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They can send a man to the moon ...

Sol Neelman for The New York Times... but they can't make stickers that don't take the skin off your peaches when you try to peel them off? Oh, wait. Looks like they fixed that problem. With lasers, no less, and a machine that looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Next thing you know, they'll be sending fruit to the moon. Or telling that pear that it is a clone and that its only reason for existence is to provide spare parts for an identical but socially superior pear.

Not for nothing, but it says something about the world we live in when you read a quote like this in the Times ...

I was picking all the little stickers from the Piggly Wiggly off my plums and my avocado pears and my peaches. Then I had to make fruit salad out of the ones that got hurt when I took the stickers off, and then I had to wash the glue off the other ones before I put them in the fruit bowl. One time, I got up the next morning and looked in the mirror and there were two of them up in my hair.

... and you immediately think to yourself that it sounds totally made up.
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read this, too! Hearing my 72-year-old aunt, who slightly resembles a younger Miss Daisy, read it aloud over morning tea was an added bonus. Cracked me up.

Mr. Fun said...

One might point out the outlandishness of the phrase "avocado pear," but this whole thing is so ridiculous that it fits right in.

Janelle said...
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jandazza said...

Good lord, it's attack of the stickers. So much for journalistic integrity.

Anonymous said...

P has the fruit stickers stuck inside his lunch cooler, on his clothes, and the seats of the work van. An art project gone wrong.
I'm happy to hear I'm not the only one thinking what were they thinking!
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