I forgot to post some clip art on Friday, so maybe this will become a Monday thing. Something fun to compensate for the horrors of the first day of the work week …
Here we are, in the magical land of Faerie, where apparently everyone runs around in her nightgown under the flowering cherry tree. Or is there something more sinister at work? Several children are cowering fearfully against the red-gowned piper. And is that girl in the lower right sitting down to listen to the bluebird sweetly sing her a song … or has the bird knocked her down and she is now desperately trying to fend off the fiendish finch? That little red bird looks ready to strike now that the girl is down. Dance, little girls, dance, to appease the murderous tendencies of your avian overlords!!
Wow, that was actually worse than a Monday at work …
My friend Mother Theresa has a fun activity on her blog called Friday Photo Fun. Head on over and check it out.
I don’t want to copy her (although they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery) but I do like the idea of a picture themed weekly post so I’m going to dip into my stash of clip art samples from Dover Publications for inspiration:
Let’s start with this rather bizarre image. At first, I thought this was not only a lion wearing human clothing, but a very tiny lion wearing human clothing because I thought the pillar in the background was a pill bottle for some reason. I am assuming the smaller feline is a lion cub. I am also assuming he is so pale because he is getting sick from the cigar smoke the big lion is so inconsiderately puffing out into the atmosphere. Or maybe he’s just embarrassed by the flamboyant flower thingy on his hat. I can just hear his thoughts: “Oh, please, Dad, why can’t you be more like Simba’s dad, Mufasa? He’s so manly and tough. I mean, seriously, couldn’t you have picked a better human to emulate than Beau Brummel? The hat’s not so bad but the dang walking stick? The stinking cigar? And why, oh, why do I have to go to that stupid school and wear this dorky uniform? Simba gets to run around naked and play with birds and wildebeests and warthogs. At least let me play with a cricket instead of playing cricket. And how come I don’t have a mom? Not that I don’t like Uncle Dave but …”
Do you have a better caption/description for this image?
|Look — a duck!
This is the story of a boy (cat) and his duck. When my sister and I went on vacation last summer, we stayed at the Chuckchansi Casino in Coarsegold, CA just outside Yosemite National Park. One of the little perks in the room was our very own mini rubber ducky, who came home with us. Most of the time, he lives on my sister’s dresser but the other day he ended up on her bed, where Timothy discovered him. Once I demonstrated Ducky’s little squeaky function, it was love at first sight.
Soon Tim was tumbling Ducky around on the bed, having a good old time. I’m not so sure if Ducky was enjoying it, though.
|No, really, he LIKES being upside down!
They paused for a few photos, as you can see. Just look at the LOVE on Timmy’s face! There’s nothing like a cat and a duck to warm your heart.
|A cat and his duck
Finally, they posed for this lovely portrait, which I like to call “Cat and Duck.” I could call it “Timothy and Ducky” or even “Timmy and Chuck” (short for Chukchansi) but I like the more classical, timeless quality of the generic “Cat and Duck.” They could be any cat and duck, at any period in time, just enjoying the wonderfulness that is the bond between a cat and a rubber duck.
And I’m sure that if they did walk into a bar, something hilarious would ensue. Tim’s just that kind of cat, you see, and Chuck, well, he did grow up in a casino …
The Yosemite Marching Band on Vimeo
I am still laughing over this video. If you like Monty Python or Beatles movies or anything else that is bizarre and strange, you will enjoy this “documentary” about the late, great Yosemite Marching Band … and there’s some beautiful scenery, too.