This is, perhaps the most incoherent, rambling 12,000 words I have ever read. This, my friends is the very bottom of the Pit of Idiocy
Via Moonbattery found it
The above title was taken from an actual scholarly article published in the journal GeoHumanities. Here’s the abstract:
This article examines the symbolic whiteness associated with pumpkins in the contemporary United States. Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte, a widely circulated essay in McSweeney’s on “Decorative Gourd Season,” pumpkins in aspirational lifestyle magazines, and the reality television show Punkin Chunkin provide entry points into whiteness–pumpkin connections. Such analysis illuminates how class, gender, place, and especially race are employed in popular media and marketing of food and flavor; it suggests complicated interplay among food, leisure, labor, nostalgia, and race. Pumpkins in popular culture also reveal contemporary racial and class coding of rural versus urban places. Accumulation of critical, relational, and contextual analyses, including things seemingly as innocuous as pumpkins, points the way to a food studies of humanities and geography. When considered vis-à-vis violence and activism that incorporated pumpkins, these analyses point toward the perils of equating pumpkins and whiteness.
Good Freaking Grief! They are pumpkins, that’s it, pumpkins! Nothing more, nothing less! The only “societal impact” pumpkins have is the current inane obsession with everything, yes everything being “pumpkin spiced”from September on every year. Other than that, they are just pumpkins, which are, it seems more mentally stable than the two buffoons who actually believe their own babbling inanities!