As a proud multi-generational Texan, I feel violated and my heritage has been besmirched. And I’m not talking about the wacko right wing nut jobs and the fear that Obama was going to have the army capture Texas and sell us to Mexico. Thank god Chuck Norris was able to protect us from those wily Yankees (a.k.a Carpet Baggers).
What I’m talking about is Blue Bell Ice Cream! Like big hair, Blue Bell is an ingrained part of Texas and just like John Wayne at the battle of the Alamo, we love Blue Bell and she has embarrassed us! The only thing worst would have been spitting on the Texas flag.
I still love big hair and make my wife wear it at every opportunity. It’s so cool to have a wife with naturally curly hair like the girls in the Geico commercial.
At least Blue Bell had the decency to fall on her sword and make the end brutal and swift. Both John and Chuck would be proud.
If you haven’t heard, Blue Bell Ice Cream has been found to have listeria in some of its products, which first led to a recall and now apparently they are closing their plants, warehouses, and laying off a big chunk of their people. I was so excited when they opened a warehouse in Sin City and I immediately went to the grocery and bought vanilla, peach, and Rocky Road to celebrate. Now I’m crushed!
For over a hundred years, Blue Bell is what we turned to when we couldn’t get someone to sit on top of the ice cream maker and get a frozen butt, while making homemade ice cream.
Hopefully like the Phoenix, Blue Bell will rise from the ashes.