To the Oddness of the Day
Today feels strange, with the awfulness of the shooting hanging over things and these unproductively cloudy skies. I don’t want to be insensitive by posting something silly, but these two things are so weird, maybe they’re right for today somehow.
The first is a one-minute video in which the loopy Australian man often spotted making informercials with the even-loopier Kirk Cameron explains that the design of the banana is God’s explicit invitation to the human hand to hold it. He says things like, “Almighty God has made it with a non-slip surface.” It really is worth your minute.
The second item is something that came into my email inbox as a press release this morning, announcing that there is a new Sasquatch sculpture at the Seattle Museum of the Mysteries, made of ceramic and fake hair.
There are other casts of the furry guy at the museum. From the release:
The Directors are always delighted at the response the figure draws from kids and tourists and welcomes photos and don’t think the Sasquatch’s lack of clothes will be an issue as he is quite hairy and has a modest appearance. He is situated a the base of the stairs and his expression seems to convey he simply wants to fit in.
The museum is holding a naming contest. It is taking suggestions until July 2, when it will announce its choice at its picnic at Volunteer Park.