Planktondolia

Planktondolia

Planktondolia

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July 21 2008 10:30 AM

Planktondolia

So I'm making dinner the other day -- hot dogs on the grill. Yeah, I'm just that kind of house husband.

So I pull out the buns, lay them out for the three of us, and what do I see?

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Plankton hot dog buns

Look carefully... over on the bun on the right... could it be?

Yes! It's Plankton!

Plankton in a hot dog bun

And there I was thinking these were going to be regular old (well, low-fat) hot dogs. Obviously, they were really crabby patties.

And FWIW, I wound up eating the bun with Mr. Krabs' nemesis on it. Hmmmm, monomaniacal cyclopic copepod goodness.