Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Crab Blogging

So many children think crabs are red! You would think they were a bunch of Soviet Pioneers.

I had to put this one in here. The little girl who drew it wasn't allowed to eat seafood because of allergies so she claimed she didn't know how to draw one, but she tried. Twice.

Now here is your patriotic blue crab.

I can't figure out if this is a top hat or a fedora. So, either Al Jolsen Broadway Crab or Elliot Ness Chicago Crab.

I don't know why Frank Baum used monkeys in the Wizard of Oz when he could have used flying crabs!

I've heard of ducks in a row but turtles?

Please note that the "animal" that is swimming in the upper right corner has its tail on the other side of the sun. This (red) crab is clearly performing his morning (or evening) ablutions.

I think this is related to Sponge Bob but I can't say I've done any research on it.


Julie Heyward said...

Of course the turtle with babies is a nursing mother.

The next to last one is not abluting, he's showing off his biceps. He's obviously a body-builder. Also, in that one, I think the sun has gotten too hot -- it's starting to smoke.

The last one is a masterpiece. It's got volume! And a tongue! And hair! With a bifurcated scalp -- must be tricky to do a comb-over.

Ray Girvan said...

patriotic blue crab

Interesting variant on the US flag. MetaFilter had a nice thread on this: different designs that were about before the current one got legally fixed in aspect. See mine, a symmetrical version of the 1912 Whipple design.

Ray Girvan said...

legally fixed in aspect

Kerrumbs, my valves must be sticking... I meant "aspic".

Dr. C said...

"Life is a bitter aspic." РWallace Stevens, "Esth̩tique du Mal," X, l.1.