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2012-06-23 02:18:42 AM
I live in Georgia and have blueberries in my yard.

I never get to eat them, though. The birds always beat me to the fruit...and, then those dirty birds poop out blue everywhere.
 
2012-06-23 02:23:30 AM
Georgia now has a blue ball?
 
2012-06-23 02:31:15 AM
Well, that's just peachy
 
2012-06-23 02:55:54 AM
blogs.ocweekly.com
 
2012-06-23 04:58:52 AM
"There's so many poorly chosen words in that sentence. "

/thanks, subby
//thanks, Oysterman
 
2012-06-23 07:11:58 AM
We get Georgia Blueberries up here in the winter and they are good (better than Chilean that is for sure) but not as good as Nova Scotia's.
 
2012-06-23 08:34:03 AM
I bought some "georgia" peaches from the supermarket a few weeks ago. They were terrible. Meanwhile, the blueberries I get from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative kick major booty. The lesson? Supermarket food sucks. Go local.


/and if "going local" means travelling to ATL to get some bomb peaches... so be it
 
2012-06-23 09:46:05 AM
They're difficult to find but Georgia has good apples too. They're small compared to most varieties but very flavorful.

What I find weird is that in the winter the tomatoes in Georgia supermarkets come mostly from Canada.
 
2012-06-23 10:14:37 AM

mekkab: I bought some "georgia" peaches from the supermarket a few weeks ago. They were terrible. Meanwhile, the blueberries I get from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative kick major booty. The lesson? Supermarket food sucks. Go local.


/and if "going local" means travelling to ATL to get some bomb peaches... so be it


Its amazing that we still haven't mastered the distribution of fresh fruits and veggies. With all the logistics and technology we've been working on since 1900... still not even close.

/Cant get corn down here in Louisiana that doesn't taste like crap.
 
2012-06-23 10:32:56 AM
'k let's try again
2.bp.blogspot.com

No love for the Vidalias?
 
2012-06-23 10:33:34 AM
We had really good local blueberries in New Jersey when I was a kid.

/No, really.
 
2012-06-23 10:44:44 AM

eraser8: I live in Georgia and have blueberries in my yard.

I never get to eat them, though. The birds always beat me to the fruit...and, then those dirty birds poop out blue everywhere.


Nice. I see what you did there.

www.footballbabble.com
 
2012-06-23 10:46:42 AM
Headline reminded me of this:

Link
 
2012-06-23 10:52:03 AM

mekkab: /and if "going local" means travelling to ATL to get some bomb peaches... so be it


Head to the State Farmers Market in Forest Park buy directly from the farmer, those are some good peaches.
 
2012-06-23 11:02:13 AM
I'm cool with this. Blueberries > Peaches anyways.

/ Oregonian, so I'm biased on this issue
 
2012-06-23 11:13:44 AM
I met my thrill on blueberry hill....
No Farkers will get that.
 
2012-06-23 11:15:08 AM

Boatmech: 'k let's try again
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 640x853]

No love for the Vidalias?


Yes, I hang them from my belt all the time.
 
2012-06-23 11:34:17 AM
I drove I-95 through Georgia last week, and Georgia is my new least favorite state. You people need to invest some money in the areas that butt up against I-95. Every place I stopped at was a shiathole, and the coffee tasted like ass throughout the entire state. I stopped at a gas station that didn't have any coffee and when I pointed that out to the clerk, he said "S'OK, we have Mountain Dew" like that was a passable substitute.

I realize that highway gas stations don't employ the best of the best, but every single clerk I interacted with in the entire state was functionally retarded. They were worse than CVS employees.

The state smells funny, too. I couldn't figure that one out, but it smelled the whole time I was driving through it.
 
2012-06-23 11:40:44 AM

cig-mkr: Boatmech: 'k let's try again
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 640x853]

No love for the Vidalias?

Yes, I hang them from my belt all the time.


Ah, but can your wife fit 50#s of the sweetest ones in her panty hose?
/obscure?
 
2012-06-23 11:43:36 AM

Lsherm: I drove I-95 through Georgia last week, and Georgia is my new least favorite state. You people need to invest some money in the areas that butt up against I-95. Every place I stopped at was a shiathole, and the coffee tasted like ass throughout the entire state. I stopped at a gas station that didn't have any coffee and when I pointed that out to the clerk, he said "S'OK, we have Mountain Dew" like that was a passable substitute.

I realize that highway gas stations don't employ the best of the best, but every single clerk I interacted with in the entire state was functionally retarded. They were worse than CVS employees.

The state smells funny, too. I couldn't figure that one out, but it smelled the whole time I was driving through it.


I-95 goes through coastal Georgia, which is literally the ass end of the state and hundreds of miles from the important part.
 
2012-06-23 11:48:42 AM

Boatmech: cig-mkr: Boatmech: 'k let's try again
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 640x853]

No love for the Vidalias?

Yes, I hang them from my belt all the time.

Ah, but can your wife fit 50#s of the sweetest ones in her panty hose?
/obscure?


Wish I had 50# of Vidalias cause I love the flavor on a huge burger just off the grill.
 
2012-06-23 12:16:33 PM
The actual state food of Georgia:

straightfromthea.com
 
2012-06-23 12:47:47 PM

cig-mkr: I met my thrill on blueberry hill....
No Farkers will get that.


You be trollin'. That song is not that obscure.
 
2012-06-23 12:54:12 PM

Lord Jubjub: cig-mkr: I met my thrill on blueberry hill....
No Farkers will get that.

You be trollin'. That song is not that obscure.


1956 by Fats Domino
Most Farkers weren't even born yet.
We be old
 
2012-06-23 01:01:20 PM

cig-mkr: Lord Jubjub: cig-mkr: I met my thrill on blueberry hill....
No Farkers will get that.

You be trollin'. That song is not that obscure.

1956 by Fats Domino
Most Farkers weren't even born yet.
We be old


Say what now? People don't have access to songs recorded before they were born?
 
2012-06-23 01:02:51 PM
"...but every time I'm in Georgia, I eat a peach for peace; the two-legged Georgia variety."
 
2012-06-23 01:04:20 PM

cig-mkr: I met found my thrill on blueberry hill....
No Farkers will get that.


FTFY
/ya i'm old
 
2012-06-23 01:08:12 PM

downstairs: cig-mkr: Lord Jubjub: cig-mkr: I met my thrill on blueberry hill....
No Farkers will get that.

You be trollin'. That song is not that obscure.

1956 by Fats Domino
Most Farkers weren't even born yet.
We be old

Say what now? People don't have access to songs recorded before they were born?


Yeah, and it's like famous bands have never covered it either...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J54NapjjbZY
 
2012-06-23 01:11:42 PM
was the devil down there?
 
2012-06-23 01:31:22 PM
I had a huge peach grove next to my place when I moved in. Now it's a Sunoco. Don't think I've actually seen any other peach trees here, but then again I haven't been looking.
 
2012-06-23 02:09:17 PM
Does that mean that they're going to rename the 97 streets with the word Peachtree in it in Atlanta, Blueberry Street?
 
2012-06-23 02:15:45 PM

UNC_Samurai: The actual state food of Georgia:

[straightfromthea.com image 600x450]


The Varsity is terrible.
 
2012-06-23 02:19:27 PM
I've lived nearly my entire life in Georgia and I can't stand peaches. The worst is local restaurants that think it's ok to make their sweet tea "peach" flavor and not label it as such because they think hey this is the peach state. Yuck. We should be the peanut state or hell I'll even accept Vidalia onion state.
 
2012-06-23 02:21:51 PM
Now I've heard everything. Georgia growers complain about high labor costs??? That's what the illegal immigrants were supposed to prevent - high labor costs. Of course, if you "drive them all away" with new laws, you have no right to complain about the new labor costs.
 
2012-06-23 02:22:39 PM

laivincolmo: UNC_Samurai: The actual state food of Georgia:

[straightfromthea.com image 600x450]

The Varsity is terrible.


Agreed, shiaty food is shiaty. And if you must eat at the downtown location, go inside. All the car hops looked diseased and/or in between crack rocks.
 
2012-06-23 03:11:39 PM
Georgia is getting peach mooned from both Alabama and South Carolina!

rayspage.homestead.com

farm1.static.flickr.com


/ hotter'n august in montgomery . . .
 
2012-06-23 03:16:55 PM

ArmednHammered: cig-mkr: I met found my thrill on blueberry hill....
No Farkers will get that.

FTFY
/ya i'm old


Good catch ! I do things like that on purpose to see who will find it.
 
2012-06-23 03:19:52 PM

downstairs: cig-mkr: Lord Jubjub: cig-mkr: I met my thrill on blueberry hill....
No Farkers will get that.

You be trollin'. That song is not that obscure.

1956 by Fats Domino
Most Farkers weren't even born yet.
We be old

Say what now? People don't have access to songs recorded before they were born?


They do, but I doubt very many have, jeeze the 50's ? Only old geezers like that stuff.
/ old geezer
 
2012-06-23 03:21:54 PM

maxx2112: Georgia is getting peach mooned from both Alabama and South Carolina!

[rayspage.homestead.com image 640x480]

[farm1.static.flickr.com image 640x480]


/ hotter'n august in montgomery . . .


Been past that a million times going from NC to GA on I-85
 
2012-06-23 04:03:57 PM

The Bestest: Lsherm: I drove I-95 through Georgia last week, and Georgia is my new least favorite state. You people need to invest some money in the areas that butt up against I-95. Every place I stopped at was a shiathole, and the coffee tasted like ass throughout the entire state. I stopped at a gas station that didn't have any coffee and when I pointed that out to the clerk, he said "S'OK, we have Mountain Dew" like that was a passable substitute.

I realize that highway gas stations don't employ the best of the best, but every single clerk I interacted with in the entire state was functionally retarded. They were worse than CVS employees.

The state smells funny, too. I couldn't figure that one out, but it smelled the whole time I was driving through it.

I-95 goes through coastal Georgia, which is literally the ass end of the state and hundreds of miles from the important part.


That's good to know. I have a colleague from the Atlanta area and he's always going on about how beautiful Georgia is, but I honestly didn't see it through the section I drove. I started up near DC, and you could actually plot the decline of intelligence beginning somewhere south of Raleigh, NC all the way down to Orlando, where it picked back up a little. I don't think Orlando natives are necessarily that smart, but the tourism industry brings in a lot of out of state workers.

One of the gas stations I stopped at on the way back (at 8:30 at night) once again didn't have any coffee, and when I pointed it out the clerk asked "Who drinks coffee after dinner?"

I'll tell you who drinks coffee after dinner, asshole: PEOPLE TRYING TO DRIVE THROUGH YOUR farkING STATE AT NIGHT!
 
2012-06-23 04:14:55 PM

Lsherm: The Bestest: Lsherm: I drove I-95 through Georgia last week, and Georgia is my new least favorite state.



There's a Pilot, Love's or a Starbucks, like, every ten miles on the interstate throughout Georgia . . . and you couldn't find coffee?

But I'm with you on the small, off-ramp gas stations. I avoid those places no matter which state I'm driving through.



/ what's with that smell?
// and the gay meet up graffiti?
/// wait . . . are those related?
 
2012-06-23 05:03:53 PM

cig-mkr: ArmednHammered: cig-mkr: I met found my thrill on blueberry hill....
No Farkers will get that.

FTFY
/ya i'm old

Good catch ! I do things like that on purpose to see who will find it.


Good to know that other elderly folks are still around.
 
2012-06-23 05:16:53 PM

mekkab: I bought some "georgia" peaches from the supermarket a few weeks ago. They were terrible. Meanwhile, the blueberries I get from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative kick major booty. The lesson? Supermarket food sucks. Go local.


/and if "going local" means travelling to ATL to get some bomb peaches... so be it


Don't waste your gas. I can't remember the last time I saw Georgia peaches in a metro Atlanta supermarket. All the peaches are trucked over from California. They don't even smell like peaches and they taste like wet cardboard. It's not uncommon for supermarkets to mislabel food to dupe buyers. A peach from Georgia or South Carolina emits a strong, pleasant peach odor. They are very sweet. There are two possibilities here: you actually bought a California peach or the peach you purchased was picked when it was so green, to allow for shipping, that it never had a chance to develop the proper taste.
 
2012-06-23 05:21:22 PM

EngineerAU: They're difficult to find but Georgia has good apples too. They're small compared to most varieties but very flavorful.

What I find weird is that in the winter the tomatoes in Georgia supermarkets come mostly from Canada.


You can go up to North Georgia and pick your own apples. There also have farms that will let you bring the kids and pick your own blueberries or strawberries. I've done both. If you have highly energetic boys along, apple picking is better because they can't sprint around the orchard and rough house a bit without damaging any of the fruit producing plants should one of them trip and fall. Having a bunch of young boys chasing each other at top speed through a field full of strawberry plants can be stressful.
 
2012-06-23 05:23:47 PM

UNC_Samurai: The actual state food of Georgia:

[straightfromthea.com image 600x450]


No way, it would totally be collard greens.
 
2012-06-23 05:26:03 PM

maxx2112: Georgia is getting peach mooned from both Alabama and South Carolina!

[rayspage.homestead.com image 640x480]

[farm1.static.flickr.com image 640x480]


/ hotter'n august in montgomery . . .


There's also a big peach in Byron, GA.
 
2012-06-23 06:05:56 PM

maxx2112: Lsherm: The Bestest: Lsherm: I drove I-95 through Georgia last week, and Georgia is my new least favorite state.


There's a Pilot, Love's or a Starbucks, like, every ten miles on the interstate throughout Georgia . . . and you couldn't find coffee?

But I'm with you on the small, off-ramp gas stations. I avoid those places no matter which state I'm driving through.



/ what's with that smell?
// and the gay meet up graffiti?
/// wait . . . are those related?


The Pilot's and Love's - every time I stopped - sold coffee, but they didn't have any ready. It was infuriating at the first exit, but it became a pattern after the third exit I stopped at. And I was doubly irritated that I had to keep stopping so often because I couldn't find anyone with coffee already brewed. It's like they stop brewing it after 6pm.

I don't recall seeing any Starbucks except outside Savannah.
 
2012-06-23 11:10:46 PM

Lunaville:

There's also a big peach in Byron, GA.


It fell over last year and was replaced with a plastic monstrosity.
 
2012-06-24 09:51:11 AM

Lsherm: maxx2112: Lsherm: The Bestest: Lsherm: I drove I-95 through Georgia last week, and Georgia is my new least favorite state.


There's a Pilot, Love's or a Starbucks, like, every ten miles on the interstate throughout Georgia . . . and you couldn't find coffee?

But I'm with you on the small, off-ramp gas stations. I avoid those places no matter which state I'm driving through.



/ what's with that smell?
// and the gay meet up graffiti?
/// wait . . . are those related?

The Pilot's and Love's - every time I stopped - sold coffee, but they didn't have any ready. It was infuriating at the first exit, but it became a pattern after the third exit I stopped at. And I was doubly irritated that I had to keep stopping so often because I couldn't find anyone with coffee already brewed. It's like they stop brewing it after 6pm.

I don't recall seeing any Starbucks except outside Savannah.


The smell comes from the many paper mills that are located along the rivers in coastal Georgia. Smells a little funny but a few recent technology changes have reduced the funk a good bit.

"Civilization" is a little scarce along that stretch of I95 because the coast and beaches are about 20 miles away and thats where the people are. On a side note the golden isles are fantastic if you like laid back beaches, some good coastal food and good golf. If you like real touristy stuff then just keep heading down to the florida beaches or up to myrtle beach.
 
2012-06-25 04:22:08 AM
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Eat a blueberry!
 
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