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How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Melons!

August 8, 2007

Anybody in advertising will tell you, do what you can to hook the customer. Now, take this watermelon salesman in the picture. I’ll bet buyers flock to him, because he’s got an act.

“Judy, we’re not getting our fruit from those other guys with no melons on their heads, and not even from that fella with only one melon. No, we’re doing business with the one who can balance two melons, until somebody comes along who can do three…”

Of course, maybe it’s all just a sad trick. What if that’s just a very elaborate haircut, or he has a spike through the melons, or what if they’re some of those fancy helium melons we’ve all read about? All we know for certain about this dude is, he arrives at the market looking like this, in a car with an open sunroof. Hmmmm…..

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A Palestinian vendor balances watermelons on his head to attract customers in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 30, 2007. REUTERS/Loay Abu Haykel

Comments

Well…I would have bought the melons…but I’m not down with the whole undershirt thing. And what’s with the necklace? It doesn’t go with his outfit at all!

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This guy better pray that Gallagher is nowhere in the vicinity.

 

The rollerblades are overkill. Cool, but still overkill.

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The universal symbol for “I’ve only got eight melons left to sell.”

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Those vegetable cannons are danged accurate.

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The Jolly Green Giant really likes messing with this guy using a couple of oversized peas.

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William Tell’s great-great-great-great-great-great-grea t grandkids STILL haven’t learned their lesson.

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Is he bald as a melon? Only his head wrapper knows for sure.

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Palastine. Not the birthplace of the piƱata.

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Dude, your sniper defense is weak.

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Carmen Miranda sure hasn’t aged well, has she?

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