Thoughts and illustrations on living on the autism spectrum.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fun with Literalism: Personal Melon

What is up with the fruit and vegetable marketing people? They’ve really gone goofy now.

First, I read this New York Times article on the personal melon. Excuse me? “Personal melon?” They’re breeding watermelons smaller so you can have one all to yourself. I dunno. I’m not sure I’m ready for that level of commitment with my melon.

Then, I read in my local paper that they’ve developed the burpless cucumber. Apparently, cucumbers have been making us burp all this time. What, you didn’t notice? Me neither. But now, they’ve extricated the burp-inducing compound, so we can enjoy our cucumbers with some semblance of decorum.

This all just seems like a gimmick to me. What’s next? The SqueezeAndGo spaghetti squash? The JustForHer jalapeno? But, on the other hand, these new franken-veggies do conjure up amusing images in my mind. Literally, and figuratively.

Mmmm... personal melon... don't you be gettin' all fresh with me now...


  1. Oh, my. Now extreme baby carrots are coming. I could not make this stuff up.

  2. Aww, where's the dip to go with them? It's still possible for them to be quite healthy with a dip. I do like the idea of the packaging. As a mother, I want something easy, portable, and healthy for my kids to snack on. I don't always succeed at the healthy part, but I'm trying!

    I love your cartoons on this topic! Hope you have some more to throw in!

  3. what? i'd enjoy a pet melon...or a Just-for-her cucumber....mhhhh wait a sec...those already exist hahaha!!