Friday, October 15, 2010

The Nissan Juke, saving the day with donuts!

"With a turbo and AWD handling in a nimble sport cross, the Nissan Juke helps a young exec named Kowalczyk save the day with...donuts."

I know what you're all thinking..."Well duh, what else would you save the day with?" But it's truley a rarity when you see an advertising campaing in the US which is this ingenious. We must have a brief moment of silence and give thanks to our contributor Tony Mento, know in some circles as "The God Father". Had Tony not rolled his eyes thinking of the next crazy thing I decided to start writing about this commercial might have otherwise slipped through the cracks like so many others. Instead it sunk deep into his subconcious, almost impercetibly and caused a knee jerk like reaction in his fingers forcing him to, cut - paste - send the link for all of us to enjoy.

Please, do so. :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dounts meet the Olympics, sort of...The KRISPY KREME CHALLENGE

In large part this site is fully dedicated to the local mom and pop shops and small local chains who still make our favorite dough balls with the same loving care that will cause most moms to whip up a batch of cookies to solve life's problems. However, when I heard that a large national chain was sponsoring a charity "Donut Race" to benefit the North Carolina Childrens Hospital, not only could I not comment, but I am seriously considering going down and participating next year. All of you should do the same.

Thanks to one of my gracious colleagues and loyal viewer,Vince Egan, (golf clap please) we may now share with you, THE KRISPY KREME CHALLENGE!!

Per their website: The KKC is an annual student operated race in Raleigh, North Carolina benefiting the NC Children's Hospital. Beginning in 2004 with a mere 12 participants, the race has grown exponentially to a whopping 5500 runners in 2009. The race has rapidly become one of NC State University's newest traditions.

Beginning at the NC State Belltower, each runner runs 2 miles to the Krispy Kreme store located on Peace St. in Raleigh. After downing a full dozen of the famous Krispy Kreme doughnuts, the runner must run the 2 miles back. All in one hour. (ok this is tough to do in one day let alone 1 hour)

The challenge attracts a wide range of runners from beginners to serious competitors hailing from all corners of the country. With an expected participation of 7,500 runners, we are expecting the 2011 race to be our greatest (and most beneficial) race yet.

This race made we wonder what similar events might be out there which we could snack upon. Note the question is not, are there other events? But, what other events, because this is America after all and we all know the truth is stranger than fiction; especially the donut truth.

Let's see we have:

The Tour de Donut - 20 Years strong

The Donut Dash- a 5K

The Dayton Donut Dash- 5K

The Donut Run- 5K

And ironically the NYC Traffic Cop's Donut Run:

NYC Traffic Cop's Donut Run Ends Up on YouTube

Now, while my lovely hometown of Boston does not yet have such an acclaimed event, (we do have a marathon but they don't have donuts there) I am certain there are many other brave soles all over the global stretching, strapping on their running shoes and going for the gold..golden crispy donuts that is! Whether it's for charity, a dare, or just good clean competition, donuts are for the masses. HERE HERE! And keep em down boys!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Finally translated we give you The 10 Comandonuts or Donutments!!

Our loyal follower Oriana Camish was recently doing some behind the scenes detective work on those 10 edicts which were handed down to Moses by a burning bush and have become the cornerstone of Catholicism, otherwise known as "The Ten Commandments". She very astutely pointed out, "Can you read what is on those stones?" " No." I said...neither can Charlton Heston by the look of things:

Of course, being the investigative bunch that we are at the Donut Directory, we could not let our lack of understanding of "God Speak" or Hebrew for that matter, dissuade our quest for truth.

Hence, I present to you, for the first time in history, the real translation of the 10 Commandments, from now on to be known as " The 10 Commandonuts or Donutments (if you wish)"...

1. I am the Donut-Your God

2. You shall not worship fried dough that takes a form other than donut.

3. You shall not take the name of Donut in vain

4. Remember Sundays are holy-so thou shall eat holey Donuts.

5. Honor your father and mother by bringing them Donuts.

6. You shall not murder a Donut by letting it go to waste.

7. You shall not cheat on Donuts with pies, cakes or tarts!

8. You shall not steal another's Donut- get your own!

9. You shall not speak badly about your neighbors Donuts.

10. You shall not covet your neighbors Donuts, his wife’s Donuts his servants donuts etc.