Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Skull-blogging: Face-in-the-Frost edition
(101 uses for an enticingly high forehead)

Is it just me getting older, or does the Cranial Snowglobe Competition and Absinthe Cocktails night at the Old Entomologist seem to come earlier each year?
Another Kiwi's design used paper rather than fake snow, inspired by the conceit that if you shake up a pile of files often enough, eventually they will settle out in an orderly and properly indexed arrangement. You can tell that AK has lived through a number of departmental restucturings.

I was allowed to enter two snowglobes in the competition, in recognition of my prior work in twin studies, or at least in seeing double. On the left is the 'desert version', using sand, in a hipster revival of those sand pictures from the 80s. I can't remember the theme of the right-hand one because absinthe cocktails.

Greenish Hugh and Space-time Eddie had a combined entry. They reckoned it wasn't salacious because no nipples were visible as long the snow keeps swirling. I blame post-modernism.
Old Jem was simply not clear on the concept. 

At the end of the elimination rounds, with only AK and I left in the contest, there was nothing for it but to prove the merits of our rival snowglobes by seeing who could hold his beard closer to the candle flame without setting it afire.
It turns out that absinthe cocktails are not much good for extinguishing burning beards, and they certainly do not improve the smell. No-one could have predicted that.
(Slaves-of-crystal-brain image updated thanks to Joe in comments)


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Come on baby, light my fire!

H. Rumbold, Master Barber said...

No doubt they appear irked because of being shaken and inverted.

tigris said...

You forgot mine! Don't shake it please, he gets angry and the ink stains the snow.

tigris said...

And no, I DON'T think it was fair to disqualify it just because I could carry the giant skull pedestal. SOMEkiwi had filled the wheelbarrow with parsnips.

tigris said...


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Wouldn't those snow-globes constitute a "Frost in the Face" edition?

P.S. Melichus is a fool.

Joe said...

The barbershop downtown has a framed reproduction of that "Slaves of the Crystal Brain" cover on the wall. I always point to it when they ask how I'd like my hair cut, but they always say no.

Smut Clyde said...

a framed reproduction of that "Slaves of the Crystal Brain" cover on the wall
So that's where the image came from! Much obliged; post updated accordingly.