By: Bill McAllister

Last week on yet another thrilling episode of the Stoney and Bill Show, Sara tried her first ever 7-11 Slurpee. I know what you’re thinking, has she been grounded since 1978? Well, this week it’s my turn and I’m not sure how we’re going to pull it off since you can only get it at a 7-11 in Singapore. What is you ask? Vending machine mashed potatoes, of course. The video doesn’t exactly look super appetizing but I’m willing to take a chance.

This is what Jeff Daniels was talking about in the first ten minutes of HBO’s The Newsroom. In America, we’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 178th in life expectancy and dead last in countries with mashed potato vending machines! That’s not the America I know and love and according to 7-11 there are no immediate plans to bring these Machines of Mash to the states….C’mon, Singapore??? We’re losing to Singapore? Aren’t they known more for caning American kids who vandalize cars?

After doing some extensive, exhaustive research, I found a list of oddities found in vending machines around the world. Everything from Smart Cars to individual cigarettes to eggs. On Wednesday’s show we want to know what one item you like to be able to purchase from a vending machine…IN AMERICA!


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