Hyperion is Fruity

July 10 is International Take a Penny, Leave a Penny Day. To find out what that means, visit the site. (If you still can't figure it out, Ajax says you're welcome to fight him, ninja-style.)



Tracy Lynn and I have decided to co-author an advice column. So far we're still arguing over a few (read: all) of the aspects to this venture, including the title. I (reasonably) suggested "Ask Uncle Hypey and Aunt Tracy" while she suggested "TRACY LYNN RULES THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE (INCLUDING THE EVIL COUNTRIES LIKE AUSTRALIA), AND IF YOU'RE TOO STUPID TO TAKE HER ADVICE MAY YOU DIE OF A HORRIBLE GROIN DISEASE"

You can see my problem with that: my name isn't mentioned anywhere!

Anyway, send in your questions. We may hone our theme, but for now you can ask us anything under the sun. In case you're not bright enough to decipher the pictures (as last Friday Koz admitted he wasn't able to), if you click on the envelope to the right (the one that reads "Dear Hyperion"), it will open up an email to me, where you can ask your question. If you still can't figure it out, just email me: hyperioninstitute@gmail.com (Please put the word "Question" somewhere in the title, as I get over a hundred emails a day, and don't want to miss yours.)

You can ask more than one question, but I don't promise to print them all. Be creative, and let us know if you want your name (and email address, if you're really brave), or want to go by an alias, like in Dear Abby.


Speaking of pictures, I have redesigned the home page here slightly. On the left you'll see the Community Projects: Hyperion After Dark, Empire of the Mind, Five Kingdoms, International Day, and Monkey Barn. I'm going to talk more about each one in the coming days, but for now I'll just mention that everyone of them is open to all Readers. You can let us know if you're interested (or want more information.)

Continuing down the Left side you'll see the Archives for the Home page, going back about 6 weeks. Below that is my Paypal Link, in case you want to Commission a story about you (or something else), or you just enjoy the voluminous material we put out here and want to lend your support. (He said with a laugh.)

Below that are two ways to get this Website sent to you via email. RSS is automatic for all my sites, and Notify List will email you the link to the home page every time I put on new material.

On the right are links to my Solo Projects (although I get help from time to time on some of it). All the material is archived and easy to use unless you're from Spain.

Below the Projects is my Email, and the Evil Kitties of the Realm; other sites I personally endorse. (Sadly, I destroyed my template last week and still have not recovered everything, so if you're an Evil Kitty let me know so I can put you back up there!)

Anyway, that's a brief tour, and now we bring you the most controversial Top Ten List of all time:


Trying to decide my favorite fruit was an almost impossible experience. I love fruit. I mean, I love it. I'm very fruity (and I mean that in as manly a way as possible.) If I could only eat two food groups for the rest of my life, I'd pick meat of course, and fruit. And If I could only pick one? Lord, let me never have to deal with that.

Having established my love of fruit, I needed to also establish some ground rules for my top ten list. One, there are quite a few vegetables that are technically fruit, foods like tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, peas, cucumbers, avocados and nuts. I'm not sure any of those would make my top ten anyway, but I didn't consider them; confining my choices to culinary fruits.

(You know I'm just dying to make a Richard Simmons joke here, but I'm somehow resisting.)

Secondly, I decided not to make all-around or "utility" judgments. In other words, a fruit like a lemon is very versatile, great for lemonade and in cooking, but doesn't rate quite as high on a pure fruit scale. Other fruits go great with or in lots of foods, like pies, salads and Popsicle flavors. However, my top ten Fruit list consisted of the fruit, by itself, no adornments, at the very peak of its existence. (This knocks other fruits lower that aren't quite as tasty but are in season all year 'round.)

Even then, it was excruciating. I spent waaaaaay too much time debating the various fruit pros and cons, and sadly have these Honorable Mentions: Plums, Apricots, Pears, Tangerines, Cranberries, Kumquats, Cantaloupe, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Guava, Dragon Fruit, Ugli Fruit, blackberries, boysenberries, marionberries, lemons, limes, and grapefruit.

Special Honorable Mention: Kiwi and Concorde Grapes. It physically hurts me that these two didn't make it.


#10 Watermelon - At their peak a nice watermelon can cool you like nothing on Evon's Green Earth. I love to chow into a big hunk at a picnic, and as a bonus; my mom taught me how to make a little resort out of my wedge (an integrated resort, I might add, where white and black seeds co-mingle). We sculpt rooms, swimming pools, golf courses; you name it.

#9 Oranges - One of the most versatile fruits there is, and if we were grading that way orange would have to vie for #1, if for the juice and the year-round availability. Oranges usually get graded down a tad because they are so common, but imagine that perfect Sunkist orangeƃ‚…flowing with juice and pulp and deliciousness.

To read the rest of the list go read the truth: HYPERION IS FRUITY.

And in case you missed it, Alligator Pit had some doozies last Friday night, and as always, Monkey Barn. See you Tomorrow, fellow fruits.


Tracy Lynn said...

You could always put And Hyperion at the end of that.

ChickyBabe said...

Nothing to do with the post, but your new template and graphics look good!