Today on the tray: Oatmeal


October 29 is National Oatmeal Day.

Here are “7 Fun Oatmeal Facts for National Oatmeal Day” from For example, did you know that oatmeal is a whole grain? Or that oatmeal is good for your heart? Yeah, those facts don’t sound all that fun to me.

You know what I think is fun? Watching old geezers talk about oatmeal. So here’s Wilford Brimley in a commercial for Quaker Extra Instant Oatmeal. Even though he’s only 54 here, he’s already perfected his cranky old man persona.

Quaker Extra Instant Oatmeal commercial (1988)

Hey Wilford, did you ever think that all that sweetened oatmeal is what gave you “diabetus”?


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