Thursday, April 29, 2010

Melons Con Mucho Pecho

A long time ago I ran across this image while looking for some other image. I loaded it into my image file and moved on. Every so often when looking through my outrageous collection of useless images of whatever, this picture would pop up. Every time I told myself I needed to write a post about it. Or maybe use it for a lead in image for some of the fiction I come up with time to time. It was just too excellent to not at least post in some way, shape or form.

I remember produce crates with labels like this on them. As a young teen, I often unloaded train car loads of wooden produce crates holding the finest produce that came from out West or from the South. For a time during my trucking days, I delivered wooden crates of produce with similar labels to Hunt's Point in the Bronx. Hunt's Point is the largest wholesale food market in the World.

Now everything comes in plastic or cardboard. And it doesn't come from out West or from the South as much. Most of what we eat is like everything else we consume. It all comes from outside of our borders. Any double entendres that might exist on the labels are lost to us because they are printed in Spanish, Chinese, or Pakistani. "Melons con mucho pecho" literally translates as "Melons with much chest". It just does not have the same impact as "Buxom Melons". And sadly, by the time this foreign produced vegetation hits our stores, it has lost much of it's impact also.

Later......................

8 comments:

PENolan said...

One cannot miss the parallel between scientifically modified produce and artificially enhanced breasts.

Great postcard from the bozone.

The Blog Fodder said...

My late wife had a distant cousin named Peaches. We thought she'd have been better named Melons. But anyhow...

Randal Graves said...

I don't know what you're eating, but those nearly tasteless, pesticide-laced blueberries from Chile were delicious.

Oh shit, I hope you didn't cause another earthquake with this post.

Demeur said...

Ah yes back in the day when you could be politically incorrect.

sunshine said...

I've got some buxom melons myself. :P

((Hugs))
Laura

Beach Bum said...

Seeing this image and several others like it from the past used on other products suggests to me that people in the 1950's and earlier were not the prudes history makes them to be.

susana said...

Given the time period, I'm surprised she's not smoking a cigarette too.

David Barber said...

That's a great label! Wouldn't be "politically correct" these day though.