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January 12, 2011

blockade oranges this 490

Hey Blog Guy, I came by your house this morning but you weren’t at home.

No, sorry, I had a craving for navel oranges and went to the market.

ARGENTINA-FARMERSAh. Was it a fruitful trip?

No. Sadly, my quest for oranges was fruitless.

Why are oranges in short supply?

I believe there’s a navel blockade.

You mean a naval blockade, don’t you?

No, they’re blockading navel oranges on the highways, not on the waterways, so it’s not a naval navel blockade.

What about grapefruit?

That’s a second-rate citrate.

So what did you do, Blog Guy?

Well, you know my philosophy: when life hands you lemons, write a really dumb blog about oranges and then go have doughnuts.

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Top: A laborer collects oranges at a wholesale fruit market in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Right: A boy looks at oranges released by farmers in a road blockade near Gualeguaychu March 30, 2008. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

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You should have had berries… yumm… delicious strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries, elderberries, crowberries, bearberries, barberries…..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Spin, perhaps you would like to try my orange-bourbon surprise — 5 parts orange juice and 1 part bourbon. (But it’s actually 5 parts bourbon and 1 part orange juice. SURPRISE!)

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Hey Doc, I thought the surprise would be that there’s no orange at all.
Would that drink be related to a fuzzy navel?

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“Well, you know my philosophy: when life hands you lemons, write a really dumb blog about oranges and then go have doughnuts.”

That, Mr. B., is a quote for the ages! :D

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

“When life hands you lemons, demand tequila and salt.”

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive
 

Is that woman about to haduken navel oranges?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Unca, what kind of snake oil salesman do you go to as a doctor? No legitimate physician is going to say “no doughnuts.”

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

“When life hands you lemons, your hands will not stink of fish.”

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Blog Guy, I know from prior experience that those Ozarkian sawbones subscribe to all sorts of subversive quack nostrums, even abandoning the traditional four food groups of Beans, Bacon, Whiskey and Lard for some newfangled idea called “Nutrition”. Disgraceful!

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Just a minute, maid! Can you deliver Nosmo’s Fuzzy Navel to the Tropicana? Along with the rest of him?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

@Jazz – Beans, Bacon, Whiskey and Lard – sounds like you’ve been to my place already. If not, feel free to stop by any time, particularly if you have some of those with you.

@Onedoor – Be careful what you wish for.

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“When life hands you lemons, make lemon drizzle cake to go with your gin and tonic”.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

“When life gives you lemons, make lemon tarts and share with your fellow OE commentators” :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Well, I love lemons… so, thank you Spinny! :)

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I love this ! Its beautiful .

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“When life gives you lemons, go back to bed and try to pretend it never happened. Really, you wouldn’t be a bit freaked out that life just gave you lemons out of nowhere for no apparent reason? Just *poof*..lemons. Whoah.”

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“When life gives you navel oranges, it’s because it ran out of lemons.”

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When life gives you melons, blog about them…
http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 10/05/10/honeydew-you-have-any-melon-new s/

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Spin, Spin, Spin…

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I like honeydew! :D

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Spinny, you forget this is a family blog!!

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