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Wonton Food contracts freelance writers once every couple years to craft new messages for the company's database of about 15,000 fortunes. "We understand opening a fortune cookie is an exciting moment, so that is why we renew our database — to create exciting moments for people," says Danny Zeng, vice president of sales. One of the last such attempts to spice up messages was earlier this year, when the generally vague, sunny messages got a bit racier with quips like "The evening promises romantic interest" or "Romance and travel go together." The company did get some complaints about children receiving such sayings. "We want to create excitement, but not offend," Zeng says.
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Acting like a funny fortune teller, these hilarious messages reference a wide range of topics and are often unintentionally funny. To give you an example of the types of funny fortune cookie sayings you might come across, as well as wanting to give you a laugh, here are some of the funniest examples. 101 Funny Fortune Cookie Sayings Most news outlets make their money through advertising or subscriptions. But when it comes to what we’re trying to do at Vox, there are a couple reasons that we can't rely only on ads and subscriptions to keep the lights on. The show is often pretty funny, since the top answers that make it onto the list from the survey participants don’t always make sense. For each top answer a team guesses correctly, that team receives a certain number of points that corresponds to the number of surveyed people who gave that answer. So if 36 people said a dog was their favorite pet, and your team guessed “dog,” you would get 36 points.
Food Fortunes is very similar to tarot, but I made it without the intention of the suits lining up with the tradition RWS canon. However, I have heard compelling arguments for how Food Fortunes does line up.
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For the past few years, Oxfam’s annual reports on global inequality have emphasized the windfall profits that food corporations and the individuals who run them have made during the pandemic. The Cargills, some of the food industry’s most powerful players, are a very good example. Almost 90 percent of their namesake food and commodities trading company is owned by family members, who have all been enriched thanks to their stake in the largest privately held company in the US.It’s not just eggs that have been eye-poppingly expensive due to inflation. The literal bread and butter of the American diet cost much more today than it did just a couple of years ago: The average price of white bread was about 22 percent higher in January than it was two years ago, and flour is up almost 21 percent. Butter cost 31 percent more.