This Week in Crazy Rhubarb Lady

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By now you’ve probably all seen the viral internet video of the crazy, foul-mouthed woman stealing rhubarb from her neighbor’s alley.  If you haven’t, you can watch the video in full here–and remember that it is NSFW.  (And that stands for Not Safe For Work, for those of you not hip to the lingo and about to blame me for the foul language coming out of your cubicle.)

Anyway, the late night comedians are ON IT.   Let’s start with Jimmy Kimmel:

and move right along to Conan:

Yes, it’s weird and sick and certainly ripe for more parodies–come ON, people!–but it does touch on so many issues we’ve covered here on Harmoniagarden before, doesn’t it?  Such as:

What kind of person steals rhubarb from my alley?  Well, now we know.

What do you say to somebody who thinks that an alley is public property and anything that grows there is theirs for the taking?  Tell them to come mow it themselves if it belongs to everyone.

And, of course:  What the hell are you going to do with all that rhubarb anyway?  Answer:  None of your damn business.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for something a little less crazy to do with your rhubarb, maybe you’ll head over to Mama Knows Her Cocktails and make one of these Rhubarb Bee’s Knees.  Cheers!

 

Posted by

Amy Stewart
on August 7, 2013 at 6:25 am, in the category Eat This.

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6 Comments

  1. 7th June 2015 at 9:17 pm —

    I still just want to know if it is alley property.

  2. 1st May 2016 at 1:43 am —

    Her name is Allie, it’s “Allie property, b****”

  3. 7th August 2016 at 1:15 pm —

    Typically, fences require 6″ set back so that means that anything outside of 6 inches away from the fence is public domain (just like the boulevard or berm at the front of most houses). So technically she is correct but 1) ethically she should have left it alone because it’s pretty close and spans that area mentioned above and 2) She clearly is unstable and the name calling was inappropriate but 3) Why keep pressing the issue…she wasn’t going to change her mind, why did the home owner keep pushing her buttons. Let her take some rhubarb – it’s a marginal tasting plant at best even when mixed with strawberries for jam.

  4. 13th November 2016 at 9:26 am —

    Wouldnt you want to piss the person off who is practically on your property rummaging? Mental issues make for a weak excuse.

  5. 23rd November 2016 at 9:46 am —

    You’re going to defend that nutjob? Despite the property markers, why would you do that to a neighbor? It has clearly grown through the fence, but do we have to go out and measure everything now? It’s also clearly her plants! The crazy lady was being inconsiderate at the least. Legal? Maybe. Morally wrong. I’d say yes. I’ve been growing vegetables for 25 years and I’ve always shared with my neighbors; they never had to ask or steal. If this woman would simply asked the ‘may I have some of this’ I’m sure they would have shared. She’s crazy.

  6. 24th November 2016 at 8:16 am —

    Call ME crazy, but am I the only one strangely attracted to Rhubarb Lady?! Meeeow!!

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