Submitted For Your Astonishment

A BBC gardening show has been seriously accused of "racism."

The reason? Because they speak about things such as soil purity and the dangers of non-native species.

I'm not kidding.

According to an academic, the sedate Radio 4 panel show is riddled with "racial meanings" disguised as horticultural advice.

...

But Dr Ben Pitcher, a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Westminster, claimed the programme's regular discussions on soil purity and non-native species promoted nationalist and fascist beliefs....

Speaking on another Radio 4 programme, Thinking Allowed, the academic said: "Gardeners' Question Time is not the most controversial show on Radio 4, and yet it is layered with, saturated with, racial meanings....

He claims that this show is being broadcast "in the context" of the rise of nationalist politics in Europe -- and that gardening tips are just a secret code for expressing ideas of racial purity and cultural sanctity.

Dr Pitcher said the "crisis in white identity in multicultural Britain" meant people felt unable to express their views for fear of being called racist, so expressed their racial identity in other ways, such as talking about gardening.

This might come to a shock to Y-Not and WeirdDave.

On the other hand, maybe it doesn't come as a shock to them at all.

Hey, maybe I should be reading the Gardening Thread more regularly.

I had no idea that it offered me the opportunity to put in for the White Race.

Speaking on the same programme, Lola Young, a crossbench peer and former professor of cultural studies, backed Dr Pitcher's analysis.

She added: "I remember back in the late 80s-early 90s when rhododendrons were seen as this huge problem, and people were talking about going out rhododendron-bashing.

"That was at a time when Paki-bashing was something that was all too prevalent on our streets."

The people in the show deny this, and, for the moment, the BBC is claiming to support them.

We'll see how long the BBC holds out.

Now, you may think this is all nonsense, but I looked up their podcast, and what do I see, right away, right at the top?

Training dwarf cherries and suggestions for keeping raspberries in their place are two of the topics covered this week. Peter Gibbs hosts the horticultural panel programme from Shropshire. Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness join him to answer the audience's questions.

This doesn't "just happen," people.


thanks to ‏@nowhere_nh, who might be our own MWR.

Posted by: Ace at 03:58 PM




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1 First

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 06, 2014 04:00 PM (XUKZU)

2 You know, it used to be commonplace to lock up the crazies. Now they run things.

Posted by: D-Lamp at August 06, 2014 04:00 PM (Vutl+)

3 We have to stop calling weeds 'invasive species'

Posted by: fluffy at August 06, 2014 04:01 PM (Ua6T/)

4 At least they have forgotten the show, "Blue Peter". With Seaman Stains, Roger the Cabin Boy and Nelson's Column.

Posted by: dc at August 06, 2014 04:02 PM (b8fB0)

5 You know what is a fucking weed? English ivy.

Posted by: fluffy at August 06, 2014 04:02 PM (Ua6T/)

6 keeping raspberries in their place

Raspberries' place is in my fermenter.

Posted by: HR wants a new duck at August 06, 2014 04:02 PM (/kI1Q)

7 when there is no truth, everything is false



Posted by: doug the head at August 06, 2014 04:02 PM (8CdUx)

8 Any academic who utters rubbish like this should lose his/her job.

There used to be standards in academia at one time and it's well past time to return to these standards.

Posted by: Blor Utar at August 06, 2014 04:02 PM (RDxGs)

9 Racist articur is racist. Who do I comprain to?

Posted by: kudzu at August 06, 2014 04:02 PM (U6goT)

10 Could you imagine if they had a slope in their garden bed?

They'd be sued for millions! -- http://tinyurl.com/mfj5uwy

Posted by: Jeremy Clarkson at August 06, 2014 04:03 PM (n6guQ)

11
Quoting the article:
According to an academic, the sedate Radio 4 panel show is riddled with "racial meanings" disguised as horticultural advice.



Some ideas are so stupid that only an intellectual could believe them.
-George Orwell=

Posted by: D-Lamp at August 06, 2014 04:03 PM (Vutl+)

12 Second look at Thermonuclear Armageddon?

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at August 06, 2014 04:03 PM (lDAWZ)

13 The Pitcher who is a sociologist?

Well that does sound fishy.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 06, 2014 04:03 PM (GfH+v)

14 But Dr Ben Pitcher

I'm betting he's actually a catcher.

Posted by: --- at August 06, 2014 04:03 PM (MMC8r)

15 We have to stop calling weeds 'invasive species'

They're just differently-situated flowers.

Posted by: HR wants a new duck at August 06, 2014 04:04 PM (/kI1Q)

16 I planted a chili pepper plant last month. Is that a trigger plant?

Posted by: effit at August 06, 2014 04:04 PM (knfPD)

17 When I was a kid I read about Victorian England and that people had to make sure the tablecloths were sufficiently long to cover the table legs because otherwise it would be indecent and I thought, "Boy, how do people become so crazy?"

I still don't know the answer but here we are.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 06, 2014 04:04 PM (XUKZU)

18 Ace of Spades?

Ace is a euphemism for murder, and spade is a pejorative term for Black.

So the subtext of this blog is clearly the systematic murder of Blacks.

I denounce you Ace!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 06, 2014 04:04 PM (QFxY5)

19 Sorry, that was Captain Pugwash. Master bates, Seaman Staines and Roger the Cabin Boy.

Posted by: dc at August 06, 2014 04:04 PM (b8fB0)

20 "Could you imagine if they had a slope in their garden bed?"

I see what you do there, racist.

Posted by: kudzu at August 06, 2014 04:04 PM (U6goT)

21 But Dr Ben Pitcher, a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Westminster, claimed the programme's regular discussions on soil purity and non-native species promoted nationalist and fascist beliefs....


We need another World War. Time to clean out the gene pool and humanity needs to feel pain. Serious pain.
No sarc tags.

Posted by: rickb223, District 13 at August 06, 2014 04:05 PM (FRmOj)

22 Speaking on another Radio 4 programme, Thinking Allowed,

... But Not Required, apparently.

Posted by: Waterhouse at August 06, 2014 04:05 PM (dQoSM)

23
WHO WAS RHODODENDRON

Posted by: ace at August 06, 2014 04:05 PM (/FnUH)

24 A couple years ago I had to rid one of our garden beds of Asiatic dayflower. Very invasive stuff.

Posted by: fluffy at August 06, 2014 04:05 PM (Ua6T/)

25 **denounces self**

Posted by: White Cliffs of Dover at August 06, 2014 04:05 PM (n6guQ)

26 thanks to nowhere_ng, who might be our own MWR.



I thought her name was Beth?


Posted by: EC at August 06, 2014 04:05 PM (GQ8sn)

27
Jeez, back in Bensonhurst, we used plant a lot of eggplant.

IYKWIM

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:05 PM (CMkNk)

28
But no one wants to plant a Wandering Jew, right BBC?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:05 PM (CMkNk)

29 Guest Bob Flowerdew?!

I'm guessing he's a Wiccan.

Posted by: Trotsky with an ice-pick in his head at August 06, 2014 04:05 PM (fPTO4)

30 But Dr Ben Pitcher, a senior lecturer in sociology



I think I see the problem.

Posted by: EC at August 06, 2014 04:06 PM (GQ8sn)

31 WHO WAS RHODODENDRON
Posted by: ace at August 06, 2014 04:05 PM (/FnUH)



Dammit vines are a code word for asian immigrants!!!11!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 06, 2014 04:06 PM (GEICT)

32 Yep, dog whistles. For sure!!!!!

- every race hustler who can't find real instances of racism to rail against

Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2014 04:06 PM (D/504)

33 It's amazing that anything works these days.

Posted by: Nobody_Jones at August 06, 2014 04:06 PM (JzVUw)

34 I'm not kidding.

Are you sure they aren't?

This can't be a thing, can it?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 06, 2014 04:06 PM (0HooB)

35 I went all Bull Connor on the weeds last week.

Posted by: effit at August 06, 2014 04:06 PM (knfPD)

36 saw this news article on wz.

thought WTF? Is there any hope for the UK? No, I don't think so. And just think the sun never set on their empire.

No the top floor doesn't have a light bulb.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 06, 2014 04:06 PM (HVff2)

37 3 We have to stop calling weeds 'invasive species'
Posted by: fluffy at August 06, 2014 04:01 PM (Ua6T/)
------------------
Yes!
And yet the Minnesota legislature changed the name of "Asian Carp" to "Invasive Carp" because apparently the names of continents are raaacist now.
So it's very, very confusing.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 06, 2014 04:06 PM (dfYL9)

38 Someone help me out: in this secret racist/nationalist/fascist language how does one say "get (f-bomb) bent"?

Posted by: Zhytamyr at August 06, 2014 04:06 PM (91nzM)

39 Control language, you control thought.

They're trying to inflict their paranoid lunacy on everyone else.

Posted by: --- at August 06, 2014 04:06 PM (MMC8r)

40
Okay I have to go feed the cats, which is code word for getting some pussy and is sexist, or something.

Be back.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:06 PM (CMkNk)

41 Comfortable here in my own bigoted skin but had no idea how racist is was for me to plant tobacco this year.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 06, 2014 04:07 PM (jtgkZ)

42

..... and then.... you take an axe and hack out all the Wandering Jew......

Posted by: fixerupper at August 06, 2014 04:07 PM (nELVU)

43 >>who might be our own MWR



And if we can ever get off of port 1080 she will be able to comment here again.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 06, 2014 04:07 PM (gosvd)

44 Oddly, Dr. Pitcher is actually a "catcher".


Posted by: Sharkman at August 06, 2014 04:07 PM (TM1p8)

45 Nip it. In the bud!

Posted by: Barney at August 06, 2014 04:07 PM (eAJwE)

46 I love crabgrass.

Posted by: Fauchahantas at August 06, 2014 04:07 PM (ABW7z)

47 38 Someone help me out: in this secret racist/nationalist/fascist language how does one say "get (f-bomb) bent"?

Posted by: Zhytamyr at August 06, 2014 04:06 PM (91nzM)



Weeping willow

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Tatted, Rested and Ready at August 06, 2014 04:07 PM (GEICT)

48 Ace of Spades?

Ace is a euphemism for murder, and spade is a pejorative term for Black.

So the subtext of this blog is clearly the systematic murder of Blacks.

I denounce you Ace!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


So says the resident anti-semite.
(How TF do you make the smiley face? I don't want CBD taking me seriously)

Posted by: rickb223, District 13 at August 06, 2014 04:07 PM (FRmOj)

49 Don't get even get the feminists started on lady slippers and pussy willows.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 06, 2014 04:07 PM (SY2Kh)

50 Horticulture discriminates against Whores...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at August 06, 2014 04:07 PM (9TkYo)

51 It is indeed MWR.

That is insane. As in completely bat shit, I'm sorry, I mean guano. Oh wait no I can't say guano because when I use that term I am perpetuating the destruction of the environment due to the oppressive work conditions of indigenous peoples who harvest the excrement of a native species for the use of white privileged land holders.

Best part? There are places where I could say that and they would nod and agree and think I was serious.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Now with extra taunting. at August 06, 2014 04:07 PM (mf5HN)

52 The N-word of horticulture? Dandelion-sniffer.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 06, 2014 04:08 PM (gosvd)

53 I don't like where this thread is headed.

Posted by: A zebra mussel at August 06, 2014 04:08 PM (U6goT)

54 Twenty years ago, I read a story in Analog or something, which was much the same.

The astonished outrage of the main character was perfect. I cannot imagine how it would feel, simply to be doing a show about gardening, and now you're some sinister racist!

Posted by: Dianna at August 06, 2014 04:08 PM (DV/Ik)

55 (How TF do you make the smiley face? I don't want CBD taking me seriously)
Posted by: rickb223, District 13 at August 06, 2014 04:07 PM (FRmOj)

----

Posted by: fixerupper at August 06, 2014 04:08 PM (nELVU)

56
African Violet = Blacks are violent.

Racist!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:08 PM (CMkNk)

57
This might come to a shock to Y-Not and WeirdDave.


On the other hand, maybe it doesn't come as a shock to them at all.


Hey, maybe I should be reading the Gardening Thread more regularly.


I had no idea that it offered me the opportunity to put in for the White Race.
---
True fact: White sheets can double as garden coverings to protect from frost.


Posted by: Y-not at August 06, 2014 04:08 PM (zDsvJ)

58 We need another World War. Time to clean out the gene pool and humanity needs to feel pain. Serious pain

The problem being is that our best & brightest would be on the front lines while the Pitcher's of the world would be hiding in their academic monasteries.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at August 06, 2014 04:08 PM (4e5Gu)

59 Is it because of the internet that these nutcases are on full display and seem to be rampantly increasing in number?

Or are they really increasing in number and we might not be able to stop it?

England has truly lost it's mind. I can't imagine why the Muzzies want to move there.

Posted by: Jen at August 06, 2014 04:08 PM (vMNDp)

60 "Dr Ben Pitcher, a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Westminster," shortly followed by "Lola Young, a crossbench peer and former professor of cultural studies".

Alex, I'll take "Long March Through The Institutions" for a thousand.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 06, 2014 04:08 PM (noWW6)

61 Thankfully the legislature in Minnesota recognizes how such things can be hurtful.

Posted by: Asian Carp at August 06, 2014 04:08 PM (n6guQ)

62 LISTEN TO THE FLOWER PEOPLE

Posted by: Bigby's Loaded Finger at August 06, 2014 04:08 PM (3ZtZW)

63
You lost me at "according to an academic."

Posted by: soothern man at August 06, 2014 04:08 PM (SGnpG)

64 Submitted for your disapproval:

The very existence of England is racist. After all, the prefix "Anglo-", which embodies the essence of racist theory, is derived from the name of England.

See how easy it is to gin up outrage over dog-whistle racism in every single nook and cranny of culture?

You know what I think is really racist?

When white leftists like "Dr. Ben Pitcher" assume they have the right to speak for minorities, and claim the mantle of leadership in the field of Faux Outrage Over Imaginary Racism. Does he think black people can't enunciate their own theses and outrage?

Dr. Ben Pitcher, I condemn thee!

Posted by: zombie at August 06, 2014 04:09 PM (izqG1)

65 I was onto this years ago! Gardening is just a commie plot to corrupt the purity of our precious bodily fluids.

Posted by: Jack D. Ripper at August 06, 2014 04:09 PM (3H4Zj)

66 Don't get my started on Black-Eyed Susans!

And Pansies? You haters.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Whine Tasting Room Opening at the Outrage Outlet! at August 06, 2014 04:09 PM (hLRSq)

67 What.

Just...what.

Time to cull the herd, before the stupid kills us all.

Posted by: Howard the Duck at August 06, 2014 04:09 PM (rt3TY)

68 Didn't we kinda go through this a few years back when an immigrant released a snakehead fish in a MD lake that he had brought over from China?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2014 04:09 PM (D/504)

69
"I remember back in the late 80s-early 90s when rhododendrons were seen as this huge problem,"

I know. How we got through those dark days is amystery.

Posted by: Heralder at August 06, 2014 04:09 PM (/Mxso)

70 Yes!
And yet the Minnesota legislature changed the name of "Asian Carp" to "Invasive Carp" because apparently the names of continents are raaacist now.
So it's very, very confusing.


Especially considering that all species of carp are invasive / non-native.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 06, 2014 04:09 PM (SY2Kh)

71 Greenthumb is the new blackface

Posted by: Expletive Imagined at August 06, 2014 04:09 PM (ZFu22)

72 This shit is why we left England.

Posted by: European starling at August 06, 2014 04:09 PM (U6goT)

73 Dwarf? The proper term is little-people cherries. Wait , what?

Btw, I have a son with pituitary dwarfism and the term "little person" has always struck me as absurdly degrading. Who comes up with this crap?

Posted by: Lauren at August 06, 2014 04:09 PM (BPMYx)

74 ah. the culture of "perpetually offended."

whiney crying little bitches will whine and cry.

over. Everything.

Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at August 06, 2014 04:09 PM (x3YFz)

75
Clematis = clitoris = genital mutilation.

Forbidden to discuss because anti-Muslim!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:09 PM (CMkNk)

76 Hate to be sexist here but we used to have a lot of problems with Creepin' Jenny when we were cutting wheat in SD.

Posted by: Soona at August 06, 2014 04:09 PM (ABW7z)

77 There needs to be a platform where these people can exhibit their ideas to the world.

Preferably in the town square, with stocks.

Really, this tenured dipshittery is way past tolerating.

Posted by: --- at August 06, 2014 04:09 PM (MMC8r)

78

Look at the flowers Lizzie. Look at the flowers.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 06, 2014 04:09 PM (nELVU)

79 We have to stop calling weeds 'invasive species'

Undocumented dandilions?

Posted by: Heralder at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (/Mxso)

80 The problem being is that our best & brightest would be on the front lines while the Pitcher's of the world would be hiding in their academic monasteries.


We know where they live......

Posted by: rickb223, District 13 at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (FRmOj)

81 A separate UK outlet said the same about Thomas the Tank Engine last week.

There's common thread here.

Posted by: CJ at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (jbdp1)

82 Passion fruit is rape fruit.

Posted by: effit at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (knfPD)

83
Training dwarf cherries

I've trained Tyrion's cherry all right.

Posted by: Shae at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (JtwS4)

84 Also, we have lots of pachysandra in 'pachy beds'.

I should burn a cross on my own lawn.

Posted by: fluffy at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (Ua6T/)

85 Sock-be-gone!

Posted by: Brother Cavil at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (rt3TY)

86 I don't want CBD taking me seriously

Posted by: rickb223, District 13 at August 06, 2014 04:07 PM (FRmOj)

Too late!

:-)

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (Leftist anti-Semite) at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (QFxY5)

87 but had no idea how racist is was for me to plant tobacco this year.

It can cure Ebola....but still racist.

Posted by: HR wants a new duck at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (/kI1Q)

88 Does this mean I can't show you my Johnsongrass?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (l3vZN)

89 72 This shit is why we left England.
Posted by: European starling at August 06, 2014 04:09 PM (U6goT)


(cue Nelson Muntz laugh)

Look behind you out over the Atlantic, sucker!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (CMkNk)

90 "England has truly lost it's mind."

The entire Anglosphere has, really. It's not just the UK.

One of humanity's most brilliant and productive cultures driven into near extinction by the determined efforts of the institutional left.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (noWW6)

91 You puss*es want to see invasive? We'll give you invasive.

Posted by: The Triffids at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (U6goT)

92 I just read through the post and could feel brain cells dying. Are these people stupid on purpose?

Posted by: katya the designated driver at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (WuBo6)

93 John has a long mustache and green wellies for gardening ...

Posted by: Adriane the Gardening Critic ... at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (TTOGv)

94 John has a long mustache and green wellies for gardening ...

Posted by: Adriane the Gardening Critic ... at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (TTOGv)

95 John has a long mustache and green wellies for gardening ...

Posted by: Adriane the Gardening Critic ... at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (TTOGv)

96 Little Cherries? Ask Roman Polanski

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (HVff2)

97 WHO WAS RHODODENDRON
Posted by: ace at August 06, 2014 04:05 PM (/FnUH)

Big monster, fought Godzilla.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Whine Tasting Room Opening at the Outrage Outlet! at August 06, 2014 04:11 PM (hLRSq)

98 I think we've hit Peak Absurdity.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at August 06, 2014 04:11 PM (lDAWZ)

99 I think I'm having a crisis in white identity. Mayo doesn't taste good anymore. Suddenly, I have rhythm. Help me Ben Pitcher, you're my only hope!

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 06, 2014 04:11 PM (3H4Zj)

100 Well, really, do they know that in botany there are different varieties of plants, with different DNA? And I hear that in in zoology, there are different "species" and "races" and stuff.

That would freak the shit out of them wouldn't it. Better keep it all on the QT.

Posted by: Jeanne of the North at August 06, 2014 04:11 PM (S24A7)

101 I have a fern named Pounding In My Ass.That's OK, right?

Posted by: Bawny Fwank at August 06, 2014 04:11 PM (9TkYo)

102 90 the institutional left.
Posted by: torquewrench at August 06, 2014 04:10 PM (noWW6)


Emphasis on "institutional" which is what they should be, if not at the bottom of a dirty mikvah.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:11 PM (CMkNk)

103 The concept of organisms or species or breeds being native or non-native to a particular geography is absolute rubbish. Total hogwash.

In unrelated news, we have no idea why so many Somali refugees resettled in Minnesota are having so many health problems. All the Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian children seem to do just fine in this frozen wasteland with long winters, short summers, and little sunshine.

We're also super-confused why our Norwegian oil workers keep getting malaria when we send them to work in Nigeria. Just one of those things, I guess.

Posted by: Franch Dressing at August 06, 2014 04:11 PM (ZPrif)

104 "According to an academic . . ."

everything that follows is bullshit made up by people whose sole job it is to justify their existence to themselves.

Posted by: flounder at August 06, 2014 04:11 PM (sDapq)

105 I denounce you Ace!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 06, 2014 04:04 PM (QFxY5)

I did not know ace was Jewish.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Now with extra taunting. at August 06, 2014 04:12 PM (mf5HN)

106 So they're not only bigoted against non natives but they hate little people too!!. Calling them "dwarf cherries!! I think that was not only a slur against little people, but against virginal woman little people too. Cherry-get it?!! I'm thoroughly astonished and offended!

Posted by: Dorcus Blimline's brother in Hyannisport at August 06, 2014 04:12 PM (oyOpn)

107
Do you know why Mini Totalitarians (that's what I call these people) do this and force sports-team-name changes?

Same reason dogs lick themselves...

because they can.

It's really our fault for tolerating this bullshit.

Posted by: soothern man at August 06, 2014 04:12 PM (SGnpG)

108 Here is CO there was a concerted effort - quite successful - to bring in plants from other places w/like growing conditions. So a lot of the flowers and shrubs used in CO gardens nowadays are native to South Africa. Not a bad thing at all - not invasive or impure.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2014 04:12 PM (D/504)

109 WHO WAS GROOT

Posted by: Brother Cavil at August 06, 2014 04:12 PM (rt3TY)

110 There's common thread here.

If normal human beings enjoy it, it must be crushed.

Posted by: HR wants a new duck at August 06, 2014 04:12 PM (/kI1Q)

111 **denounces self**


Posted by: White Cliffs of Dover

Thirty years ago there was a big controversy about whether to build I-70 through Glenwood Canyon or continue with the two lane blacktop that caused multiple traffic deaths every year. eventually they decided to build it but they hired people, including one of my friends, to spray some stuff on the rock to make it look aged thereby preserving the "natural" beauty of the canyon.

Maybe we could do something similar with you. You know, the Rainbow Cliffs of Dover.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 06, 2014 04:12 PM (XUKZU)

112 Is Dr. Pitcher related to the mother who was fisking Thomas the Tank Engine for deep patriarchal subversion and anti-homosexual propaganda?

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 06, 2014 04:12 PM (3H4Zj)

113
Cumquat bush = (hell, I do not want to even go there!)


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:12 PM (CMkNk)

114 And, bit by bit, The Onion is becoming less and less relevant.

Posted by: Average Guy at August 06, 2014 04:12 PM (WtZxZ)

115
And yet the Minnesota legislature changed the name of "Asian
Carp" to "Invasive Carp" because apparently the names of continents are
raaacist now.


How about ORIENTAL CARP, then, assholes?

Posted by: --- at August 06, 2014 04:13 PM (MMC8r)

116 It's no coincidence that I like white potatoes.

Posted by: toby928(C) at August 06, 2014 04:13 PM (QupBk)

117 Hey, I'm just here trying to bottom feed, okay? Leave me out of it.

Posted by: Asian carp at August 06, 2014 04:13 PM (U6goT)

118
Okra = fat loudmouthed black woman who saddled us with a tyrant.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:13 PM (CMkNk)

119 "98
I think we've hit Peak Absurdity."

I hope so but I won't consider society to be there until I can go down to the Unemployment Office and throw rotten fruit at them.

Posted by: Blor Utar at August 06, 2014 04:13 PM (RDxGs)

120 Invade Baby, Invade!

Posted by: Oz's Rabbits at August 06, 2014 04:13 PM (9TkYo)

121 When I was in junior high the older boys told us all about snapping dragons.

Posted by: wisenheimer at August 06, 2014 04:13 PM (qnhj2)

122 The problem being is that our best brightest would be on the front
lines while the Pitcher's of the world would be hiding in their
academic monasteries.


Use them to clear minefields.

Posted by: --- at August 06, 2014 04:13 PM (MMC8r)

123 Speaking on another Radio 4 programme, Crazed Thinking Allowed, the academic said: "Gardeners' Question Time is not the most controversial show on Radio 4, and yet it is layered with, saturated with, racial meanings....

FIFthem

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at August 06, 2014 04:13 PM (r+7wo)

124
If you believe that this 'academic' gives a shit about insensitive words, you're more the fool than he.

Posted by: soothern man at August 06, 2014 04:13 PM (SGnpG)

125 Uhhh....
So my state conservation department is all about "non-invasive" and "native" planting.

Indeed, they'll even help you if you agree to it.

Apparently they're racist.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 5 months! at August 06, 2014 04:13 PM (HDwDg)

126 Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness


--*That's* ^^^ the funny part. A writer conjuring up a fictional British gardening show could not do better.

Posted by: logprof at August 06, 2014 04:13 PM (Y6xQZ)

127 Ace is Jooish and hates black cards? Hmmm

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 06, 2014 04:13 PM (HVff2)

128 Clematis = clitoris = genital mutilation.


We have at least three kinds of clematis.

Flower power!

Posted by: fluffy at August 06, 2014 04:14 PM (Ua6T/)

129 Further proof, as if we needed any, that the world is full of crazy people.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 06, 2014 04:14 PM (0HooB)

130 Sir Topham Hatt is as queer as they come.

Posted by: toby928(C) at August 06, 2014 04:14 PM (QupBk)

131 Bitching about kudzu overtaking your yard is really just code for hating undocumented immigrants.

Posted by: Lauren at August 06, 2014 04:14 PM (BPMYx)

132 Training dwarf cherries

I've trained Tyrion's cherry all right.



Tulips?

Posted by: rickb223, District 13 at August 06, 2014 04:14 PM (FRmOj)

133 Only a fool can't see the school to prison garden pipeline

Posted by: FUture Fanny Farmers of Portlandia at August 06, 2014 04:14 PM (ZFu22)

134 Once upon a time, we had a nation of hard men and hard women.

The men worked for a fair wage, and you didn't dare to cross our women.

We moved hand lines, worked rigs. Ran cattle, grew crops.

Now: pussies. iphones and texting and pussiness.

I'd be angry but I'm just one man.

Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at August 06, 2014 04:14 PM (x3YFz)

135 Watermelon.

I denounce myself.

Posted by: Soona at August 06, 2014 04:14 PM (ABW7z)

136 105 I did not know ace was Jewish.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Now with extra taunting. at August 06, 2014 04:12 PM (mf5HN)


Well we DO control the media.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:14 PM (CMkNk)

137 The gardening posts have long been the go-to posts for planting roses and racial hegemony.

Posted by: Dr Spank at August 06, 2014 04:14 PM (P1WNR)

138 Seriously, the Onion should do a daily feature called 'We Can't Out-Do This.'

Posted by: --- at August 06, 2014 04:15 PM (MMC8r)

139 British bakers put "whipped" cream on their cocoa baked goods.

Posted by: Roy at August 06, 2014 04:15 PM (VndSC)

140 This woman will definitely have a card in the AOS Lifestyle series:


http://tinyurl.com/q6xb57j

Posted by: MTF at August 06, 2014 04:15 PM (LISuA)

141 130 Sir Topham Hatt is as queer as they come.
Posted by: toby928(C) at August 06, 2014 04:14 PM (QupBk)


Take off the hat and you have a fat Harry Reid.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:15 PM (CMkNk)

142 There will be growth. In the spring.

Posted by: Chauncy Gardner at August 06, 2014 04:15 PM (eAJwE)

143 This is the culture that gave us Monty Python and Edmund Burke and Percy Shelley and John Constable and the Beatles, right? This is the same UK? It's not like, Earth-2 UK, or Bizarro UK?

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 06, 2014 04:15 PM (3H4Zj)

144 Call me when you want to b*tch about a banana boat full of aggressive tarantulas. I'll be in the basement.

Posted by: William Shatner, circa 1977 at August 06, 2014 04:15 PM (U6goT)

145 I am envious of Adriane the Gardening Critic's triple posts. Best I can manage is a two-fer.

Posted by: Y-not at August 06, 2014 04:15 PM (zDsvJ)

146 I didn't know I was racist, I SWEAR IT!

Posted by: Red Snapper at August 06, 2014 04:15 PM (9TkYo)

147 Fucking uppity raspberries.

Posted by: Ken K. Klavern at August 06, 2014 04:15 PM (KBo63)

148

REISIST WE MULCH???

Posted by: fixerupper at August 06, 2014 04:15 PM (nELVU)

149 ROSEBUD! (he wanted to add, "you damn pink people!")

Posted by: Citizen Kane at August 06, 2014 04:16 PM (++HCY)

150 The real reason is this:

Gardening is a white people's hobby.

Therefore, like all white people things, it must be condemned.

The progressives here in the Bay Area have gone to insane lengths to get black people to take up gardening -- er, "urban farming" -- to absolutely no avail. Try as they might, the leftist can't get the underclass to eat vegetables, much less grow them.

So, as a fallback position, gardening itself is now condemned as racist.

This England thing is just the academics there getting their cues from the academics in California.

Posted by: zombie at August 06, 2014 04:16 PM (izqG1)

151 We don't get it.

Posted by: 100 million LIVs at August 06, 2014 04:16 PM (EgP+E)

Posted by: wisenheimer at August 06, 2014 04:16 PM (qnhj2)

153 The whole fuckin' world's gone mad.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2014 04:16 PM (mx5oN)

154 Idiocracy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 06, 2014 04:16 PM (nzKvP)

155 Here is CO there was a concerted effort - quite successful - to bring in plants from other places w/like growing conditions. So a lot of the flowers and shrubs used in CO gardens nowadays are native to South Africa. Not a bad thing at all - not invasive or impure.

-
They also imported tamarisk t9o prevent soil erosion and then found out that it is highly invasive and a water hog. Our riverbanks are covered with the stuff and water shortages are always just around the corner here in the desert.

"Tamarisk" is a euphemism for "Californian".

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 06, 2014 04:16 PM (XUKZU)

156 Whenever my family bitches about Kudzu, we're really making racist statements about the Japanese.

(OK truth be told we're actually Carter Bashing.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 5 months! at August 06, 2014 04:16 PM (HDwDg)

157 Does this mean that "blowing raspberries" is just another example of rape by the patriarchy?

Posted by: junior at August 06, 2014 04:16 PM (UWFpX)

158 "But Dr Ben Pitcher, a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Westminster and noting his own insignificance but seeking fifteen minutes of fame and any coin that might come of it, claimed the programme's regular discussions on soil purity and non-native species promoted nationalist and fascist beliefs..."

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel, Annotated at August 06, 2014 04:17 PM (1CroS)

159 i'll look for the soon-to-be article in the BBC about Dr. Ben Pitcher getting attacked and beheaded in the street for being an infidel by one of those ROP guys. He won't hear any whistle beforehand.

Posted by: Roy at August 06, 2014 04:17 PM (VndSC)

160 I said Brack Hore, not Brack Hore.

Posted by: The Craw at August 06, 2014 04:17 PM (KBo63)

161 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at August 06, 2014 04:17 PM (PYAXX)

162 Only a fool can't see the school to prison garden pipeline

Posted by: FUture Fanny Farmers of Portlandia at August 06, 2014 04:14 PM (ZFu22)


can you repost that? in english?

Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at August 06, 2014 04:17 PM (x3YFz)

163 O_o





Beyond. Parody.

How does The Onion continue to exist?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Derringer Bandit. at August 06, 2014 04:17 PM (PYAXX)

164 So I guess Daisey Chains are a form of torture now.

Posted by: Soona at August 06, 2014 04:18 PM (ABW7z)

165 Well we DO control the media.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:14 PM (CMkNk)



*nods sagely*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Now with extra taunting. at August 06, 2014 04:18 PM (mf5HN)

166 Creeping Charlie?

Posted by: dumbartist at August 06, 2014 04:18 PM (ahBY0)

167 >>REISIST WE MULCH???

Nice one, fixerupper.

Posted by: Y-not at August 06, 2014 04:18 PM (zDsvJ)

168 This woman will definitely have a card in the AOS Lifestyle series:

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, do not google her name for her pic.

Posted by: --- at August 06, 2014 04:18 PM (MMC8r)

169 rape by the patriarchy?

Posted by: junior at August 06, 2014 04:16 PM (UWFpX)

Rape is, by definition, a patriarchal construct.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 06, 2014 04:18 PM (QFxY5)

170 no more "Asian flu" or "Hong Kong flu" == just 'flu', thank you

Posted by: the 1960s are calling and want their bell-bottoms back at August 06, 2014 04:18 PM (8CdUx)

171 watermelon and fried........................
>
>
>
>
Zucchini

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at August 06, 2014 04:18 PM (HVff2)

172 23
WHO WAS RHODODENDRON
Posted by: ace


OK, I admit I'm out of it, but somebody please explain this cultural reference to me -- as you would explain it to a child.

Reference to a Japanese video game? Monster movie? Help me out here!

Posted by: zombie at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (izqG1)

173
>>>>>Gardening is a white people's hobby.

Well, we have yards.

OK that's not really correct. We have yards that Hispanics work on.

Posted by: Bigby's Loaded Finger at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (3ZtZW)

174 Here is CO there was a concerted effort - quite successful - to bring in plants from other places w/like growing conditions. So a lot of the flowers and shrubs used in CO gardens nowadays are native to South Africa. Not a bad thing at all - not invasive or impure.


Same thing they said about kudzu.

Posted by: rickb223, District 13 at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (FRmOj)

175 Let's update our vocabulary. Weeds are now undocumented flora.

Posted by: Mindy (speak softly and carry a big duck) at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (wHjtm)

176 Kudzu was a lame comic strip.

Posted by: logprof at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (Y6xQZ)

177
Succulents = fellatio = misogyny

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (CMkNk)

178 Ben 'Dover' Pitcher Is Really A Catcher...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (9TkYo)

179 The progressives here in the Bay Area have gone to insane lengths to get
black people to take up gardening -- er, "urban farming" -- to
absolutely no avail.


Wait, wait, wait...they're trying to force black people to go out and work in their fields? O_o

Posted by: HR wants a new duck at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (/kI1Q)

180 153
The whole fuckin' world's gone mad.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2014 04:16 PM (mx5oN)

154
Idiocracy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 06, 2014 04:16 PM (nzKvP)


Steady. Check mags and hold the line.

Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (x3YFz)

181 THEN WHO IS TUBER?

Posted by: PHONE at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (KBo63)

182 Posted by: MTF at August 06, 2014 04:15 PM (LISuA)

She was the biology teacher?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Whine Tasting Room Opening at the Outrage Outlet! at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (hLRSq)

183 Bitching about kudzu overtaking your yard is really just code for hating undocumented immigrants.

Sign on a North Georgia rural road: "Caution - Quick growing kudzu. Minimum speed 25 mph."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (0HooB)

184 Ok, I admit it, you caught us, Dr. Pitcher. We tried to hide it. Our intense, seething hatred for those damn raspberries. Those uppity raspberries, taking our jobs and our women.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (3H4Zj)

185 can you repost that? in english?

After I've finished soothing the screaming trees.

Posted by: Future Fanny Farmers of Portlandia at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (ZFu22)

186 Is manure racist?

Posted by: effit at August 06, 2014 04:20 PM (knfPD)

187 So ur with ur girl and yur tilling the soil wen the phone rigns. U anser it n the vioce is "wut r u doing wit my petunias?" U tell ur girl n she say "I am in Klan".

Posted by: The Who Was Phone Guy at August 06, 2014 04:20 PM (vgIRn)

188 I'll tell ya what weeds need pulling : the Jews! Amiright?

Posted by: Dr Ben Pitcher at August 06, 2014 04:20 PM (P1WNR)

189 170 no more "Asian flu" or "Hong Kong flu" == just 'flu', thank you
Posted by: the 1960s are calling and want their bell-bottoms back at August 06, 2014 04:18 PM (8CdUx)


What about Hong Kong Phooey?

Bloody Orientals.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:20 PM (CMkNk)

190 I'm not illegal--just undocumented. Stop the hate!

Posted by: Kudzu at August 06, 2014 04:20 PM (eAJwE)

191 187 -- hah!

Posted by: ace at August 06, 2014 04:20 PM (/FnUH)

192

Thinking (outta ur arse) Allowed

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 06, 2014 04:20 PM (IXrOn)

193 AHHHH -ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.......

eLeBiNtyBillIon!!!1111

AHHHHH-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!

Posted by: Prior Generations at August 06, 2014 04:20 PM (/sq5g)

194 "Wait, wait, wait...they're trying to force black people to go out and work in their fields? O_o
Posted by: HR wants a new duck at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (/kI1Q)"

I heartily support this idea and I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Posted by: Robert Byrd at August 06, 2014 04:20 PM (3H4Zj)

195 Zucchini = gagoots

Posted by: dumbartist at August 06, 2014 04:21 PM (ahBY0)

196
Tulips?

-
That's racist against people with only one lip.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 06, 2014 04:21 PM (XUKZU)

197 181 THEN WHO IS TUBER?
Posted by: PHONE at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (KBo63)


Marlene Sanders' son, and Jeff Greenfield's nemesis.

Turn off the friggin' cap lock!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:21 PM (CMkNk)

198 Hard to come up with a more spectacular example of intellectual collapse and moral inversion than the BBC. In two generations, from skilled and dedicated tool in the fight against totalitarian evil, to a non-credible parody of idiocy and bizarre empty-headed bigotry.

One all-time BBC low-light, topical due to Gaza festivities: obnoxious BBC "news" anchor interviewing non-English native speaker IDF spokesman during a dust-up (West Bank, mid-90s, I think), IDF had just withdrawn from Jenin or some such. Anchor asks (in obnoxious supercilious oxbridge BBC manner) "Did you withdraw because you'd killed enough people?" IDF spokesman (stunned, silent for a moment, prob. not sure he understood correctly): "Uh, no, we had complete our operation and found the terrorists we had targeted".

I nearly drove off the road, this was middle of the night east coast, early AM UK.

Posted by: Navy Bean Soup at August 06, 2014 04:21 PM (afQnV)

199 Posted by: zombie at August 06, 2014 04:16 PM (izqG1)

So the Progressives want to get the blacks back on the plantations and sharecropping?

How racist is that?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Whine Tasting Room Opening at the Outrage Outlet! at August 06, 2014 04:21 PM (hLRSq)

200 They're not weeds. They're undocumented lawn units.

Posted by: Secundus at August 06, 2014 04:21 PM (mE6PS)

201 Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (0HooB)

If Kudzu grows even half as fast as my Hops I could see how that could be a problem....

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 5 months! at August 06, 2014 04:21 PM (HDwDg)

202
Eggplant = RACIST!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:21 PM (CMkNk)

203 Also racist:

Anything we want to be.

Posted by: The Left at August 06, 2014 04:21 PM (QCo5R)

204 THE POODLE BY-EE-ITES ... THE POODLE CHEWS IT

Posted by: toby928(C) at August 06, 2014 04:21 PM (QupBk)

205 My Jewish Artichokes have been relentlessly claiming garden space from my peace loving chickpeas since 1967.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at August 06, 2014 04:21 PM (+lsX1)

206 *Trigger alert*


cotton.

Posted by: Roy at August 06, 2014 04:21 PM (VndSC)

207

And, I was literally picking tomatoes and jalapena peppers just a few minutes ago.

I feel dirty now.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 06, 2014 04:22 PM (IXrOn)

208 Is it really a shock to anyone here that there are people who see/hear "racism" in places it isn't being expressed?

-C

Posted by: Cnation at August 06, 2014 04:22 PM (oyRPT)

209 There are black people in the Bay Area?

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at August 06, 2014 04:22 PM (9TkYo)

210
Carrots = ginger = YES!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:22 PM (CMkNk)

211 The whole fuckin' world's gone mad.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2014 04:16 PM (mx5oN)

154
Idiocracy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 06, 2014 04:16 PM (nzKvP)


Steady. Check mags and hold the line.



Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh! Kudzu in the wire! Kudzu in the wire!

Posted by: rickb223, District 13 at August 06, 2014 04:22 PM (FRmOj)

212 as silly as it sounds, it's true:

Never Quit
You're never out of the fight

if you're breathing, you're fighting.

Do not let them win.

Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at August 06, 2014 04:22 PM (x3YFz)

213 Does this mean that "blowing raspberries" is just another example of rape by the patriarchy?

The raspberries didn't seem to mind. They were all smoking little cigarettes afterwards.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 06, 2014 04:22 PM (0HooB)

214 Zombie, that is a reference to a recent post about poorly-written horror stories. The last line of the example story exclaimed "Then who was phone?!!!" Instead of "Then who was on the phone?"

Posted by: Mindy (speak softly and carry a big duck) at August 06, 2014 04:22 PM (wHjtm)

215 So very ironic.

Now pick up your damn trash.

Posted by: The Crying Indian at August 06, 2014 04:23 PM (U6goT)

216 This might come to a shock to Y-Not and WeirdDave.

Oh, not to WeirdDave. No way.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 06, 2014 04:23 PM (IXrOn)

217 23
WHO WAS RHODODENDRON
Posted by: ace at August 06, 2014 04:05 PM (/FnUH)


Patty McCormack.

Jeeze, like you can't even use IMDB now, guys.

Posted by: Fussy Dorkstick at August 06, 2014 04:23 PM (MbqmP)

218 But Dr Ben Pitcher, a senior lecturer in sociology

You don't say?

AHHHHH-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!

IDIOTS!!


Posted by: Prior Generations at August 06, 2014 04:23 PM (/sq5g)

219 "202
Eggplant = RACIST!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:21 PM (CMkNk)"

"'Cause you, you're part eggplant"

Posted by: Clifford Worley at August 06, 2014 04:23 PM (3H4Zj)

220 Political Correctness is a War on Noticing.

It makes sense they would denounce this.
Every species evolves to survive and thrive in the environment it lives in. This is how species develop and diverge.

This is how homo sapiens arose. And this is how different races and ethnicities arose -- by adapting to the environment. Variation in skin lightness is due to different groups living with different amounts of sunshine. Low Vitamin D is bad. Groups living in northern latitudes evolved lighter skin to produce more Vitamin D. Those that did survived better and passed on their genes. Closer to the equator, where sunshine is plentiful year round, darker skin is better to limit the harmful effects of UV radiation, like cancer.

The Left is committed to the scientifically false idea that race/ethnicity is a social construct. So they have to deny the idea even among animals. Even among plants.

It's insane. Cause we can admit racial and ethnic differences without going full nazi. But they are convinced that acknowledging biological differences is racist.

So .. War on Noticing.

Posted by: Franch Dressing at August 06, 2014 04:23 PM (ZPrif)

221 WTF Britain? First the racism in the kiddies' Train show, and now gardening? Glad Thatcher isn't around to see this silly crap.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262 at August 06, 2014 04:23 PM (9Bdcz)

222 My Jewish Artichokes have been relentlessly claiming garden space from my peace loving chickpeas since 1967.
---

*golf clap*

Posted by: Y-not at August 06, 2014 04:23 PM (zDsvJ)

223 Hold your ground. And once it's held, attack. Everywhere

Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at August 06, 2014 04:23 PM (x3YFz)

224 Black-eyed peas are a warning to my wife.

Posted by: --- at August 06, 2014 04:23 PM (MMC8r)

225 Can I say Dogwood now without offending my neighbors horny little yapper?

Posted by: effit at August 06, 2014 04:23 PM (knfPD)

226 204 THE POODLE BY-EE-ITES ... THE POODLE CHEWS IT
Posted by: toby928(C) at August 06, 2014 04:21 PM (QupBk)


That's stink fruit, not "Stink Foot."

Cap locks u much?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:23 PM (CMkNk)

227 >>Same thing they said about kudzu.

Except this is through CSU in conjunction w/local nurseries to find plants that do well with minimal watering and work well w/local plants, etc. Not some rogue person.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2014 04:24 PM (D/504)

228 My Jewish Artichokes have been relentlessly claiming garden space from my peace loving chickpeas since 1967.



Before you know it, they'll be moving in on the west bank of your garden.

Posted by: rickb223, District 13 at August 06, 2014 04:24 PM (FRmOj)

229

Sorghum = sore gums = forced fellatio = anti gay!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:24 PM (CMkNk)

230 I hear the rhododendron-bashing is worse in Blackpool compared to Whitechapel, if you know what I mean

Posted by: The Racist Rhododendron Report at August 06, 2014 04:24 PM (IziAx)

231 Hey, maybe I should be reading the Gardening Thread more regularly.

Only if you can help me with my squirrel, chipmunk, raccoon, ground hog, ... problem.

I don't have the stomach to do what the majority says, shoot 'em!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 06, 2014 04:24 PM (IXrOn)

232 zombie,

just google "THEN WHO WAS PHONE" and enjoy.

It's a four sentence story.

Posted by: ace at August 06, 2014 04:24 PM (/FnUH)

233 Wait, wait, wait...they're trying to force black people to go out and work in their fields? O_o
Posted by: HR wants a new duck at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM (/kI1Q)



The Better Off Ted episode about the new motion sensing lights is one of the funniest slams on the logical outcome of such thinking I've ever seen.


Oh Veronica. Oh how I do adore you so.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Now with extra taunting. at August 06, 2014 04:25 PM (mf5HN)

234 A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.

Posted by: the 1960s are calling and want their bell-bottoms back at August 06, 2014 04:25 PM (8CdUx)

235 This reminds me of when I was 15 and me and a couple of buddies would walk around our neighborhood talking in graphic terms about sex and girls, topics that at that time we had no experience with at all. We had code for everything so that it sounded like we were working on cars, something we also didn't have any experience with, either.

But at least the code provided us with a bit of cover around the younger kids. At least until the day my friend's dad finally leaned out the window and said:

"Knock off the screw talk, you boys. It's upsetting your mother."

Heh. "Key in the ignition." "Putting that baby up on the lift." "Nice headlights!" "Yeah, blinded by those high beams."


Posted by: Sharkman at August 06, 2014 04:25 PM (TM1p8)

236 228 My Jewish Artichokes have been relentlessly claiming garden space from my peace loving chickpeas since 1967.



Before you know it, they'll be moving in on the west bank of your garden.
Posted by: rickb223, District 13 at August 06, 2014 04:24 PM (FRmOj)


Helen Thomas used Roundup on her Wandering Jew plant. I can hear her cackling even now - - -

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:25 PM (CMkNk)

237 I was just reading a glowing review of the book "Inventing Freedom" which lays out the differences between England/Anglo-Saxon philosophy and that of Continental Europe. And how the U.S. adopted the former, and how it is superior. And then there's this.

Posted by: CJ at August 06, 2014 04:25 PM (jbdp1)

238 Speaking on another Radio 4 programme, Thinking Allowed

But not mandatory.

Posted by: --- at August 06, 2014 04:25 PM (MMC8r)

239 Idiocracy

-
Was it here or some place else I read the column denouncing Idiocracy because stupid people have feelings too plus it stereotypes the poor as stupid and such?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 06, 2014 04:25 PM (XUKZU)

240 I like kudzu. Drive on 85 from NC to DC and it's like a curtain of ivy covering miles of treeline.

Posted by: lincolntf at August 06, 2014 04:26 PM (2cS/G)

241 I hear they put spades to work.

Posted by: despair at August 06, 2014 04:26 PM (c/UgA)

242 "222 My Jewish Artichokes have been relentlessly claiming garden space from my peace loving chickpeas since 1967.
---

*golf clap*
Posted by: Y-not at August 06, 2014 04:23 PM (zDsvJ)"

Those chickpea peace tunnels were being built to transport tahini, damnit!

Posted by: Clifford Worley at August 06, 2014 04:26 PM (3H4Zj)

243 You teabaggers just want to toss all the jalapenos and habaneros into the compost heap, don't you?

Posted by: Hektor at August 06, 2014 04:26 PM (Y6xQZ)

244 I believe that this makes the "Clean Water Act" totally racist

Posted by: George Wallace at August 06, 2014 04:27 PM (e8kgV)

245 Ok Sefton I'll say it then......melanzana

Posted by: dumbartist at August 06, 2014 04:27 PM (ahBY0)

246
Under the spreading chestnut tree - - -

Fap, fap - SMASH (sexist pig!)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:27 PM (CMkNk)

247
Best part? There are places where I could say that and they would nod and agree and think I was serious.

OT rant. I've tried to raise my kids to be smart and skeptical, and to give them a good anti-commie-indoctrination defense. The younger son, 17, is super bright and comes home talking about jury nullification and soaked up my whole rant about rights not coming from the government the other day.

My older boy, 21, is more...artistic. (He has some issue we've never been able to pin down, NVLD maybe.) I just reviewed a college paper he's writing on the parallels between the women's rights and gay rights movements.

Setting aside the fact that he can't structure the paper, he sourced half of it from biography.com and half from stonewall_something.com. And he just reproduces every bit of leftist slant built into both.

And he'll probably get an A. I tried, I really tried.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 06, 2014 04:27 PM (JtwS4)

248 Those chickpea peace tunnels were being built to transport tahini, damnit!
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Google the hummus initiative.

Posted by: Roy at August 06, 2014 04:27 PM (VndSC)

249 100+ years ago when we settled Minnesota, people knew better and thought, hey, lets populate it with people who we already know thrive in the snow and cold.

Today we take people from sun-scorched deserts of Somalia and relocate them to Minnesota and are stunned when they fail to thrive.

It's literally retarded. We've gone backwards. A farmer from the 19th century could explain why that's probably a bad idea.

And we have plenty of sun-scorched deserts in America where Somalis would do much better in. I'm not even saying keep the Somalis out. But putting them in Minnesota is insane.

Posted by: Franch Dressing at August 06, 2014 04:27 PM (ZPrif)

250 Just wait for the feminists to listen for references to rapeseed oil.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at August 06, 2014 04:27 PM (XrGnJ)

251 I believe that this makes the "Clean Air Act" totally racist

Posted by: Lester Maddox at August 06, 2014 04:28 PM (e8kgV)

252 245 Ok Sefton I'll say it then......melanzana
Posted by: dumbartist at August 06, 2014 04:27 PM (ahBY0)


You mean "mouli" in Italo-American.

"Your half eggplant!" Dennis Hopper to Christopher Walken (True Romance)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:28 PM (CMkNk)

253 "This England thing is just the academics there getting their cues from the academics in California.
Posted by: zombie "

This way lies madness.

Posted by: Dianna at August 06, 2014 04:28 PM (DV/Ik)

254 Moss is moss. Lichen is lichen. Never the twain shall meet. It's God's plan!

Posted by: Cotton Mather at August 06, 2014 04:28 PM (eAJwE)

255
Plowing a field is just another trigger word for rape.

Posted by: Dr Ben Pitcher at August 06, 2014 04:28 PM (mETGQ)

256 True Romance sock off. Also, Parsnip? Snip? Circumcision? Zionist conspiracy? Almost certainly.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 06, 2014 04:28 PM (3H4Zj)

257 The progressives here in the Bay Area have gone to insane lengths to get
black people to take up gardening -- er, "urban farming" -- to
absolutely no avail.

Wait, wait, wait...they're trying to force black people to go out and work in their fields? O_o
Posted by: HR wants a new duck at August 06, 2014 04:19 PM

Must be a locality difference. In Detroit, many of the hardy minority residents that still own a home (usually the only one on the block)have been gardening the vacant lots.

There is also a huge move by the urban hipsters to get farming back underway in the open lots. Actually, it's not a bad idea, if it weren't for the evening shootings.

http://tinyurl.com/a8qec9c

Posted by: Jen at August 06, 2014 04:28 PM (vMNDp)

258
I don't have the stomach to do what the majority says, shoot 'em!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 06, 2014 04:24 PM (IXrOn)


I know! they're so cute! get 'em in the crosshairs and yer like: "awwww"

And that's why we have a greenhouse: I can't shoot bunnies.

Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at August 06, 2014 04:28 PM (x3YFz)

259 It all starts with furrowing mother earth whose regrets are evident by a quick frost

Posted by: Femnist Elbowing In at August 06, 2014 04:28 PM (ZFu22)

260 179 The progressives here in the Bay Area have gone to insane lengths to get
black people to take up gardening -- er, "urban farming" -- to
absolutely no avail.

Wait, wait, wait...they're trying to force black people to go out and work in their fields? O_o
Posted by: HR wants a new duck


YES! This exact thesis was clearly enunciated in a brilliant article deconstructing the Bay Area "edible schoolyard" projects (endorsed by Michelle O, no less), and the author got raked over the coals for suggesting it was racism to train the children of sharecroppers and farm workers to go back out in the fields again to harvest food.

In fact, it just dawned on my that I already blogged about it here:

http://tinyurl.com/oltxb8d

The Elitism and Racism of "Local Food" and the Edible Schoolyard

"Think again. The Edible Schoolyard, Alice Waters, and her entire worldview were utterly demolished in a devastating expose published in last month's Atlantic magazine which is actually the best piece of journalism I've seen so far this year. Before you click that link, however, first read this nice summary of the article published on the SFGate blog to properly prepare yourself for the experience of Caitlin Flanagan's expose:

'Flanagan argues that time that should be spent on reading, writing and arithmetic is wasted on teaching children how to grow vegetables. This green-thumbing of students undermines their education and will ultimately turn them into field laborers, or, as she puts it, "intellectual sharecroppers.'"

At the root of all evil is Waters and her Edible Schoolyard -- a program she founded at Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley that helped inspire the school garden movement. Flanagan essentially sees Waters, an advocate of locally-grown and organic food, as a gastronomic elitist who has no business shaping the curricula of public schools."

Posted by: zombie at August 06, 2014 04:29 PM (izqG1)

261 Feel free to tweet the twat:

https://twitter.com/Pitcher_Ben

Posted by: --- at August 06, 2014 04:29 PM (MMC8r)

262 Actually, it's not a bad idea, if it weren't for the evening shootings.

----

.... compost.....

Posted by: fixerupper at August 06, 2014 04:29 PM (nELVU)

263 Pro Tip: Don't turn your back on the rapeseed.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at August 06, 2014 04:29 PM (9TkYo)

264 You mean "mouli" in Italo-American.



"Your half eggplant!" Dennis Hopper to Christopher Walken (True Romance)

You're a brave man my friend.

Posted by: dumbartist at August 06, 2014 04:29 PM (ahBY0)

265 @221 Glad Thatcher isn't around to see this silly crap.
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If Thatcher was still around, I don't think we'd be seeing this crap.

Posted by: junior at August 06, 2014 04:29 PM (UWFpX)

266 Peter Gibbs hosts the horticultural panel programme from Shropshire. Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness join him to answer the audience's questions.

Is this near Hobbiton?

When I'm gardening, I go by the name of Chrissy Chrysanthemum. Sometimes Ronica Rose. Birdie Blue, Or, just Stella.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 06, 2014 04:30 PM (IXrOn)

267 But Dr Ben Pitcher, a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Westminster, claimed the programme's regular discussions on soil purity and non-native species promoted nationalist and fascist beliefs....

Yes, you know those horticulturists, real violent and hateful types. Always talking about gardening and making the unassimilated jihadis feel uncomfortable.

Posted by: Heralder at August 06, 2014 04:30 PM (/Mxso)

268 260 Posted by: zombie at August 06, 2014 04:29 PM (izqG1)


Alice Walker is one execrable Jew-hating C:NT! She can drop dead and I'd shit on her grave con gusto.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:30 PM (CMkNk)

269 If I gas the aphids in my rose garden will I be like Hitler?

Posted by: effit at August 06, 2014 04:30 PM (knfPD)

270 Setting aside the fact that he can't structure the paper, he sourced half of it from biography.com and half from stonewall_something.com. And he just reproduces every bit of leftist slant built into both.

And he'll probably get an A. I tried, I really tried.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 06, 2014 04:27 PM (JtwS4)


As someone who has Absolute Moral Authority to discuss such a parallel, I'm going to just, you know, not ragestroke out in typing up my response on that whole UTTERLY FUCKING STUPID OH MY FUCKING FUCK DO I HAVE TO CUT ALL THE BITCHES DO I I WILL DON'T THINK I WON'T topic and focus on sourcing from biography.com and the like.

*rocks in corner* At least it's not wikipedia. At least it's not wikipedia.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Now with extra taunting. at August 06, 2014 04:30 PM (mf5HN)

271 "The real reason is this: Gardening is a white people's hobby. Therefore, like all white people things, it must be condemned. The progressives here in the Bay Area have gone to insane lengths to get black people to take up gardening -- er, 'urban farming' -- to absolutely no avail. Try as they might, the leftist can't get the underclass to eat vegetables, much less grow them."

Fascinating historical tidbit:

The guy who wrote Goldwater's "extremism in the defense of liberty" speech was Karl Hess.

Four years after the 1964 wipeout loss, Hess was living in the black ghetto and teaching "urban farming". He figured that classical self-reliance rugged-individualism libertarianism was going to be a good fit with the then-booming black separatist movement.

Of course, what happened then was that black separatists quietly realized that if they really did separate from white society, they'd be separating from the Great Society, too. And losing all of the cushy welfare-state goodies that the guy who _was_ elected in 1964 was starting to pipeline their way.

So black separatism withered on the vine pretty fast, and so did the abortive attempt by Hess to teach urban blacks how to grow produce.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 06, 2014 04:30 PM (noWW6)

272 I was just reading a glowing review of the book "Inventing Freedom" which lays out the differences between England/Anglo-Saxon philosophy and that of Continental Europe.



You should read the glowing review of Hiroshima. ....

Posted by: rickb223, District 13 at August 06, 2014 04:30 PM (FRmOj)

273 Nothing I like better than a black-eye squee. Nothing white supremacist about that.

Posted by: Bawny Fwank at August 06, 2014 04:31 PM (Dbj5P)

274 264 You're a brave man my friend.
Posted by: dumbartist at August 06, 2014 04:29 PM (ahBY0

It's all about context and knowing how taut the wire is around these parts.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:31 PM (CMkNk)

275

I guess I can't cover my plants from frost with white sheets anymore...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 06, 2014 04:31 PM (IXrOn)

276
At least it's not wikipedia.


Thank you for the smidgen of cold comfort.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 06, 2014 04:31 PM (JtwS4)

277 I actually have heard leftists say people who like Idiocracy are racists because it really is just an acceptable way for whites to complain about blacks breeding too much.

I'm not joking. They said the movie hides it by making the super-breeder couple in the beginning rednecks and trying to have a diverse cast of future stupid people, but we all know what the movie is *really* about -- middle class white people afraid they are being outbred and replaced by the black and brown people of the world.

I'm not joking. That's what they really said. That the movie was just a safe outlet for nervous white to express their racial fears.

Posted by: Franch Dressing at August 06, 2014 04:32 PM (ZPrif)

278 I want to talk with you about Pole Beans.

Posted by: Lech Walesa at August 06, 2014 04:32 PM (l3vZN)

279 I'd like to see many more stories like this. Nothing makes the radical left more ridiculous than its own colossal fatuity.

Posted by: Feh at August 06, 2014 04:32 PM (sCEKF)

280
Corn, cucumbers and other like shaped vegetables are sexist.

Posted by: Dr Ben Pitcher at August 06, 2014 04:32 PM (mETGQ)

281
Okay, now I REALLY have to go feed the cats.

Back soon.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 06, 2014 04:32 PM (CMkNk)

282 A garden as metaphor for life. Interesting.....

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at August 06, 2014 04:32 PM (32Ze2)

283 Garden gnomes are white and sometime carry ropes.

Posted by: BBC at August 06, 2014 04:33 PM (knfPD)

284 206 *Trigger alert*


cotton.

Posted by: Roy


I just fainted.

If you had said "King Cotton" I would have had an embolism.

Posted by: zombie at August 06, 2014 04:33 PM (izqG1)

285 I'm not a racist! Some of my best plants are black!

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 06, 2014 04:33 PM (3H4Zj)

286 You mean "mouli" in Italo-American.





"Your half eggplant!" Dennis Hopper to Christopher Walken (True Romance)

You're a brave man my friend.


Posted by: dumbartist at August 06, 2014 04:29 PM (ahBY0)


wow.

and this is why EoJ left?. Guess he couldn't take a punch. eh. Is what it is.

Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at August 06, 2014 04:33 PM (x3YFz)

287 Farming is RAPE:


Workin' on a sex farm

Tryin' to raise some hard love

Gettin' out my pitch fork

Pokin' your hayScratchin' in your hen house

Sniffin' at your feedbag

Slippin' out your back door

Leavin' my spraySex farm woman, I'm gonna mow you down

Sex farm woman, I'll rake and hoe you down

Sex farm woman

Don't you see my silo risin' high, high, high?Workin' on a sex farm

Hosin' down your barn door

Botherin' your livestock

They know what I needWorkin' up a hot sweat

Crouchin' in your pea patch

Plowin' through your bean field

Plantin' my seedSex farm woman, I'll be your hired hand

Sex farm woman, I'll let my offer stand

Sex farm woman

Don't you hear my tractor rumblin' by, by, by?Workin' on a sex farm

Tryin' to raise some hard love

Gettin' out my pitch fork

Pokin' your hay

Posted by: --- at August 06, 2014 04:33 PM (MMC8r)

288 Sometimes, a rhododendron is just a plant.

Which would be most of the time, except for the mad who seek out meanings that don't actually exist except in their own minds.

Posted by: Dr. Sigmund Freud at August 06, 2014 04:33 PM (0HooB)

289 Dr. Ben Pitcher-the stupid is strong with this one.



Prolly one of the "intellectuals" Barky likes to have the all night dinner parties with.

Posted by: Supprssed Flasher at August 06, 2014 04:33 PM (X+nFp)

290 And that's why we have a greenhouse: I can't shoot bunnies.


Tastes like chicken!

Posted by: rickb223, District 13 at August 06, 2014 04:33 PM (FRmOj)

291 This very evening I ordered - from Germany! Germany! - seeds of a plant called - I kid you not - Caucasian spinach. I am the most racist gardener who ever lived.

Posted by: Botec at August 06, 2014 04:33 PM (GGmAi)

292
"Irrigation..."




Trigger warning!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 06, 2014 04:34 PM (kdS6q)

293 214 Zombie, that is a reference to a recent post about poorly-written horror stories. The last line of the example story exclaimed "Then who was phone?!!!" Instead of "Then who was on the phone?"
Posted by: Mindy (speak softly and carry a big duck) at August 06, 2014 04:22 PM (wHjtm)


THANK YOU.

Also:

Mexican jumping beans.

Posted by: zombie at August 06, 2014 04:34 PM (izqG1)

294 Actually, it's not a bad idea, if it weren't for the evening shootings.

----

.... compost.....


It's good for the soil.

Posted by: George at August 06, 2014 04:34 PM (o1R6Z)

295
Wait till Dr Ben Pitcher finds out that a whale has a blow hole.

Posted by: YIKES! at August 06, 2014 04:34 PM (mETGQ)

296 I like to watch.

Posted by: Chance Gardener at August 06, 2014 04:34 PM (JtwS4)

297 A garden as metaphor for life. Interesting.....

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at August 06, 2014 04:32 PM (32Ze2)


no. It's just a garden. Don't go all Walt Whitman on us.

Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at August 06, 2014 04:34 PM (x3YFz)

298 "279 I'd like to see many more stories like this. Nothing makes the radical left more ridiculous than its own colossal fatuity.
Posted by: Feh at August 06, 2014 04:32 PM (sCEKF)"

Fatuity? Fat? You horrible sizeist!

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 06, 2014 04:34 PM (3H4Zj)

299 we use colored sheets to cover plants during a freeze


because, diversity

Posted by: the 1960s are calling and want their bell-bottoms back at August 06, 2014 04:34 PM (8CdUx)

300 The Maryland State Flower is the Black Eyed Susan. What do you tell a Black Eyed Susan? Nothing! The bitch didn't listen the first time.....

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at August 06, 2014 04:34 PM (32Ze2)

301 @257 In Detroit, many of the hardy minority residents that still own a home (usually the only one on the block)have been gardening the vacant lots.
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Of course, in Detroit, growing your own food means that many fewer trips that you have to take down to the local market... I can think of some very good reasons to be willing to weed your own garden in those circumstances.

Though the big problem would seem to be having to worry about people stealing the stuff you've grown. My parents had a couple of fruit trees in their front yard, and kept losing stuff to people who'd stop by and steal anything that looked remotely ripe.

Posted by: junior at August 06, 2014 04:35 PM (UWFpX)

302 Movin' to Montana soon...gon-na be a den-tal floss tycoon...

Posted by: Racist Frank at August 06, 2014 04:35 PM (eAJwE)

303 >>Dr Ben Pitcher

More likely a catcher.

Posted by: Aviator at August 06, 2014 04:35 PM (3rrMW)

304 I believe that this makes the US "Clean Water Act" and the "Clean Air Act" totally racist .. filled with racist language about purity.

Since much of Global Warming comes under the racist US "Clean Air Act", Global Warming and the UN IPCC must be racist as well.

Of course, it would also follow that Al Gore and anybody who believes in "Gorebal Warming" is a racist, too.

Posted by: Bert Bolin at August 06, 2014 04:35 PM (e8kgV)

305 I heard feminists go off once on the word "seminal."

Sexist, they said. "Phallocentric."

As if they could within fifty yards of a functional phallus.

Posted by: Feh at August 06, 2014 04:35 PM (sCEKF)

306 So trying to fence in creeping bamboo? Racist! Also anti-immigration.

Can we bury oversensitive PC academics in a bag of manure? Is their natural home. And organic!

Posted by: LizLem at August 06, 2014 04:35 PM (yRwC8)

307 Comfortable here in my own bigoted skin but had no idea how racist is was for me to plant tobacco this year.
Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at August 06, 2014 04:07 PM (jtgkZ)


evidently tobacco plants are used to grow the ebola vaccine

cha-ching

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 06, 2014 04:36 PM (IXrOn)

308 My Jewish Artichokes have been relentlessly claiming garden space from my peace loving chickpeas since 1967.

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That's mostly peaceful chickpeas.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 06, 2014 04:36 PM (XUKZU)

309 224 Black-eyed peas are a warning to my wife.

Or what? She gets the beets?

Posted by: flounder at August 06, 2014 04:36 PM (sDapq)

310
>>>>people knew better and thought, hey, lets populate it with people who we already know thrive in the snow and cold.

Hrm no. They selected those lands themselves, they weren't assigned there. And they went because the land was cheap and they had experience of similar, so they estimated they could thrive.
Which they almost didn't.

Posted by: Bigby's Loaded Finger at August 06, 2014 04:36 PM (3ZtZW)

311 232 zombie,

just google "THEN WHO WAS PHONE" and enjoy.

It's a four sentence story.

Posted by: ace


All ist Klar.

Posted by: zombie at August 06, 2014 04:36 PM (izqG1)

312 Hemp is never racist.

Posted by: BBC at August 06, 2014 04:36 PM (knfPD)

313 White acre peas, colored butter beans, black-eyed peas. It all makes sense to me now!

Posted by: Supprssed Flasher at August 06, 2014 04:36 PM (X+nFp)

314
I can think of some very good reasons to be willing to weed your own garden in those circumstances.

Posted by: junior at August 06, 2014 04:35 PM (UWFpX)


Whoa, whoa whoa! Easy on the hate speech, man.

Posted by: Heralder at August 06, 2014 04:36 PM (/Mxso)

315 My ears! OMG..., make the dog whistles stop....

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 06, 2014 04:37 PM (/GgDU)

316 Actually, it's not a bad idea, if it weren't for the evening shootings.


----


.... compost.....



Won't the lead contaminate your veggies?

Posted by: HR wants a new duck at August 06, 2014 04:37 PM (/kI1Q)

317

Blueberries

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 06, 2014 04:37 PM (IXrOn)

318 Chickpeas, heh.

Posted by: Feh at August 06, 2014 04:37 PM (sCEKF)

319 What if your gardener is a POC?

Posted by: Klown 2.0 at August 06, 2014 04:37 PM (5fSr7)

320 This very evening I ordered - from Germany! Germany!
- seeds of a plant called - I kid you not - Caucasian spinach. I am the
most racist gardener who ever lived.


Posted by: Botec at August 06, 2014 04:33 PM (GGmAi)


I'm going to point you in the direction, but I'll leave it to you to do the research.

Caucus mountains.

and.... off ya go...

Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at August 06, 2014 04:38 PM (x3YFz)

321 If I discover a frog in my garden should I kill it or wait for it to surrender?

Posted by: effit at August 06, 2014 04:38 PM (knfPD)

322
I grew my own sybian with careful pruning, proper nourishment, and a delicate watering program. So there doubters.

Posted by: S E Cupp at August 06, 2014 04:38 PM (3eAHj)

323 Sometimes a cigar is just a rolled up effigy reflecting my distaste for those colonial subjects who fail to pin all their woes on mommy and daddy

Posted by: Freud at August 06, 2014 04:38 PM (ZFu22)

324 weed your own garden

Every thread ends up about masturbation.

*snicker*

Posted by: HR wants a new duck at August 06, 2014 04:38 PM (/kI1Q)

325
The Venus Fly Trap should be renamed the Sandra Fluke.

Posted by: YIKES! at August 06, 2014 04:38 PM (mETGQ)

326 To think, Stanley Fish actually built a successful career on 'deconstruction'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 06, 2014 04:39 PM (/GgDU)

327 Let's not get started talking about the Baby Vegetable Holocaust. It is PROVEN, that when you RIP Baby Carrots out of Gaia, that they cry for their Mothers.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at August 06, 2014 04:39 PM (32Ze2)

328 So any reviews on ISIS' gardening programs? They always seem to start with a trench and fertilize the soil with humans of a certain type.

Posted by: CNN Talking Point at August 06, 2014 04:39 PM (oDCMR)

329 Is there any liberal free zone where I can buy some land and live in peace? SERIOUSLY.

Posted by: Dan at August 06, 2014 04:39 PM (COpZ4)

330 No.

Posted by: Feh at August 06, 2014 04:39 PM (sCEKF)

331 Well, maybe North Dakota.

Posted by: Feh at August 06, 2014 04:40 PM (sCEKF)

332
True fact: Blacked Eyed Peas are actually beans.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 06, 2014 04:40 PM (nELVU)

333 So any reviews on ISIS' gardening programs?



Weeding With Goats.
Mmmmm. Goats.

Posted by: rickb223, District 13 at August 06, 2014 04:40 PM (FRmOj)

334 Say what you want, but my yellow tomatoes are really good at math.

Posted by: . at August 06, 2014 04:40 PM (vgIRn)

335 Rhododendron is now called Zimbabwe, you f*cking racists!!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2014 04:40 PM (KBvAm)

336 The second worst president in history:

http://tinyurl.com/ldaybc6

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb (Psalm 109:7- 8) at August 06, 2014 04:41 PM (BZAd3)

337 Belly laughing at the notion that gardening talk is racist dog whistles. I can't handle thinking seriously about the grievance mongers who are really trying to push this as a real belief; that road quickly leads me to 'this civilization must be about to implode' and I don't want to think on that today.

Posted by: PaleRider at August 06, 2014 04:41 PM (dkExz)

338 Belly laughing at the notion that gardening talk is racist dog whistles. I can't handle thinking seriously about the grievance mongers who are really trying to push this as a real belief; that road quickly leads me to 'this civilization must be about to implode' and I don't want to think on that today.

Posted by: PaleRider at August 06, 2014 04:41 PM (dkExz)

339 Say what you want, but my yellow tomatoes are really good at math.
Posted by: . at August 06, 2014 04:40 PM (vgIRn)
************
But still can't get into Stanford...

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at August 06, 2014 04:41 PM (32Ze2)

340 Putin, please put this world out of it's misery

Posted by: Aristotle at August 06, 2014 04:41 PM (tDEOd)

341 Thank you for the smidgen of cold comfort.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 06, 2014 04:31 PM (JtwS4)


One does one's humble best.

Hmmm. Thinky thought. Given the current population of Detroit, is farming on vacant lots still urban farming? Seriously, are those areas that are nearly wholly abandoned actually still urban areas?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Now with extra taunting. at August 06, 2014 04:41 PM (mf5HN)

342 Is there any liberal free zone where I can buy some land and live in peace? SERIOUSLY.

Posted by: Dan at August 06, 2014 04:39 PM (COpZ4)


You don't need land Dan, just come on down and smoke the ganja and live the good life.

Posted by: Machu Picchu, Peruvia at August 06, 2014 04:41 PM (3eAHj)

343 @329 Is there any liberal free zone where I can buy some land and live in peace? SERIOUSLY.
----------------------

Somewhere, there's a liberal on the other side of the country who has made it a life-long goal to make sure that you, personally, only have fun in the approved manner (generally involving out of marriage sex).

Posted by: junior at August 06, 2014 04:41 PM (UWFpX)

344 "Setting aside the fact that he can't structure the paper, he sourced half of it from biography.com and half from stonewall_something.com. And he just reproduces every bit of leftist slant built into both. And he'll probably get an A."

Yep.

So the current trend in higher ed, near as I can figure, is that the cultural left faculty had a bit of a panic. In that they suddenly started getting competition from pop culture courses.

What would you rather sit through as an undergrad? A tedious dose of Frantz Fanon, including turgid selections from _The Wretched Of The Earth_, or a course in "The Semiotics of Superman", where all you have to read are comic books? (Excuse me: "graphic novels".)

So what the cultural leftists have done to entice students back into the more overtly leftist courses has been to abandon any pretense of disciplined scholarship.

There are tools now which university professors can use to spot Internet plagiarism. IF the profs opt to use them, that is. Guess the loophole. You can take that boring Fanon course and pretty much just phone it in; submit stuff cut and pasted directly from wikipedia without it being verified as your own work, and pocket an easy A.

The students and profs are both aware that the system is being cynically gamed, and they're both okay with that. It suits both their differing purposes. The students are happy not to have to work, and the profs are happy to keep the jobs in which they pretend to work.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 06, 2014 04:41 PM (noWW6)

345 Wheat sounds like White. Racist.

Posted by: effit at August 06, 2014 04:41 PM (knfPD)

346 Hrm no. They selected those lands themselves, they weren't assigned there. And they went because the land was cheap and they had experience of similar, so they estimated they could thrive.
-
I was obviously glossing. It was mostly self-selected. But there actually was a lot of recruitment. As farmers, lumberjacks, railroad companies, etc, looked for men who could handle the harsh conditions.

Posted by: Franch Dressing at August 06, 2014 04:42 PM (ZPrif)

347 Trimming your bush is sexist.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at August 06, 2014 04:42 PM (9TkYo)

348 Is there any liberal free zone where I can buy some land and live in peace? SERIOUSLY.

Posted by: Dan at August 06, 2014 04:39 PM (COpZ4)


37 acres, right next to my house. Been up for sale for 7 years. 3 aquifers underneath. Every lot on the ranch is sold except that one. I can take pics if you'd like.

Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at August 06, 2014 04:42 PM (x3YFz)

349 A separate UK outlet said the same about Thomas the Tank Engine last week.


There's common thread here.

Yes. They're both insane.

Posted by: despair at August 06, 2014 04:42 PM (c/UgA)

350 Query: Why is it that only the advanced Western democracies are required to be sensitive and multi-cultural?

Posted by: Youth Wants to Know at August 06, 2014 04:42 PM (3CczE)

351 Speaking of locavores, I'm just going to leave this here.
http://is.gd/0ZpJJ9

Posted by: HR wants a new duck at August 06, 2014 04:42 PM (/kI1Q)

352 YOU'RE GONNA LOVE MY NUTS

Posted by: Vince, The Slapchop Guy at August 06, 2014 04:42 PM (32Ze2)

353 Buckwheat!

Posted by: effit at August 06, 2014 04:43 PM (knfPD)

354 It's no coincidence that I like white potatoes.
Posted by: toby928(C) at August 06, 2014 04:13 PM (QupBk)



I mix it up with Reds.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 06, 2014 04:43 PM (IXrOn)

355 Pro Tip: Don't turn your back on the rapeseed.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American


That's hot.

Posted by: Rapeseed at August 06, 2014 04:43 PM (oR4fS)

356

Trimming your bush is sexist.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at August 06, 2014 04:42 PM (9TkYo)


Help me Lord!

Posted by: Jessica Simpson at August 06, 2014 04:43 PM (3eAHj)

357
>>>>Belly laughing at the notion that gardening talk is racist dog whistles.

No kidding

Posted by: Blut Und Boden at August 06, 2014 04:43 PM (3ZtZW)

358 Are all sociologists bull goose looney, or just the ones you ever hear about?

Posted by: Youth Wants to Know at August 06, 2014 04:44 PM (3CczE)

359 Okay, more crazy. The Five talking about a woman sueing Home Depot over tornado deaths in Joplin, MO.

Posted by: Soona at August 06, 2014 04:44 PM (ABW7z)

360 I sometime use a hoe in our garden.

Posted by: effit at August 06, 2014 04:45 PM (knfPD)

361 Now,*lights pipe* tell me vy you inzizt upon calling peanuts "goobers."

Posted by: Dr. Sigmund Freud at August 06, 2014 04:45 PM (0HooB)

362 Kidding around?

Heteronormative.

Posted by: Feh at August 06, 2014 04:45 PM (sCEKF)

363 >>
Query: Why is it that only the advanced Western democracies are required to be sensitive and multi-cultural?

Because the Left sees everything through the paradigm of oppressors vs. oppressed.
Western democracies are oppressors, so they're the bag guys by default, and carry the burden of constantly having to prove that they are not oppressing.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 06, 2014 04:45 PM (D/504)

364
*electronically punches Dr. Pitcher in the mouth*

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 06, 2014 04:45 PM (Aa8dh)

365
The problem is Dr. Pitcher went full 'academic'. You should never go full 'academic'.


Seriously though, is it possible this is just some bizarre experiment? Maybe Dr. Pitcher dumped this load of tripe on the public just to see how many people would actually take this seriously?

Posted by: JB1000 at August 06, 2014 04:45 PM (16OL0)

366

I sometime use a hoe in our garden.



Posted by: effit at August 06, 2014 04:45 PM (knfPD)


I'm available at your beck and call sir.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at August 06, 2014 04:45 PM (3eAHj)

367 So black separatism withered on the vine pretty fast, and so did the abortive attempt by Hess to teach urban blacks how to grow produce.
Posted by: torquewrench


Thanks for the historical enlightenment, which I have now filed in my databanks!

Posted by: zombie at August 06, 2014 04:46 PM (izqG1)

368 Query: Why is it that only the advanced Western democracies are required to be sensitive and multi-cultural?

Posted by: Youth Wants to Know at August 06, 2014 04:42 PM (3CczE)


you said "advanced..democracies" those two words don't fit together.

Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at August 06, 2014 04:46 PM (x3YFz)

369 Query: Why is it that only the advanced Western democracies are required to be sensitive and multi-cultural?

Beats me.

Posted by: Mao Cultural Revolution Stat at August 06, 2014 04:46 PM (ZFu22)

370 I don't think it is stupidity. I doubt either one of these crooks believes a single word they are saying.

Posted by: Ook at August 06, 2014 04:46 PM (EWkHp)

371
Grow black beans just so you can exploit them!
Unbelievably racist, we much

Posted by: Al Sharpton at August 06, 2014 04:46 PM (mETGQ)

372 >>Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at August 06, 2014 04:42 PM (x3YFz)

So where is it?

Posted by: Aviator at August 06, 2014 04:46 PM (3rrMW)

373 Why is it that only the advanced Western democracies are required to be sensitive and multi-cultural?

Because that's who it's designed to destroy.

Posted by: --- at August 06, 2014 04:47 PM (MMC8r)

374 Halp me, Jon Cary!

Posted by: Mr Peanut at August 06, 2014 04:47 PM (3CczE)

375 "Mr Flowerdew, a regular panellist on the show"

Of course he is.

Posted by: Feh at August 06, 2014 04:47 PM (sCEKF)

376 We need to get to the root of this show, which soils the integrity of looniness. If this isn't stopped now, it will branch out and never leave.

Posted by: seamrog at August 06, 2014 04:47 PM (Fns2N)

377 Oh, I love those dwarf cherries. They are just cherry trees that don't grow tall so it is easy to pick the cherries. The trees are just heavy with the fruit.

Posted by: Pug the Boneless at August 06, 2014 04:48 PM (q5gpz)

378 White Orchid whistle

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at August 06, 2014 04:48 PM (bykzK)

379 285 I'm not a racist! Some of my best plants are black!
Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean


"I'm not racist! Some of my best servants are noble savages!"

-- Typical New York White Progressive.

Posted by: zombie at August 06, 2014 04:48 PM (izqG1)

380 >>I sometime use a hoe in our garden.



Posted by: effit at August 06, 2014 04:45 PM (knfPD)


I'm available at your beck and call sir.
Posted by: Sandra Fluke

He said hoe, not slut. They at least understand free enterprise.

Posted by: Aviator at August 06, 2014 04:48 PM (3rrMW)

381 "37 acres, right next to my house. Been up for sale for 7 years. 3 aquifers underneath. Every lot on the ranch is sold except that one. I can take pics if you'd like."

7 years without selling? What's their ask?

Posted by: torquewrench at August 06, 2014 04:48 PM (noWW6)

382 Humor aside, gardening is one thing that exists in the English soul. I can't help but wonder if this is some type of progressive attach against what makes the English, English???

Posted by: Notorious M.E.G. at August 06, 2014 04:48 PM (jYDIW)

383 I own a pure bred dog.

Oh fuck, I'm a Nazi.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at August 06, 2014 04:48 PM (0LHZx)

384 This isn't from The Onion? Are we sure?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 06, 2014 04:48 PM (AOfaG)

385 Grow black beans just so you can exploit them!
Unbelievably racist, we much
Posted by: Al Sharpton


Just wait 'til we whip them.

Posted by: rickb223, District 13 at August 06, 2014 04:49 PM (FRmOj)

386 So as a child , when people would say " your growing like a weed " they were making a racist statement or was it a drug/racist message .

Posted by: DrDrill at August 06, 2014 04:49 PM (kIWz8)

387 Oh, I love those dwarf cherries. They are just cherry trees that don't
grow tall so it is easy to pick the cherries. The trees are just heavy
with the fruit.


And ATC can still swing from them.

Posted by: --- at August 06, 2014 04:49 PM (MMC8r)

388 Oh damn, I actually am growing buckwheat too. And peas called 'Black Badger'. And some arrowhead... that's got to be a dogwhistle too, huh.

Posted by: Botec at August 06, 2014 04:49 PM (GGmAi)

389 Skunk Cabage has <i>Roots.</i>


Posted by: effit at August 06, 2014 04:49 PM (knfPD)

390 They take me lovely brown roasted skin off to make me seem more Caucasian.

Posted by: Mr Peanut at August 06, 2014 04:49 PM (3CczE)

391 7 years without selling? What's their ask?
Posted by: torquewrench at August 06, 2014 04:48 PM (noWW6

__________

Obviously a hell of a lot more than it's worth.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at August 06, 2014 04:49 PM (0LHZx)

392

Hoe
Spade
Hose
Hole diggers
Fruit pickers
(Get off my) Lawn tools

Home Depot is racist

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 06, 2014 04:49 PM (IXrOn)

393 This whole thread is cis-hetero-normative anarchy... *thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 06, 2014 04:49 PM (GfH+v)

394 140
This woman will definitely have a card in the AOS Lifestyle series:





http://tinyurl.com/q6xb57j



Posted by: MTF at August 06, 2014 04:15 PM (LISuA)

GUFFAW!

Posted by: kathysaysso at August 06, 2014 04:50 PM (jPT60)

395 377 Oh, I love those dwarf cherries. They are just cherry trees that don't grow tall so it is easy to pick the cherries. The trees are just heavy with the fruit.
Posted by: Pug the Boneless at August 06, 2014 04:48 PM (q5gpz)

Heightist!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 06, 2014 04:50 PM (mx5oN)

396 @350 Why is it that only the advanced Western democracies are required to be sensitive and multi-cultural?
-----------------------

Because everyone else will just shoot these people. Or lynch them, which has the same end result. You don't go peddling crap like this in places that might result in you actually getting hurt.

Posted by: junior at August 06, 2014 04:50 PM (UWFpX)

397 ISIS up!

Posted by: rickb223, District 13 at August 06, 2014 04:51 PM (FRmOj)

398 Where did all the Monty Pythons go? The Brits should be making mincemeat of this Pitcher blighter.

Posted by: Feh at August 06, 2014 04:51 PM (sCEKF)

399
Black Dahlia.

No Comment.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 06, 2014 04:51 PM (Aa8dh)

400 Rhubarbs have no souls.

Posted by: Mama AJ at August 06, 2014 04:51 PM (SUKHu)

401 So if the Huff n Puff Post wrote an article on how to prep and cook Jerusalem Artichokes....

http://tinyurl.com/awd8oem

Posted by: dumbartist at August 06, 2014 04:51 PM (ahBY0)

402 I'm being picketed for throwing brown plants out of my garden.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at August 06, 2014 04:51 PM (9TkYo)

403 400 posts about a British gardening show and not one Moron has commented about braless ginger Charlie Dimmock? WTF is wrong with you people?

Posted by: Countrysquire, pronounced Gor - Don at August 06, 2014 04:51 PM (eEBON)

404 This thread warms my Artichoke Heart.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at August 06, 2014 04:52 PM (9TkYo)

405 nood, corgis

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 06, 2014 04:52 PM (WRseu)

406 Poppies are never racist.

Posted by: BBC at August 06, 2014 04:52 PM (knfPD)

407
>>>>Spade

I knew a guy what named his Doberman that.

Posted by: Blut Und Boden at August 06, 2014 04:52 PM (3ZtZW)

408 You know, that sumbitch George Washington chopped down a cherry tree.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 06, 2014 04:52 PM (XUKZU)

409

The English Garden versus the French Garden.

Posted by: Racist Roots Documentary at August 06, 2014 04:52 PM (IXrOn)

410 Where did all the Monty Pythons go?

they became the very upper class twits they mocked

Posted by: Bowler me over at August 06, 2014 04:53 PM (ZFu22)

411 The real color purple

Posted by: Nihon-jin Eggplant at August 06, 2014 04:53 PM (3CczE)

412 Seriously though, is it possible this is just some bizarre experiment? Maybe Dr. Pitcher dumped this load of tripe on the public just to see how many people would actually take this seriously?

Posted by: JB1000 at August 06, 2014 04:45 PM (16OL0)


I absolutely guarantee that if I had the proper set of consonants attached to the right area of study behind my name-

I would be wasting a huge portion of my life putting out "papers" and "studies" and warnings and laughing as each leftard bit and ran with it.

I figure I'd've scammed King Putt a good 25-30 times by now.


And yes, I denounce myself and my incipient villainy.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 06, 2014 04:53 PM (KBvAm)

413 Me thinks the BBC (a pedophile club posing as a media organization) is running out of topics to distract the public from reality.

BTW- Jimmy Savile say's "hello" from hell.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at August 06, 2014 04:54 PM (Ojv5s)

414 shoot. phone rang.

see ya'll in a couple weeks.

Gotta go pay the bills.

Posted by: TangoNine (Beckinsale/Johnson 2016) at August 06, 2014 04:54 PM (x3YFz)

415 Hmmm. Thinky thought. Given the current population of Detroit, is farming on vacant lots still urban farming? Seriously, are those areas that are nearly wholly abandoned actually still urban areas?
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Now with extra taunting. at August 06, 2014 04:41 PM (mf5HN)

Does having a broken streetlight and a clogged storm drain qualify?
Of course, Detroit does have it's share of white liberal guilt over "farms". Grosse Pointe is a tony group of enclaves that share a border with Detroit, separated only by a street. Last week, two small temporary barns were built on the street to support a farmer's market. People are upset and outraged that they were built in the street, because surely this was an attempt at barricading out black residents of Detroit. That charge comes from both the black community and the wealthy white community.

http://tinyurl.com/p7b8uz7

Posted by: Jen at August 06, 2014 04:54 PM (vMNDp)

416 Because Charlie looks like a nurse in a cardiology ward. If Giada de Laurentiis or Nigella Lawson had a gardening show, on the other hand ...

Posted by: Feh at August 06, 2014 04:54 PM (sCEKF)

417 Humor aside, gardening is one thing that exists in the English soul. I can't help but wonder if this is some type of progressive attach against what makes the English, English???

This has its roots (SWIDT again?) in the Frankfurt Skool and the tactic of Critical Theory, wherein each and every facet of the targeted society is relentlessly attacked. Even when there is nothing wrong with it, as in this case.

Some people are natural fault-finders and will naturally gravitate towards any harpy shrills, much like a moth is drawn to a flame. However, this example is nothing but insanity writ large and transmitted by radio.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at August 06, 2014 04:54 PM (0HooB)

418 The more you drive, the dumber you get.

Posted by: The guy from Repo Man at August 06, 2014 04:55 PM (3CczE)

419 Totally OT

Which 'ette was this? Obviously running late to work from commenting on the ONT.


http://tinyurl.com/q6xb57j

Posted by: PM Rich at August 06, 2014 04:56 PM (OxHMs)

420 What about Naked Ladies, and Bleeding Hearts..., are those, like, insensitive?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 06, 2014 04:56 PM (/GgDU)

421
braless ginger Charlie Dimmock?

link?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 06, 2014 04:56 PM (JtwS4)

422 True story.

When I was in college, during a particularly drunken revelry, a couple of like-minded conservative fraternity brothers and I decided to conduct an experiment -- a sociology experiment, of a sort.

We were interested in exploring how easily liberal guilt could be manipulated to affect University administrator behavior.

The college had a number of fun activities it conducted at the beginning of the year. Among them was "Sumo Wrestling" where contestants would don large padded Sumo wrestler suits, waddle around and pretend to wrestle.

We made an anonymous call to the Dean's office pretending to complain about "...the hostile environment this activity created for persons of Japanese ancestry in view the cultural reverence the Japanese people attached to the sacred rituals of the Sumo ....blah ... blah... blah..." and some such similar PC bullshit.

It did not take ten minutes for someone from the Dean's office to come flying in to put an end to the Sumo wrestling, right then and there.

Quite amused by this, we next turned our attention on the building of a human pyramid....

Posted by: Froshmore at August 06, 2014 04:57 PM (Xv7f/)

423 True fact:

Both watermelons and peanuts are native to Africa.

When the slaves were brought to the New World, they recognized these familiar foods (which had been brought here earlier by British botanists) and preferred them, and then starting growing them in their own personal gardens on the plantations, which is why both watermelons and "goobers" (the Gullah/African name for peanuts) became associated with (at first) slaves and later with freed slaves and their descendants.

And although that is a real historical fact, I am now a racist for noting that the facts exists.

Posted by: zombie at August 06, 2014 04:58 PM (izqG1)

424 I wish the western world could ship our racialists somewhere else. I'm sure China could use a little more diversity.

Posted by: adolfo_velasquez at August 06, 2014 04:58 PM (whxbn)

425 You know, that sumbitch George Washington chopped down a cherry tree.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at August 06, 2014 04:52 PM (XUKZU)



Our historically enlightened President tells you to know what really happened in his children's book-

http://naturalfake.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/review-

and-excerpts-from-president-obamas-new-book-of-

thee-i-sing-a-letter-to-my-daughters/



Yep, it's old and from my crapblog.

Posted by: naturafake at August 06, 2014 04:59 PM (KBvAm)

426 "Me thinks the BBC (a pedophile club posing as a media organization) ....BTW- Jimmy Savile say's "hello" from hell."

***

"Rum, buggery and the lash are the only enduring traditions in the Royal Navy..." -- Winston, who ought to have known.

Posted by: Blighty at August 06, 2014 05:02 PM (Xv7f/)

427 Damn. Ya'll are burning up the threads today.

Posted by: RWC at August 06, 2014 05:02 PM (x+xRV)

428
we all know that black eyed susansencouragesviolence against women

Posted by: kj at August 06, 2014 05:05 PM (lKyWE)

429 @426 Blighty
The fact that he mentions it, indicates he did.
You think the US Navy is immune? Ha. The "Village People" didn't make a song about the army or the marines just sayin.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at August 06, 2014 05:06 PM (Ojv5s)

430 #2 is best comment!

Posted by: MrX at August 06, 2014 05:10 PM (if9v9)

431 Watermelons, yes, native to Africa, probably Namibia, along with a lot of other cucurbits. But true peanuts, Arachis, are actually South American natives, from around what's now Paraguay. What the West African slaves were familiar with was a very similar legume, the bambara bean, Vigna subterranea, which is still popular in around Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, countries in that sort of area.

Posted by: Botec at August 06, 2014 05:12 PM (GGmAi)

432 What a bunch of pansies.

Posted by: Dang at August 06, 2014 05:13 PM (MNq6o)

433 Just a few "sleeper" plants that were brought from Europe in the guise of food:

Dandelion
Purslane
Chickweed
Lambs quarters
Giant Slug
Rape
Clover

Euell Gibbons can no longer be reached for comment but he is known to send a lot of time with Alger Hiss.




Posted by: bergerbilder at August 06, 2014 05:14 PM (8MjqI)

434 Omg. I think I have finally heard it all. When will the insanity stop? I don't think it will anytime soon. The PC brigade has really sunk to a new low with this one.

Wow.

Just wow.

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at August 06, 2014 05:21 PM (2/oBD)

435 But Who Was Phone?

Posted by: rexbatt at August 06, 2014 05:26 PM (woA40)

436 Goddamnit Ace, from outta nowhere in a puffy, lazy afternoon, you write the best gardening thread of the last 6 months (except for the one where I advocated using child slaves in the garden, that one was good).

Posted by: Weirddave at August 06, 2014 05:39 PM (N/cFh)

437 Sieg Heil!

Posted by: The Triffids at August 06, 2014 05:52 PM (QxHhO)

438
Tiger lillies are quite popular in my (mostly white) neighborhood. Obviously a not-so-veiled reference to Asians and their methods of pedagogy: h8rs!


Posted by: Brown Line at August 06, 2014 05:53 PM (xgyfF)

439
This madness has been around a long time, though. Decades ago, a teacher on Long Island was caught the street signs for a street called "Guinea Woods Road". He claimed that the name was a racial slur aimed at Italians. And no, I am not making this up.

Posted by: Brown Line at August 06, 2014 05:55 PM (xgyfF)

440 Dr. Pitcher--the current example of the old maximum that you can lead a "progressive" academic whore to culture, but you can't make him think.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at August 06, 2014 05:56 PM (wdHk6)

441 In my hollyhock nursery bed, I keep the blacks and the coloreds in separate rows. I am a h8tr.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at August 06, 2014 05:58 PM (R+h7Q)

442 I'm also a bit pissed off that there aren't more white coneflowers in the perennial bed. They simply don't reproduce well enough to keep up with the pinks.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at August 06, 2014 06:01 PM (R+h7Q)

443 If they're the only one who can hear the "dog whistle", then they're the dog.

Posted by: Tom at August 06, 2014 06:29 PM (wBro8)

444 431 Watermelons, yes, native to Africa, probably Namibia, along with a lot of other cucurbits. But true peanuts, Arachis, are actually South American natives, from around what's now Paraguay. What the West African slaves were familiar with was a very similar legume, the bambara bean, Vigna subterranea, which is still popular in around Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, countries in that sort of area.
Posted by: Botec at August 06, 2014 05:12 PM (GGmAi)


True.

BUT....

...while peanuts are not NATIVE to Africa, they were in fact introduced there fairly early on by European traders, so that by the time of the latter part of the slave trade, the Africans had already been growing peanuts for decades or centuries and were familiar with them (and in many areas made them part of the "local cuisine").

So, crazily, the peanut was brought from the New World to Africa, naturalized there, and then when the Africans were brought by force to the New World, they recognized "their" plant there. Weird!

It'd be like if Chinese from Szechuan went to Mexico, they'd say, "Hey, look how strange -- they have peppers here too!"

Posted by: zombie at August 06, 2014 06:29 PM (izqG1)

445 except for the one where I advocated using child slaves in the garden

They're good for the soil.

Posted by: George at August 06, 2014 07:16 PM (o1R6Z)

446 Weed. Dick Weed.

Posted by: HAL at August 07, 2014 01:07 AM (s7QM/)

447 There's a clue to how I got banned in here somewhere.

Posted by: KT at August 07, 2014 05:19 AM (qahv/)

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