confirms that PBS
is the greatest station in all of the United States
, and possibly the world. I was flipping through channels on this boring Saturday
afternoon when I stumbled upon channel 9, PBS in my area (KTVI St. Louis). There was a man holding up a disgusting-looking black thing of sorts, and I thought I heard him say something about eating it. I watched intently for a moment, then this gaudy-assed, unprofessional-looking screen popped up, "I Eat Weeds and Trees
" with Mickey Robinson. I was stunned. In about a minute and a half, he went through the recipe for acorn griddle bread
, and then advised the viewers not to eat any unknown plant without the aid of a botonist. The premise. Before I knew it, everything
was over as quickly as it started.
Ack! I was too hasty in this writeup, as I have just found a tiny bit of information pertaining to the show. Apparently, I Eat Weeds and Trees
is a "filler
" for public broadcasting; it only lasts for 90 to 120 seconds, basically to kill time with some content instead of just begging for money like they usually do (isn't that why they have telethons
, after all?). There are twenty-six episodes in all.
Information gleaned from American Public Television's on-line catalog: http://www.aptvs.org/ (under Contracts, search, I Eat Weeds & Trees)