Monday Madeleines – Absurdities Edition, 12/12/2011

by Mistina Picciano on December 12, 2011

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If you’ve been whipped into a shopping frenzy lately, maybe it’s time to take a break and look at some absurdity with us. This week’s edition of Monday Madeleines shares some of the absurdities going around in today’s world – real or imagined. How did things ever get to this point? Enjoy!

The Facebook Comment Flow Chart
Follow this hilarious flowchart for a look at how absurd Facebook can be, and what type of comment to leave on someone’s status depending on how well you know them. Thanks to @CHRISVOSS for the smiles.

Muslim Cleric’s Warning: Cucumbers Too Sexy for Women
Fox News reports this absurdity. An Islamic cleric in Europe has warned Muslim women not to get too close to bananas, cucumbers, carrots, or zucchini. And, if Muslim women wanted to eat these foods, a third party – preferably a male related to them – should cut the items into small pieces before serving. Without being judgmental, we thank @nansen (Nansen Malin of Seaview, WA) for sharing this one.

Akward (sic) Stock Photos – The Worst of Editorial Photography [PICS]
While we’re always looking for good stock photos, I doubt we’d use any of these. Some are funny, some border on the ridiculous. Thanks to @jadfakhry for leading us to this one.

Secretary Of Agriculture Attends Diplomatic Meeting With Foreign Cabbage
The Onion (you already know it’s going to be absurd) reports that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with a fresh head of Slovenian cabbage. The diplomatic meeting followed Vilsack’s summit conference with a Polish green bean, a state dinner with British asparagus shoots, and a four-day retreat at the compound of an Italian basil leaf. We have no one to blame but ourselves.

Video of the Week

Wow. I’m not sure if this is funny, sickening or stupid, but it’s disturbing. And certainly absurd. However you feel about it, don’t let it disrupt whatever holiday you celebrate with your loved ones. We have @QueQat (S. Bryan of Montreal, who describes himself as a world traveler, photographer, and whiskey drinker) to blame for making us aware of it.


Did you enjoy this edition of Monday Madeleines? Do you have any absurdities to share with us? Leave a comment and share what’s on your mind or in your heart, or even what’s on the stove. No over-sharing here. (But if you somehow cross that line, we’ll let you know.)

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