Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Americans Hate the Concept of Food

The Associated Press has an article out about the new product-branding of fruits and veggies, and the same scolds who were so unhappy that licensed characters were selling sugar-coated starch are now unhappy that something wholesome, like fruit, is yoked to the merciless hand of commerce. Now veggies are promoting TV, which is bad.

Generally, anything with a cartoon face on it is not as good as the original, but honestly: if you can't resist buying Disney carrots, you have a serious impulse problem or child control problem.


Sherbs said...

Uh, what about Chequita Banana? She's pretty hot.

And, when I was a kid I totally wanted Flinstone vitamins. I never got them because we had these super gross prescription kind with fluoride and no cartoons. These people should stop their bellyaching (pun intended!) and shut up about this stuff. I want Dora carrots! Gimme, Gimme!

The Pedant said...

Chiquita of banana fame is a mascot, as opposed to a licensed character like Shrek.