The carrot and the shtick?

June 23, 2011

Hey Blog Guy, it’s me. That guy who collects photographs of famous people with vegetables. Bet you didn’t think you’d hear from me again.

Well, I did change my photo and got new sunglasses. What do you want? The last time I offered you photos of Michelle Obama with sweet potatoes and you said that wasn’t special enough.

It wasn’t. First ladies with sweet potatoes are a dime a dozen, going back to Lucretia Garfield.

How about the Michelle Obama with red peppers? Here’s one on the left.

Sorry, the famous person actually needs to be touching the vegetable.

What would you say to Michelle Obama holding a carrot?

Are you just toying with me? There has been chatter about a carrot photo for the last couple of days, but I didn’t dare believe it. What with the recent changes in the food pyramid, that would be worth its weight in gold.

Gold? Twenty-four carrot gold, I suppose?

You shut up, Blog Guy! This is a serious hobby! Big money is involved.

Let me ask you something. Let’s just say I could lay my hands on a shot of Mitt Romney smirking at an ear of corn?

You’ll never have anything like that. Not on a blogger’s salary. That shot is only a rumor, and it’s already on the fast track to be Goofiest Photo of the Year.

Yeah, silly me. I guess that’s the stuff dreams are made of.

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Top: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama holds up a carrot she just harvested as she gardens at a community service project at Vhuthilo Community Center in Soweto township, Johannesburg June 22, 2011. REUTERS/Charles Dharapak/Pool

Left: Obama speaks at the Walmart announcement initiative to make food healthier and more affordable in Washington, January 20, 2011. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Right: Obama lifts a large sweet potato that she helped dig from the ground during the fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden at the White House in Washington, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Lower left: Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney looks at an ear of a corn during his visit to AgVision Agriculture Software, in Ankeny, Iowa May 27, 2011. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank

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Politicians and vegetables.
Who can really tell the difference?

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

These pics bring to mind one of my all-time favorites – the great cowboy poet Baxter Black’s famous poem, A Vegetarian’s Nightmare. Check it out: Zc

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive

Ah, Michelle with the carrot. The caption should read, “Eh, what’s up, doc?” :)

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

Incidentally I just visited Malta’s version of the President’s Kitchen Garden, but there were no goofy faced dignitaries there. I would have made a fortune…

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Had a moocher dig
in my garden yesterday.
Was it you, Michelle?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

cute :)

Posted by fwd79 | Report as abusive

Michelle did it! She
has found the vegetables
of mass destruction!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

“Obama speaks at the Walmart announcement initiative to make food healthier and more affordable in Washington..”

You make sure she goes no where near the Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop Mr. B. You make darn sure she stays away from the precious doughnuts!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Skeres! Was just about to say that!
Though cool as she is, Michelle O cant beet the Bugs! 😛

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive