Saturday, February 26, 2011

I prefer cashews.

Today is National Pistachio Day. This is another one of those self-explanatory holidays that I could tell you how to celebrate, but since that seems obvious to me, I'll instead discuss with you what today means to me. Pistachios are probably among my least favourite nuts, and that's when they are in season. Pistachios are usually harvested in September, which would make February an odd month to choose to celebrate them. I know that pistachios are very popular in China and California, and there are quite a few people who like them here, but there seems to be more who don't. Maybe it's a geographical thing. All that aside, here's something that Pistachios DO have going for them. First of all, there is a pistachio mascot named Moustachio in a recent video came called Left 4 Dead 2. You can find him in the campaign level: Dark Carnival. Here's a picture of him.
He's found on wooden stands, banners, and carnival games all throughout the level, and is even the basis of some in-game achievements. I know that L4D2 is a little gory and mature for some eyes, so be wary if you want to look into it.

If you want a safe, albeit kinda weird, pistachio themed bonus for the day, take a look at this youtube video where a pistachio gives random trivia to a woman at a bar who seems to have recently undergone some relationship trouble. Okay it's more than kinda weird. But perfectly safe to watch with anyone around. As long as you don't mind people asking "What on earth is this?".

Thanks for reading!

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