Though he warned Town Meeting voters at the onset of the farmers market discussion that he had “millions” of farm-related puns at the ready, Town Moderator Michael Fee still drew quite a few groans—as well as some laughs—from the crowd when he tossed in his jokes to lighten the discussion.
Needham Patch counted eight Fee-produced puns, which we have listed below for your enjoyment:
1. In reference to missing the first part of the discussion last Wednesday because he was out of town (substitute moderator Paul Milligan stood in): “Did the Finance Committee at any point say, ‘That’s like comparing apples to oranges?’ […] Did I miss that? I hope not.”
2. “Just don’t plow old ground.” (Said to Selectman Mo Handel when he stepped up to speak on the matter.)
3. “This is indeed one tough row to hoe.” (Said upon opening the floor to Michael Greis to speak on the article.)
4. Immediately followed by: “[This is] fertile ground for discussion.”
5. And later, as the discussion was wrapping up: “I’m going bananas.”
6. Followed quickly with: “Thank you very much for separating the wheat from the chaffe.”
7. And after the vote, in which the article received the necessary two-thirds approval: “Well, that was a bushel of trouble.”
8. Later, during discussion of another article, Fee couldn't help himself, telling one Town Meeting member who didn't quite answer the question on the floor: "I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck."
Did we miss any? Can you think of a few of your own? Tell us in the comments below.