I am only posting to showcase my new icon!  It’s a crying turnip, a Linley Sambourne illustration from the Isle of Tomtoddies scene in Charles Kingsley’s The Water-Babies.  The Tomtoddies (“all heads and no bodies”) are filled with water — useless information they store up to appease the Examiner-of-all-Examiners.  But they cram too much useless information into their wee turnip heads, and they burst.

I didn’t completely understand this extremely strange episode in Kingsley’s story until I read about the Revised Code of 1862!

I figure a crying root vegetable will be an apt icon for those posts in which carrots is blue.


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