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Monday, August 13, 2007

It's someone's birthday


and what better way to celebrate than floating spikey solanum pyracanthum balloons with stink bug passengers their way?

Things change, that's for sure. The last time I googled solanum, searching for the scientific name for porcupine tomato, I'm positive I read no references to the virus solanum which according to lore currant turns humans into zombies. Of course, the tomato tribe has a long history of powers attributed to its otherwise ordinary members . . . tomato's specific name means "wolf peach" . . . what is edgier than wolves (well, aside from werewolves)? Tomatoes and their kin have been thought both deadly poisonous and powerful aphrodisiacs; psychedelics, stimulants and carcinogens. Lycopene, the antioxidant in tomatoes is said to fight cancer. Lycopene could actually be concentrated wolf tears, which as everyone knows chase away any kind of bodily ills. The lycopene molecule as pictured on Wikipedia, bears a striking resemblance to the insect eggs recently found hatching on one of my hairs (see previous post below). People continually grow older and things seem to always be changing, but under the influence of solanum everything seems to be strangely related. But if you feel yourself zombifying after a long convoluted google search, go find a stink bug and sniff it . . . they smell surprisingly like cilantro. As everyone knows, cilantro has the power to ward off zombies and zombification.

2 comments:

...Kat said...

really like that photo

Legend in my own mind said...

Hey, thank you belatedly on the birthday wishes. Oh and great job on the cat and fish sitting - Tux seemed fat and happy upon our arrival home - and nary a fish was seen floating dead in the water. Thanks again!