The Smart Seed
About This Show
At The Smart Seed you’ll find informative, insightful, fact based audio articles on simple ways in which you can improve the management of your home, lessen the impact on your bottom-line, and improve your environmental footprint. Through an historical lens we will learn, not what we should or should not eat, but why we eat what we eat in the hope of rebuilding our connection to our food. In the end, we hope to inform, spark imaginations, and empower.
Most Recent Episode
The Sexualization of the Eggplant
Alright, so if we really wanted to be accurate than using a Globe Eggplant emoji as a metaphor for male genitalia is probably not the most appropriate shape. Now, if you used a Japanese Eggplant emoji, which is longer and uniformly thinner, then you would be on the right track. And, if you are already confused, and don’t know what a globe eggplant is. Well, it’s large, dark purple, and has a bulbous end to it.
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There are a few caveats to the eggplant’s new role as an anatomy substitute that I should lay out. First, this is primarily a North American, I-Phone user phenomenon. The tech giant, Apple, uses a different set of emojis compared to Android phones. And, it just so happens that Apple’s eggplant is better suited as a penis replacement compared to the Android eggplant. Also, the reason this is mainly a North American phenomenon is for the same reason why I wanted to talk about the eggplant in the first place, because for the most part, we don’t eat it. The fact that we in North America don’t have a cultural connection to the plant has allowed some of us to create our own meaning uninhibited from past experiences. For example, we could use the Corn on the Cob emoji; however, most of us have actually ate corn on the cob. Chomping down into the cooked kernels and getting little bits of corn stuck between our teeth. That experience could possibly put a damper on the metaphor. I don’t know about you, but every time I eat corn