Talk:2366: Amelia's Farm Fresh Cookies

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32841 is not a valid zip code. I'm also dubious that the town/city name is Orlando. Sure, it probably does start with an O (and not a cursive A, since the street name has a capital A to show the way the letter should look), but it certainly doesn't continue on long enough to be Orlando, especially with no ascending stroke for the 'd' and not appearing to end with a round shape for a letter like 'o'. It appears to me to be more of an n/m/r final letter. 23:19, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

Ah, that's what I get for just punching "32841 zip code" into Google and seeing Orlando FL come up. The closest-looking valid zip code I can find that's still in Orlando is 32891; fixed the transcript. The end of the word Orlando just seems intended to be generic squiggles not actually matching any letters, like almost everything after the Ingredients label. If you can find another town/city in FL that starts with O and has a similar-looking enough zip code, go for it. Zowayix (talk) 23:59, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
All zip codes that begin 328 are in Orlando. 32841 specifically is not in use. Silverpie (talk) 02:12, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

I don't see that the mouse-over suggests an escalation as described. BunsenH (talk) 00:23, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

I saw it as "had address on packaging, just so; grandma starts campaign of complaints to give granddaughter a similar experience; granddaughter suggests stopping original action if that would stop granny's retalation; (but apparently an armistice purely on those terms is not acceptable to Big-G)" - But there's other interpretations, I'll admit. 00:45, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
That's how I saw it too -- no suggestion that the package didn't originally have the address. BunsenH (talk) 01:17, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

Isn't this a reference to the Annie's brand?

"Annie Withey believed it was possible to build a socially conscious and successful business. This was her mission in 1989, when she wrote her name, address, and phone number on the very first boxes of Annie’s Mac and Cheese. Her legacy lives on as Annie’s strives to change the future for our kids, starting with food." per . So maybe? BunsenH (talk) 03:59, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

I didn't get the clues pointing that it's a package and mistakenly thought it was a cooking recipe web page. Many sites feel obliged to precede the recipe with a personal story on the food, which distracts from what the reader wants -- the recipe itself. I'd been a good comic as well if it was a pun on that. 03:44, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

I didn't interpret it as a package of the cookies, either. To me it looked like the company's ("Amelia's Farm") website and I interpreted the "nutrition facts" table as the site's menu. Elektrizikekswerk (talk) 10:35, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
For readers in the USA, it's more obviously a Nutritional Facts box - the varied weight of horizontal lines and the Percentage (%) symbol at the end of each line is standard. 21:04, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

Anyone else think the additional squiggles at the bottom left include a circle K (Kosher) and Parve (containing neither meat nor milk) which would be plausible for cookies (and could easily anger some grandmothers)? If so, is it worth adding to the transcript? 12:10, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

On magnification, it just looks like random squiggles to me. The letter in the circle looks like a lowercase "i", which is not (as far as I know) the symbol for any kosher certification. Shamino (talk) 13:42, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

Upon reading the address I immediately thought that the city was Orlando and that granny's name was "Wanda Munroe". 13:16, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

Per the editing FAQ, we use the smaller version of the comic here. But perhaps we should always include a link to the high-res version when one is available? Though it doesn't quite fit under either "Transcript" or "Explanation". BunsenH (talk) 19:44, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

I think the city's actually Ocala and Randal didn't even try to match the city to the zip code. (Too many L's!) RandalSchwartz (talk) 21:16, 1 October 2020 (UTC)