Monday, January 28, 2008

Panic-Buy Carrot Day: May 15th, 2008

Out of sheer silliness, student Freya Valentine decided to create a Facebook group urging members to panic-buy carrots on May 15th. The group (which I would have linked to, but is apparently overworking Facebook servers now, due to the coverage) has attracted nearly 100k members at the time this entry was written.

While some spin-off and opposition groups have popped-up along the way, none have succeeded as well as the original. Many members are calling for May 16th to be dedicated to "taproot-based generosity and carrotty philanthropy." They suggest making carrot-based dishes and giving them out to the needy.

Vice-president of the British Carrot Growers' Association said, "Bring it on! Let's try and reach a million members!"

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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