Honeydew you have any melon news?

May 10, 2010

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Blog Guy, I hate to complain, but you used to do a better job of covering melons. The main reason I come here is to get my melon news.

INDIA/Then you’re in luck. It’s the season, and melons are on the move!

Now that’s more like it. How do they get them across the Ganges River?

Some use camels, some use boats. There are big local melon transport firms, most of them owned by women. You know, Angie’s on the Ganges, Helen’s Melons, Dromedary Queen…


CHINA-ECONOMY/Look, we’re talking cut-throat competition here. Melon sellin’ is just about as high-pressure as forex dealing, according to a study by Carnegie Mellon.

Didn’t some guy go to jail last year for dealing in stolen melons?

Yes, he was a melon felon.

It’s interesting that you say women control much of this business. Why don’t they just run off with some guy and get married?

They have too many obligations. They…

Please, no, Blog Guy! Don’t go there!

They cantaloupe…

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Farmers use camels to transport their watermelons across the river Ganges at Neevna village on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Allahabad, May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Farmers carry watermelons on a boat across the river Ganges on a hot day in the northern Indian city of Allahabad, April 23, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A vendor selling Chinese watermelons takes a nap at a wholesale market in Huaibei, Anhui province, China, March 11, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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No square watermelons Baz? I’m disappointed.



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

“More melons than you know what to do with if you join the Oddly Enough blog network!”

Either the Ganges is very very shallow or those camels are ginormous.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

You forgot my favorite shop, the Melon-choly Baby.

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive

It’s just harder to come up with witty rhymes for melon than it was for flotilla! I’ll just have to be a spectator for the carnage that is to come.

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

Damn those chinese melons are huge *cough*

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

RB, I cannot believe that you’re opening up this can of worms again! Didn’t you learn your lesson with the flot – the big bunch of ships?

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Butternut squash this story or watermelons for…

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

Are you sure that’s not Tom Thumb in a pile of cornichons?

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Holy Moley, pumpkin pie,
that Dillinger guy was a felon.
Holy Moley, scream ’til you die,
but no other word rhymes with melon.

Holy Moley, pumpkin pie,
make money from crap that you sell on.
Holy Moley, scream ’til you die,
but no other word rhymes with melon.

Holy Moley, pumpkin pie,
there are some kids you always should tell on.
Holy Moley, scream ’til you die,
but no other word rhymes with melon.

Holy Moley, pumpkin pie,
a face like that really should have a bell on.
Holy Moley, scream ’til you die,
but no other word rhymes with melon.

Holy Moley, scream ’til you die.
Because no other word rhymes with melon.

[‘The Happy Melons Song’ (translated from the original Norwegian)and edited for content and clarity]

Posted by AZGeezer | Report as abusive

When that last guy fell asleep dreaming about ‘melons’, I’n fairly sure that ain’t what he had in mind.
At least those aren’t the kinds of melons I have dreams about.

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive

Absolutely no one commented on my witty debut on this site. HenceI am repunctuating: Butternut squash this story! Afterall, watermelons for? (People, does this help?)

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

If that guy’s not careful about sleeping in the sun, he’ll end up with a melon-noma on his melon!

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive

and I thought you would use this subject as an excuse to post a photo of a woman with huge…melons

Posted by SkimpyDog | Report as abusive

This morning, I had a watermelon on my kitchen counter. Tonight, no melon, no rind, no seeds, no juice — just two very satisfied-looking (but guilty) German Shepherds.

“We found your melon.
Thanks for not yellin’!
Just watch our behinds
for signs of the rinds!”

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Well well well…. are we all just a bunch of witty and budding poets!!!
Ladylala and AZGeezer…. welcome!!! To the motley crew of the OE commenters… is there anyone else I miss?? 😛
Mr.Pilot, that’s just a sliver of the Ganges… the river’s quite huge.. :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Skimpydog, we call them mugs here on this site. Women have huge MUGS. Boy am I looking forward to Oktoberfest.

Punny post Blog Guy. You rockmelon my world and make me come back for seconds.

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive