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Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Tattooed Fruit Is on Way
It's little things like Tattooed Fruit that make my day. I hate the damn little fruit and veggie stickers. I end up easting them half the time, and the other half, they get stuck in a little pile on the corner of my sink. Yeah tattooed fruit!
posted by Broadsheet @ 11:50 AM  
3 Editorial Opinions:
  • At July 20, 2005, Blogger jwer said…

    Wow is that some miserable writing:

    "But can laser coding and beautiful fruit bowls coexist?", turn the fruit over?

    "Anything that permanently changes the fruit is going to be a hard sell," Mr. Harris said, "especially to buyers of organic produce."

    ...are organic buyers not used to bruises and scarring with no-pesticide fruit?

    "Students of still-life painting might agree. "For literally hundreds of years, artists have immersed themselves in the color and curvature of the perfect peach or apple," said Joseph Rishel, a curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art who specializes in Cézanne. "So a tattoo sounds like a desecration."

    ...painters can ignore them, or, and I hate to harp on this, TURN THE FUCKING FRUIT OVER.

    "But then again," Mr. Rishel said, "there are those who say that Cézanne himself used artificial fruit."

    ...there are also apparently those who have too much time on their hands.

    "Whatever its advantages, the laser system is far from perfect. The blueberry-based dye Sunkist uses on lemons, for example, tends to run when exposed to moisture."

    ...What? How is the failure of blueberry ink relevant to the laser process?

    "Mother Nature isn't interested in making it easy for us to label her, I guess," Mr. Durand said. "If she was, all fruit would be red Delicious apples."

    ... I GUESS, duhhhhh.... gee Davey, could it be GAAAAAWWWWWWWD???

    What a horrible waste of column inches. Whatever happened to "all the news that's fit to print"? Did they modify it to read "and a bunch that is not, but is written by writers with dirt on the editorial staff?

  • At July 20, 2005, Blogger Broadsheet said…

    jwer: see the "Grumpy Day" post above. Tatooed fruit is still cool, even if the article wasn't. I suggest you submit this comment as your fulfillment of the Content Challenge for today.

  • At July 20, 2005, Blogger jwer said…

    Nah, I actually have something to post tonight...

    Also, note that I did not object to the tattoos; I hate those fucking stickers. Tattoos that require nothing but energy to produce (ie: no more paper) are great.

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