Crispy Critters


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Crispy Critters

(jargon)
(Or "Crispy Crittered". From the "Post" breakfast cereal of the same name) hardware which is fried or toast.
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Good luck, crispy critters! Thousands of Alexander's troops, bivved in the wrong place, were killed by such a storm in one night.
Caption: Crispy critters Despite their reported propensity to catch fire if left in the toaster for too long, strawberry-flavored Pop-Tarts have been a perennial favorite from the early days.
The stories vary from how he knew when someone was going to die ("a dull, waxy, yellowish light accumulates around those who are about to die") to his horrific descriptions of the Shriners Burn Institute, which the residents, in an effort to distance themselves from the small suffering bodies, nicknamed Crispy Critters. During his internship there, the author worked with children in the ICU swathed in bandages like mummies, who, if they survived, when on to "Camp Chronic" ward, where they endured endless rounds of reconstructive surgery.