A lesson about love from the red velvet mite

June 3, 2014 • 11:06 am

I really should pay more attention to The Oatmeal comic strip, for it’s full of fun and wonders. The latest one is a biologically accurate description of the mating habits of the red velvet mite (an arachnid), but told in a winsome and engaging way.

Here’s the first panel, but you need to see them all.  Click on the screenshot below to get there:

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This wonderful strip is created by Matthew Inman, and don’t miss his many strips about cats, especially my favorite: “The Bobcats” series. And “How to pet a kitty” is a stone classic.

7 thoughts on “A lesson about love from the red velvet mite

  1. You never know when someone is going to stop by and jizz on your house

    Best Oatmeal since “How To Suck At Your Religion.”

  2. Awwwww! Innit sweet?
    My getting to sleep reading is a short story in the the current F&SF (sorry, the last number, not the current one) which follows very red velvet mite like themes. “The Lightness of the Movement” – by Pat MacEwen ; I haven’t finished it yet, but I get the feeling that the ending isn’t going to be nice. And we’ve already had the more vigorous aspects of competition.

  3. An interesting Feline literary site: Hemingway Cats

    Frank Bartell Assoc. Prof. Anthropology Chair Dept. Of Social Science Community College of Phila. 1700 Spring Garden St. Phila., PA 19130

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