Friday, September 15, 2006

I Yam What I Yam

Today's news features a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about a recent outbreak of e.coli. Seems bagged spinach is the culprit.

Can you imagine the conversations around dinner tables tonight?

"See, Mom! I told you spinach is bad for me!"

And over at the Cartoon Network, folks are scrambling to rewrite the dialogue for Popeye. The last thing we need is for our fictional hero to be stuck in the loo with the runs at that critical moment when Olive Oyl needs saving from Brutus.

In other hilarious, but true news, a friend of mine had a death in the family this week. When she went to 800-flowers.com to order an arrangement for the funeral, the site asked her for the name of the deceased using a drop down menu. The options:

Myself
Other...

Who knew that was the new de rigueur in funeral protocol: order your own, baby!

4 comments:

Sister Mary Lisa said...

Damn, but you're funny. I like your thoughts! I can't believe that flower option: myself or other. Shaking my head.

miss understood said...

Just calling in to say hi and to catch up...it's been 9 very long days without the internet.

You can comment as 'other' on the blogs which have been switched to beta. x

Mary Ellen said...

My brother the soil tester says the spinach/e.coli stuff is part of a bigger problem: contaminated irrigation water. The bad stuff is IN the plants, not somthing you can rinse or bleach off chemically. Until that's fixed, expect more of the same. My bagged spinach is going in the compost pile.

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

that is hilarious. at least the flower place gives people a good laugh at a sad time. ehem. maybe their tech team should look ino that........and about that spinach.. I agree. It's an absurd world when you can't eat f'ing spinach. what else is left to eat?

Lisa