July 27, 2004

VodkaPundit, the Man Without Qualities, and others report that Teresa Heinz Kerry has accused unnamed persons of showing traits that are not only "un-American" but "un-Pennsylvanian". What's that all about? What traits will accurately distinguish a loyal Pennsylvanian from a vile Jerseyite, Marylander, New Yorker, Ohioan, or West Virginian, to look no further? Does the legislature in Harrisburg have a House Un-Pennsylvanian Activities Committee (HUPAC)? Precisely which activities would fall into that category? Consumption of cold-cut (or even cheeseless) subs? Disrespectful comments about Punxatawney Phil? Eating vanilla ice cream without tiny bits of vanilla beans mixed in? Inquiring minds want to know.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at July 27, 2004 12:02 AM

Oh, Shove It!

Posted by: Theresa on July 27, 2004 05:17 PM

I think it must have something to do with that cryptic abbreviation I used to see on food packaging: Reg. Penna. Dept. Agr.

Back when I was a kid, I used to think this stood for "Registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture." Then as I grew older I thought, no, it can't really stand for anything that strange.

Turns out that, yes, it does indeed stand for "Registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture."

Have you been polluting your precious bodily fluids by consuming Un-Pennsylvanian food???

Posted by: Paul Burgess on July 30, 2004 11:28 AM