Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cross-pollination: Not just a country of irate parrots

Behold the not-at-all-snooty orchid Simpliglottis cornuta. It has evolved the appearance of tongue studs in order to attract its pollinator, the largest of New Zealand's native reptiles, the Giant French-Kissing Hipster Skink.

This horny little orchid with ears like Odie is Orthoceras novae-zeelandiae. It has evolved to transfer its pollen from flower to flower by attracting bloggers who hold it up while they photograph it.

For 'spider orchids' of the genus Nematoceras to pollinate successfully, the male must distract the female with a --

No, wait, let's save that story for some time when Jennifer isn't expecting it.

15 comments:

vacuumslayer said...

This horny little orchid with ears like Odie is Orthoceras novae-zeelandiae. It has evolved to transfer its pollen from flower to flower by attracting bloggers who hold it up while they photograph it.

And sluts to boot! I knew it!

vacuumslayer said...

Not to mention TOTAL SHOW-OFFS.

vacuumslayer said...

"Cross-pollination: Not just a country of irate parrots"

I just got this title, she laughed belatedly.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

No, wait, let's save that story for some time when Jennifer isn't expecting it.

I'm afraid she's become rather cynical these days.

P.S. Stop Online Parroting!
~

Substance McGravitas said...

One wonders why kitties have evolved an attraction for other animals who neuter them.

Von said...

Horny Little Orchid.
This is either the name of my angry chick rawk band or the coffee shop I intend to open.

Smut Clyde said...

I'm afraid she's become rather cynical these days.

The Lamblets are having a corrupting influence on her.

Smut Clyde said...

the coffee shop I intend to open

If it's below street level you could steal a fish joke and call it the Crypt Orchid.

fish said...

The sign would have to be inside though.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Giant French-Kissing Hipster Skink.

"I was into orchid pollination before it was cool."

Rachel said...

I'm wondering if taking that library pixie with you on your expeditions is helping the science...

http://media.photobucket.com/image/green%20plant%20pierced%20punk%20cartoon/biblegirl7/Meezes/standing.jpg?1276832289

Substance McGravitas said...

That tattoo goes SO WELL with the comment underneath.

Jennifer said...

I'm afraid she's become rather cynical these days.

Become??

Note to self: Stay away from Riddled for awhile.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

That'll teach 'em.

Rachel said...

Ya, Substance, I was looking for a punk plant and I guess BibleGirl added similar search terms to her slutty little tattoo! Daddy must have been thrilled.