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Awesome Hyperbole - Sing a Song of Sixpence
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Awesome Hyperbole
From a piece in Eating Liberally called "How the War on Drugs take Horticultural Hostages" comes this fantastic /ridiculous bit of over-the-top food politics rhetoric:

"...diabetics outnumber crackheads in the U.S. by a big fat margin, but the corn cartel’s got carte blanche to fill us (and our gas tanks) with their Beltway-blessed by-products. So U.S. drug policies focus more on coke addicts than Coke addicts, despite the fact that soda’s the more abused substance."

Horticultural Hostages
Beltway-blessed by-products
coke addicts vs. Coke addicts

Having nothing to do with whether or not I agree with it, this purple prose needs to be read loudly from a pulpit by a fire and brimstone preacher with a thick southern accent.

Sheer AWESOMENESS!

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From: (Anonymous) Date: May 6th, 2008 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's true too

Corn has got us in a very very big mess. This does not even mention how its distorted our politics.
shadowriderhope From: shadowriderhope Date: May 9th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that is just literally too cool for words!

By the way, I survived A&P despite the prof resigning mid-semester - I got a 98.6%, pretty cool number to have for a grade. ;)
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