Invasion of the dreaded Shredded Wheat People
- On one of my lists - sorry, I can't remember now which one - reference was
made to the "deliciously cheesy special effects" of the DOCTOR WHO shows. We
watched DR WHO - in the Tom Baker era - for a couple years while living
overseas and enjoyed it tremendously.
In one of the episodes, the "bad guys" were plants. Yes, that's right; a
tangled sort of mass of vegetable matter would roll after you, like a huge
tumbleweed, and if it rolled over you, you'd be dead. Or at least that's how I
We began to call them the "Dreaded Shredded Wheat People."
We were amazed to learn, when we got back to the US, that life had started to
imitate art and reaping machines now cut all the hay and rolled it up into
giant rolls, scattered over the pastures. .And now, every year about this time,
I am reminded of that episode, because the Shredded Wheat people are all over
the fields in this horse-raising county right now, turning a gentle golden
My husband Robert and I thought those were gentle grazing creatures, whose
young are put into boxes cruelly early in life. Eep. Good thing we
respected the fence lines as we drove by.
At 09:43 AM 6/9/03 EDT, you wrote:
>huge tumbleweed (snip)
>"" Yes, that's right; a
> tangled sort of mass of vegetable matter would roll after you, like a
And now, every year about this time,
> I am reminded of that episode, because the Shredded Wheat people are allover
> the fields in this horse-raising county right now, turning a gentle golden
> Mary S
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