(Don’t) Bite me

May 23, 2014

CarnivorousIf there’s such a thing as the perfect typeface for a word, this place in gorgeous Half Moon Bay, Calif. has found it. I mean, those letters just look ready to take a bite out of you, don’t they?

So here’s what I want to know:


How do vegetarians feel about carnivorous plants?


Are carnivorous plants protesting vegetarianism?


And how big a risk would they pose to my 11-pound Riley?


If you have one, tell us about it. Is it like a pet?  Did you give it a name?


And if you don’t have one, would you ever get one?  Why or why not?

All those questions came to mind within seconds of seeing this. So … as Heather on RHONY would say:  “HOLLAH!”

28 comments on “(Don’t) Bite me
  1. Ryder Ziebarth says:

    Ah the old and ever popular venus fly trap. My 84 year old mother just bought one for my nephew’s 18th birthday. He loved it.

  2. haha! did you ever see the movie Little Shop of Horrors? They had a GIANT venus fly trap that needed blood. deep thoughts: Plants protesting vegetarians. haha

  3. If I had been driving by with my two sons in the car, we would have stopped! Maybe this is ahead for the grandson!

  4. kim tackett says:

    UC Davis has a great one…it’s a stink plant, or something like that, and it blooms every several years (yeah, my memory isn’t so great on these details). We did make a visit though. And, as a lover of found type, your sign is fabulous!!

  5. My cousin lives in Half Moon Bay and is coming today for a visit. I might have to ask her if she’s been there, as she’s a vegetarian. I might taunt her a bit by begging for a tour.

  6. Ha ha! I would definitely have stopped! Reminds me of Little Shop of Horrors. I’d be scared to keep a carnivorous plant in my house! Love the typeface, too. It’s perfect.

  7. Ruth Curran says:

    My dad gave my big brother a venus fly trap when I was in kindergarten. I have this image of my brother feeding it raw hamburger and telling me that it was ground human burned in my memory. So when Seymour showed up in the Little Shop of Horrors…you can imagine….

  8. Ha ha ha. When you get the answer to all these questions I hope you write another post and pass them on!

  9. You are hilarious, Carol. We should put a computer chip inside your brain to document the inner workings! You always make me smile! Smart and funny – that’s YOU!

  10. Lana says:

    All I could think of was Little Shop of Horrors too. They certainly know how to get your attention! Thanks for making me laugh – I needed it today!

  11. I so wish I had a carnivorous plant…like the Rocky Horror Picture show or something. That’d keep the company down.

  12. Janie Emaus says:

    Yep. A great font! It looks like a wonderful store, too.

  13. Lynne says:

    I think I would be afraid to enter…

  14. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    I am intrigued! I would totally love to pay a visit to this place.

  15. We used to have a Venus FlyTrap–it was a really cool plant….but I’m not gonna lie…it was also kinda gross when you could see the insects dissolving inside them day after day.

  16. Diane says:

    Husby definitely would have stopped!
    My sister had a Venus fly trap when her boys were small. They prodded it with a pencil and tricked it into closing. The problem with that is that the pod that closes without anything in it dies. What did we learn from this? 1. Carnivorous plants aren’t vegetarian (or at least don’t like pencils). 2. Carnivorous plants aren’t very smart. 3. Small boys and carnivorous plants – wrong on so many levels…

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