As Donald Trump staved off Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who were going for his jugular vein in their Texas debate last night, it appeared as if they did so with the backdrop of a giant hot dog looming over every word. Was this someone’s idea of a joke, a hidden message, or was it just coincidental that the artistic background behind all the candidates looked like an all-American hot dog?
It was a night that had strange connotations around food with Ben Carson’s fruit salad becoming an Internet sensation. Time Magazine reports on February 25, that “Ben Carson’s fruit salad makes the Internet go bananas.” If Carson didn’t mention this fruit salad, he probably wouldn’t have gotten any attention.
At one point Carson asked if someone would please “attack” him so he could get some airtime in! “Fox and Friends” live on Friday morning asked the audience to tweet in about the hot dog-looking backdrop on the stage behind the candidates last night.
Their shout out got plenty of suggestions about that hot dog with one Twitter user suggesting it was obviously a “subliminal message for Burger King’s new hot dogs!” The other attention grabber last night was that screamer who hit the highest notes humanly possible when Rubio talked.
Since Rubio appeared to put his big boy trousers on for last night’s debate and aggressively go after Trump, he got a lot of airtime. This screamer in the audience let one loose each time he made a point, whether it was a lame point or not.
“Fox and Friends” suggest by the sound and pitch of the scream it appears as if the culprit screamer was a female. If so, she didn’t miss a chance to hit the scream button around every corner Rubio took. After each scream of praise, the candidate would stand back with a grin, one that resembled the cat that swallowed the canary.
Unfortunately for Rubio, Trump is no canary and it is going to take a lot more to stop his runaway train than hyping up the audience with a screamer and a few rehearsed quips. Rubio, who may one day make a good president once he matures a bit in the very distance future, looked like the college football player getting revenge against an opposing team with that grin.
After all the fun folks had online with Carson’s “fruit salad,” Carson offered up what he was referring to with that line. It started when Carson was asked the criteria he’d be looking for in a Supreme Court nominee and basically what the folks heard was he was looking for a person who was like a “fruit salad.”
CNN News reports that Carson said, “I would go through and I would look at what a person’s life has been. What have they done in the past? What kind of judgments have they made? What kind of associations do they have? That will tell you a lot more than an interview will tell you,” Carson said. “The fruit salad of their life is what I will look at.”
Looking at someone’s “fruit salad of their life” was taken as an odd answer for those who are not fully acquainted with the Bible. So when asked to explain his “fruit salad” comment, Carson said:
“I’m talking about what everybody does. By their fruit you will know them. That was the Sermon on the Mount. And it was in the context when Jesus said there are some people who aren’t what they seem to be, who say one thing and do another. But you can always tell who they are by their fruit.”
No one found out who Rubio’s screamer was, but folks will be listening for her in the future. The Dallas Morning News also noticed the screamer. They write:
“The screamer: One enthusiastic Republican was heard around the world, thanks to audience microphones that were apparently close to her seat. Less than halfway through the debate, there was already a parody Twitter account dedicated to her.”
As far as that hot dog backdrop, when “Fox and Friends” live put a little mustard on the snapshot of the hot dog-looking object, there was no mistaking it was either a tribute to Oscar Mayer or someone had a hidden message to pass on from behind the bickering candidates vying for the White House.