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Nov 13, 2023Liked by Anne Kadet

Fascinating! You're answering questions I never thought to ask, and you're making it SO INTERESTING! So human. I want to hear the stories of everyone who took a donut from the box at the laundromat (I know, an impossible ask). Thank you!

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Anybody else see (in the image of the truthful lady) a shoe as her right hand? Dark part is the underside of the heel, and light part is the toe point away from her. I can't unsee it!

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Nov 13, 2023Liked by Anne Kadet

I am impressed, flabbergasted, surprised and PROUD that you took the time to investigate this story. And you could have easily dropped the ball anywhere along the way - no problem. So very glad that I am helping pay for your work with my subscription! Thanks again.

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Nov 13, 2023Liked by Anne Kadet

WHAT? Are you telling me that children wouldn't accept free donuts from a stranger? What is the world coming to!

If you had just explained that you also had puppies in a van around the corner, I'm sure they would have realized it was ok and taken them.

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A whole-wheat donut!?! I can't believe such a thing exists. Then again, of course it does!

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Ugh, ugh, ugh, I love Sam Harris and I have to know what you don't agree with! And I've now ordered "Lying" so thanks for nothing! Also... the handless lady. It's so odd. I think *some* part of my brain *noticed* it, but chalked it up to some factor that my brain didn't see fit to to examine. Such as, women in olden times were missing hands due to hard lives, what are you going to do, this illustration seems appropriate, nothing more to think about here. Or something like that...? 🤓

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Wait, what do you mean eclairs are donuts?! What. At least he knew to also bring up boston cream.

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Those are some mouth watering 🍩 🍩 🍩. And they look closer to the kind of donuts we had as kids in my part of the woods.

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Nov 13, 2023Liked by Anne Kadet

I’m curious to know what happens each day to unsold donuts (once they’re already on a cart)? Are they thrown-out? Given away for free? Donated to a shelter or soup kitchen? Sold as “fresh” the next day? So many possibilities, I just wonder if there’s a social-action conscious awareness for the cart owners. Food waste is such a hot-button issue!

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What a great post, thank you. So much effort and care. As for the poor erstwhile Anne, biologists in the 19th century reported an unusual phenomenon among badgers -- excessive hand gnawing. I can’t say that’s true, but it’s a real possibility if our poor lass lived in the woods and hunted during winter. Just saying....

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Nov 13, 2023·edited Nov 13, 2023Liked by Anne Kadet

Tremendous feature story — big kudos to Kadet!

Also, the feature headline ("A NYC Donut Mystery!") hit upon one of my big inner conflicts. To wit: When using the indefinite article before an acronym, do you style the article as if the acronym were spelled out, or not? Or to put it another way, should it be "A NYC Donut Mystery" or "An NYC Donut Mystery"? I can never decide and am often inconsistent in how I handle this type of thing. Do you ever overthink these things, as I clearly do?

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"Ruben Normatov was standing just inside the truck bay, smoking a Parliament."

you know THIS attention to detail is what sets you apart from the other gumshoes and mystics drifting the mean streets looking for a scoop (note the several food references).....the image of all that glaze donut debris spattering your cell phone and hoodie makes me laugh!

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I've always wondered this very same thing. I am just in unremitting AWE of the productivity of The Donut King from Queens. Forget Cal Effing Newport and Tim 4-hour week Ferriss. THAT DONUT GUY should teach the Master Class in how to GSD. To make THAT many donuts each day, deliver them, and to have perfected the above-oil frying technique??? I feel like the Donut King from Queens totally deserves a CROWN. Maybe even a scepter? Just saying. 😂 And reading this, while being stuck out west makes me so nostalgic for "Coffee regular". Absolutely no one knows what that is out here. Le sigh. Thank you for this.

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Great stuff Anne, always fascinated by behind the scenes stuff on things we enjoy. And you have a natural curiosity that inspires people to talk! 😊

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I too noticed the lack of hand and wanted to ask about the picture but was afraid that it referenced some famous moment in lying history that was obvious to everyone but me and I would look like an idiot for asking.

It seemed like a perfect set up for an Eric Adams heart hand joke too, especially with last weeks EAW section, but I missed my opportunity. 🫶🏼

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This donut story was a goddamn delight.

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