* NOTE: Some sloppy cartoonists have erroneously portrayed Popeye with the both eyes open.The recent upsurge in spinach postings is not surprising. If fresh spinach is "finiched" (at least until the food and health watchdogs announce the coast is unequivocally clear to eat spinach safely), one must indulge other appetites. One is for fresh spinach substitutes.
Official Information: The latest statement from the FDA can be found here. For FDA updates check the homepage or the alerts section. There is also this helpful page which contains only the spinach-related alerts. The CDC has also set up special page about the e.coli outbreak. (via Health News Blog)
Popeye: How much is the broccoli?
Geezil: Nickel, maybe dime.
Popeye: And, the spinach?
Geezil: Dime, maybe quarter.
Popeye: Then how come carrots is a dollar?
Geezil: Dollar fifty. You buy what I don't feel like selling it cost you two dollars.
Spinach stories are also whetting penchants for pop culture. Apparently, blogging about spinach and Popeye is no trivial pursuit. For example, even Lisa Tolliver On Air and Online - Superman is to Kryptonite what Popeye is to....fresh spinach?! is "casking shadows" online. It blew me down to find, at press time, that "axskin' " Google to search "lisatolliver on air and online spinach popeye" returned this "intelligensk" at Allen Canning Company - Google Finance:
Popeye: [Takes the carrots and tosses Geezil a nickel]
Geezil: Ah ah. Nope, this is a nickel.
Popeye: I'm payin' what I feels like payin'.
The Tax Man: You're not up to no good are you? Because if you are there's a 25¢ up to no good tax.
DIALOGUE SOURCE - The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) - Memorable Quotes from Popeye (1980).
IMAGES SOURCE - Striplets about Popeye and his friends.
Superman is to Kryptonite what Popeye is to....fresh spinach?!
lisatolliver - Sep 16, 2006 - Lisa Tolliver On Air and Online A second statue was erected in Alma, Arkansas, the self-proclaimed "Spinach Capital of the World" and home to Allen Canning, which markets Popeye-branded [...]
The Google Finance posting breaks there, but the "spinach storm" is still raging.###