Miracle Berries

By: pbcmedia

May 30 2008

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Category: 1, Creativity, Culture, Family, Humor, Kids, Life, Love, News, Personal, Photography, Random, The Single Life


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“Nearby, Yuka Yoneda tilted her head back as her boyfriend, Albert Yuen, drizzled Tabasco sauce onto her tongue. She swallowed and considered the flavor: “Doughnut glaze, hot doughnut glaze!”-NYTIMES

Ok. I read the story that may signal the moment when our civilization has “jumped the shark”, a term used to describe when a popular TV series loses its appeal and descends rapidly into oblivion. (Based on an episode when Fonzie from “Happy Days” went waterskiing. Hey, I just don’t read Dr. Seuss, you know.}

This story in the Times is about the latest fad, a berry that when eaten reorders your taste buds to taste like something else. Read here

My only question is this: truly, no, I mean TRULY: if you want to eat a glazed doughnut, why not eat one instead of a drizzle of tobasco sauce? What am I missing here?

Recently, I asked my grand niece and grand nephew to play tennis at a court near my house. We didn’t have tennis balls. We didn’t have racquets. Didn’t stop us.

Score: Tie Breaker: Love-15

No berries necessary, just imagination.

©Pat Coakley 2008


3 comments on “Miracle Berries”

  1. Phew what a tight score! Must’ve been an incredible game to watch, nail biting!

    You know the only use those berries have is when I am at a dinner party and brussel sprouts are dished onto my plate for me. Even my strong imagination doesn’t work with brussels!

    I am like one of the crew on Peter Pan, a whole table of food, all you can eat… just this morning I closed my eyes and imagined myself stuffing the most delicious cheesecake in my mouth for breakfast!

  2. Meanwhile there are people in the world who would like to just get anything to eat, never mind juggling flavours for the amusement of a jaded pallet.

    Sometimes I have to wonder about how spoilt for choice we in the first world have become and what good is it doing us. Are we really just life support systems for our taste buds and appetites? How much time and effort are we as a society are we wasting on such pointless things?

    I’m reminded of the movie “Idiocracy” when in the movie a narrator (discussing the future and where our society is heading) says “The years passed, mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes the genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution, but sadly the greatest minds and resources where focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections.”

  3. Amen, Razzman. Maybe intelligence is the only thing that doesn’t evolve.

    Sanity, cheesecake in the morning is acceptable behavior in highly evolved civilizations. Even those without berry madness.

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