June 3rd, 2008

Fredric Baur's Request

Fredric Baur, 84, died early in May.   An organic chemist, he was the proud inventor of the Pringles can, as well as a method of stacking the chips inside.

Per his request, some of his ashes were buried in a Pringles can.

They are the only food I know that comes in the shape of hyperbolic paraboloids.

I won't much mind if my molecules mingle,
absorbed by the graveyard grass someday.

But bury me not in a can of Pringles -
I prefer Frito-Lay!