Coconut pineapple

November 7, 2012 ☞ Personal inventory

My cousin Anna brought me me this souvenir from one of those Caribbean countries. I graciously accepted it because I am a normally functioning human being. But that’s not important.

Notice that this tray is shaped like a pineapple. But—and this is as big of a but as I can muster—it’s made of coconut.

This is weird. Isn’t there something incestuous about depicting one fruit with another? Who wouldn’t be weirded out by a kumquat-shaped shotglass fashioned out of banana peels, or a papaya-esque mortar and pestle forged from dragonfruit skin or even a pile of mangosteen husks fused together to resemble a bookshelf thats itself resembles a rambutan. I mean, come on.