mug shots

This shifty-looking character was discovered at a Massachusetts farm stand this September, trying to pass itself off as an ordinary eggplant. It was taken in for questioning regarding the brutal dicing of a carrot, the decapitation of several fiddleheads, and the deflowering of a cauliflower. It was eventually implicated in the death of sweet potato, and was convicted of yamslaughter. While the tubers all demanded that the eggplant should fry, it was instead given a life sentence in the cooler.

It’s after 11:00 p.m., and I needed something to post for my daily posting commitment. I’m trying to focus on work and I need to get to bed so that I can be productive tomorrow. Naturally I did what most people would do: found photos of ridiculous vegetables in my photo library.

Seriously, though, who does this guy remind you of? I do see a bit of Nixon in the top photo, but the profile reminds me of a cartoon character that I can’t quite place.

12 responses to “mug shots

  1. yamslaughter! You are nailing NaBloPoMo, I have to say. Can we extend the event through next Mo?

  2. :) This is great!
    I totally see Nixon in the first photo. I can’t decide if I’m just very suggestible, though, because I agree that the second one looks like a cartoon character but I also have no idea which one. Maybe a comic strip character, actually. I’ll let you know if I think of it.

  3. Hahaha… yamslaughter.

    Second one reminds me a bit of Alfred Hitchcock’s profile.

  4. richard nixon, returning as a raw ingredient for baba ganoush. i approve.

  5. Snicker.
    This shape is quite a common one for cartoon characters – easy to draw and manipulate – but I can’t think of one in particular. But Nixon, yeah. It may be cartoons of Nixon that we are reminded about.

  6. THIS is awesome! Loved this post! From the side, I think it looks like TinTin!

  7. The second one definitely looks like a specific cartoon character, including the stem-hair, but I can’t for the life of me think of who it is. I thought it was Zippy the Pinhead last night right before falling asleep and almost got out of bed to post this, but now that I’m awake and have access to google I can see this isn’t true. I think the character starts with a D?

  8. Haha! I thought maybe Dagwood, but his nose goes up. Also, it looks like an eggplant that is moderately excited to see me. LOL.

  9. i remember seeing a Nixon eggplant photo back in like 1974. (yes, i’m old.)

    also, maybe i have a dirty mind, but your eggplant looks a little like it has a penis. sorry. i had to be honest.

  10. This is great. I have pervy peach porn at my house. Those vegetables can be so nasty.

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