March 8, 2009

Sometimes you just get lucky...

... with a vegetable.

ADDED: "I'm gonna be 'round my vegetables. I'm gonna chow down my vegetables. I love you most of all, my favorite vegetable."

"Call and they'll come to you, covered with dew. Vegetables dream, Of responding to you."

38 comments:

Issob Morocco said...

In action as well.

Meade said...

Why yes it is a banana in my pocket. How could you tell? But I'm also really happy to see you.

Clyde said...

Aw, jeez, don't tell Titus!

David said...

Thanks so much for sharing.

Is this the Iceman's missing equipment perchance.

Ann Althouse said...

The banana is a fruit. This is a vegetable.

Radish said...

What's so funny about getting lucky with a vegetable?

Awesome said...

Not that lucky, proportionally that is.

Meade said...

"Not that lucky, proportionally that is. "

That would depend on the size of the onion.

EDH said...

I suppose one could "get lucky" with that veggie, but I'd trim that stem first.

Years ago while still in college I had a part-time job reviewing the closed case files of a prominent personal injury attorney. Strikingly, it reminds me of a photo of a catheterized burn patient, where his body was so bloated the skin was about to tear open.

Sorry for sharing that very unpleasant memory, but it is an image you never shake.

Jason (the commenter) said...


That would depend on the size of the onion.


I believe we are looking at a parsnip.

Ann Althouse said...

In the well-established iconography of the Althouse blog...

commenter said...

you all really need to get out in the garden more if this passes for amusing.

this reminds me of bill gates doing that seventh grade science fair tactic with the mosquitos to get gasps instead of laughs

gees, and I dropped out of junior college and you guys are professors and higher educated people?

Ann Althouse said...

Please, if you didn't think the parsnip was funny enough, watch the video in the previous post. People seem to be shunning it. You won't be sorry.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Please, if you didn't think the parsnip was funny enough, watch the video in the previous post. People seem to be shunning it. You won't be sorry.

I wouldn't be so confident, people may end up saying this.

The Crack Emcee said...

"gees, and I dropped out of junior college and you guys are professors and higher educated people?"

Amazing, isn't it?

Rick Lee said...

Ha... that's better than my carrot pants.

Penny said...

Root vegetables are mighty tasty, especially in a stew. Where I grew up, if they had a thick core, people would say they were "woody". Quite funny in light of Ann's picture.

Ron said...

After this post I'll never say 'head of lettuce' the same way ever again.

commenter said...

not really amazing.

actually disappointing knowing that althouse earns in one year probably what I have in life savings, and I'm the homeless idiot.

Penny said...

Look on the bright side, commenter, you may be homeless, but never without friends like Althouse, et al.

Penny said...

"After this post I'll never say 'head of lettuce' the same way ever again."

Laughing here, Ron. That was my point too about the woody root vegetables!

See, now maybe this is where you and I might part ways. I get PISSED that I didn't get sexual innuendo sooner. What the hell ELSE am I missing?

Methadras said...

Oh no, Titus is going to pinch a vegetable.

traditionalguy said...

Does this mean the Freud was right about Parsnip envy? At least remember not to serve this starchy tuber on the same plate with the hot creamed spinach.

Penny said...

Titus shits enough already! Do any of us want to imagine Titus going vegan?

commenter said...

better said I am alt house less.

intersecting internet, althouse, and that thought

justice is not served.

what i find strange is that it doesn't really appear to be a parsnip, more like a carrot.
www.flickr.com/photos/64658029@N00/1370169045

But the photographer says it's a parsnip, it must be. Arguing over that would be like lawyers arguing over grammatical structures in a brief.

there's just a world of taste difference between the two of us, I guess.

Maxine Weiss said...

Good times dining with the most unhealthy people on the Planet, who decide to show up in high top shoes, shorts and a baseball t-shirt, who think it's a good idea to bring their undereducated kids who have no idea how to behave in public, especially in a restaurant that clearly doesn't want kids there in the first place.

Good times.

Maxine Weiss said...

Raise your hand if you enjoy going out to eat and spending $70 per person when the majority of diners are wearing jeans .

Nothing like watching others eating expensive food in jeans and t-shirts.

Penny said...

"Taste difference", commenter?

For sure!

Chocolate Haagen Daz girl here, unless I can get my hand around one of those swirly soft mixes of both chocolate and vanilla.

"Facts" shouldn't play the same way as taste preferences though. But I am old-fashioned that way.

commenter said...

ice cream abstinent for now myselfl.

when i see all the trash I've been duped and fed on from the dairy industry, crap, I'll wait until i can make my own with my high priced $4/quart milk. At least I know the cows it's coming from. They have names and haven't had their hearts stolen — if you hold it for plausible — nor their reincarnated souls trampled on and ripped apart in the green green pastures back home.

even that much more oldfashioned.

Penny said...

Life can be tough, commenter.

You got it bad, honey.

More government for you!

commenter said...

Just what do I have so bad?

Maxine Weiss said...

Wife: "I'll have the meat and the potatoes"

Waiter: "And the vegetable?"

Wife: "He'll have the meat and potatoes too".

Penny said...

Sorry, commenter, meaning no harm.

Just that I noticed your own words..."duped", "trashed on", "crap", "souls trampled".

I assumed you were having a hard time, and sharing with us here at Ann's place.

I have been plenty wrong before though. Hoping I am wrong about this.

commenter said...

well, difficulties in life or not,


i prefer to remember bodily forms in nature thusly:

www.flickr.com/photos/morgoththebetrayer/517066652/in/pool-393347@N22

man, brings back that northern california, oregon smell again and again, and the memories of riding through those woods without any sexual inuendo, just the fear and pleasure of gettin to where i was going in the dark .

TitusIsReadyForTheDayLetsBegin said...

Speaking of vegetables I saw people planting vegetable seeds and flower seeds and all kinds of seed all over the city.

No I didn't plant my seed, but I know you were thinking that.

I love this time of the year.

There is nothing better than fresh vegetables from a garden.

One of my favorite things to do is go to real farmers houses in Wisconsin and buy fresh vegetables and fruits. And then go home to my parents and make a yummy salad. Yummmmm.

For some reason I don't like Farmers Markets that much though. Not sure why? They seem too pretentious and believe it or not I am down to earth.

Penny said...

I see you are an experienced rider, commenter.

Sometimes we need to trust our drivers though.

commenter said...

and if that redwood could sing as well...

he would sound as marvelous as this with such an attractive smile at 3:10

and all those honest to goodness uncovered gray hairs

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cpX1ZjuaiA
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Sigivald said...

Ask any vegetable!