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The World’s Youngest Blogger In: Shoppin’ Broccoli

Posted on | May 25, 2012 | 10 Comments

by Smitty

Something about the grocery store fans the flames of my low humor.

On one of the frozen aisles, my long-suffering wife peered at the signs above the doors and inquired “What are ‘novelties’?”

I replied in my The Californians voice that outs me for an unabashed idiot: “That’s when you shred a book and run hot water through it. You know: novel teas?”

I was rewarded with one of her pained expressions.

On the frozen vegetable aisle, I suddenly got very specific about where to park the cart. Click for a larger view and the reference:
Dana Carvey forever!


10 Responses to “The World’s Youngest Blogger In: Shoppin’ Broccoli”

  1. Quartermaster
    May 25th, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    You’re lucky she didn’t reward as you so richly deserve. To do a poor German girl that had enough pity on you that she married you that way is beyond…Well, it’s just beyond the pale. And I’m not talking about your the pallor of your skin either.

  2. Taxpayer1234
    May 25th, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

    More extreme kewtness!

    Love the “shoppin’ broccoli” line!

  3. TWB
    May 25th, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    Yeah, that’s pretty much the look I get on my face anytime broccoli is introduced on the menu.

  4. richard mcenroe
    May 25th, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

     Caption: “Dad. Seriously?”

  5. richard mcenroe
    May 25th, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

     When your sense of humor is too bad for a German…. why, you’re worse than a Schwabian!

  6. Mr. Michael
    May 25th, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    I clicked on the photo… a Social Network under investigation by the Feds for it’s shenanigans during it’s IPO says:

    “This content is currently unavailable
    page you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily
    unavailable, the link you clicked on may have expired, or you may not
    have permission to view this page.Return home

    Been like that for hours now.

  7. Quartermaster
    May 25th, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    I imagine he met her while stationed near Stuttgart. So she just might be a Schwabian.

    I think the real problem was that she didn’t understand the idiom, and her husband was playfully mocking her for it. Might be fun for a moment, but it can have bad implications otherwise. But, that’s their business and I was simply teasing the Admiral right back.

  8. richard mcenroe
    May 25th, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

     Schwabians think feeding pepper to a goose is funny.

  9. Pathfinder's wife
    May 26th, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    Broccoli is delicious — steamed with a little garlic and some good olive oil, with or without a little parmesan…to die for.

    Makes your hair shiny and your teeth white too.

  10. If it weren’t for dads, there’d be no bad jokes at all « The TrogloPundit
    May 26th, 2012 @ 10:58 am

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