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forbidden fruit

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Yay, it’s haiku time again.  Gimme!

Today’s comic was partly inspired by a fruit thief I know.  In this part of the state, it’s common to have grapefruit or orange trees on your property.  Those that don’t either look at their neighbors with envy or take matters into their own hands like my fruit thief pal who will tiptoe around the neighborhood late at night on a fruit raid.  I’m an enabler as I’ll happily accept part of the loot when it’s offered.  Anyway, that was where the idea for the haiku started but it took some other directions in the process.

There technically is no such fruit as a ‘bloodfruit’ as far as my googling research shows.  There are blood oranges though which are kinda spooky looking.

I hope you enjoy.  Spread some love and tag me if you use stumbleupon.com or digg or any of that stuff.  Have a good week and I’ll see you next Wednesday.

<3 calan

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21 Responses to “forbidden fruit”

  1. Gabe Lippmann Says:

    plentiful bounty
    grown ripe in the harsh sunlight
    plucked from bowing limb

  2. Seraphine Says:

    Eat, eat dear Lenoir
    Eat ’til your heart’s contented
    Put some flesh on you

    Calan- this is your *best* cartoon ever. I love it, I love it.

  3. calan Says:

    thanks Seraphine :)

  4. justme Says:

    temptation beckons;
    enterprising skeleton
    gives in to it – twice

    juicy prize awaits
    Lenoir stealthily takes it
    arm raised in triumph

  5. Andrew (PerhapsToast) Says:

    I need to get one of those trees in my yard.

  6. Keiki Lemieux Says:

    Sharp teeth pierce taut skin
    Juice burts, dribbling down my chin
    savory and sweet.

  7. Rodro Says:

    i liked that one Keiki! it even had a little rhyme in it!

  8. calan Says:

    i noticed keiki’s are often pretty sexy. rawr!

  9. Starguy Says:

    Fruit taken from tree
    Blood red and shiny in sun
    Eat untill sated

  10. Poe Tatum Says:

    Do you think Lenoir
    She gave those to Ginger Dead
    Or ate them herself?

    I am a fruit thief
    I can admit it Calan
    Stolen fruit so good

  11. Zef Says:

    A thief in the night
    Feasts on ill begotten gains
    Fruit trees are left bare.

  12. calan Says:

    Poe: it does taste a lil sweeter i think.

    Zef: welcome and thanks for that haiku. it’s lovely!

  13. NobleSavage Says:

    Bloodfruit sounds really good right now, for some reason.

  14. Sammy Says:

    hop the fence to see
    how red the fruit grows, how ripe
    and sweet the fruit tastes

  15. Cassie Says:

    This fruit you rifle
    Would be nice in a trifle
    To eat with some cream

    Oh I dream to eat trifle with cream…

  16. Adam Marien Says:

    So weird.

    So rad.

  17. calan Says:

    thanks mr. mulberry gallows. you’re pretty rad yourself. :)

  18. Adam Marien Says:

    Thanks, although I am somewhat crappy rad (crad)

    I’ll try and remember to link you in my news next week. I like this one a whole lot: http://gingerdead.com/2006/12/06/dumb-song/

  19. Seraphine Says:

    bleeding down her chin
    can’t get blood from an orange
    cartoons are funny

    (Adam, your strip is cradical)

  20. Chazz Says:

    Whispers in the dark
    Fruit secretly flying free
    Poor tree left empty

  21. chance Says:

    I used to eat blood oranges, but their unusual taste is a little too strong to eat on a daily basis.

    What is good is a hybrid between normal oranges and blood orange (I can’t recall the name of the hybrid). Ciao Bella also makes a blood orange sorbet that I am quite fond of, second only to their pear.

    For something truly strange, and possibly revolting, buy a bottle of blood orange juice. It can run you about $6 for a bottle.

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