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May 31, 2011 10:04 AM   Subscribe

If something sad happened to you or someone you know fill the cohitre ☺ you form. I will make you a postcard, scan it and put it here where we will all sign it (virtually) and cheer you up.
posted by Antidisestablishmentarianist (12 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Archive.
posted by Antidisestablishmentarianist at 10:12 AM on May 31, 2011


Optimism, frivolity, compassion, humanity, kindness, and selflessness.

DISGUSTING.
posted by TheRedArmy at 10:15 AM on May 31, 2011 [3 favorites]


I would watch this television show.
posted by sweetkid at 10:23 AM on May 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


cohitre is a wild grass indigenous to puerto rico but whereas it would be agent oranged out of existence if we shared the US fetish for grass rugs, in the island we harvest it for cattle, poultry and horses --and it's the grass you need to have to take a yagua and slide down a hill after heavy rains.

the person running this site has to at least know some of the folklore behind the word cohitre. cohitre is intrinsically related to children life in Puerto Rico. after coming from playing in the grass, you may smell like cohitre.

that's why it is the only acceptable grass to leave in your shoebox under your bed (or the xmas tree) the night before Three Kings Day. Magi horses have a discriminating taste after all.

am having a weird sense of dejavu about this artwork ----i've seen it before but dont remember where. am anyway going bet this person is puerto rican :)

so, yay! cohitre!
posted by liza at 10:30 AM on May 31, 2011 [8 favorites]


A giraffe was passing by when I looked out the window. At first I was confused as giraffes rarely venture underwater, but then I remembered that a giraffe scuba diving school just opened down the block. Giraffes are a nice addition to the neighborhood.

Nice things are nice.
posted by Glinn at 10:31 AM on May 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


ack! and there's a puerto rican saying about kids growing really fast: you say they're growing like cohitre
posted by liza at 10:32 AM on May 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


I would be happy if my cactus died! Then I could throw it out and not have to worry about it poking me.

Maybe I need a non-mutant cactus.
posted by madcaptenor at 11:06 AM on May 31, 2011


My cactus did die this week. Thanks for reminding me.
posted by MrFTBN at 11:37 AM on May 31, 2011


I used to be subscribed to the rss feed many internet eons ago, i wonder what made me unsubscribe, i love the drawings.

I'll re-subscribe and see what happens. :-)
posted by palbo at 11:38 AM on May 31, 2011


That is charming. Thanks for this post!
posted by Phire at 3:54 PM on May 31, 2011


Love love love love love etc.!
posted by Mooseli at 6:47 AM on June 1, 2011


I just wanted to note that I added this to my RSS when I saw this days ago, and every day the pictures help cheer me up. There's a sweet, kind innocence to the drawings and the stories corresponding to them.
posted by meese at 12:00 AM on June 9, 2011


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