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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I actually check my facebook page and find humor...

For some reason am following stonybrook farm on Facebook. There was a post about Michael Pollan being on "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!"
Now, I have always wanted to meet someone who actually thought "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!" was funny. To be honest, I would much rather listen to "Thistle and Shamrock," than be stuck with "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!"
However, they are raving about Michael Pollan and NPR and humor. I never have understood liberal humor and I guess I never will. I really wanted to comment but I would just say something sarcastic and mean and they wouldn't get it.
I suppose it is all George Bush's fault somehow...
I would like to than Mr. Pollan and Food Inc. once again for helping me build a business selling chicken feed. I'm going to have to start marketing my crappy hay as sustainable and low chemical input. Or perhaps natural.
There is always a way to make a dollar. Mr. Pollan is a clever man. A little bit of truth, some shocking secrets revealed, and there ain't no looking back. You are on a lecture tour. Every journalist's dream!
Anyone every think about the gullibility of people who think the world is going to end this week and then consider Mr. Pollan and Mr. Moore? I'm just saying it all goes both ways...
Have a nice day, I'm off to plant some GMO corn and slather it with Lorsban AND MoCap!


  1. I am wondering what you found deceitful about food Inc. I thought it was a film that needed to be made. It didn't seem to be anti farmer to me.

  2. I'm not a liberal but I actually like "Wait, Wait". The segment where they read off-beat, unlikely-sounding news stories and someone has to guess which one is real, is pretty funny sometimes.

    Peter Sagal (sp?) does sound pretty condescending sometimes though.

  3. Re: Lorsban. I used to use it but it proved so ineffective that I think the corn rootworms used it as a deordorant. Yeah, it's cheap but it's worthless back here. Hell, even Poncho 1250 is pretty much ignored by rootworms so you have to go to some restricted insecticides like Force or something more potent to get any kind of 'control'...

    All The Best,
    Frank W. James

  4. mtrhd-it is like Nader and "unsafe at any speed," there are bad things in ag but the film just means more regulation for me. But, also more feed sales to the clueless who are willing to pay a premium not to have corn or soybeans in their chicken feed. Not sure why I'm complaining.

    Orin, Someone else who likes NPR humor? Perhaps I'm comedically challenged. I do like the riddle. Maybe it is because it is followed by "E-town" which I also dislike.

    Frank, I'm not convinced it does anything but give me a sore throat. I'm not even sure we need it. This ground has never had corn on it before.

  5. The lorsban isn't for the worms it's so you can say "it's not my fault I put the chemical you requested on at the correct rate" when the farmer finds worms eating his corn


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