Thursday, July 01, 2010

When Blue Should and Should Not Be

Today is Theme Thursday again and the theme is BLUE.

The thing about a color like blue is that we already have preconceived notions of what should and should not be blue. For example, the Blue Meanies...we just accept that they will always be blue.

A swimming pool should be blue. You don't expect a pool full of red water....unless you're in a cult in Guyana or you're living too close to the lava in Hawaii...


The Blue Man Group. You're already conditioned that they're blue.


They could have been any color really...but it's too late to change.

See what I mean.
So if there are things we expect to be blue then there are things that just shouldn't be blue because, well, because! Let's examine.

1. Houses
I know, they exist...but they shouldn't. No matter how hard people try to introduce blue as an acceptable color for a house, it's just not gonna happen!

2. A Rose

I don't care if science has been able to create this now...it's just wrong.

3. Worms

Worms need to be brown. Dirt is brown and therefore worms should be too. As soon as you find some natural blue dirt, I'll start accepting blue worms.

4. Bread

Sometimes its the simplest of things that revolt our senses and blue bread certainly does it. It conjurs up mold to the imagination which doesn't activate our taste buds much...

5. Hair

Call me old fashioned, but blue hair belongs on Star Trek not out in society. You don't see them making blue hair coloring kits in the dye sections of Walgreens or Rite Aid for a reason!

33 comments:

Mrsupole said...

The blue rose is pretty and the blue worms are cute. But the blue bread sucks and the blue hair has to go.

All this blue is making me blue.

God bless.

Mrsupole said...

Whoops, almost forgot to tell you that I have finally posted a new Opal Nation. Can you believe that this is now number 23?

Either I am not posting enough of them or too many, but since I have had requests, I am leaning to the not posting enough of them.

Anyway, I think this one is starting to qualify me as a writer of horror stories. And I wonder why I suffer from insomnia.

I am so thankful for your nonsense.

God bless.

Baino said...

Hmm . . you forgot cheese . . I know some people like it but not me and there's a cheese in Italy that's blue and has worms, well maggots to be precise now that's enough to turn anyone blue, or green.

Brian Miller said...

agree VE...the blue rose looks pretty though...but everything else on that list no...and after baino's though...i dont want any breakfast now...

Subby said...

The blue bread is surely a no-no!

The Blue Man Group rocks, tho :)

What?

And of course we have to have blue hair...c'mon yo've heard of Blubeard, haven't ya?

Roy said...

Ah, but then there's the song "Blue Rose", written by Billy Strayhorn and performed by Rosemary Clooney with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and there's nothing at all wrong with that particular blue rose!

And if you don't like blue houses, don't go to a colonial-era US town that's been historically restored (like Williamsburg, VA or my own town, Newport, RI); blue was a popular color for colonial houses. Two blues, actually - a deep (but not bright) blue and an Inges-like gray-blue.

Blue worms are a bit disturbing, though.

unfinishedperson.com said...

Reminds me of this song:

http://s0.ilike.com/play#The+Ikettes:I%27m+Blue+%28The+Gong-Gong+Song%29:348149:m28743801

One of my favorites, even if it is associated with Ike Turner.

The Incredible Woody said...

How do those blue men keep the makeup out of their eyes?

Betsy said...

laughed out loud at the worms...I so agree..they should be brown!

Brian o vretanos said...

Someone has seriously suggested colouring food blue as a weight-loss aid.

I like blue cheese, especially stilton.

Here in Britain, some people have blue blood, though mine is pure red.

Monkey Man said...

You know what else would be weird - blue skies. But only to those of us from Oregon. My Theme Thursday is HERE .

Elizabeth said...

That's funny, I'm watching "Blue's Clues" right now!

teeni said...

Sheesh. I didn't realize the Blue Men Group all had blue eyes as well. Guess I never saw them that close before. And I've never seen a blue worm. Always learning stuff over here, I am. Not sure what to do with all I'm learning, but maybe someday I'll win a trivia game or something. ;) Have a nice weekend, VE!

Gladys said...

You are so right! You know what else shouldn't be blue? Boogers. I mean they can be green which isn't good or yellow or even off white but blue? Nope not natural. Not that I would know anything about a kid who got into blue food coloring and well the rest is history. Nope SNOT should not be blue.

sharonheg said...

It's not as if black roses are any better, LOL!

ReformingGeek said...

That blue house is definitely wrong as is any house with a blue roof. My mom's neighbor did that. Ew.

California Girl said...

All right! Blue Meanies!

Oh no! Blue Men Group!

secret agent woman said...

I had a blue house, once. We re=painted it a cream color. But it was a much paler blue, like you see on beach houses or some Victorians.

And little old ladies commonly have blue (or lavender) hair. I think you are imagining dark blue - the world of pale blue is much vaster.

CatLadyLarew said...

OH no... I live in a blue house. Will you think less of me now? Not that you ever thought more of me...

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Don't forget the Smurfs!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Blue is my most favorite colour, but not on bread.

Janna said...

Thoughts:

1. I've never heard of the Blue Meanies, so I had to Google it to find out what the heck it is. Ohhh. Yellow Submarine movie dudes. I've really got to watch that one of these days before I get too senile to remember my own name.

2. Love Blue Man Group, even if they do freak me out a little. (Perhaps BECAUSE they freak me out a little).

3. I love blue roses. Black ones are cool too. I know, I'm weird. I can live with that.

4. (**clenching eyes tightly shut, waiting for the giant blue worm to go away**)

5. I would try the blue bread... I think. Just imagine the ugly green color that would result if you tried making french toast out of it.

6. Every now and then I go through phases where I would LOVE to have blue hair exactly that color. (I swear I'm from this planet. Really. Pay no attention to the ray gun in my pocket.)

Megan said...

I had blue hair once for about three weeks. It was a very interesting three weeks.

VE said...

Mrsupole – I need to catch up…I’m still not caught up but I’ll read the new Opal Nation segment this week…

Baino – Good one…blue cheese isn’t my cup of tea either…nor my cheese…

Brian – Yes, the blue rose does look cool…just not normal

Subby – Ah yes, bluebeard…forgot about him…

Roy – You’re right…I actually was in Williamsburg a couple of years ago…

Unfinshedperson – I wasn’t familiar with that one…but I know blue moon…

Incredible woody – Good question…I have trouble with sun tan lotion if it gets within an inch of my eyes…

Betsy – You don’t hear a song called Blue Worm on the radio for a reason!

Brian – Blue bloods…there’s a term I haven’t heard in a while. All we have are the Crypts and the Bloods over here…

Monkey man – Don’t even get me started on our mega-sucky weather here. So spring never came and now it looks like summer might not either…

Elizabeth – Only Steve should be on the show…

Teeni – Think of me when you win the trillion dollars in the trivia contest…

Gladys – Ha! Good one. Blue boogers are not right…

Sharonheg – Why can’t they do rainbow ones and just please everyone?

Reforminggeek – Roofs shouldn’t have color…

California girl – I see we are selective in our appropriate blue selection…

Secret agent woman – The only thing I know about pale is when we come out of fall/winter/spring around here…

Catladylarew – Thinking less is one of my specialities…but I don’t focus it on anything…that would be too much work…

Dennis the vizsla – Yes, a lot of blue there too!

Perpetual chocoholic – Actually, it’s most peoples favorite color…

Janna – What, you didn’t know about the blue meanies! (shocked)! Oh…and there’s always ONE who would try the blue bread. This is how you explain some of our foods. I mean…who would really say to themselves, “I wonder what would happen if I scrape off molded milk and make it into a food substance?”

Megan – We want details!

VE said...

Mrsupole – I need to catch up…I’m still not caught up but I’ll read the new Opal Nation segment this week…

Baino – Good one…blue cheese isn’t my cup of tea either…nor my cheese…

Brian – Yes, the blue rose does look cool…just not normal

Subby – Ah yes, bluebeard…forgot about him…

Roy – You’re right…I actually was in Williamsburg a couple of years ago…

Unfinshedperson – I wasn’t familiar with that one…but I know blue moon…

Incredible woody – Good question…I have trouble with sun tan lotion if it gets within an inch of my eyes…

Betsy – You don’t hear a song called Blue Worm on the radio for a reason!

Brian – Blue bloods…there’s a term I haven’t heard in a while. All we have are the Crypts and the Bloods over here…

Monkey man – Don’t even get me started on our mega-sucky weather here. So spring never came and now it looks like summer might not either…

Elizabeth – Only Steve should be on the show…

Teeni – Think of me when you win the trillion dollars in the trivia contest…

Gladys – Ha! Good one. Blue boogers are not right…

Sharonheg – Why can’t they do rainbow ones and just please everyone?

Reforminggeek – Roofs shouldn’t have color…

California girl – I see we are selective in our appropriate blue selection…

Secret agent woman – The only thing I know about pale is when we come out of fall/winter/spring around here…

Catladylarew – Thinking less is one of my specialities…but I don’t focus it on anything…that would be too much work…

Dennis the vizsla – Yes, a lot of blue there too!

Perpetual chocoholic – Actually, it’s most peoples favorite color…

Janna – What, you didn’t know about the blue meanies! (shocked)! Oh…and there’s always ONE who would try the blue bread. This is how you explain some of our foods. I mean…who would really say to themselves, “I wonder what would happen if I scrape off molded milk and make it into a food substance?”

Megan – We want details!

VE said...

Mrsupole – I need to catch up…I’m still not caught up but I’ll read the new Opal Nation segment this week…

Baino – Good one…blue cheese isn’t my cup of tea either…nor my cheese…

Brian – Yes, the blue rose does look cool…just not normal

Subby – Ah yes, bluebeard…forgot about him…

Roy – You’re right…I actually was in Williamsburg a couple of years ago…

Unfinshedperson – I wasn’t familiar with that one…but I know blue moon…

Incredible woody – Good question…I have trouble with sun tan lotion if it gets within an inch of my eyes…

Betsy – You don’t hear a song called Blue Worm on the radio for a reason!

Brian – Blue bloods…there’s a term I haven’t heard in a while. All we have are the Crypts and the Bloods over here…

Monkey man – Don’t even get me started on our mega-sucky weather here. So spring never came and now it looks like summer might not either…

Elizabeth – Only Steve should be on the show…

Teeni – Think of me when you win the trillion dollars in the trivia contest…

Gladys – Ha! Good one. Blue boogers are not right…

Sharonheg – Why can’t they do rainbow ones and just please everyone?

Reforminggeek – Roofs shouldn’t have color…

California girl – I see we are selective in our appropriate blue selection…

Secret agent woman – The only thing I know about pale is when we come out of fall/winter/spring around here…

Catladylarew – Thinking less is one of my specialities…but I don’t focus it on anything…that would be too much work…

Dennis the vizsla – Yes, a lot of blue there too!

Perpetual chocoholic – Actually, it’s most peoples favorite color…

Janna – What, you didn’t know about the blue meanies! (shocked)! Oh…and there’s always ONE who would try the blue bread. This is how you explain some of our foods. I mean…who would really say to themselves, “I wonder what would happen if I scrape off molded milk and make it into a food substance?”

Megan – We want details!

Jaime said...

UGH. blue bread. the only thing more unappetizing are those horrible green bagels they serve around st. patty's day. i can't think about eating anything the color of mold

moondustwriter said...

missed this last week.

The blue bread uggg

now the blue hair - nice


always great TTs

lime said...

hey i grew up in a purple house so a blue house seems pretty tame to me.

VE said...

jaime - Even Green M&Ms?

moondustwriter - Everyone has their limitations...

lime - I thought you were gonna say pink...whew...

tackyraccoons.com said...

I figured they decided on "Blue Man Group" because "Green Man Greep" just didn't sound right.

VE said...

tackyraccoons - Nor does red man dead man..

Roy Scribner said...

There you go with Guyana, again! You know, when you read VE's Fantastical Nonsense backwards, it takes on a whole new meaning.