Today on the tray: Strawberry rhubarb pie

June 9 is National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day.

strawberry rhubarb pie
What’s that in my pie?

Q: What is rhubarb?

A: Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is a species of plant in the family Polygonaceae. They are herbaceous perennials growing from short, thick rhizomes. They have large leaves that are somewhat triangular, with long fleshy petioles. They have small flowers grouped in large compound leafy greenish-white to rose-red inflorescences. (Wikipedia)

If you didn’t know that, don’t feel bad. Neither did the dumb, sort-of-hot guy in this Lee Jeans commercial from 1989. The slogan was “Lee jeans. For dumb guys who don’t know what rhubarb is.” Actually it was “Lee jeans. The brand that fits.” But my slogan is better.

Lee jeans commercial, “What’s a rhubarb?” (1989)


  1. Your slogan at least attempts to make a connection between semi hot boys in jeans and rhubarb. I’ve never had it before. The rhubarb, I mean. Semi hot boys, well…

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