I like mine Krispy

I have been reading the debate about what the correct term of endearment is for Dunkin’ Donuts over the last [few] weeks, thinking: whatever. Seems to me there are better issues to concern one’s time with.

[But] when “An Ashevillean Masshole” stated that DoDo’s “are universes better than anything Krispy Kreme ever dreamed of making” [“Two Nonos Do Not a DoDo Make,” Dec. 12], that hit a nerve. My only response to that is: I guess it’s all about where you came from. I grew up in North Carolina eating Krispy Kreme donuts, which I still do occasionally. When the HOT donut sign is lit, there is nothing like the smell and taste of a Krispy Kreme donut right then on the spot!

To each his/her own.

– Tammy Martin

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19 thoughts on “I like mine Krispy

  1. Joanna Cahill

    Hilarious. You know, I’m the one who wrote the original response to Millard’s article and I don’t think it’s so unworthy a topic. What is the harm in letting off of the politically charged “serious” subjects and having a little fun? Millard told me that that particular article of his has been one of the only one of his articles that has drawn any kind of response. Now, you can go ahead and think “whatever” or feel sad that it takes so much to wake up the apathetic masses and get them to care about something. OR you can look at it a different way and think that maybe people NEED something a little less serious and a little more fun. What’s the harm in lowering our blood pressure with some good belly laughs?
    On the Krispy note, I grew up in massachusetts…Krispy Kreme donuts are gross and the coffee is a joke. My husband on the other hand grew up in Chattanooga TN…and shrieks with glee at the sight of a “hot now” sign…or something. I have not yet figured out what is wrong with him…but I think you might be right about it having something to do with where you are raised.
    We are in Boston right now actually…home for the holidays. For fun, I’ve been polling random people…mostly at Dunkin Donuts and asking them if they have ever heard of “Do Do’s”, the “extinct bird” response is VERY VERY popular. “That’s ridculous”, and “What the hell?” are other popular responses. I am yet to meet a Masshole who affectionatley refers to dunks as Do Do’s. Dunkies is very popular…we are afterall dunkie junkies. That was corny sorry.
    Anyways, lighten up because apparently that answer to the question “Who the hell cares?” is : you.
    Happy New Year!!! :-D

  2. Joanna Cahill

    Dearest Jason Buggs,

    Were you abused as a child? Did your mommy call you names,lock you in the basement, and feed you only burnt toast and rubbery hot dogs doused in tabasco sauce? Did kids in school call you cruel names like four eyes, metal mouth, dumbo, Pokey, Crater Face, or some mean variation on your last name (like perhaps “bug eyes”, “smelly bug” , “Jason the pest”?)
    I really hope not but Jason you really give off the impression that your a fomer tabasco hot dog basement dweller. I know you are just trying to get a raise out of everyone, that’s your thing I guess. Really though, you love it. You responded to my first editorial response at 2 am…kind of indicating that you cared enough to type in your short sweet indignant words of scrooginess….so I am giving you a NEW name… Bah Hum Bugg, rather clever no?. I know you are smirking (maybe smiling despite yourself) because your really just a loveable little guy despite your internet persona of Bah Hum Buggy.
    So dear Jason, I’m sorry for kicking up the dust in your closet but it just had to be done. Your a sweetheart.


  3. People who write 200 words replies on the internet in response to someone saying that they care way to much about donuts and claim to be taking the high road (all while calling people names) are hilarious.

    Don’t change a thing Hoanna (see what I did there?).



  5. Joanna_Marie

    lol, see what I mean Jason, your just a big old Sweety :) And don’t worry, I won’t let my husband beat you up ok, you’ve been through enough.

  6. Joanna_Marie

    internet threats? awww, Jason really I am sorry if you felt physically threatened, he was only going to challenge you to a game of big house beatdown (http://en.t45ol.com/play/2550/big-house-beatdown.html) He wouldn’t hurt a bugg. Seriously, you can un barricade your doors and put away your baseball bat ok?
    I love little buggers who feel the need to criticize everything that they claim to NOT to care about. I also like the nick name by the way, maybe the two of us can pair up and write a new holiday special to air on ABC next year. Hoanna and Bah Hum Buggy hit the streets of Asheville…sorry I would elaborate on that idea but I don’t want to exceed 200 words.

  7. Ken Hanke

    For the record, Krispy Kreme beats the pants of Dunkin’ Donuts, but I’ve just never felt compelled to give these pastries a pet name.

  8. Joanna_Marie

    I have to get the last word, I am such a child I know. For breakfast I prefer eggs and homefries, sometimes w/ un buttered whole grain toast. Cheerios are yucky. A girl as sweet as I am needs some sugar. Now that’s all I’m going to say-done-fin, fait, getan.

  9. Nam Vet

    It seems like a self-parody to Southerners. To add an “m” to the other letters, which most would consider an insult. I guess we just found a counter to NE use of the word “redneck” to describe locals here. And I applaud the Mass transplants for having a sense of humor about themselves. It certainly runs counter to the stereotype of overly serious yankees. :)

  10. travelah

    A Krispy Kreme is particularly noted for being the world’s largest single measurable fat cell and being responsible for introducing lycra stretch pants for police uniforms.

  11. Nam Vet

    “HOUSING NOW! NO ZONING!!!” ??? Alan, are you one of those 20-something transplants who can’t find a “good” job here and want the rest of us to subsidize the kind of lifestyle you think you are “entitled” to? Sorry, bub. That’s a Boston thing, not a Southern thing. Here we believe an individual must make their own way…and not whine about it. Bad yankee…no “do-do” for you! :)

  12. Dale Johnson

    To add my $0.02 worth: Ingles Bakery donuts beat KK and Dunkin’ Hands down. If only they could get the coffee right…

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