Monday, July 05, 2004

fronds of miami

It's hard to tell much about Miami by driving around its freeways in the middle of the night in a vain search for your fucking hotel, except that this city is horribly horribly hot. Even at midnight, it's like New Orleans left its sauna door open. People here must live in the permanent chill of air conditioning. Tomorrow we go to talk to a woman about a plant that almost never blooms and smells like a human corpse. It's a tourist attraction. After that, an interview about a water lily that can support 150 pounds, or one of me, on its fronds. This plant gives rise to conversations like "Where'd you put the remote control?" "I left it on the fronds". I've probably mentioned this before, but any society with jobs like mine is sliding towards a pit of dissolution fast. Dig out a vault and store your cultural artifacts now for the 1000 year terror around the corner.

6 comments:

schmutzie said...

Did you sit on it?

Friday said...

Stand on a frond! Stand ballanced on one foot! Have someone take a picture of this! For the love of corpse smelling plants - do this!!!

Anonymous said...

Is it carnivorous? (Helvetica)

Anonymous said...

get on that frond. then you could give yourself a title like MightyInterviewerFrondWalker. and that would be cool.

and you are sooooo right about your job. but at least you get a good view from the top before the slide begins.

luvabeans said...

not to be obvious, but i'm pretty sure the slide towards dissolution got a big jump-start with reality tv. i guess that's sort of your area. cool. perhaps the next season of "big brother" will feature a house populated by strange flora.

palinode said...

Let me just say that I am gratified to return to my weblog after several days' absence to find that giant lily fronds have generated such an enthusiastic response from my readers. Regrettably I was not able to stand on the fronds, but we were able to film a woman wading among them.

They are not carnivorous.