Pineapples....

.... ensconced on my meager patio as the afternoon breeze fanned my furrowed brow, I found myself pondering upon pineapples....

... for instance, those fancy pineapples that you see at every grocery across the world - with leafy uppers and crocodile-esque lumps and bumps - those are one-offs..... did you know that?.... each growing season one plant will bear the large, meaty fruit... but only one.. the rest of the season, the same plant will only bear much smaller fruits... it is these which get ground up, chopped up, etc, and canned... but the big one?... only once per year per plant...

... maybe it is just me, but I am suddenly in absolute awe at the sheer number of pineapple plants that must be dotted around this great planet of ours...

... all year long there are fresh pineapples in the grocery store... shipped from Guam, Hawaii, Costa Rica, and a hundred other places... and not just to my tiny hometown either... but to millions of shops all around the globe...

... holy shit, people... that's a lot of pineapple plants...

... think about that for a while...

by Eric on July 16, 2006 | Bullshit (6) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
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That reminds me... I have a great recipe for grilled pineapple. Mmmmm...

Bullshitted by Richmond on July 16, 2006 03:16 PM

... do tell, Richmond... I'll grill just about anything...

Bullshitted by Eric on July 16, 2006 04:40 PM

Well, yeah, that is a lot of Pineapples. But consider this..chicken is now the number one meat consumed in the USA. damn near every home has at least one product on the shelf with chicken in it or a chicken or chicken product in the refridge or freezer.Now thats a lot of yardbirds..and even worse that is a lot of chicken shit. Where does it all go? makes you want to think before you pick up your chewing gum after you drop it..

Bullshitted by GUYK on July 16, 2006 06:21 PM

Richmond and I are on the same page.

I just grill pinapple plain...

I slice it and chuck it on the grill.

Nothing on it...

delicious.

Same goes with bananas

Bullshitted by armywifetoddlermom on July 16, 2006 09:15 PM

It is a proven fact that there are more chickens in the world than people. I wonder where pineapples fall on that scale?

Bullshitted by Libby on July 17, 2006 10:21 AM

Yup - what AWTM said. And just before it's done you can sprinkle on a little brown sugar and butter and serve it with some vanilla ice cream. Heavenly.

Bullshitted by Richmond on July 17, 2006 12:05 PM