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Post by Wonko » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:37 am

Little Johnny was being picky again.

“I don’t want to eat my beets, they’re crunchy, and yucky, and crunchy.”

“Well, I’m sorry, Johnny,” Johnny’s mom said, “But you have to eat it.”

“No.”

“You know, there are kids starving in India who would be happy to have your beets.”

“Then send it to them!”

So that ‘s what she did. She took Johnny’s plate, packed it up, and sent it off to India.

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Little Mohandas was hungry, but excited because a shipment of food had just come from America. He tore open the box and looked inside.

“Ew, beets!”
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:05 pm

He he. I like it.

It sounds like one of a series of spoof adds for the American Beet Council (ABC). Each ad starts with some sort of short setup like that, where the giving of beets is presented as an act of benevolence, but the then the recipient says "Ew, beets!" We show people of all ages, of all races, of every place on earth saying "Ew, beets!" (often with subtitles).

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Post by strawman » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:36 pm

A perfect example of what I fear is the thinking behind most of the "Beet Stimulus Package".
This link to a New York Times article shows that a beet farmer makes $1.25 on a good day.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-fr ... 946397D6CF

Is this the kind of job creation we can expect from an expenditure of $819 Billion? With the likely result that we will be smothered under 50 foot depths of surplus beets next year, paying people $1.50 a day NOT to grow any more.

No, Mr. Tweedy, the "EW, BEETS" campaign must be reserved for the day when we need to discourage beet consumption.

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Post by FNH » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:10 pm

Whats a Beet? Is that whert we in the UK call beetroot?

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Post by tbaker2500 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:19 pm

Yup.
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Post by strawman » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:01 pm

FNH wrote:Whats a Beet? Is that whert we in the UK call beetroot?
Yes, thus the etymology of the word 'betrothed', from the practise of giving a veggie to the girl to whom one wished to be engaged. That changed when suitors discovered they had a better rate of acceptance with diamond rings.
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Post by cammoblammo » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:51 pm

Why all the hatred for beetroot? I mean, you can't have a real hamburger without a slice in there. And the kids love 'em, although parents hate getting the stains out.

Or is beetroot-love a peculiarly Australian thing?
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Post by FNH » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:18 pm

cammoblammo wrote:Why all the hatred for beetroot? I mean, you can't have a real hamburger without a slice in there. And the kids love 'em, although parents hate getting the stains out.

Or is beetroot-love a peculiarly Australian thing?
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