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