Deadsplinter Up! All Night: Sweetness

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. - Keats

On the eve of America’s favorite eating holiday, there is a lot of talk of all the lovely baked goods and sweet treats that everybody loves to fork into their porky little pie holes. Me, I’m unfortunately not supposed to eat that stuff. I’ve got genetic predisposition to type 2 diabetes, and even though I’m not overweight I have to watch my diet pretty closely to keep my A1C levels below 6.0. And that means I lay off the sugar.

This is a goddamn shame because I love sweet things. Sweet things with chocolate. Sweet things with whipped cream and powdered sugar and honey and extra maple syrup. Bundt cakes for days. Cookies, candies, truffles, trifles. Ambrosia. Sweet potato pies. Cannoli. Holy shit I’m getting aroused just reading those words.

So for today’s pre-holiday DUAN, I’ll be celebrating everything sweet, but I’ll be doing so with my nose pressed against the cold window and a thin line of drool running down the corner of my mouth while watching you all gorging yourselves on cookie dough and bougatsa.

So, what’s good?

I’m planning an entire DUAN celebrating Bubblegum Music for some far future date, but I had to include this clip today because the tambourine player in The 1910 Fruit Gum Company is my spirit animal for this sacred Thanksgiving Season.

Thanksgiving, huh? I’ll tell you what I’m thankful for: DUAN, that’s what. Without DUANs, I’d probably be lying in some burned out basement getting ready to mainline some pumpkin spice. So thanks to you kind folks for being here and I hope your dreams are all sweet.



  1. I can eat sweets, I just don’t let myself have them very often. But I’m crazy about pumpkin pie so on Thanksgiving I eat as much of it as I can shove into my face. Then I go back to my life of deprivation.

    Jay and the Techniques- Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie


  2. Luigi, are you taking Lipitor or another statin?

    The reason I ask is one of my good friends has bad cholesterol issues and the only thing that keeps his levels okay is Lipitor (seriously, dude tried all the other options) and heart attacks run in his family. Unfortunately, Lipitor seems to cause diabetes in some users and now he’s on a basically no-sugar diet to control his blood sugar issues. But he can manage the blood sugar with food, just not the cholesterol.

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