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With billions dead, the war of words continues today.

“ Although thought by the chronically uneducated to be a vegetable, the tomato is in fact a deciduous reptile that grows to an average length of 700ft. It lives on a diet of bamboo shoots, French Aristocrats and cars, and can smell and seek out draylon at a range of 2 miles. It's only natural predator is the Pygmy Armadillo. Inhabits the deep subterranean caves found beneath the expansive deserts of Poland, where it builds nests out of flat-pack furniture and listens to skiffle music. Makes ideal pet.”
~ The Penguin Encyclopedia of Inaccurate Zoology

Tomatoes scream when sliced.

“We must never forget the lesson of potato.”
~ Vin Deisel on Tomatoes
“I FUCKING hate tomatoes, they're all FUCKING evil!”
~ Ozzy Osbourne on Tomatoes

A tomato is a vegetable, a fruit and, above all, a scourge.

This vegetably fruit is the cause of countless arguments, several high-profile divorces, and at least one of the world wars. Almost every single aspect of the tomato is questionable - Is it pronounced "tuh-MAY-toe" or "tuh-MAH-toe"? Is it a fruit or a vegetable? Is it Ketchup or Catsup? Is it red or merely reddish? Are you looking at my fucking tomato mate? Why not, what's wrong with it?

When not being fought over, the tomato is often used as a source of bioenergy for humans, and some of the less discerning herbivorous mammals. It is usually taken orally, masticated, and then digested internally.

English To maht o = American Tom8o

The Sauce of Tomato Past

The tomato originated as the seriously mutated genetic offspring of the potato and the Brussel sprout, conceived while the potato was vacationing in Belgium but going through a rough patch in his marriage. It was described by its discoverer, Sir Francis Drake, as the "miracle vegetable" for several vague and tenuous reasons, although mainly for marketing purposes. "Drakesticles" as they were then called became very popular in Britain, and as a result beat the parsnip to the Christmas #1 for three years running in the UK vegetable charts. As with all things that are popular among the English, the tomato was snubbed by the French for the best part of three centuries, with Louis the VIIth famously proclaiming them to be 'sour in taste, odious in fragrance, and terrible in bed'.

The tomato was not naturally pretty like the potato nor was it street-smart like the sprout, and once its initial popularity waned, it often found itself relegated to the bottom shelf of grocery displays, as young upstart fruits such as the satsuma and the plum came to prominence. Indeed, by the late 1920's it was seen as little more than a novelty fruit, with some more respectable greengrocers even going so far as to keep them stocked under the counter and only selling them in brown paper bags. The tomato's popularity took a further blow in 1952, when it was declared illegal to sell them to minors, or to show them on television. By the time the ban was lifted 12 years later, almost everyone had forgotten what tomatoes were.

Caesarean tomatoes

Some tomatoes. Want to fight about it?

The Sauce of Tomato Present

Fate's fickle finger was soon flinging fame and fortune back in the face of the humble tomato, when it was discovered in 1988 that the tomato is an excellent source of sauce. It's discoverer, a dog named Heinz Himmler, pioneered the ketchup extraction technique over a period of several months. In his lowly basement, the sauce tzar Snauser would spend long hours sourcing the sauce using saws and saucers, often causing scores of sores on his sauce tzar paws. The resulting sauce was immediately confiscated from him, bottled and marketted under the name "Himmler's Tomato Ketchup". Good dog! Who's a good boy?

Tragically, the household-name hound was hit by a mustard truck a mere three days later, and had to be put to sleep. To this date, Heinz remains the only dog in history to have been pivotal in the creation of a condiment.

The Tomato Rebellions

in 2012, a group of tomatoes attempted to rebel against humanity. The first few years proved dire as the tomatoes were very difficult to shoot at considering their tiny size and impressive agility. However, the tomatoes began to lose when Chuck Norris took notice. He immediately descended from his flying blimp/house thingy and proceeded to literally tear apart every single rebellious tomato one by one. Most tomatoes are still sour (hehe) about the Tomato Rebellions. Most also avoid watching Chuck Norris movies.

The Sauce of Tomato Future

So what next for the tomato? I don't remember ever seeing one on the Jetsons or in any of the Back to the Future movies, so I guess they don't even exist in the future. Although , one very sure source told us that they could be used as dog food as they make dogs quite sick which is exactly what we want.



Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough.

  • Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, Intelligence is knowing not to put it into a fruit salad.
  • Tomatoes have been known to communicate with dolphins via ultrasound. It is also the only fruit capable of screaming.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Tomatoes are lovers, not fighters.
  • 300,000 people are killed by a tomato dropping yearly. It's probably not the same tomato though.
  • The tomato is a recurring motif in The Godfather films, used to foreshadow the eating of a tomato.
  • Tomatoes smell exactly like ducks, which is further proof of their deep genetic relation.

See also

For those without comedic tastes, the so-called experts at Wikipedia have an article about Tomato.
Recreational Fruits

Bonana | Fig | Grape | Kiwi | Lemon | Orange | Tomato


Coconut | Olive | Onion | Pear


Grapefruit | Guava | Peach | Raspberry | Strawberry | Watermelon

Commonly Mistaken for Fruit

Apple | Clementine Attlee | Don Cherry | Peaches Geldof | Pineapple titties | Styrofoam | Utah |

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