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17 Januar, 2010 (19:44) | Society, Sports | By: pooq

„How do you turn a fruit into a vegetable?“ – „No idea.“ – „With a baseball bat.“

Ah, yes… No I didn’t get this joke. Obviously the bat is used to smash the fruit? Right? Maybe I just don’t understand because for years now I have been searching in vain for a technical explanation which differs fruits from vegetables. Is for instance rhubarb a fruit? What is about pumpkins? What is technically the difference making strawberry a fruit in general opinion and cucumbers vegetables? If anyone knows, please tell me.

A student newspaper at Notre Dame has issued an apology after running a cartoon with the above punchline. And it was not because nobody understood it but because it was a „cruel and hateful comic“. So maybe you don’t need to understand more than the bat thing to come to such a judgement. If so I would also agree if one would compare the sales figures of baseball bats with those figures of active baseball players. Maybe then he would come to the conclusion to limit sales to the latter. Or to stop the sales completely and ban baseball totally, it is a boring sport anyway. And: I dissociate from any kind of violence. In general – not just against fruits and vegetables.