One of Those Things

There’s something wrong with this picture. Can you spot the problem?

Anything look odd to you?

Ignore the dust, okay? And the spot on the ceiling. Those aren’t what I’m trying to point out here.

Dust and ceiling spots are sort of normal. If not normal, at least they’re not disturbing.

They’re not the kind of odd sight that would make one stop, look closer, and say, “What the heck?” (Feel free to replace “heck” with a harsher expletive if you like.)

Have you noticed anything disturbing yet?

Here’s a closer look.

Um, what?

There’s a small, gray hippo hanging on my kitchen light fixture.

"Holy hippopotamus, Batman!"

If Batman and Robin were to drop by for coffee, I can only imagine what they might have to say about this oddity.

“Holy hippopotamus, Batman! Are you seeing what I’m seeing?”

“Yes, Robin. I do,” mumbles Batman. (Imagine the Adam West voice here, okay?)

“What kind of person would do such a thing?”

“I don’t know, Robin.”

“I mean, that’s just not normal, is it?”

“The hippo hanging from the light fixture? Or the manner by which the hippo was impaled?”

“Well, neither of those things are normal. Really. But the way he was placed there. What sort of sick person would do such a thing?”

“Hmmm,” Batman pondered. “I’ve just perfected an Electronic Hair Bat-Analyzer which may hold the key to this baffling question…”

Are you wondering what I think is just so wrong with this hippo thing?

Have an even closer look. From a different angle. The angle is important here.


Now do you see what I mean?

That’s just messed up.

I don’t need an Electronic Hair Bat-Analyzer to solve this riddle, do you?

Here’s a hint… it’s the same person who sent me a YouTube link about a week ago to a cool little Lego video.

Not THIS particular video, one created by the same guy. But this one is a bit more relevant to today’s post.

Here’s a quickie little Batman Lego commercial that’s kind of funny.

And, finally, the video that housemate of mine sent me the link for.

The Batman videos are cool. But this one is amazing. It’s a bit violent and bloody, but SO worth watching. In my opinion anyway.

Who knew you could do THAT with Legos?

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a little hippo situation to deal with…

6 Replies to “One of Those Things”

  1. I gotta say, I kinda love the randomness of your kitchen hippo. I think you should just keep him right where he is :oD It’d be interesting to see how many other people that pass through your kitchen would notice him.

    The lego vids are cool. Some people are so talented. And warped. And I mean that in the best possible way. My favorite would have to be “Where’s Rachael” only because I fantasize about Christian Bale saying my name. A lot. <3 😉

  2. Fuzzy, your comment made me laugh out loud for real. The hippo pics are actually about two weeks old. There were three of us present when the hippo was impaled. Somehow, he became invisible and actually stayed there for about a week. 🙂

  3. The Lego videos are relevant because of the Batman reference. Not because of the hippo specifically. Although it was the person who impaled the hippo that sent me the link to the videos. I’m not mentioning names here.

  4. Let me guess! I bet that smart-ass person in your family impaled the Hippo. I thought you were talking about the chain that is holding the light fixture as the one ring holding the chain is larger than the other one! Woe is me! Love the Lego videos even though like Shan didn’t get the connection.

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