Stranger Fruit

Saturday morning sillyness

Since everyone is talking about the sequencing of the honeybee genome*, it seems appropriate (isn’t it always?) to post some Monty Python. Ladies & gentlemen, I present, “Eric The Half A Bee”:


Half a bee, philosophically,
Must, ipso facto, half not be.
But half the bee has got to be
Vis a vis, its entity. D’you see?

But can a bee be said to be
Or not to be an entire bee
When half the bee is not a bee
Due to some ancient injury?


La dee dee, one two three,
Eric the half a bee.
A B C D E F G,
Eric the half a bee.

Is this wretched demi-bee,
Half-asleep upon my knee,
Some freak from a menagerie?
No! It’s Eric the half a bee!

Fiddle de dum, Fiddle de dee,
Eric the half a bee.
Ho ho ho, tee hee hee,
Eric the half a bee.

I love this hive, employee-ee,
Bisected accidentally,
One summer afternoon by me,
I love him carnally.

* Some bees were obviously bisected in the sequencing of this genome.


  1. #1 Zarquon
    October 28, 2006

    Isn’t that last line ‘semi-carnally’? Cyril Connoly? No, semi-carnally.

  2. #2 John Lynch
    October 28, 2006

    Yes, it didn’t cut and paste for some reason.

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