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The folks over at Theme Thursday are taking a new approach starting this week.  They've decided to begin each month with a colour as their theme.  This month's colour is RED.  So, here's my ode to the scarlet colour.

Now I suppose this is appropriate as February contains Valentine's Day
And red would seem to be associated with the way we say
I love you.


But there are many, many other uses of the colour red
Such as "in the red", "better dead than red", or simply "red head"
You ginger, you.


The Detroit Red Wings, the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox
Are all sports collectives that use red to promote and hawk
Their teams.


And lest we forget, you can surely bet red's what we get
When we blow our top, lose our cool, or get set
To let off steam.


And thus endeth today's lesson, short though interesting because
Red can be a fascinating subject.  On the other hand maybe it was
For the birds.

Comments

Brian Miller said…
wonder if he will change color when he does?
Moooooog35 said…
Yankee fans should f-off even when there isn't a sale.

Just sayin'.
Quirkyloon said…
Red is also the color of the cup I'm using to drink my Diet Dr. Pepper.

Ahhh!

Red-freshing!

Mwa-mwa-mwa!
Jasmine said…
Oh, some red heads look amazing. Preraphaelite lovliness :)
willow said…
Sam made me smile.
Don said…
"Red" reminds me of bloodshed and Valentines, and somehow they seem to work sooo well together. Especially if you have a girl and forget about it.
nonamedufus said…
Brian: Bluebirds are another sect.
nonamedufus said…
Moooooog: I've "read" your comment and understand.
nonamedufus said…
Quirks: Of course it is. It would have to be, wouldn't it?
nonamedufus said…
Jasmine: I was a Ginger when I was younger!
nonamedufus said…
Willow: I had to find a Sam with smoke coming out of his ears. It conjures up a vision of when my son was young. We always used to tell him we could see the smoke when he was upset about something.
nonamedufus said…
Don: And are you speaking from experience, Red?
AmyLK said…
I can't wait for the red-breasted robins to come back in the spring!
nonamedufus said…
AmyLK: We get a lot of robins and cardinals in our area. It'll be nice when winter ends.
Me-Me King said…
Roses are red
And stop signs are too
Who's my favorite blogger?
Yep, it's you!
nonamedufus said…
Me-Me: Aw, shucks, now I'm red-faced.
Kat said…
oh I loved this post! great take on the colour red. :)
Tom said…
red red red. I'm wondering what color March will be...
Roy said…
Love the Red Sox sign! As a long-time, enthusiastic citizen of the Red Sox Nation, I thoroughly agree with the sign (and with Moooooog35). We have a popular bumper sticker up here that says: "I root for 2 baseball teams - the Red Sox, and anybody who beats the Yankees." Absolutely!
nonamedufus said…
Kat: Why, thank you! I'm happy you "read" it.
nonamedufus said…
Tom: Good question. We'll still have snow, so I suspect white.
nonamedufus said…
Roy: That's a good one! lol
Dreamhaven said…
Wonderful, wonderful. Go, Red Socks,go!!
nonamedufus said…
Dreamhaven: I seem to have attracted a lot of Red Sox fans.
Jaime said…
aww... picking on the yankee fans already? pitchers and catchers haven't even reported yet!
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nonamedufus said…
Jaime: I guess some Yankee fans are "seeing red"!
nonamedufus said…
FishHawk: Wow, thanks for the promo on your site. Appreciate it!
Skye said…
Isn't "the scarlet letter" a way that certain women of discreditable repute were labeled? Just sayin' :D
nonamedufus said…
Skye: Just what are you trying to tell me, Skye?
Baino said…
Haha . . poor bloodnuts, I'm so glad I'm not a freckly redhead. As for the cardinal, he'd do a better job than the pope and ultimately more cheerfully! Love your blog by the way. I rarely comment except on Thursdays but it's a treat to read.
nonamedufus said…
Baino: Thanks, I appreciate you visiting.
Skye said…
Honest, all I was saying was that there was another way to add red into the post, that's all ;)

confirm word: wingy

make of it what you will :D
nonamedufus said…
Skye: Uh-huh. Yeah, I see.
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