Oh please, we’re all thinking the same thing!

April 26, 2010

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Quick quiz: This photograph shows…

cucumber crop 280a) A family enjoying dinner out at Ye Olde Benihana of Camelot.

b) A scene from an upcoming episode of The Tudors, when that sniveling Culpepper gets what’s coming to him.

c)  A very early version of the Cuisinart, in a 1562 Williams-Sonoma catalog. Like everything else, it cost $299.95.

d) A medical student training to do circumcisions.

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An actor dressed as a knight cuts a cucumber during a two-day medieval festival Arena Temporis in Berlin, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

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Reminds me of those knuckleheads who think that the best way to test if a “bullet-proof” vest is really bullet-proof, is to put it on someone trying to win a Darwin award and shoot it.

Why not just put the freaking cucumber on a post or something? The sad thing is, looking at the break (as opposed to the clean edge) of the cuke, that sword is about as sharp as the participants are. It’s all fun and games until someone gets their lips chopped off.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

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The last one…. Coz i just read that article on penis enlargement….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I don’t think cumcumbers are contemporaneous with the armour and I agree with Dave, that sword needs edging.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

The sword would be sharper Dave and KN but this isn’t the first spectator they have tried this trick on.. if you catch my drift.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

We have a winner! Take a bow, Spinster, that’s exactly right. I hope you enjoy your brand new Cadillac Eldorado!

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

@Shra: LOL :D :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Are they training for the world’s first drive-by (or should that be ride-by) circumcision clinic?

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Yeah 69Spinster, it only looks like a Toyota.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

That’s gonna be one hell of a bris once he’s done practicing…

Posted by kgolden1 | Report as abusive

Well, you’d better do it quickly.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

I vote for the Kevorkian School of Rhinoplasty.

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Too late, it’s been recalled.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

Would have been more impressive if the horse was blindfolded.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Would’ve been more impressive if there was some eye candy for the ladies eh Baz?!

;)

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Couldnt agree more, E… like you said, nothing at all for us girlies in the last 20 odd posts…. its almost as if we are not cared for… (sniff sniff)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Tissue Shra?

I feel the same way.

:(

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Considering what he has just posted, just hand over the box to me…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Seeing as how this is now apparently a mens-only blog, I have a couple of boxes of ‘man sized’ tissues here. Help yourself.

:(

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Crap sword, nice gloves.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive