Funny, I saw an article just today on this (and other) subjects:
"...Like most Americans the only thing I knew about Vegemite was that it had a mention in a Men At Work song from the 80s...Vegemite is, basically, a spread like peanut butter. It is common for breakfast, on toast or crackers or on bread, as a sandwich. In an effort to be as Australian as possible, I made sure we grabbed a jar on our first shopping excursion. Friends told me that it was best just to spread it on thinly. I should have recognized that being instructed to eat something in this matter, just put a real thin spread on, implies an imminent danger. It should have set off the alarm bells. I gave it a try and can honestly say that it is probably the vilest thing I have ever put in my mouth, and I have put some weird sh*t in my mouth over the last 33 years.
Oh, thats just because you havent grown up with it. The kids love it, my Australian friends and colleagues replied.
Not my kids. You know why? Because my kids have taste buds that function properly. My kids do not like the taste of road paving materials. The only way I can think of to describe the taste is that it is like salty tar. Very salty tar. Its just crap. I have no idea how someone can like this stuff. I suppose if you were fed belly-button lint from birth, you might acquire a taste for it. This is the only explanation I have for someone being able to enjoy Vegemite. I sent some home to my brother and told him to see if it would work as a deer bait. Im thinking I could import it as Deer Spread and make a fortune during the hunting season."
Little Things on a Big Island
By Michael Kozlowski
posted on 10/21/2006 3:12:03 PM PDT
(The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
LOL! Great adjectives there.
An acquaintance in Australia sent me some a few years ago, but I later found we could by it at the Albertson's Grocery. I thought it tasted like beef bouillon cubes that had gotten soggy because someone left the lid off the jar.
posted on 10/21/2006 3:31:05 PM PDT
("If we have no fear, Pentecost comes again." ~ Bishop William Curlin)
I have tried it. This hilarious article is dead on. We are sitting here wiping tears from our eyes from laughing so hard!
It stinks, too.
posted on 10/21/2006 6:56:07 PM PDT
("Eliminate the mullahs and Islam shall disappear in fifty years." Ayatollah Khomeini)
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