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11.21.2005

Death to the Proletariat?

Death by Chocolate, that is. The popular ice cream brand has risen in price to nearly $50 a gallon in most countries. The United States has long enjoyed low frozen-dairy-product prices nearly one-tenth of that in other countries, but the recent steady rise in pricing outrages most Americans. Starting a short period before the gulf war (remember, now, that's where they get 20% of their vanilla bean extract), constant expansion combined with inflation has slowly expanded and inflated the pockets of Big Dairy. Most recently, the jump in pricing for golden vanilla rose to nearly five dollars a gallon during Katrina, due to alledged cattle loss.

"Why can't these evil dairy corporations just drop their pricing? They're driving poor families to even greater impoverishment," said Jaques Caster, "Ice cream is a necessity, so supply-demand pricing has no effect on it. People have to buy it, no matter the price."

Why, indeed? Studies from Berkley University show that, if the price for Cookie Dough Icecream fell a quarter, the standard of living would increase by 40%. However, it seems that these soulless corporations are ready to milk America for all its worth.

(I apologize for that last pun. I couldn't resist.)

Aren't you glad to know that RSI is run entirely by robots? We have none of those human flaws ,such as greed.

Processing 20×100 Robo-Comments:

Blogger Bhakti gesticulated...

For vegetarians, like me, we know that it is not just the dairy ice-cream farmers that are 'milking' the price gauging whatever. Even the price of Soy Non-Dairy Ice Not-Cream is soaring. As is Rice-Dream.
It's George Bush's fault. I have no idea how that could be so, but I just feel it in my robot not-blood that this is true. It has to be.

(By the way, I love ice cream. Can't live without it.)

11/21/2005 7:19 PM  
Blogger Roboshrub Incorporated gesticulated...

I thought I saw a compelling angle on the whole ice-cream emergency and pounced on it.

11/21/2005 7:45 PM  
Blogger Bhakti gesticulated...

by the way, Gyrobo--I'VE NOMINATED YOU FOR A BLOG AWARD!! I'm sure you'll get an email from Miladysa soon!

GOOD LUCK!

11/21/2005 8:00 PM  
Blogger Gyrobo gesticulated...

Cool. Also, this thing in my head just popped when I yawned. The pressure that had been building behind my skull instantly dissipated, and I should be fully recovered within two days.

For some insane reason I seem to get sick right before a major holiday, and then recover just in time to enjoy my vacation. It makes it look I'm lazy, taking a few extra days off. But then again, flu season comes during all the major holidays. It's like the whole system is designed to make you feel guilty.

11/21/2005 9:33 PM  
Blogger Bhakti gesticulated...

Hhmm...it's interesting that you bring up the 'feeling ill' around the holidays thing. I was thinking earlier that I was almost glad that I can't do too much this holiday season because of the bionical noodling that went on in my neck last August. As you can see from my blog, I tend towards the very spiritual, and I'm glad that I'll be able to focus on the spirit of the season, rather than being pulled into the hustle and bustle.

Isn't it sick that we have to be sick in order to not feel guilty (or at least feel somewhat obliged) to participate in the holiday bustle?
Sometimes I just don't participate; that's not what X-mas is about to me. At least this season no one can blame me for not getting off my arse.

Blah Blah Blah

Thanks for listening!

11/21/2005 9:43 PM  
Blogger L>T gesticulated...

Thanks for talking to the kids. #1 grandson AKA 'uglyboy' was so thrilled about first post (where he called hero Tristin) that he made me read it over & over. I only see them every other week-end so It'll be awhile before they see it.
Kids are natural cartooners(?). I like to encourage them as much as possible.

11/21/2005 10:15 PM  
Blogger Roboshrub Incorporated gesticulated...

As well you should! You're a cool grandparent.

11/21/2005 10:20 PM  
Blogger Stan gesticulated...

The rise of dairy (and non-dairy apparently) prices, as well as the Hurricane, are no doubt Bush's fault. Failure to sign the Kyoto treaty has enraged the Great Spirit, for they have punished us with Hurricanes and binged on our precious cows.

11/21/2005 11:39 PM  
Blogger L>T gesticulated...

I didn't know all the cows were in New Orleans & surrounding area.
Although I did see a few heifers on the news.
I priced Ice Cream here (in the Pacific Northwest) it's about 6.oo a gallon for the higher grade & you can still get the cheap stuff 2 for 5.00.
Sometimes the bad news from the east takes a while to get here.

11/22/2005 9:51 AM  
Blogger Gyrobo gesticulated...

By the way, if anyone missed our "randomest slogan" contest, beware-

everything you say is liable to be taken in as one of the random slogans that appears every time a Roboshrub Inc. page is loaded. You know, at the top, under the logo image. There's over 300 of them now.

11/22/2005 10:22 AM  
Blogger Bhakti gesticulated...

Yo Stan--grow a sense of humor, buddy! Or at least recognize my right to jest when I feel like it.

I'm actually glad that all of my hard earned money is going towards ridding Iraq of all their WMD!!
Go Georgey W. Go!


Now you know why I don't talk politics on my site. It's no one's business who I vote for or what I think. Doesn't make a rats arse of a difference anyway. As long as I vote, I've done my job! Nuf said.

Peace out...happiness to you, however you choose to find it (as long as no one gets hurt in finding said happiness).

p.s. How are you feeling today Gyrobo???

11/22/2005 1:40 PM  
Blogger Stan gesticulated...

Proletariat, are you from the Soviet Union? I know what it means, but I thought it was distinctive of Soviet communist speech.

11/22/2005 4:55 PM  
Blogger Stan gesticulated...

Bhataki, maybe my humor was not that humorous evidently.

11/22/2005 4:56 PM  
Blogger Bhakti gesticulated...

Stan the Man--It's BHAKTI (love and devotion), not BHakati (mispelled love and devotion).

Oh well...two humorous people missing each other's jest.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Yes...the Robot are from the soviet union. Better get Hoover and McCarthy on their trail!!!!
(I don't think they are from there, really.)

I'm reading War and Peace--does that make me a communist???

11/22/2005 5:07 PM  
Blogger L>T gesticulated...

bhakti, reading 'War & Peace' makes you a person w/ stick to it qualitys. I have not done it. I like short storys. & short novels.

11/22/2005 5:45 PM  
Blogger Bhakti gesticulated...

LOL! Well, I gave myself a year to finish it. War and Peace was actually written as 8 separate, yet related novels. They were published in some writer's journal back in the day.

I, too , love short stories. One of my favorites is The Overcoat, by Nikolai Gogol...and The Death Of Ivan Ilych, by Tolstoy...and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, by James Thurber. Uh...I better stop now before I get accused of holding Oprah's Book Club on Robocop, Inc.

11/22/2005 9:04 PM  
Blogger Roboshrub Incorporated gesticulated...

Actually, the term "proletariat" originated in Ancient Rome. I can see the confusion, though- the Soviets excercised Marxist thought, and Karl Marx was the first person to use the term "proletariat" as socialist/communist jargon.

11/22/2005 9:05 PM  
Blogger Gyrobo gesticulated...

Just once, I'd like to walk down the street and have someone say, "Good day, fellow proletariat! How goes the tunnel?"

Also, my flu seems to be clearing up, just as my vacation starts. It's a gift, but also a curse.

11/22/2005 9:41 PM  
Blogger L>T gesticulated...

I think that could be a code phrase for the downtrodden.
I think I'll try it out on someone soon.

11/24/2005 12:08 AM  
Blogger L>T gesticulated...

I have been considering a charity,
sorta a way of thithing. (In an agnostic sense.) My idea is to have 10.00 & when I see a person who looks like they need it, I offer to pay them 10.00 to take their picture. This way I do someone some good & hone my photography skills. Whaddya think?

11/24/2005 12:18 AM