Thinking Inside The box

November 10, 2021 9:22am Published by Jules Smith in Whimsy On A Wednesday 15 Comments

Satirical Snapshots Bringing You Whimsy On A Wednesday!

I was sitting in the living room the other night, all comfy after eating a nice chunk of cottage pie. I had a blanket wrapped around me because it’s getting cold and I daren’t turn the heating up because of the insane gas prices. I had a nice MPV sitting on the table beside me which is a cocktail that I made up of Mango, Passion fruit, and Vodka. I should market this to bars because it’s lovely but I haven’t got time to do other people’s jobs. 


Space Cake

I had just watched an episode of the new series Universe – by Brian Cox, which always gets you thinking, and I was waiting for the Great British Bake Off to start so I could support my favourite contestant, Jurgen, with his methodical baking techniques. The Great British Bake Off is an absolute staple of Great British television and has been known to cure depression, manic episodes, family arguments, and all layers of anxiety with its comforting formula. If you’re feeling a bit low or out-of-sorts then get yourself a nice MPV and get Bake Off on telly. 


The Scent of Epiphany

Then, I got to thinking rather than watching the adverts on TV which have now started to get all Christmassy. My favourites are the ridiculous perfume adverts which make absolutely no sense at all and would probably stop me from buying perfume in case I end up like one of the self-absorbed fruit-cakes acting out their madness. However, that ship may have already sailed. 


I came to the frightening conclusion that the world is being taken over by boxes. 

Think about it – outside of the box for a moment, if you would. 

There I sat in my house – a box. Inside that box, I sit in another box watching the box. 

Every day I wake up and untuck myself from a box and go to another box to have a shower. I then go to my next box where I turn on a box and start writing things onto a 2D box image.

Even if I want to escape all of this boxiness I have to go outside to a box on wheels which will transport me to another box where I buy things in boxes and bring them back to my box. 

The thing that washes my clothes is a box and so is the thing that dries them. The thing that stores my cans and cools my food – boxes both. Most of my appliances can be considered boxes and all my important documents are kept in boxes. Even my gadgets are boxes. 

And when I die I will end up in my final box. 

Frightening, isn’t it? 

I square to God I’m starting to feel a bit trapped. 

#LetsGetCircular #TriangularTomorrows 



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Little boxes on the hillside
Little boxes made of ticky tacky
Little boxes on the hillside
Little boxes all the same
There’s a pink one and a green one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same
The thing that makes us different is that our own little boxes are unique to us. It’s rather comforting to know we all have our little boxes to protect us. I’m sure your boxes will be mad hatter style and quite bonkers

I had that song in my mind as I wrote this. A very astute observation by Malvina Reynolds.

All my boxes are bonkers. Obviously!

Weeds was such a good show. This is the theme song.

I’ve never heard of it so I just watched a trailer on YouTube. I shall see if they have it over here!

There are no hearses with luggage racks, but a hearse is, by definition a box rack…

Yes indeed, LL.

Even our books are like boxes with pages.

Its not the box that carries you off. Its the Box they carry you off in!
This made me think outside the Box.
Love whimsical on a wednesday…
Thank you Juliette
Sue x

Haha! Great saying.

You’re very welcome, Sue x

The Johnny Depp look-a-like who plays a bit of guitar in the snow and then walks off followed by a pack of wolves. What is all that about?

I have no bloody idea, Rick. Maybe it makes you smell like rotten meat or prey so that even in the snow the wolves can sniff you out. And then you become the pied piper but with a guitar as a modern-day twist. Basically, perfume and aftershave ads are a free-for-all when it comes to design and message concepts. I’d love to meet the people who make them. No, actually, I wouldn’t. That would end in tears.

You have a good point. Thinking about it, a cylinder would be the correct shape for a washing machine, but then it would not fit into our boxes properly. Time to build yourself that teepee in the backyard.

Yes! Teepee is the way forward, BW!

Matthew McConaughey: “Time is a flat box.”

MPV is the real MVP

Brian Cox is currently trying to kill Flanders on The Simpsons!!!

the last image comforts me, reminds me of the Van Nuys Public Library in the ’80s and my dad checking out the Hoyle Book for the 100th time so his son could finally learn Poker. i would never bet on Poker, it brings up too pure memories in me…


OMG. Box!


Very, LSP!

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