Friday, 14 February 2014

Hot Lips

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It's Valentine's Day! Big, sloppy kisses for everyone!

Image: Anita Gould
And as my obscenely luscious lips part and my hot, yearning breath wetly tickles your- oh! Ahem...

Image: Reinaldo Aguilar
Flowers! I had flowers surgically attached to my tongue for Valentine's Day! Do you like it?

It's Hot Lips, a wonderful plant from Central America and northern South America. It's also known as Hooker's Lips, but I'm just not that kind of guy...

Image: Reinaldo Aguilar
They belong to a group called Rubiaceae, the coffee family. Rubiaceae contains not just the coffee plant but also quinine for your gin and tonic and a whole host of medicinal and otherwise useful species.

Coffee, tonic water and Hooker's Lips? Whole economies have been built on less.

6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

lordy! i need a cold shower, now! :)

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Haha! My work here is done!

Crunchy said...

That first pic looks like a bad photoshop! And you know me, I've been reading your site forever and I've never said that before.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

True! You've had a lot of time to mention photoshop, I'm glad you waited until you were confronted with a pair of lips stuck on a tree!

Ethan Kranz said...

It looks like a tongue or barf coming out when it grows that thing

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Darn flowers getting in the way of something beautiful!

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