The American Cookie Industry’s Dark Past Revealed

This is a short video (via BoingBoing) about Chinese people being introduced to fortune cookies. Because they don’t know what they are. Because America invented them. Because we are nuts.

I guess on the scale of horrible cultural bastardization born from a deep well of incurious ignorance and Xenophobia, this ranks pretty low. The whole slavery and annihilation of Native Americans was way worse. Not to mention Karl Rove rapping. But still, we are crazy, you guys. CRAZY FOR COOKIES. But also crazy for horribleness.