|Exhibit B. On a side note, if anyone from the Srixon company would like to sponsor this post, I would be all for it. I give Srixon golf balls two thumbs up!!|
A few years ago, blackberries, like the one in Exhibit B, started showing up in our local supermarkets. They definitely weren't like the blackberries I had known as a child. In fact, they resembled the old blackberries from my memory in their color only - they were, indeed, black. Nothing else about them looked like the blackberries I knew. They were large, oblong, and crazy looking. They looked like blackberries that had been given BGH (Blackberry Growth Hormone). They looked out of place amongst all the other natural-looking fruits. In fact, it took me a while to feel comfortable eating them, and when I did, I noticed another strange thing: they aren't put together like the blackberries I knew; they aren't hollow in the middle, but instead there is a weird core that all the little knobby things are attached to. It's weird. It's like they're not even the same fruit as I remember...
So, all these strange things make me wonder, "What is going on with blackberries?" Have they evolved since I was a kid? Are they a totally different fruit that they are trying to tell us are blackberries? If I took BGH, would I be able to hit more homeruns in my softball games? And, would it be detectable in a drug test? I suppose I could get on Google and find answers to all these probing questions. To be honest, though, I've grown tired of this rant. I'll just eat the yummy things, BGH and all.