Sunday, February 13, 2011

It just sucks

While I'm not planning on making this the "I hate the words artisan/artisanal blog", it sure as hell has been that way recently.

Here's one from my reader Lindsey. She says it was at Walmart.

To make matters worse, I just ordered flowers for Mrs. Grumpy for tomorrow, and received a confirmation email reassuring me that they'll be arranged "by an artisanal florist".

Sigh.

30 comments:

Albinoblackbear said...

We walked by an "Artisanal Restaurant" in Galway yesterday.

I snickered. And thought of you.

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Where can one pursue a degree in “artisanal” anything. The last four letters are enough to make me say, “No, merci!"

pharmacy chick said...

Artisan Lettuce? they are edible WEEDS! Excuse me while go scoop my artisan fertilizer..aka dog poop.

terri c said...

Poor Dr. G. Serve your wife a nice cup of artisanal coffee when you give her the flowers...

After years of bogus quality improvement programs I have to say it doesn't make me hurl the way "empowerment" does.

Anonymous said...

The florist was made by an artisan?

Anonymous said...

At the risk of being called a total idiot, what does "artisan/artisnal" mean? What is the difference between "artisan" whatever and regular whatever? I am originally from the states but have lived overseas for the last 8 yrs so I have absolutely no clue about this latest fade.. although based upon the previous posts/comments ignorance is bliss lol

libertyRx said...

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em! Start calling yourself an artisanal neurologist and charge extra for your services.

Bertha said...

So there's a guy out there somewhere with extensive training and experience in... packing lettuce? Truly this is an era of specialization.

laughingmom said...

Good thing Artesian lettuce helps you get in shape. Wouldn't want to go round eating fattening lettuce!

d.o.wife said...

Haha....I just took a pic of this at Meijer yesterday for you!

Anonymous said...

You could make a whole new blog about artisan things...

Anonymous said...

Awww! All the teachers and support staff at her school will be oohing and ahing tomorrow that Mrs. IB is getting flowers from Mr.Dr. IB. Sweet! What does she like?

Anonymous said...

How in the hell is lettuce artisanal? It's LETTUCE. We feel your pain, Dr. Grumpy.

Li'l Azathoth said...

I'm sure the purveyors of all this artisanal stuff are really sick of being compensated for their labors with all that drab, impersonal, mass-produced US currency. Why not get some paper and crayons and make your own artisanal money for them? Brighten their day!

oceankisses said...

I know what you mean. We have "artisan" bread at the grocery store. Some words are just over used to the point of putting me in a coma.

Baffled said...

This reminded me of when our cafeteria tried to doll itself up and serve "Loquacious Legumes" aka roasted vegetables. Someone finally caught on when the regular staff started posting jokes about talkative beans on the internal bulletin board. It took a couple of months for the cafeteria staff to catch on though.

iamnothouse.com said...

Artisanal lettuce is from a really obscure head of lettuce. You've probably never heard of it.

Anonymous said...

is that an artisan plastic box?

The Shrone said...

How about Artisanal Pencil Sharpening? At least it uses "artisanal" appropriately.

jimbo26 said...

Artisan = made by hand .

Jen in Cincinnati said...

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. I can see the sign outside now:

Grumpy, Artisan Neurologist

mcgee said...

Guess I should rethink my Artisanal Mother's Day Mixed Geranium and Other Stuff Planters.

There is an awful lot of landscape companies with the word "artisan" in them, but this one struck my funny bone:

http://www.artisanlol.com/outdoor-exercise-room

Mark W said...

Or an Artisan printer?

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Product.do?sku=C11CA52201&BV_UseBVCookie=yes

"Epson Artisan 810 All-in-One Printer"

Anonymous said...

When did "artisan" become a synonym of "pretentious and overpriced"?

Anonymous said...

And so it was written, after the artisanal period , or epoch, the people of the earth ceased to care about the manner or quality of their food and appliances, buying ever more from the non artisinal peoples of the lands east of the big water, soon thereafter the peoples of the east of the big water shut them out, and thusly did their tribe disappear from the earth.

The Dobbing Doctor said...

I was once in a band called "The Artisans". Oh the folly of youth!

Dianne said...

Give up, Grumpy. Become an artisanal blogger. The dark side of the force is calling...

;)

Anonymous said...

Get your rectal prosthesis from an artis-anal plastic surgeon....?

C said...

yeah...its MACHINE-planted, MACHINE-harvested, MACHINE-washed, MACHINE-packaged, plain old lettuce. Like it better?

Anonymous said...

http://www.artisancoffee.co.uk/

 
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