More patent stupidity

Catching up with my overdue feed-reading I come upon this pearl of modern patent-making:

Cereality has patents pending to give them an exclusive right to six business methods, including "displaying and mixing competitively branded food products" and adding "a third portion of liquid." If these patents are approved by the U.S. Patent Office, Cereality would have a complete monopoly on cereal bar business--just for being the first to put together the legalese necessary to describe mixing breakfast cereal.

I wonder why we still haven’t seen anyone trying to patent burgers. Now that would be a profitable one!

(via Boing Boing: Putting-milk-in-cereal patent-application: kill business-method patents now!)