At the intersection of natural selection and habitual stupefaction:

"Last week I was staring at these ridiculous berries and contemplating the miracle of evolution: not only that such appealing things are produced from such a sinister plant, but the complicated and bizarre flowering apparatus that produced them.

Anyway, I was wondering whether these berries are really appealing, or just bizarre, when some slack-jawed kid walked by and snapped off a stalk. Whether he carried it off as a gift for an unfortunate paramour, or simply as a distraction from his habitual stupefaction, no one can say. But is was a humbling example of natural selection in action."


1 comment:

lisa said...

Figures! I've been trying to get these to grow on purpose, yet apparently when they're ignored, they grow like crazy! *sigh*