Hunger is the Best Pickle!

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So convenient a thing is it
to be a reasonable creature,
since it enables one
to find or make a reason
for everything one has a mind to do.

-Ben Franklin

Last week my son Jacob thought this bearded robber fly looked like Ben Franklin, but I think this guy here wins the Ben Franklin look-alike contest, hands down.

Did you have any clue flies could be so haughty?
Look close- he’s even wearing pince-nez!

Ben photo via the National Archives

What, you don’t see the resemblance?
OK, fine.

The real reason I bring up my pal Ben today, what I really had a mind to do, is to share my favorite Ben Franklin quote, which is, obviously,

Hunger is the best pickle.

See how many ways you can work that into conversation today and report back!

And, of course, if you happen across any insects that resemble Ben Franklin, be sure to send them my way.

Yeah, I’m feeling a little silly this morning.
Must be the anticipation of a four day weekend….

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