I think we can all acknowledge by this point that I love a good pun. I can’t help it! Good word-play, however groan-worthy it actually sounds once the joke is made, makes me tick. Manipulation of the English language into humorous forms is just plain awesome. And it is often really hard to explain when trying to teach it in another language.
Oh, there are puns incorporated into humor in other languages too. It isn’t that uncommon to see a joke confusing ‘hana’ (meaning flower) and ‘hana’ (meaning nose) in Japanese, for example. But trying to explain how, ‘A horse walked into a bar and the bartender said, ‘Why the long face?” is funny to someone who doesn’t natively speak English and isn’t aware of the cultural context surrounding the traditional role of the bartender-as-therapist in Western culture is something else entirely. Even after explaining how the joke works, even in English you’re likely to still ask why someone let a horse into a bar anyway. Surely that violates a health code or two.
So yes. I make no apologies for my pun today, groan-worthy and lame as it might be. Puns may not be the height of humor, but they’re still pretty awesome to me.
It could be yarn, it could be rope… hell, I think it could even be spinach-infused spaghetti in pesto sauce. Either way, I think it’s cute, and that’s all that really matters, right?
I decided, at some point, as I was sketching this, that the kitty would be a Siamese. I have two kittens of my own – one is a blue Tortoiseshell, and the other is a medium-haired lynx-point Siamese cross. Penny (the lynx-point Siamese cross) is probably the least likely cat I know to end up in a situation like that, and yet… she became my spokes-kitten anyway. Despite the fact that my other cat (her name is Lolita, in case you were curious) is just about the most likely to end up like that. I swear, I’ve never met a more natural bondage-kitty. She likes to get herself tangled up in everything!
And they lived happily ever after. Aww!
I had this thought yesterday, and I could not help but want to draw it out as soon as I thought of it. You see, I have a friend. She loves dinosaurs. I have several other friends who like unicorns. So naturally a combination of the two would be adorable, right? I figured that a dinosaur and unicorn hybrid probably already existed in the creative mind of some other individual/s out there (how could it not?), but I had to draw it anyway.
But I had a problem – an ever so slight one. What to name this mystical creature? Unisaur? Dinocorn? Dinosauricorn? Obviously the last two were better, but as soon as I said them in my head, the thought of a dinosaur made of corn could not be shifted! Thus, ‘Dincorn meets Dincorn’ was born.
On a slight side-note, my Facebook fan page now has over 100 likes! I am incredibly stoked to have met that milestone. Hopefully that number can keep moving up, and I can shoot into internet stardom, hey? *grin*
You know, it might be cool here in Australia right now, but I would still eat one of these in a heartbeat.
Melon popsicles were one of the things that I loved when I visited Japan. There was a little package of them that came with six melon pops – three green and three pink, with the flavours of honeydew and watermelon. They had little chocolate chips as ‘seeds’, dusted over the melon slice; dark chocolate chips for the watermelon, and white for the honeydew.
They are one of the first treats that I bought while I was over there, so they kinda hold a special little place in my heart. As a result, I just had to make my own little take on melon popsicles in Second Life!
Teleport to Sanu to pick up a melon popsicle today!