Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Chocolate teapots and other useful things

1. It was as useful as a chocolate teapot. That is to say, children loved it, and crowded around asking for another; and it might just have saved the life of someone who was starving.

2. It went down like a lead balloon. Which is to say: it was designed to go down, and did so very successfully; and unlike the other balloons it was able to go into the deep ocean and explore there, perhaps holding a fragile crew within its compass to take notes.
Unlike raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, these have never appeared on anybody's list of favourite things, at least until they were reimagined at Listing to Port. See here for another six rehabilitated things to go with your chocolate teapot and lead balloon.