Monday, 20 May 2013

THE HOLE TRUTH

Have you ever wondered what they do with the bits of Polo that get removed when they make the holes?

The answer: they sell them to the Italians...



5 comments:

SharonM said...

I wonder if they make a mint from selling them.

Anonymous said...

They go to the same place where all your lost stockings go!
mg

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Similarly, the US had something like that with Live Savers' "Holes"....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe6FfROGwqk

John Vernon Lord said...

Let us consider nothing, such as spaces, gaps and holes – those apparent nothingnesses that are vital somethings. Berthold Brecht wondered what happened to the holes in the cheese when the cheese had been eaten. Similarly, where does the hole in a Polomint go once it has been sucked? It has been said that J.D. Salinger’s favourite food was the hole in the doughnut – the confectioner’s equivalent of the sound of one-hand clapping.
What would happen to a Henry Moore sculpture if the holes were filled in? All forms need space to move about in and so that we can see them. The spaces and pauses in between the notes in music are just as important as the notes themselves. Our bodies have very useful holes to make us whole. Holy mackerel!

Brian Sibley said...

Brilliant, John! :)