Monday, February 28, 2011

Scientific exploration

So.., When they tell me you can't get blood out of a turnip, naturally, I have to try.
Well. it ain't easy, but it can be done.
Takes a lot of pressure, you don't get much blood, and the turnip ends up looking all anemic and wrinkly.
But it can be done, you don't get much, though .
What you'd want turnip blood for anyway, I can't imagine.
What are you gonna do with it?
You can do it at home.
Best not to try it at the breakfast table, though.

20 Comments:

Blogger Friko said...

I'd 've thought that would be as thorough a scientific exploration as any. And the findings? I can make up my own mind, can't I?

3:38 PM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

Great take on the prompt.
Many of us are keying on
the blood, some on the
lemon, but you jumped flat-
footed on the tuber. Your
mind exists in places mostly
unvisited by most. I love it.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Kathe W. said...

and damn! I thought it was a blood orange all this time!
Well done!

7:29 PM  
Blogger Reflections said...

Love this take... turning tuberous in your endeavor, lending to the blood orange.

10:23 PM  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

Poor turnip!

11:15 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

Off the grid great ...

6:13 AM  
Blogger Tess Kincaid said...

Oh, this is great. I used the "blood from a turnip" thing, too. Turnip blood...heehee.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Lyn said...

This leads me to believe that blood may be lurking in other unknown spots..can this be true??Please inform...

2:33 PM  
Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Finely tuned Magpie!

5:56 PM  
Blogger Dave King said...

That's so brilliant, it ought not to be allowed. I'm going to read it for a third time.

2:01 AM  
Blogger Kim Nelson said...

totally entertaining!
Heere's mine:
http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/03/02/ideal-afternoon/

8:21 AM  
Blogger Trellissimo said...

But can you get tomato ketchup out of a lemon? Or should I say, do you personally approve of someone hoping to get ketchup out of a lemon before you risk publishing the comment?

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane!!
Congratulations on getting sooooo many respondents to this blog!!!!
My suggestion (that I do NOT recommend!!!) is to cut your finger while slicing the turnip.
Turnips (but not blood!!) taste great!
Tschuess,
Anonomann

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Eddie Emerald said...

Yeah, Buttkus is supposed to be the big poet, and he never gets even a dozen responses. I'm sure he is envious as hell.

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Emily said...

Poets write because they have to.
They are not looking for adoration,
pats on the back, remuneration.

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Edgar Poo said...

Emily, you are so full of crap,
your breath stinks.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

Play nice, children.

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Youse said somtin about Andy Ruiny on facebook.
You talkina me?
Huh?
You talkina me?

....Andy Pesci

4:29 PM  
Blogger Jingle Poetry said...

extraordinary.

5:47 PM  
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12:33 PM  

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