Saturday, October 29, 2011

Blueberry Brain

Violet Beauregard
For some odd reason I've had the image of the blueberry girl from Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory in my head for some days now.  For those of you who do not know the story, it's about 5 children who receive a golden ticket found in random chocolate bars and tour Willy Wonka's chocolate factory for one to win a lifetime supply of chocolate. They are all, except Charlie Bucket, very disagreeable children with equally disagreeable parents. The unfortunate Blueberry Girl is Violet Beauregarde, a bragging, very competitive chewing gum chewer from Atlanta who tries the Three Course Dinner Gum when told not to and as a consequence becomes a very large blueberry. And you know, there is a story there...duh! With the image in my head I had an anticipation regarding writing something meaningful that would come to me on the obvious character defect of this child and that I would write a clever little piece that went with the picture. But try as I might, I can't come up with some profound reason I could put to writing why this image has been in my head so I'll just end this without any real purpose except maybe now Violet will depart my brain...or not, but I gave it a try. Wonder if someone is trying to tell ME something...


  1. I just think it's a sign you're wanting to make Blueberry Pies and have to use a BIG napkin when you're done eating!

  2. I watched that movie recently and has forgotten what a sadist Willy Wonka was. I mean, really, he really seemed to enjoy the suffering of those kids. Every now and then, the Oompa Loompa song comes into my head. When the radio host Don Imus first came on MSNBC, they couldn't get his make up right and I swear he looked separated at birth from the OLs. Kim A

  3. You could save the photo and show it to your grand kids and tell them this is what happens to little boys and girls when they disobey their grandparents. Remember Pinochio? His nose grew every time he told a lie. I swear Clinton's nose grew every year he was in office. Didn't you notice that?