Monday, March 26, 2007

BloomingGirl's Curiosities

It is late, Loyal Readers but I had to post a couple of things that caught my attention today. First up is a Che Guevera Humidor that was featured in an upscale (to say the least) catalog we received in the mail today.

The copy reads:

Smokin': Revolutionary Style

Colorful, hip and cubano friendly, this handmade lacquer humidor with the iconic portrait of Che Guevara boasts the genius artistry that is the hall mark of Elie Bleu-s Parisian atelier. A humidor to remember the revolutionary Che Guevara. Four different colors, handmade of tinted Sycamore. 10" x 10" x 5 1/2". Multi. $2900.

I wonder what the revolutionary himself would think of having his face put on an object that those for whom he fought couldn't begin to afford. When they wrote "iconic" did they really mean ironic?

Next up is a topic that came up over dinner tonight with out of town guests from Smithfield, Virginia, home of the Smithfield Ham company. The company made the "largest ham biscuit in the world" a few years back.

It was 8 feet in diameter, required a forklift to lift the biscuit part and was filled with 500 pounds of Smithfield ham. I don't even know what to say about such a thing. No wonder some people hate Americans. Millions of people don't have enough food to eat and we are making 2 ton sandwiches for display.

It's a weird world, no getting around it.

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