Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tea-ming With Bad Puns!

On this Juneteenth it's only fitting I made a horrible pun appropriate to the occasion.
This is how it happened:
My ever-dramatic daughter noticed I was reading "The Book of Tea" by Kakuzo Okakura. (This is a classic among tea-freaks like me... just trust me on that one.)
Anyway, my female offspring asked "'The Book of Tea'? What the heck is that?"
"I'll have you know this is a very famous book!" I replied. "In fact, it was very influential among the African-American community!"
"Is that for real?" she asked, skeptically.
"You bet!" I replied. "Haven't you ever heard of "Book o'Tea" Washington?"

(blogger pauses for hilarity to ensue... hears sound of distant crickets)



I can only hope that somewhere there's a planet harboring a more advanced civilization that appreciates my puns!


  1. I think my favorite is still the nature show on Animal Planet and the "Badgers? We don't need no stinking badgers!"
    It's a gift only appreciated by a few.

  2. Ok, if you are a true tea freak, of which flavor do you partake? I guzzle a exotic Korean green tea, I already determined that Lipton's sucks in comparison. Downloaded a few Bystanders songs, I miss hearing the original "Presidential Aids" recorded I believe using a coffee table as a drum set. By the way, nice blog, tell Capt. Crunch I said Hi!

  3. anonymous....I believe that track is on the "Broccoli Rules" album, which is available for your listening pleasure in the Flint Underground Music Archive.

  4. Wow! What flavor? That's kinda hard to narrow down! First off, loose leaf is the only way to go! Teabags should only be used in a dire emergency. I love trying new things from places like etc. when I get extra $, but when it comes to less expensive "off-the-shelf" brands, I much prefer Twinings to Bigelow. Among my faves are Pai Mu Tan white (a bit pricey, but excellent in a subtle sort of way) Sencha Green, Oolong and - though it's an acquired taste - I love Lapsang Souchong. It's not for everyone since it has that strong smoky flavor, but I really dig it.
    My fave tea place is the House of Tea in Toronto. The lady there gave me a free sample of Pu Ehr tea that had been buried (on purpose) for 15 years, imparting a musty taste. It was weird at first, but it really grew on me. One of the strangest teas I've had was a tea mixed with natural chocolate from Teavana online. It sounds weird, but it was actually surprizingly good!
    I think I'll be asking for money for my birthday next month and will be ordering a stash o'tea from Teavana!
    I'll be seeing Captain Crunch on the 4th of July. I'll tell him "anonymous" said hi! :-)
    The original Presidential Aids was recorded using drumsticks banging on anything that was around at the time as well as a squeaky metal decorative thing from the armrest of a rocking chair. CC performed the comb & paper solo. Them was the days! :-)

  5. Sorry. You're right. I'd meant to write HIGHLY advanced!