Wednesday 5 September 2007

Arthropod Meeting

Being human is awesome. I like this image a lot. It's the meeting between two species separated by about 550 million years. The trilobite is similar to elrathia, (it's missing some segments, elrathia had 13).

I like this scene. You can imagine any number of things. Hot young ladybug with a penchant for wearing red with polkadots, meets worldly, older trilobite with a scottish brogue. He's aloof, an old world reserve in his demeanor. She's desperately hoping to ask him out for a cappuccino, and who knows where the evening will go? Back to his shale for a nightcap?

Or perhaps they are from the arthropod U.N., and he's concerned about dragonfly larva settling in the coastal waters of his brethren, and she is there to negotiate a truce.

Probably though, he's just thirsty, hoping she has some nice squishy aphids he can devour.


Anonymous said...

You're funny. I thought I was the only one who made up involved stories about seemingly simple things...goes to show, funny, simple minds think alike :)
I really like the hot ladybug in polka dots...scotish brogue...meeting :)

david hayes said...

Wow. Great interpretations of that picture. I can see them all.

Glendon Mellow said...

Hahaha...thanks, Leslie, and you too David.

David, is that deadpan sarcasm there? It's so hard to tell while Mario is doing the Hustle and distracting me with his mad dance skillz.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster site? Must go have a look...

Glendon Mellow said...

Yeah, that's pretty good. I'm also a fan of the Temple of the Invisible Pink Unicorn (blessed be her Holy Hooves). They both serve as a great way of exposing arbitrary religious practices through mimicry.

There's some great artwork about the Flying Spaghetti Monster at that site.

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