Said We Loved You, But We Lied

Not Not perfect, ugly produce, has the same nutritional value as picture-perfect produce–and it’s less-expensive.  In the recent past, cheaper, ugly produce was all the rage.

According to a recent Associated Press article, several major food store chains have stopped selling blemished produce, because, “there has not been as much customer demand as hoped. They were worried, “the cheaper produce could cannibalize sales of regular produce.”

Less expensive, blemished produce would be ground up, cooked, canned–sold to food banks.

Did this mean, ugly food was OK, as long as it was kept out of sight? Out of mind? Or, as long as it didn’t cut into profit margins?

Short Attention Span Theatre

I’m sure there are those among us that will be dismayed, because Santa didn’t bring what they wanted.

Stuck waiting for punch lines, because there should have been more, but, there wasn’t.

Personal electronic devices allowed us the “have it our way.” That was until advertisers and spammers worked their way around firewalls and roadblocks.

Internet “click bait,” has the same content as supermarket tabloids. You Tube videos are chock-full of pop-up ads. Included political ads recently–to my dismay.

Has anyone tabulated the percentage of legitimate telephone calls received during an average day–compared to telemarketer and nuisance calls? What would it be: 5%? 10%? 1%?

Recently, a city hall clerk in a certain state, refused a marriage license, because the gentleman formerly resided in New Mexico. The clerk mistakenly thought New Mexico was a foreign country.

A Few Wednesday Words

Just two days ago, the new local supermarket, was just a concrete slab. Today, Wednesday, there are walls standing. Interesting to watch construction progress, from the YMCA, across the street.

My furniture upholstery project seems to be an awesome success. Faded areas returned to original color. Have to admit, I didn’t feel confident as to results.

It’s pumpkin spice everything season–once again. Do you have special plans? Just like the Holiday Season, it starts earlier every year.

I like pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake. Don’t care to have everything pumpkin spiced. Pumpkin spice pet foods? Do you think Fido or Fluffy really care?

More Tales From New Oyster Cloister

Not much good news lately. There are other headlines, however. Here are a few.

  • Where Gordon Ramsay will never eat.
  • Mysterious uranium particles found in Alaska
  • Amy Schumer wed secretly
  • Most Americans were in debt
  • Why most freezers didn’t have lights
  • Losing an aircraft engine in flight was no big deal
  • Sixteen vacation ideas for introverts
  • Still more cute toddler and pet pictures

The author reserves the right to complain about anything, and everything at any given moment.  There were no implications of interest, admissions of guilt, in any of the above topics.

Us Vs. Them

Passwords, crossroads, thresholds
Odorless, colorless, worthless
Sentimental old fools
Set in their ways
Opinionated, tactless
Forgot passwords
Couldn’t be swayed
Made no sense
Made no sense at all
Orbiting Tesla roadster
Another piece of space junk
Expensive designer genes
Semantics–wars with words
QWERTY–UIOP for sure

Not Exactly New News

It’s not polite to speak ill of the departed. Natalie Wood’s death was controversial at that time.

The issue of whether or not it was accidental is not, new news.

Why it is being brought up now has me baffled.

On another subject, the three major television networks, failing to find any new programming ideas, are rebooting old series.

Rosanne, will come back on ABC. CBS brought back Hawaii 5-O, MacGyver; will bring back Cagney and Lacey, and Magnum PI.

Will they be successful?  Hawaii 5-O and MacGyver seem to be doing well.  I miss the scowling characterization portrayed by Jack Lord in the original series.

What other expended TV series could be reincarnated?  …Leave It To Beaver, Bewitched, Barnaby Jones, Moonlighting?

I happened to like Moonlighting–the theme song was great, the tension between Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepard made the show.  I didn’t care for the way Seinfeld ended, either.