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Monthly Archives: December 2011

I have long pondered the durian and how it grows on trees.  For those of you who do not know what a durian is, it’s a fruit that smells something of used socks, has the texture of custard, and is large and spiky.  And it grows on trees.  That last part is important.  That and the fact that the durian is large and spiky.

Durian Tree

So, durian grows on trees.  You can see from the picture the these trees are not little, stubby trees.  They’re pretty big.  The fruit is spiky.  The fruit is relatively heavy.  What if a durian were to fall on your head as you walked underneath a tree?

Jackfruit Tree

The same idea with jackfruit.  Jackfruit are even bigger than durian and I’m sure they are even heavier (I’ve never interacted with a whole jackfruit, only pieces).  Can you imagine the type of damage that would do to your head if the jackfruit were to fall on you?

Brazil Nut Tree

And with Brazil nuts.  They aren’t as big or spiky, but look!  Brazil nut fruits look like cannonballs!

Coconut tree

Coconuts too.

From this I can only conclude that nature is out to kill you.  Why else would there be such things like durian trees and jackfruit trees and Brazil nut trees and coconut trees?  Obviously they exist only to brain the unsuspecting passerby.  The fact that the weapon is edible is not merely coincidence.  It is a deliberate plan.  People who tend to these trees aren’t raising them for food but for weapons.  Innocent looking weapons.  They all have really good propaganda machines to make you overlook the fact that these are weapons and get you to focus only on the fact that they are a source of nutrients.  Don’t be fooled.  Nature is out to kill you.

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One of Our Thursdays is Missing (Jasper Fforde).  It’s true.  One of the Thursdays is missing.  Oh yeah, spoilers ahead.

So, if you remember from the previous book, which I may or may not have mentioned and I’m too lazy to check if I did now, you have Thursday, the original from the Outland; Thursday1-4, from books 1-4 who ended up being erased after going rogue; and Thursday5, from book 5 who became Thursday1-5 after Thursday1-4 was erased.  Well, one of them is missing, and obviously not Thursday1-4, because she was erased.  Original Thursday is missing and there are shenanigans going on in BookWorld.

  • Thursday is missing.
  • Racy Novel is being troublesome again.
  • Thursday needs to be present at the negotiations with Racy Novel.
  • Written Thursday is dispatched to investigate a strange book wreckage.
  • She finds that all the ISBN numbers have been scrubbed from the book.
  • The Men in Plaid seem to be after written Thursday.
  • Written Thursday breaks the law and travels to the Outland.
  • Written Thursday impersonates real Thursday.
  • A betrayal.
  • Jasper Fforde’s own books are somehow rewritten again within his own book.

This one is the last Thursday Next book for awhile.  The next book isn’t due out until sometime next year.