Munchtime Is The Most Important Snack Of The Day

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Frank Zappa Fan Thinks You Just Haven't Heard The Right Album

NEDERLAND, CO—In spite of your insistence that you are not into Frank Zappa, avid fan Roger Von Lee believes that you would change your mind if you heard the right album. "You're prejudiced, because the only Zappa you know is 'Valley Girl' and 'Don't Eat The Yellow Snow,'" Von Lee told you Tuesday. "Seriously, you need to check out Hot Rats or Absolutely Free. Zappa and the Mothers were at their peak, and Zappa's jazz-rock fusion experiments predate Bitches Brew. That'll totally convince you that Zappa's the shit." Von Lee added that if those two don't get under your skin, he can recommend another 15 to 20 albums that will for sure.

Boxer Hopes He Can Make Money Punching Things In Retirement

CHICAGO—Shortly after announcing his retirement, heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, 38, said Monday that he hopes to continue to make money punching things. "I have a few other skills, but I'm probably best at punching," Lewis said. "Cows, computers, sheets of glass—if the price is right, I'll punch it good. I may be retired, but I'm still a powerful good puncher." Lewis added that he would also be willing to hire himself out by the hour for displays of fancy footwork.

Almost No Effort Made To Stop Kid From Eating Cigarette Butt

HALLOWELL, ME—While waiting for a bus Tuesday, Stan Geraldson watched 2-year-old Jason Kemper pick up a spent cigarette butt and place it in his mouth, but made only a minor attempt to stop him. "Hey, ah, you shouldn't..." Geraldson told Kemper, whose mother was engaged in a conversation a few feet away. "Don't... eat that." Geraldson said he would have done more to stop Kemper if the item had been fiberglass or something.

Dollar Losing Value Against The Quarter

NEW YORK—After falling 6 percent in the past three weeks, the U.S. dollar hit a 208-year low against the U.S. quarter, which had been valued at exactly 0.25 dollars since its introduction in 1796. "The dollar continues to slide against most major currencies," Morgan Stanley analyst Richard Jemison said. "At the end of the day Tuesday, the quarter was trading at .267 yen, .203 euros, and US$0.28. But what we're really seeing here is not just a dollar weakened by a sluggish economy, but an exceptionally resilient quarter-dollar." Jemison was quick to point out that the dollar remains very strong against the nickel.

Visiting Liberian Dignitary In No Hurry To Leave

WASHINGTON, DC—Liberian interim government chairman Gyude Bryant is strongly considering extending his first diplomatic visit to the U.S., the West African leader announced Monday. "It feels like I just got here," said Bryant, whose nation has just begun the work of rebuilding its infrastructure after 14 years of civil war. "Why rush back to Liberia? I'm barely settled into my hotel suite. I haven't even used the whirlpool." Bryant, head of the Liberian government since former president Charles Taylor was forced into exile, said he may as well stay at least until the violence in the city of Buchanan dies down, which would allow him to check out the Smithsonian.

U.S. Kids Sleep-Deprived

The National Sleep Foundation recently announced that American children are not getting enough sleep. What do you think?

The Hunt For Bin Laden

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Munchtime Is The Most Important Snack Of The Day

Has this ever happened to you? You are snug in your bed when an insatiable craving overcomes you. You try to ignore it, but a piece of fried chicken in the fridge is calling you. Before you know it, you're in the kitchen, standing before the open refrigerator. As any snacktologist could tell you, this is your body's munchtabolic system telling you that you've got the gotta-gobbles.

Snacking is an important part of the food-intake process. Skipping munch can result in hunger, fatigue, and undertantalization of the taste buds. In fact, recent scientif-esque studies show that munchtime is the most important snack of the day.

General Snacks' snackentistic research indicates that people who eat at munchtime are less likely to suffer from lowered blood sugar. Munchtime, when enjoyed regularly, also cuts down on late-night hunger pangs, leading to sounder sleep and a greater level of performance the next day. In addition, chompetific studies show that munchtime snackers are two-thirds less likely to fall asleep after the news.

Snacker studies show that munchtime decreases your nibbling quotient by 67 percent. While no snack is 100 percent effective against the nibbles, a satisfying munchtime works better at reducing your bitetime urges than the other four leading snacktimes combined.

As General Snacks' snacksperson, with 52 years of experience in snack-making and almost 60 years' experience in goodie-consumption, I can assure you that munchtime doesn't have to be a chore. Whether it's a fruitastic General Snacks Real-Fruit Pie topped with a dollop of Frozen Vanilla Whip or a handful of General Snacks Vegetable Crisp Crunchers crackers right out of the box, it's easy to get the tasty morsels you need to meet your snacktritional needs.

Another little-known snacktoid: The extra boost that munchtime provides will fuel your post-meal activities, like washing your munchtime dishes, settling in for a long movie, or driving down to the corner store for tomorrow's munchtime snack.

Watching your waistline? General Snacks noshtritionists note that there are many ways to tailor your munchtime snack to your nutrimental goals. Don't rule out breakfast foods or dinner foods or desserts because they seem inappropriate for munchtime. Munchtime is the perfect time to polish off any extra General Snacks provisions you have lying around the house.

Some people don't know what constitutes a decent munchtime snack. The right answer is that there is no wrong answer. You can enjoy a sandwich made with General Snacks Peanut Butter, creamy or crunchy, or a bowl of General Snacks Microwaveable Soup. General Snacks Fruit Gels, anyone? Only you know what your body needs to satisfy its snacktritional cravings.

You could fulfill your munchtime requirements with a quick meal of tasty General Snacks Ramen Noodles. How about some General Snacks Double Toffee Turtle Ice Cream straight out of the carton? No one needs to know what you do once the blinds are drawn. That's between you and your spoon.

If you have any questions, or would like some free munchtime snackgestions, visit www.generalsnacks.com/munchtime.

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