Archive for June, 2009

The Goode Family

June 8th, 2009

The Goode Family

A new show from Mike Judge is on ABC called “The Goode Family“, there’s a subtle play on words there.  The Goode’s are a family of earthy-do-gooders, vegan, organic and recycling.  After the cancellation of King Of The Hill, a show that was nearly polar opposite, Mike Judge (Beavis & Butthead) has decided to take the jabs to the other side.

The show tries to satirize every aspect of the environmentalist do-gooder lifestyle.  Helen Goode upon being asked at a grocery checkout similar to a Whole Foods if she has reusable bags proclaims “I know a lot of people are comfortable shopping with reusable bags, but I’m not. They’re made in sweatshops.”  When the son gets his drivers license and makes his initial drive around town and confesses his waste of gas his father tells him, “It’s OK,  what’s important is that you feel guilty about it.”

This is not a recommendation of the show.  I know some will say I am promoting a viewpoint against what I recommend on this site.  I am not doing so, just pointing out something that is out there.  If you have watched it what do you think?  Is it offensive or just harmless satire? Remember, anything that is popular will draw criticism and parody.

The Goode Family airs locally Fridays at 7:30 pm on WKRN.

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How Does My Garden Grow?

June 2nd, 2009

A quick post to update on the garden.  Everyone grows tomatoes, so much so that I have decided to grow only six plants this year.  I always get bags from others and never get around to canning.  That can leave more space for other tasty morsels like okra and squashes.  Of the six tomato plants three are varieties new to my garden,  Mortgage Lifter and German Johnson.   My yellow squash is blooming and there are little squashes appearing on the vines.  I am a big fan of fried squash, simple with just a little onion.

I have too much kale and need to give it away before it gets bitter so I can plow it up to make room for cucumbers and possibly cantaloupe.

Russian Kale

Russian Kale

Squash

Yellow Squash

Blueberries

Blueberries

Peaches

Peaches

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