they just were not allowed to ripen on the tree…
Remember, folks, para-dichloro-diphenyltrichloroethane IS an organic compound!
..so are the eggs that will be all over your house in the morning…..
This reminds me. Why didn’t Charlie Brown re-gift each and every one of those rocks, in a very expedient manner, he got trick or treating? I can’t be the only one who would have. Not to mention all those adults were both brave and stupid to hand high caliber ammunition like that to a youth.
She is scary.
The problem with prunes isn’t the taste. Kids don’t really need the aftereffect.
I get the same treatment. I buy a whole bag of jelly beans every year. I try to make sure that each kid gets a jelly bean. And all I get is “Boooo!” Ingrates.
Technically, you don’t grow prunes. You make them out of plums that have already been grown.
Darn – why did I put the “TP” barrel for my spud gun in storage.
re: Night gaunt.The two largest polluters of air, water, and soil for about 20 years have been China and India respectively. Before that, it was the east bloc and to a lesser extent, Europe..Europe finally got on the ball in the late 1980s when they realized that half their trees were dying on the continent from air pollution. Like the U.S. who started 25 years before them, they worked a miracle in cleaning things up.
The east bloc didn’t start cleaning up until the 1990s when the Iron Curtain fell. In the 1980s, for example, the “brown cloud” seen in Alaska, was mostly the result of industry in the European portion of the Soviet Union from places like the Don basin, Moskva, etc. (with a handful of closer exceptions like chelyabinsk or novosibirsk). 7,000 miles of smog. In the 1980s, they used to have to test for lead in carrots and cabbage in places like Czeskoslovenska and Poland because there were literally no controls in places like Silesia. People were dropping like flies in the industrial areas of the East Bloc from everything from asbestosis to lead poisoning..As a general rule, the poorer a country is, the more pollution per person. This is because of the lack of pollution controls for industry and commerce, and the lack of personal means to deal with waste..With the tendency to go into religions like climate change, efforts to clean up real problems like lead, cadmium, sulfur compounds, NO-X radicals, and other gook have been given the back seat. Erosion and flooding in Asia is now conveniently being blamed on “global warming” when it was a matter of removing the forests, ground cover, and riparian vegetation. The same type of irresponsibility for island nations today that have killed off their coral reefs through overfishing and dynamite fishing, who are now worried about the sea— just blame everyone else with “global warming.” The ignoring of genuine cause and effect, with the attendant disasters that result, is the danger of “just assuming” some vodarellian religion is true. .There is a major difference between the almost gone conservation, vs. environmentalism. Conservation is practical and has offered solution after solution. Environmentalism just adds more problems, like the current fire situation.
I’d have just handed out chocolate made with Fair Trade Certified cocoa.
In real life, no one is allowed to give out food like apples or oranges anymore, or homemade food, either. Either way, I’d protest if someone wanted to give me prunes. Yuck!
Um….. PRUNES?? honestly, can;t she just get some candy, or at LEAST a apple??Prunes are gross.