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Wednesday, April 11, 2007
When I was eight, I went to the dentist, submitted to the tortures and then the dentist reaching over to his desk, opened a drawer and allowed me to choose a toy. I chose the orange hippo.
For years, the hippo - an eraser presumably - was my companion. No bigger than one of my finger joints, his soft rubberiness made him fun to chew one. I even almost bit off his right leg. To this day it hangs on with a sliver.
When I grew up, I put away my childish things. The hippo went into a box with an unlikely companion.
Recently, I opened the box. The hippo and his companion, a rather malignant insect-man hybrid with shoulder pads to rival any samurai overlord, have melted into each other. Or rather, the bug man has melted into the hippo.
Staring into the human face below the bug man's insectoid visage, I see pure evil, a diabolic evil.
The hippo hasn't melted into the bug man. It's a one-sided deal with the bug man excreting his digestive ooze, in order to liquefy the hapless mammal. I doubt the bug man even needs the nourishment.
Yet, for years, locked in slimed embrace, the hippo has suffered, emitting unheard screams of horror like the frozen Incan mummies.
Oh noooo. That last pic is really a classic though.
(BTW I think your flower that you asked about is a Euphorbia, but one of the garden types.)
For years many of my favorite toys came from the dentist. They had lots of the miniature plastic animals I liked to collect, and I got one of my very favorites there, a large brown dragon with blue wings. Now all I get at the dentist is fillings.
Rurality: thanks for the plant info. Weird things those euphorbias. That last picture is full of suffering.Post a Comment
Bluewyvern: Dentists should continue giving out toys. I am miffed that cereals no longer give out toys either.
Luke: Tragic, isn't it?
LJ: Thanks! Now I can subscribe.
Lyn: Yes, I am married and *old*. I hate the latter. I feel washed up, like a bitter 80s popstar, only without ever having had the screaming fans.