Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Black Sheep of the Legume Family



The humble Legume family never stood on ceremony, let alone ever put on airs. That's why it came as all the greater surprise when little cousin Goober raised dirt poor down in the rural southern United States took to sporting a top hat and insisted that everyone start calling him Mr. Peanut. If that wasn't enough, the little fellow embraced the affectation of wearing a monicle, even though he had perfectly good eye sight. The family viewed it as a secret blessing when Goober distanced himself from his family and created an alternative history for himself.

4 comments:

Crafty Dogma said...

Great collage, Hugh. Goober is a fine name for a peanut though I've heard that it can mean many other things.

scrapatorium said...

Ha, nutty fun!

Punwit said...

Sometimes you feel like a nut...more often than not around here. CD, Goobers is a brand of chocolate-covered peanuts here in the states. I don't think they have many calories either, being so small...Nice one, Hugh!

Hugh Musick said...

A friend of mine wrote to suggest maybe Mr. Peanut was full of himself because he is full of anti-oxidants.

Goober is also a term for peanut used in the southern U.S.