Oedipus Gingerbread


The L.A. Times reports on one man's litigious campaign to rid California of the little silver balls people use for eyes on gingerbread men:

"This is a poison," he says, gesturing at several bottles of dragees on his conference room table. "It is, by [the manufacturers'] own admission, not edible. And yet they're producing it in a way that induces consumption. They're making it out of sugar and intentionally allowing it to be put on -- desserts!"

Via Virginia Postrel.