Thursday, October 7, 2010

Prickly Pears

Harry B. Sanderford

Early forays into the developement of the two piece swimsuit resulted in a series of near misses. One such example, the Bicacti, showed early promise before fading into also ran status and fashion obscurity in the shadow of the still wildly popular Bikini. Tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema's itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, yellow polka dot bikini pretty much preempted all prior predilections for this prickly predecessor. The Bicacti was perhaps ahead of it's time as it would be the mid-nineteen eighties before women ever willingly embraced the idea of spiked clothing. The Bicacti's designer Jose Cuervo, having failed in his fashion endeavor but still stuck with 8,000,000 tons of cactus came out ok though, going on to invent a wildly popular tonic that ironically has proven itself to have tremendous Bikini removal properties.
Bolstered by this success Jose is rumored to be back in the laboratory and working on a new watermelon based version aimed at the more amply endowed
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5 comments:

Laura Eno said...

ROFL! Nice one!

John Wiswell said...

Haha, I should have known alcohol would come up. Please remove your cacti responsibly.

A. S. Boudreau said...

oh my.

flyingscribbler said...

I like the flash fiction/bio entry very much. I can almost imagine it as an entry in 'Who's Who' for Sr Cuervo. 'Tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema's itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, yellow polka dot bikini pretty much preempted all prior predilections for this prickly predecessor.' This is the most entertaining line of writing i've read in ages. Love it.

Harry said...

Thanks much everyone!