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September 14th, 2006


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11:12 pm - I'm eating Limited Edition Grapes!
I'm eating some grapes which were given to me last night by somebody who went grocercy shopping at the same time as her husband. When they got home, they pooled their purchases and discovered that they had too many grapes. They gave some to me.

They are * Limited Edition * edition grapes. They're almost gone.

The black ones are all gone, but there are a couplea green ones, and some red ones left.

What makes them * Limited Edition *? It's the packaging, I guess. It's rigid plastic instead of one of those silly, flimsy bags, and it has the words "* Limited Edition *" printed in cursive and with little stars and sparkles. Under that it says "Raisins magiques sans des graines," and for some reason there's a picture of a horse. Otherwise they look like plain ol' grapes. Taste like 'em, too. They're seedless and delicious... just like grapes I could've purchased for a couple of bucks less.

This reminds me of the episode of Penn & Teller's Malarkey! where they had their microwave-challenged prop designer whip up some very pretty but very cheap "gourmet cuisine," and convinced unsuspecting diners that they were eating a five-star meal. Of course, unlike those poor saps, I started out skeptical. To me, these * Limited Edition * grapes taste just like any other grapes. I've had better and I've had worse, but the standard supermarket varieties are so similar in taste and quality that it's hardly worth even shopping around, let alone finding the * Limited Edition * variety.

Whatever. They were free.

Anyway, the phrase "* Limited Edition *" suggests to me that they're collectible, but I'm having a hard time finding any unique markings on the packaging. For that matter, how am I supposed to preserve them? Is someone marketing a Grape Album for storing your collectible grapes?

Wait a sec, why come I get the * Limited Edition * ones? Man, the grapes my friends kept must have been really something.
Current Mood: indifferentindifferent
Current Music: PM Dawn -- The Bliss Album

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From:crabmoon
Date:September 15th, 2006 05:13 am (UTC)
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I loved that one! But there is something to be said for packaging. I mean the art is really what makes everything different, right? Like cigerettes are still just tabacco rolled in paper, but people collect those holders.
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From:sacredspud
Date:September 15th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
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I loved that one too. I'd really like to see more of that show.
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From:defaultlisa
Date:September 15th, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC)
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Heh, we had Penn and Teller on last night (episode about profanity). That show rocks.
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From:sacredspud
Date:September 15th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
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It's a great show, even if I often find myself disagreeing with P&T's politics (ever see the one about affirmative action?). Penn occasionally outs himself as a Libertarian, but I think it might be more accurate to say that his opinions are his own.
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From:defaultlisa
Date:September 15th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
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I can see why it would be appealing to viewers who have libertarian leanings.

I *may* have seen the episode about affirmative action-- I cannot remember for certain. I know I saw the capital punishment episode several months back, but I can't remember which others I watched.
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From:owlface1
Date:September 15th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
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i think it would be more entertaining if he outed himself as a lesbian.(sorry i had too say it)
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From:sacredspud
Date:September 15th, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
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...and now I'm fantasizing about NOT being about to picture the image you just gave me.
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From:laviorli
Date:September 16th, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC)
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*he he*
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From:crabmoon
Date:September 16th, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)
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free 2-night?
I'm eating Limited Edition Grapes! - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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