Someone who overtly tries to be different -- through their looks, outlandish statements, etc. If you're an English Literature major you definitely understand what this is.
Prof: Well, what underlying themes do you think are in Pound's poem?
Granola Kid: I think that this one single line stands for the political outrage at the time, and also the feminist view during that time. By the way, did you notice my purple hair weaved into dreads. It stands for my femininity, and also I was so high the other day I thought it would be a good idea.
a child that granola is attracted to, and is thrown at him repeatedly