Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Three Legumes

Reinforcements have arrived...

The Vegetable Liberation Army is proud to present three new recruits to the HMRU: Placido Haricot Vert, his brother Jose Haricot Vert and Luciano Vert Pomme!



Having retired from Vegetable Service some years ago, famed Vegetable Songsters Placido, Jose and Luciano were a bit dazed and confused upon arrival at VLA Headquarters (maybe it was the polka dot chair pictured above that contributed to their condition) after having been briefed regarding the nature of their enlistment by base Kommander Killer Korn. Afterall, the Beet at the recruitment office told them that if they reenlisted they'd only have to entertain the troops in between missions this time 'round. Duped but not done in by this news, these Green Commandos dusted themselves off from their journey and have resigned themselves to the task at hand. Soon these Legume Lads will begin training and as a result will most likely lose those extra fibers around their guts that civilian life and an on again off again career in show business has imposed.

Pilgrim Tater is very excited about these new additions to the Holiday Meal Recovery Unit. Not only are these Legumes highly trained Veggie Vigilantes (once a soldier, always a soldier), but when not on a mission this Legume Legion hopes to make a little money on the side by moonlighting at the local clubs and bars in order to show off their vocal stylings with a variety of tunes that range from oldies such as Fly Me to the Moon to Mozart's fabulous The Marriage of Figaro, yes, in it's entirety.

Having recovered fully from their initial shock, the Legume Laddies are anxious to begin the Fruit and Vegetable life-saving efforts this holiday season is sure to foist upon them. The entire VLA is positive that these Green Grenades of Pure Veggie Power (both on and off the stage) will put forth 100% effort in order to make the world a safer place for all Vegetable Matter.

Practicing undercover infiltration strategy on the mantel at Chez Linoleum (notorious Veggie stronghold):



Yep, I think it's time for some Autumn-hued camo too...

Copyright 2005 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

24 comments:

Jane said...

How you make them technically so perfect and yet so full of character beats me. The middle one in the top photo is wonderful - real attitude. Can't imagine it going into boiling water without a fight.

Kari said...

OOORAH!
I love them!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Jessica said...

I think it's the mustaches that do it for me. Or the green-tinged eyes. Or the hot pink lips.

I love 'em!

bunny said...

All your veggies are great! The green of the eyes is perfect with the big one in the middle bursting open as it does.

Michelle said...

You have this vegetarian falling off her chair in hysterical laughter. Hee.

Deneen said...

I adore them, you wildly demented woman!

krista said...

Well, colour me inspired!

Tara said...

I don't buy a lot of CDs, but I may need to get that one.

Micky said...

Oh me, Autum-hued camo. Now that would be very interesting to see. I am imagining all those little shirts, flak jackets, etc. You have such a way with describing things, it takes me right there in the midst of it all. It's an ongoing mini-series. And one well worth watching.
:)

The Shrone said...

I can't resist the urge to make a naughty pun! I think Luciano is filled with green pea-ness!

Kari said...

ROFL @ pea-nesses!

Red Rocket said...

Wow, you turn out some really great stuff. And so quickly, I amazed.

goldi said...

Your creativity is just awe-inspiring. You kick butt! And so does your VLA, lol!

ladylinoleum said...

Peanesses...Lori you are too funny. And disturbing. But I love ya.

Ellen Bloom said...

To Our Lady of Lino!
Love those pea pods! Just having spent a few too many days in Bakersfield, I'm slightly tired of ol' peapickers, but your perfect peas are really classy!
I'm back in L.A. and will be at the WeHo SnB this Thursday! I wish I could start making crocheted art like you instead of all those damn hats!

Rose said...

Hilarious! And they so blend in with the gourds! You are so amazing.

Granny said...

They are so cute, I could eat them up. ;0

Amie said...

Super cute!

Just wondering if you'd seen this:

http://www.venganza.org/spread/hat.htm

It kind of reminded me of you.

vicki said...

regina, girl you rock, i love your thanksgiving army LOL, you have such a imagination, you really should submit them to publication, maybe they could do a whole book dedicated to fruits and veggies, kind of reminds me of the stuff that was made in the early 80's but yours has way more personality and class. i bow to you LOL

Sara said...

Okay, these are my favorites since the lemons. Love those mustaches! I really think the world needs more mustachioed good guys. I second the book idea!

Jessi said...

I love them! Specially the 3 pea-ness-es in a pod man. And the hot pink lips. Lol. They are great.

Kim Guzman said...

I am always amazed by your creativity! These new additions are adorable!

Wendy said...

My husband wants to know why I don't crochet monsters...I think he has turned into your biggest fan. He doesn't even blink an eye at my crochet stuff, but when I show him your he say, "WOW!" I love the new additions. :)

Sydney said...

I love all the veggies... but could we please please please have an eggplant member of the Vegetable Liberation Army?