Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sufferin' succotash!

Okay, I genuinely don't know what succotash is. But that's really just an excuse to put up the following video.

Let's say you're Michelle Obama. (You wish.) Politics aside, you really just want kids to get healthy school lunches. But the food industry powers that be are stacked against you!  What to do? You know kids deserve better. So what superpower do you call in?

(Hint. It is not your husband.)

We'll get to succotash later.


  1. You won’t be surprised to learn that I have loved this expression for years. It may surprise you to learn that only in the last few years did I find out what succotash was, when the cafeteria at my newspaper’s old building served it. Turns out I liked the stuff.

  2. The phrase is probably imbedded in me from early childhood cartoon watching, Peter.

    I am going to do a little post next on succotash itself next, as soon as I get around to it.

  3. Yee-haw, that was fun. I'm vague on succotash, but I loved Michele's op ed in the New York Times about Congress moving against healthy school lunches and WIC standards.

  4. I asked my mom what it was when I was a kid, and she told me!

  5. Nancy, yes, although I didn't read the Michelle Obama editorial, it was much in the news, which is where I got a hint of this clip.

    If this blog gradually becomes the Richard Sherman blog, don't be surprised. From Compton to Stanford to the Seattle Seahawks to the White House--that's an interesting trajectory.

  6. Kathleen, I think I could have guessed that your mom would be reliable on the information front!