How to Turn Down a Food Item That You Do Not Want

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Reader Comments (47)

"Alright, butter was a bad example"... classic
misspelled but classic

April 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous


One of the best final frame punchlines in a long while. Nicely done, sir.

April 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChuck

Washington state? I'm still here. I'm also tired of country music and mullets. I still love red delicious apples, though

April 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

My uncle was poisoned by a Red Delicious. I haven't been able to come near one since.

April 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBadBandPhotos

I don't like red apples as a whole, I go with green.

Also, you have a typo in the blog-post title, 'your' should be 'you', but you've got it right in the comic.

April 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEthan

That butter bit reminds me a bit of my childhood... sneaking into the kitchen at night with dad... just to eat butter...good times.

April 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAerik_Ai

The last panel is hilarious.

And red delicious apples are one of the biggest lies known to man.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLondon

Simply brilliant. A perfect closer.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Weir

OK, the last line made me laugh. It's all about timing.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKibi

mmm, big stick o' butter goodness!

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan

This comic is amazing because I relate to it on all levels. Red Delicious really are deceptively named. The punchline though is what really got me. Bravo sir!

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoey

"You should at least taste my apples. My apples are sweet and so very full of juice."
Is it me or does this sound dirty? It sounds like he wants to get him sticky.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLumpy

I too hate red delicious, and have never really bee able to trust golden delicious because of them. Their name is a bigger insult to the word delicious than american cheese is to America.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDylan C

RD apples must be the most polarizing of them all, and I blame the name. Personally, I have yet to discover an apple I like BETTER.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

my favorite thing about red "delicious" apples is when they have that green layer just under the skin - it takes suckage to a whole new level.

The local YMCA used to run an ad here with a woman eating an entire stick of butter - it made my wife so ill she couldn't watch it.

Best final panel in recent memory & thats saying a lot!

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSillyus

Yes, almost every apple known to mankind is superior to the Red Delicious. I'm partial to McIntosh myself. Honeycrisps are good, too. They actually taste sort of like honey and are crisp, unlike the lie that is a Red Delicious.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTodd

Another similar voice here, but I had to chime in. The comic was just sort of plodding along, but by the time the last panel came along it caught me completely unawares. I actually snorted out loud in appreciation.

Having the boss's text half-covered was also a nice touch.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

In UK English, all right is two words, just like all wrong.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLes

Just for the record, red delicious apples are *terrible* for pies. When you bake them, they basically collapse into apple-flavored sand. Just one more reason to hate the things.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

I'm going to guess your from somewhere near Wenatchee?

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEl Bruce

I hate Red Delicious apples.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlana F.

Heh. Not only funny, but so true.

I had something similar happen to me once: I was walking down the street, and a stranger offered me a bite of his half-eaten apple. I declined, and he accused me of racism.

If only he'd offered me butter . . . .

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRob

'All right' is the correct spelling. 'Alright' is non-standard usage, slang, incorrect.

I have never been offered apples before, nor anything else quite so insistently. I am sure this will come in most useful when that day does come. Thank you.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen Bee

I think your next one should be on people missing the point of comedy cause there busy spell checking the work.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoRoseph

Red Delicious apples are my fav, but *only* for a short while after being picked - they do degrade quickly in cold storage and stores, which is why many of the ones you buy in supermarkets are bland or squishy or grainy. But a crisp red delicious a day from the orchard, bought in September from a fruit stand near Wenatchee - yum.

The cartoon, however, rocks. The final punchline is classic, and could, quite frankly, be used as the punchline for any number of jokes.

"All right, butter was a bad example." Pure awesomeness.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave

"Non-standard, slang, incorrect" in terms of language really means "modern, up-to-date, correct."

The concept of "alright" as in "okay" is completely at odds with "all right" as in "everything correct", so I endorse the one-word usage when the common "okay" meaning is intended.

(Also, "all right" is not the UK-English version, the one-word version is, in my experience, *more* common in the UK than the US, particularly in the UK north.)

In conclusion, an argument can be made for either way, one is more historically accurate, the other is more logical. The whole argument can be avoided by just using "okay", but then you might instead start an argument over whether that should be "O.K."

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRavenBlack

Is this really about the fruit, apple, or is a subtle jab at Apple computers? Hmmm.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRay

Hating red delicious apples has nothing to do with where you're from. Everyone in their right mind hates them. My favorite apples are the red ones that have a lot of green on them. Anything in between really red and really green is the best. Green is good too. And pure red is pure evil. It's like that old saying about apples. Better dead than red.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrady Kjersten

My motto in life: the more butter the better. Doesn't work for Red Delicious apples though.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCara

I have the simple excuse that I don't eat fruits, vegetables, or grains.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCal Engime

Oh the innuendo in panel 2. Way funny. :)

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Red "delicious" apples baked in a pie end up as "apple-flavored sand"? I doubt that as it would be the only apple-flavored thing they ever made. The sand part I can believe.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSillyus

The crappy fruit whose name is a lie, Had to take a break from laughing to continue to the next pane. Is it pane or panel, arrrgg, now I am going to be attacked by the grammer hounds.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlan

I love Red Delicious, but then again, I've never really had any of the huge selection of other apples out there. The original Red Delicious was a chance seedling (not bred, just found) planted over 120 years ago that has been selected by modern agriculture not for being delicious, but because it can ship well. Something like a Cox's Pippin is worthless if it's rotten by the time you eat it. I think they're great, but then again, I doubt Red Delicious is as good as some of the varieties that you really need to grow yourself to get, like Viking, Waltana, Zestar, Pristine, Sansa, Karmijn de Sonnaville, Court Pendu Plat, Wickson, Lamb Abbey Pearmain, ect. ect. ect. (there's a metric crap load of apple varieties out there. Go to a nursery site like Raintree, Trees of Antiquity, One Green World, or Burnt Ridge to see some of said crap load).

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGliese

ever try deep-fried butter?? mmmmmmmm

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjames yeamans


April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBonzoGal

This is my new favorite. Laughing so hard!

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMerry

Interesting from New York Times.

Personally, I've loathed Red Delicious for 25 years and have been gratified to learn that so many others feel the same way. My main eating apple is Granny Smith, sometimes I get Royal Galas. Recently I have become a fan of the NZ Rose (a New Zealand cultivar), I don't know if you can get these in the US though.

May 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohnyaya

I'm glad someone posted the NY Times article, I was about to do the same. I came across that after my own "the name is a lie!" rant inspired me to do research. Interesting stuff.

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrawstone

Ha ha ha

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRu
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