June 29, 2007

Get that cucumber away from that tomato.

Says al Qaeda.


Meade said...

Come on, al Qaeda, try to catch up will ya? Rome outlawed Love Apples years ago.

Sheesh. It's like you're living in the 8th century or something.

Pogo said...

Is Ann prescient, or what?

Crazy? Like a fox!

The Drill SGT said...


I thought "Love apples" were tomatoes and that they came from the America's post Columbus.

Rome as in Roman Republic or today's Rome?

Either way, I must be missing something. :)

Peter Palladas said...

Sex on a plate

...best I can do to illustrate the point that surely both are male vegetables. OK so this one has more than the regulation numbers of balls, but you get my point.

SteveR said...

OTTER:Mine's bigger than that.

-I beg your pardon?

OTTER:My cucumber, it's bigger.
Vegetables can be really sensuous, don't you think?

-No.Vegetables are sensual.
People are sensuous.

OTTER Right. "Sensual." That's what I meant.

Der Hahn said...

What, no comment from the vegetable pron stalker?

Jeffrey said...

Hold it. Haven't we already discussed vegetables? Remember our commentary on Frank Zappa's "Call Any Vegetable"?

No one will know
If you don't want to let 'em know
No one will know
'Less it's you that might tell 'em so
Call and they'll come to you
Covered with dew
Vegetables dream
Of responding to you
Standing there
Shiny & proud by your side
Holding your hand
While the neighbors decide
Why is a vegetable
Something to hide?



Ann Althouse said...

A vegetable is something to hide when al Qaeda's is in town.

Bissage said...

Sure, but just be careful where you hide your vegetable.

Mr.Murder said...

'Onion ring Officianados for Truth'(new PAC or 501c) would have something to say about the vegetable alphabet of imagery we use in this discussion.

Perhaps color code 'Orange' should always be in effect?

George said...

Another article, perhaps the one linked to, also mentioned that Iraqis fear that al-Qaeda agents will snip off their fingers, if they are suspected of smoking cigarettes.

Shades of Struwwelpeter.


Sometimes the only way we can deal with horror is to laugh at it and pretend it's not real. And that's been part of the problem the Administration's faced in fighting the war. It's nearly impossible to believe how evil and inhuman our enemies are.

blake said...

Hey! I quoted that last week during the onion ring kerfuffle!

Althouse may be headed for a jihad.

Ann Althouse said...

Blake, sorry I missed that!

Ann Althouse said...

"Sometimes the only way we can deal with horror is to laugh at it and pretend it's not real."

I think laughing at them is part of fighting them. It's not denial. It's a weapon.

Methadras said...

From Amba's blog...

"A tomato and a cucumber?! Why, it's as obvious as a carrot and an onion ring. Worse yet, the tomato could be thought to be in a state of uncleanness and therefore really threatening to pollute that nice crisp cucumber. Analyze that the next time you toss a salad. "

Did anyone catch the irony and sexual innuendo of this statement? It made me chuckle...

Kev said...

"..best I can do to illustrate the point that surely both are male vegetables"

Or, as I pointed out at Amba's blog, there's always Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber from VeggieTales. Now AQ has one more reason to hate that show (besides the overt Christianity, of course).

Mr.Murder said...

Colin and his former neighbor Condi both said they would go after the low hanging fruit in Iraq, or were supposedly not doing that...

blake said...


If you're ignoring as many messages as I am to try to keep the signal-to-noise ratio up, I can hardly blame you.