but point out that the song wasn’t introduced in a Christmas movie but in the movie "Meet Me In St. Louis."

Wishing you a merry everything and a happy always!

This is one of Red’s favorite Banter Bites in large part because of Black’s “corny” puns, but also because fresh corn is a summer staple – whether cooked on the grill or in the microwave, whether eaten on its own or as a primary ingredient in refreshing summer salads

This may be one of the corniest things you’ll ever read.

BANTER BITE BACKSTORY: It’s just a vegetable, so how can it possibly elicit such a strong reaction from Red, while, for Black, it’s more a source of amusement and even, it turns out, admiration?

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Think you can avoid artificial intelligence? Think again …

BANTER BITE BACKSTORY: Red already fights technology at every turn, preferring to keep her ostrich head in the sand, plus, she finds Artificial Intelligence (AI) scary; whereas Black knows ignoring reality merely postpones the inevitable, so she’s started playing with AI to understand it better …

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