what the hell is this thing?
i just found it in my bag of "darth mix" dark chocolate m&ms. it appears to be a grossly misshappen irregular m&m that somehow made it through quality control and into my bag. it reminds me of baking cookies, and you have that tiny little bit of dough left over at the end of the batch, and you don't want to waste it, but it's not enough to make a full-sized cookie, so you just toss that tiny lump of dough on the cookie sheet and it bakes into some funky-shaped microcookie (μcookie or just μc). (hey, i like that... i think i'll use mu more often, say, referring to a certain software company as μsoft [μ$ for short], or a certain audio pickup device as a μphone.)
apparently my digital camera isn't good enough for macrophotography (at least not when i'm holding it), so the photo here was the best close-up i could get of the thing.
i haven't been brave enough to eat it yet, but i probably will soon. for science.¶