Wanna Guess How Mika Knows the Price of Cheerios?

Tuesday on Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski SHAMED former Starbucks CEO and possible 2020 spoiler Howard Schultz by asking if he knew how much an 18 ounce box of Cheerios costs at the store.  Schultz did not.

Now that made us wonder, why Cheerios?  Why not a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk? Those would be more common items with prices to ponder.
And then we remembered, we KNOW why Mika knows the cost of Cheerios, because Mika has written about her odd obsession with the project.
Back in 2010 Mika wrote a bizarre article in New York magazine about her daily food intake and it revealed some odd things.  For example:
“I always start my day with a red-eye misto — two shots, extra hot, extra foam — from Starbucks. The pages on the Morning Joe set bring it to me. They know I get my coffee hot, and first. It’s kind of a running joke — when they first start on the job, they’re told that the worst offense they can commit on the set is not to give me my coffee first, and not to get the order right”

As you can read, her meals run small – Salads and egg whites and kale etc.  But eventually she can no longer quiet her hunger:

“I sometimes get extremely hungry to the point where I feel like I might lose control, and instead of going to bed hungry — because I have to get up really early in the morning, around 3:45, and if i go to bed frighteningly hungry I then can’t sleep, and that’s a bad cycle — when I’m really, really weak and don’t want to fall off the wagon, I eat like a half of a box of Cheerios. It’s like five servings in one bowl, and of course skim milk.”

See, she KNOWS how much Cheerios cost because it’s her weird, late night shame food.  She sits with a punch bowl and just downs half a box (and apparently since SHE quoted the 18 ounce size, the LARGER box) of cheerios.

And just because Mika wanted to use the cheerio example to prove Schultz is out of touch, we will finish the above paragraph about her Cheerios binging:

“My husband calls me Jethro when I do that. He’s like “Okay, Jethro.” I guess there’s some character named Jethro who likes to eat or something? I have no idea what that’s a reference to. [Editor’s Note: It’s from The Beverly Hillbillies.”

So Billionaire Howard Schultz may not know how much a box of cereal costs but I bet he knows the Beverly Hillbillies

 

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