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Postby bell » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:13 pm

“I don’t care how nice it is,” said the Inspector. “It’s still a transgenic recombinant product. Frankenfood. I have to take it away to be incinerated.”

“But…” the farmer sputtered. “It’s so sweet! So…”

“Large,” the Inspector said. “It’s a single, five-hundred-pound strawberry. I’m sorry. You know the law.”

“I got friends!“ the farmer threatened.

“I got a warrant,” said the Inspector.

The farmer sighed. “How can you do this to a beautiful fruit like this? Tell me – I’d really like to know what you think - ”

The Inspector shrugged. “I’ve come to seize your berry, not to praise it.”

What would have been written.

If they hadn't died first.

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Re: Frankenberry

Postby strawman » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:13 am

The best way I can figure to look at this piece is that fewer braincells have been destroyed in its production than in many Hollywood movies with budgets over $100 million.

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Re: Frankenberry

Postby swamp » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:39 am

It's an old joke, playing on the line from Julius Caesar:

"I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him."

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Re: Frankenberry

Postby munsi » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:27 am

oh. my. GOD!!!

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Re: Frankenberry

Postby tbaker2500 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:54 pm

Thank you Swamp, I didn't know the source.

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