No doubt there are dozens of people making similar jokes today, but I can’t help myself.
I hope the folks at the Zucchini Marketing Council are paying attention, because opportunities like this don’t knock on your door every day. Broccoli might be the miracle food, able to kill cancer (or so George Carlin tells us, and who can argue with him?), but can it protect you from bears? Can lima beans? Can a mess of collard greens?
I think not.
So you gardeners, when you’re wondering if you’ll ever manage to get rid of those zucchini – you swore you put in only two plants, but somehow you’ve harvested enough to leave full bags on your neighbors’ doorsteps under cover of darkness several times – don’t despair. Because when the bearpocalypse comes, you’ll be armed and ready.
(I have to add that it amused me to read in the opening sentence of the Wikipedia entry on zucchini:
The zucchini (pronounced /zʊˈkiːni/) (the incorrect term) or courgette (what it should be called) (/kʊǝˈʒɛt/ or [kɔːˈʒɛt])
There’s some amusing debate on the discussion page too.)