Tuesday, May 29, 2007

How Could I Resist?
I enjoy watching "How It's Made" on the Science Channel. The other day, while Lycurgus was en visitant we watched am episode about hydroponic lettuce. This particular lettuce was grown on spongy mats floating in the nutrient liquid. To get the seeds located properly, a vacuum is run under a sheet with small, evenly-spaced dimpled perforations. The seeds are pulled individually into the dimples whence they're placed into the mats.
Acting in perfect accord with my utter inability to not make a pun, I said, "In high school, that machine was voted 'Most Likely to Suck Seed.'"
It is a tribute to Lycurgus that he did not hit me. But really, how often do you get a chance like that?

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