Marie Wintzer sent me excerpts of the incredibly important work she's been doing on Kanji Puffs from her laboratory in Saitoma, Japan. Believe, dear reader,these are earth-shattering findings that will rock the foundations of Cerealism for years to come. I'll let her letter speak for itself.

 On the back of her missive a handy guide to Nikko where she delivered her paper on "The Possibilities of Meaning: Kanji Puffs and The Beginnings of Edible Language."

 

As you can see from this tiny fragment of Wintzer's speech, (delivered in Serbian to avoid world notice) the ramifications are mind-boggling. For those not fluent in Serbian the inset graphic is a primitive man holding two large Kanji puffs while standing on a small end table. I don't have to spell out what that means.

 Marie also sent along a few precious frames from a prehistoric animated Kanji Puff Commercial. Scientists at the University of Toshiku believe the small figure is in agony because he has been denied Kanji Puffs before bed time. Special thanks to Minoru Takahitsu of the Ghibli Museum fro the loan of these vitally important frames.

 

 And now the most amazing part of her package: Actual fossilized Kanji Puffs excavated at the Potsu Site at Nikko. They are over 10,000 years old! I provided a helpful timeline to the right to put them into historical context. Note the flurry of activity after the discovery of Kanji Puffs! Marie, I can't thank you enough for this revelational package of tasty, toasty tidbits from Japan where they still take science seriously.

 

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Comment by cheryl penn on October 2, 2011 at 8:40pm
WOW - this is a FAB!!! And to think Kanji Puffs are so well documented. I thought Africa was the cradle of civilization - obviously not - whats civilization without these?
Comment by Bifidus Jones on October 2, 2011 at 8:14pm
amazing work by an amazing biologist. (pre-Kellogian, haha! love it!) The essay is sure to rock academics everywhere. Thanks for posting, David.

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