Sunday, February 05, 2006

Weirdness Abounds (But That's Normal for New Orleans)

Unexplainable Katrina Watermelons Being Tested

She's a super-freak ... super-freak ...

Watermelons usually grow in spring and are harvested through summer. But freaky Mother Nature has them mysteriously popping up all over Katrina-land this winter. Granted, the weather has been lovely and spring-like since I've been home, with temperatures in the upper 70s on some days. But that occasionally happens here, and winter watermelons do not. Maybe we've slipped into the southern hemisphere and no one noticed. If the Gulf of Mexico (which keeps us balmy here) is this warm in winter, woe be to all us living here on the Third Coast this hurricane season.


Blogger muse said...

Yeesh, weird!

Hypothetically, could you even eat anything that came out of Katrina affected soil? I mean, weren't lots of chemicals, oil and/or bad things mixed into the waters that flooded the area?

11:27 AM  
Blogger Richard said...

It's a super strain of mutant, sentiant watermelon. They are going to be really upset that we are disecting and conducting experiments on thier brethren. I for one welcome our Watermelon Masters!

11:50 AM  
Blogger LisaPal said...

Personally, I think it's God's way of saying he wants new Orleans to be a Chocolate City.... hahahahahaha! (Be not offended, people. In my world of black, brown and beige, we routinely make irreverent fun of stereotypes. It's just our way showing how serious we take stuff like that.)

I hope the watermelons mature in time for their Master to run for mayor. I thiink a hydrocephalic fruit would do a better job than some of the morons in politics in this city.

Muse, they are definitely warning people not to eat the watermelon. The tests are to see if they absorbed any toxic compounds.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

This reminds me of some of the mutant fruit that was sold in europe after Chernobyl blew. I remember photo's of huge strawberries....then the next year found a glut of european jam in the supermarkets in Australia. I mean when before had the tiny principality of Lichtenstein been a major exporter of such produce?

3:33 PM  
Blogger LisaPal said...

Look out, because Louisiana Voodoo Watermelon Jam will be hitting the shelves of stores in your town soon...

6:53 PM  
Blogger DivineMsN said...

Don't eat the freaky watermelons! On second thought send them to the White House as a treat. :)

12:23 PM  
Blogger addict said...

Maybe it's the book I'm reading right now... but it all sounds like a Stephen King novel... everything is just a half turn from center...
I think the seeds (watermellon seeds) of a new novel lie within your blog :)

8:57 PM  

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