Sunday, November 14, 2010


Hello Everybody. Autumn the Puppy here!
And look what I've dug up for you this weekend!

Now I'm sure everyone is familiar with the concept of "Chia Pets", whereupon you plant grass seeds upon some piece of Terra Cotta statuary and watch it grow to simulate hair or fur on whatever the object is.
But would you believe that Joseph Enterprises, the company behind the Chia line of products and other things has developed a line of "Chia Presidents" within their "I'm Proud To Be An American" line?
IT'S TRUE! You can see for yourself at
In all honesty, I'm not sure how I feel about this. I mean, it's one thing to grow fake fur upon a pretend animal, or even to raise chia grass as fake hair on a small bust of Elmer Fudd, Shrek, or some other bald cartoon character. Yet why the Chia people have never gotten the commercial license for The Joker or some green haired anime characters is beyond me. After all, Bugs Bunny briefly gave Elmer green hair during "The Rabbit of Seville" and if Shrek did have hair, green seems the natural color for it to me.
But to grow that same chia "hair" on either George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, the Statue of Liberty, or current President Barack Obama?
I'm just shaking my head over that one and wondering if my dog collar is too tight.
Well, three of the four subjects represented in the line are in no position to say anything, and who am I to gainsay the President of the United States if he has no opinion on the matter.
Of course the guy does have far more important things to contemplate anyway than a statuette with green "hair".

Meanwhile, a few Sunday Funnies ago were posted some funny signs. Now while they didn't send any images, Free Choice E-zine readers have sent in their recollections of signs past, including:
Posted outside a hotel: "Help! we need Inn-Experienced people."
Inside a music store's entrance: "Bach in a minuet."
On a maternity clothes shop window one September: "We are open Labor Day."
And this one was once in a podiatrist's window: "Time wounds all heels."

Well, I hope everyone had a good chuckle or two while reading this post, and we'll be back next weekend with more Sunday Funnies. Have a great week everybody!-AtP.

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