Sunday, December 7, 2008

of lemons and monkeys and a random Q.O.T.D.

when life gives you lemons...laugh your ass off at it.



Question Of The Day: wtf is pink lemonade, anyway?

according to carnival historian Joe Nickell, in his 2005 book Secrets of the Sideshows, a man named Pete Conklin who ran a circus lemonade and peanut concession actually was the one who invented the drink. One day in 1857, while Conklin was making regular lemonade, he ran out of water. In desperation, he used the pink water from a tub that one of the bareback riders had used to wash her red tights. Unfazed, Conklin added some lemon slices and sold the concoction as “strawberry lemonade,” promptly doubling his sales. And, as they say, when life gives you lemons …


isn't that fascinating?

although pink lemons do exist, today's pink lemonade isn't made from their juice. (hopefully, it's made of some artificial dye not derived from an athlete's tights. right?)

remind me to never drink pink lemonade again...

but trust me on this one... bicycle riding monkeys are REAL.

5 comments:

josephine terese said...

at the grocery store they have raspberry lemonade concentrate. in those cardboard frozen juice cans. soooo good.

Lily said...

There really are pink lemons?! Cycling monkeys, on the other hand, could just be the answer to the world's energy crisis - get enough of them pedalling round and round linked up to a generator and we could do away with nuclear power stations. Just imagine, every home with its own monkeybike powerpen; it would create employment by rejuvenating the bicycle manufacturing industry and boost the economies of countries providing peanuts and bananas. I think I may be on to something here...

Barby said...

rasp lemonade sounds sooooooooooooooo damn good right now........... sucks when u cant drive and u get a craving specially when i havent craved much lately. id make it into a slushie though!!yum

cornbread hell said...

barby, if it makes you feel any better, i don't drive either. and...i still get cravings.

Annie said...

Do you think those monkeys ever ride the bikes for the fun of it, or just when the man with the whip is around?