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20 January 2008 @ 02:22 pm
Orange you glad I didn't say banana?  
The scientists genetically engineered oranges so that they did not have seeds, yes? In my 6,212 days of life, I have probably encountered only two oranges that had seeds in them. This, in my opinion, is GENIUS. Who wants to bite into a delicious ball of orangy goodness, only to bite down on a hard seed. And what happens if you actually eat a seed? Who wants oranges growing in their small intestine?

The point is: the scientists who engineered the oranges to grow without seeds were smart. So why can't they genetically engineer the oranges to grow without the damn outer layers. Nobody eats them, we just take FIFTY-FIVE FREAKING HOURS to peel them before we can get into the actual, edible, delicious orange.

The outer layer serves no purpose except for protection. Protection from what? You're telling me that in today's age of cars that can park themselves, you would think that we can grow our own oranges without need of protection. I'm just saying. There is no longer a need to protect the oranges.

It's just that by the time I finish peeling off the outer layer of the orange, getting my fingers are sticky with orange juice, I'm not as interested in eating the orange anymore. If they didn't have that outer layer, they would be a lot more desirable in my eyes.

That's all I'm saying.
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Andy Helms: Barnabas With Josette's Portraitthenunownedgoat on January 22nd, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
Hmm, good point! Perhaps we need to design a new system of piling our oranges. For the meantime, I suppose the outer layer of oranges are a necessary evil. But there must be some way to stack the oranges so they do not bump into each other.

I'm thinking something like a vending machine, where everything is separated and lined up behind one another. However, it would obviously fail if an orange is dropped like a bag of mini-cookies are. This needs more though.

Also, it's really surprising that you still eat oranges (or clementines) with seeds. I love Canada, but you guys are clearly behind the times when it comes to fruit. :-P
Andy Helmsthenunownedgoat on January 22nd, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
thought, that is... not though.