13 September 2013

Blobfish

Which creature would be voted the official mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society? There were various nominations and as the election day drew near there was a lot of money on the Lake Titicaca scrotum frog,  the proboscis monkey and the pig-nosed turtle but in the end there was a clear outright winner - the blobfish:-
And if you are thinking - it looks so ugly it must be Australian! - then you are right. This aesthetically challenged animal lurks in the deep seas off southern Australia. Of course, it has no natural predators because, as in human society, ugliness is an effective repellent. Certain readers of this post will be able to testify to that - mentioning no names! 

Perhaps you thought I made up the Lake Titicaca scrotum frog? Well here's their leader - Malcolm - sulking in the reedy bottom of Lake Titicaca after hearing the election result:-

19 comments:

  1. At 4 a.m. this morning when I opened my morning paper, I nearly fell oft the sofa thinking 'Mr YP has had a make-over!' Even you must be able to see more than a passing resemblance.

    LLX

    P.S. Don't worry I didn't run up to the paper shop in my jim-jams, at that ungodly hour: I had it delivered via that nice Mr Nexus.

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    1. Lettice - good job you didn't run up to the paper shop in your jim-jams as this would have caused a wave of reactive horror with dogs barking wildly, cats running away and passing drivers crashing into trees. As for my own ugliness, I put it down to my parents who both looked like the back ends of buses.

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    2. Dear boy, I didn't mean the 'real you' I meant your YP pasport photo.

      Yes, you're right about me abroad in my winceyette onesie. I've been extradited from the village more times than is good for a girl.

      LLX

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    3. OMG ~ did you really say that about your parents? Did I read right?? I thought there was a resemblance only because I was still trying to think of an animal from your previous BLOB post. :)

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    4. Carol - It's okay, they are both deceased so will be unable to challenge my assertion. Needless to say, burglars kept well away from our house.

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    5. OK here you go Yorky ~ You're so ugly, you have to sneak up on your mirror.

      I will refrain from the Yo Mama so Ugly jokes :)

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    6. Yes you are right. I am that ugly but you on the other hand are so pretty you are like a beautiful hibiscus bloom cascading over lush, tropical greenery, much visited by rare butterflies and rainbow-hued humming birds. I am Quasimodo to your Esmerelda, now excuse me while I go and ring the bells.

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    7. Aaww that would have to be the nicest thing you have said to me Yorky :)

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  2. I think it's a sweetie... But the I would

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    1. Earl Dolittle or St John of Assisi?

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  3. Once again it is this overt prejudice against the beauty challenged and lack of tolerance that upsets me. The poor fish. I bet his (equally ugly) mother loves him...

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    1. Your sensitivity is touching Hippo. An uncommon military characteristic if I might say. Regarding maternal love and ugliess I shall say no more as this could really rock your boat.

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  4. I don't think either of these very ugly. Only five pinters in my book.
    The frog is actually very good looking.

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    1. Have you been to Specsavers recently Adrian or should ugly women across the land be leaping with joyful anticipation - in case the Adrianmobile pulls into town?

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    2. I went to Boots in January. I got conned as usual. I have two pairs of specs for the price of one pair but will they sell you one pair for half price....will they hell.
      The fish is a bit of a bloater but it probably needs the fat where it lives. The water down deep can get chilly.

      I vaguely remember bloaters, they were a bit like Arbroath smokies. I've not seen one for years.

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  5. Far be it from me to comment on anyone's appearance.

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    1. Actually I think you are a handsome fellow. If I had been gay I might have asked you for a date!

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  6. Ugliness is in the eye of the beholder - that blob fish is no uglier than the human genitalia.

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    1. Which human genitalia GB? Been checking yourself out in a mirror?

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