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Broccoli would be nastier than coal!
That would be too cruel….and it would raise the price of broccoli.
So do I, Clark, but a lot of people don’t.
Santa Grog is right….it would raise the price of broccoli. Do-gooders should just stop messing with the marketplace. Besides, what about the coal workers? You want them laid off due to low production demands at Xmas time? Geez………….
Comm’on fellas, he’s only a 1930’s Coka Cola Add. He will know all about marketing……
I just find it funny that they’re discussing global warming at the North Pole…
We could heat the world with the gas produced by increased broccoli consumption.
Not like their burning the coal or anything, he just handing it out.
comicgos, bite your tongue! I like broccoli!
Thirdguy, chill out. It’s a flipping comic. Have a little Christmas cheer.
Oh, and farmermatt, nice one!
They’re all going to get their stockings filled with reindeer poop.
Coal is used to generate 44.9% of US electricity and natural gas is used for 23.4%. If you object to fossil fuels, you’d better start demonstrating for a lot more nuclear plants.
I have some Stock In James River Coal. I’m all for coal in the stockings!
I like that alternative - reindeer poop - rebranded as Arctic Compost (patent pending) [soon to be a registered trademark].
This is a demonstration of a ‘secondary’ protest. Real life examples are when an unrelated vendor is picketed because a ‘interest’ group wants to bring pressure upon a supplier.
An example was the United Farm Workers picketing McDonalds for using non-union harvested vegetables.
Very good Wiley, a thought provoking topic using a seasonal theme.
Hey! I like broccoli, though I like cauliflower better.
And anyway when we were young we were soooo poor that we’d make a point of being bad before Xmas so we could at least have a fire.
Threatening children with broccoli would seem more effective than with coal
Give ‘em turnips or brussle sprouts …
I was not aware that Santa had nor advocated a coal policy of any kind. He uses a stinking reindeer’s nose as a light for his sleigh!
Anyway… do they have coal mines in the North Pole? Maybe that’s where the 7 Dwarfs went to? Maybe this is the final excuse for libs to nix Christmas by making Santa a fossil fuel advocate?
This despite the fact that his reindeer and sleigh aren’t exactly jet powered. The only gas there is truly ‘natural.’ Maybe the high-speed travel is causing global warming? Maybe it isn’t fossil fuels at fault at all, but Santa’s super fast travel causing the supposed climate change???
DOWN WITH SANTA AND HIS GAS EMITTING REINDEER!!!
wow, I think I got carried away…
As a social scientist…I must say that reading through the comments are almost as amusing as the strip is funny.
Thanks Wiley – keep the broccoli and Merry Christmas.
@mightaswellbe–I agree on the Ranch Dressing, at least. The only way I can stand it is when it has chunks of Blue Cheese in it–and only because Blue Cheese is so rarely available in any other form.
Hey, maybe Santa can give each naughty kid a group of environmentalists to picket them!
RE: Brocolli. There are people with an extra type of taste-bud (sweet, sour, salt, etc.) that tastes an element in brocolli that makes it very bitter.
I am a Cruciferist. We worship all the Brassicaceans, cauliflower, cabbage, cress, bok choy, broccoli and similar green leaf vegetables.
they are a hierarchal family of dieties with varying degrees of power.
The supreme being, el supremo, is broccoli (“the omnipotent, all wise one”)
And “all seeing” so use caution in your comments lest you be condemned to lima bean for all eternity
I’ll take my broccoili & cauliflower steamed with butter added at the table.
You can keep your ranch dressing. I like Italian on my salads.
It makes sense, discussing mythology with a mythological figure!
Anything in a blister pack is worse than coal, but make it brussell sprouts and you have a truly nasty penalty.
China announced that they are building 40 Nuclear Power plants. It’s an unintended consequence of the global-warming hype. 25 are already under construction. They say it’s the only way they can meet the carbon-reduction goals and still have the growing economy that they want. (Source: Bloomberg-Businessweek. December 6 issue.)
Update: The Chinese goal is to have a total of 245 reactors. They are spending $511 Billion on the project. (same source)
Reindeer gas… HeHeHe….
If I wake up to a stocking full of Brussels sprouts or cilantro, I know I was on the naughty list!
Not to worry. Santa has pontoon attachments for his sleigh and the riendeer collars double as flotation devices in case of a water landing.
I know 5 people that made Santa’s naughty list… Let’s give them some Chinese coal and a share of BP for their stockings. That will teach them to behave…
re: rich russsel….your’s is the first reference I’ve heard lately to global warming…the rest have pulled their heads in like turtles…
Broccoli is how I prove G-d’s love for me! Not only did he not give me that evil gene that makes this luscious crown of veggies taste bad, but S/He created BROCCOLI for me to enjoy!
The key, of course, is not to “cook” the poor thing, but gently steam, and serve while still brilliant green. If you want, you can stem the deep stems (not the florettes!!) some more to tenderize.
@ ladyfingers86: Have you ever tried BBQing with coal? Our family tried it – ONCE! (We were newcomers to an area of Appalachian Virginia where coal is about the cheapest thing around) Big mistake! Coal burns much hotter than charcoal and emits some rather noxious fumes; so instead of a nice barbequed steak dinner, we ended up with a bunch of badly charred meat…but at least we avoided the possible poisoning from the toxins that the meat had probably absorbed while cooking!
I’m a broccoli girl, always have been. All three of my kids love “trees” as well, so broccoli in the stockings would be no punishment here. Oooh, now my mouth is watering for a nice big plate of steamed broccoli crowns. Bad commenters, bad! =]
My family comes from the coal minig region in PA, and when my Uncle was bad he got COAL ASHES in his stocking! Almost, but not quite, as reindeer poop. Cheaper and less smelly.
Hey folks, let’s compromise: use coalrabi
February 16, 2022