Summit Up 12-1-10: Celebrating World Gherkin Day |

Summit Up 12-1-10: Celebrating World Gherkin Day

by Summit Up
Summit Daily/Mark Fox

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that would like to proclaim Dec. 1 World Gherkin Day. Surely everyone loves those tiny, sweet little pickles, right? They should have their own day where everyone can celebrate their crunchy-sweet greatness. But wait a tick …

(sound of googling)

OK, so far as we can tell there is not already a World Gherkin Day. But in the course of looking for it, we did come across (and waste 4:03 of our lives on) a really excellent/crappy video on youtube called Day of the Gherkin, which is basically about a bunch of evil, malevolent little pickles that kill some guy named Evan. Actually line from the video:

“Evan? Evan?”

(cut to shot of Evan lying on the floor, his body gone from his clothes and a pile of gherkins nearby)

“You didn’t eat the gherkins, did you?”

Speaking of youtube, has everyone now seen the Epic Cat Fight video where two birds and two cats have this awesome showdown set to music from the film Predator? If you haven’t, you’ve got to check it out – and we don’t say this lightly because if there’s one thing we can’t stand it’s people e-mailing us links to stupid videos of cats.

By the way, if you want to make your own evil gherkin movie, it looks like the kids who made this video did a pretty good job of animating the pickles with pieces of thread.

Who knew?


Speaking of odd foods, someone gave us a spaghetti squash recently and …

MILLIONS OF SUMMIT UP READERS: That’s what passes for gifts in your world?

SU: We guess so! Anyway, we’ve had it sitting on our counter for quite some time now as we contemplate following the instructions on the helpful sticker that accompanied the squash. But now we’re not sure if the thing is still good, since there’s no expiration date. It doesn’t appear mushy or rotten or anything like that, leading to the question: How do you tell if a spaghetti squash is still good?

Next question: We got a pomegranate, first one ever, and it, too, is sitting on our counter cuz we don’t know how to deal with it. Help! Give us pomegranate tips at We out.

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