Sunday, August 10, 2008

Corn Massacre 2008

Ah to be an unsuspecting ear of corn, happily nestled in your husk in a sunny field, enjoying the sun, the water, and fresh air. And then one day, when the sky is blue and the birds are singing, you are mercilessly ripped from your home and thrust into the blinding light of day. To add injury to insult, you are callously tossed into a box with many others of your kind and bounced to and fro to an unknown destination.
It is a long journey, and a crowded one. You finally stop and are taken inside a structure that is not as warm as the air of the field. There are strange sounds all around you.

To think, up until this very moment, the only threat you were truly afraid of came in the form of the small corn worms that are so common in the field. You have learned that are greater threats in this world then the squirmy, smooth creatures of the fields.
And now begins the medieval torture chamber. You are boiled in hot water.
And then immersed in freezing water. Just when you think you can't stand any more temperature extremes....
You are nestled on a soft towel and allowed to sit for awhile. The worst is yet to come however....
No words can express.....

2 comments:

Sweet Peace said...

very humorous... i love it!
You could add fungus to the list of woes... in Mexico it's called huitlacoche and people actually eat it! :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_smut

Rigby said...

Thanks for the info! Some of the fields have corn smut, and I think it is interesting to look at, but never thought about eating it. I may have to look into that further.... :)