Years ago, a reader wrote probing for details on a mystery that had vexed him: What’s the deal with the cookies that Cookie Monster eats?
The email said nothing else. I chuckled and filed the note in the cupboard of my brain where such things go. Until I realized something: Me want cookies. And me want answers.
This sort of story is why I love the internet. An in-depth look at a piece of ephemera, told with true passion, insight and detail.
Plus, you now have a new trivia point to talk about with friends!