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Go ahead, amuse me Gram-cracker

Hey there, I’m Lori aka Grammy and my blog is Gram-Cracker blog which I started one day on a whim. I post a daily eclectic mix of humor, rants, and recipes all laced with sarcasm. I write about my life, my kids’ lives, my friend’s lives; it all goes in the blog!

I find inspiration in the weirdest places, at the strangest moments; I wrote Dear Ben and Jerry in my head on my way to work. I logged into my computer and wrote the draft in 3 minutes! It took me longer to find the links I wanted to include than it did to write the post…all because I read a snippet of a story on Yahoo about the One Million Mom protest while having my coffee that morning.

I hope ya’ll dig it, if I get hate mail from uber conservative parent groups I’ll know I’ve become a real life blogger!

Dear Ben & Jerry, Grammy’s got your back…


File this under: Seriously? This is really an issue??

So this completely open minded *insert eye roll here* ultra  conservative, Mom group is boycotting the new Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor “Schweddy Balls” because they think the name is offensive and inappropriate for children. Hello? It’s rum flavored ice cream with rum flavored balls of chocolatey goodness in it…And the part that prevents you from buying it for your kid  is the name?? You’d be ok letting the kiddies get hooked on the taste of rum if Dear Ol’ Ben & Jerry had named it something like ” Happy Little Spherical Shaped Nuggets That Honor An SNL Skit”?  Really???


The flavor is named after the classic Alec Baldwin sketch on “Saturday Night Live,” in which he plays a bakery owner named Pete Schweddy who specializes in popcorn balls, cheese balls, rum balls. The most famous line (and the one most often repeated by drunk frat boys) is: “No one can resist my Schweddy Balls.”

Clearly the name is very tongue-in-cheek, and is it really worth protesting vanilla ice cream with rum and fudge-covered malt balls? Because after all, Trix may be for kids, but rum ice cream is for grownups…. And you do realize how much free publicity you just gave those clever Ben & Jerry’s guys????

I haven’t tried Schweddy Balls, because I can’t find it around here so far. And I’ve looked, because I enjoy the quirky and unusual. Throw in some controversy and I’m all over it! I have a couple more stores to check, I’m a woman on a mission now!

Call me crazy (you won’t be the first) but aren’t there bigger issues out there facing Kids that these Moms could work to change? Oh… I don’t know…like maybe how to handle peer pressure so when people pick on them for being different they’re equipped to handle it without falling apart?

You know who can handle peer pressure and being ridiculed for being different?? Ben & Jerry…

“One Million Moms”, lighten up! I’m willing to bet there are much bigger fish you should be frying….

Go ahead, amuse me is a weekly posting I will be having featuring another funny blogger.  Or maybe not a blogger … you could just be a funny person.  So, if you would like to be featured all you have to do is email me at and send me a funny post.  If I AGREE that it’s funny, I’ll simply put up your post with a short intro that you write so that my readers will check out your blog.  Of course, you also need to put up a link to my blog saying that you’re being featured over here.


See? WIN-WIN … hope to hear from you … or not!

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  1. Torkona
    November 24, 2011

    ahhh schweddy balls.. love it.
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    • Lynn
      November 24, 2011

      me too!

  2. Mara
    November 24, 2011

    Seriously, our world has lost its sense of humor. Everyone is so full off f their own self righteousness. Those women are probably worried their husbands would walk in the door with a tub and ask, ‘ hey, would you like to try a taste of my Shweddy Balls?’

    • Lynn
      November 24, 2011

      Hahaha…too funny! And I agree

  3. Pamela D Hart
    November 24, 2011

    Maybe these moms need to drink some rum and relax a little. I mean, really, what kid knows about RUM to even ask for Ben & Jerry’s Rum flavored ice cream called Schweddy Balls which is a spin-off from Saturday Night Live?
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  4. Patty Bennett
    November 24, 2011

    Seriously!!! you’d think one million moms could slap together one million pb&j’s for one
    million hungry children or buy them an ice cream; much more productive.

    November 24, 2011

    Hey Lynn, thanks for the opportunity! Hope my 4 readers didn’t crash your server!! :)

  6. Tatia
    November 27, 2011

    I can’t find it either – and I’m actively looking for the Schweddy Balls. The rum ones, of course.

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