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Oranges are not the only strategy
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barnacle From: barnacle Date: April 18th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did the oranges have those fatuous stickers on them? I imagine the first one bearing the message "Eat me now!" and the second one "Save me for later!" When you peel the second one's sticker off, there's another message underneath saying "Ha, ha! Suck-errrrr!"
j4 From: j4 Date: April 18th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, they didn't. Just the standard label saying "this fruit has travelled so many miles that you'll never expiate the sin even if you walk to Australia to recycle your grandmother".

I hate the talkative labels, though. I don't want my food to talk to me. "Try me with salad!" Er, no thanks, if you don't mind, sorry, I'll just HANG ON WTF R U DOIN THAR APOLOGISING TO AN ORANGE?!
fivemack From: fivemack Date: April 18th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is the end of the season of small oranges, and the season of nectarines has not begun; however Valencias, the one true reliable orange, are starting to appear, and they're as sweet and juicy, and unlike Naval oranges cannot double as cannon-balls when your ammunition is running low.

I'm sorry if this wasn't meant to be a conversation about oranges.
barnacle From: barnacle Date: April 19th, 2007 11:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Apologising to the porcelain orange

You can keep your sodding Navels:
 They scarcely count as food.
You can even keep your Jaffas:
 Valencias are good.

Sevilles and Minneolas
 Are somewhat less than fruit
Compared to God's own orange:
 Valencias sind gut.

The mandarins and tangerines
 And clementines and then
The blasted blood orange: what rot!
 Valencias están bien.

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