Ben by Daniel Shelton

Ben

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 2 years ago

    In the Netherlands, during tulipmania of the early 1600s, tulips were considered so valuable someone traded a decent house for one. Guess that was before Facebook stock.

  2. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Michael Pollan had a really good treatment of this phenomenon in The Botany of Desire. He looks at how mankind changed four plants, the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato, and how we were changed by them.

  3. Scroogeman

    Scroogeman said, almost 2 years ago

    Poor timing.

  4. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I like daffodils better.

  5. pcolli

    pcolli said, almost 2 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    They were, indeed, worth a fortune. Personally, they’re OK, I suppose. Make a mess of the table when the petals and pollen drops.

  6. pcolli

    pcolli said, almost 2 years ago

    @Pharmakeus Ubik

    Don’t like apples; tulips are nothing out of the ordinary; I find potatoes boring (I prefer rice); and the other NEVER had any effect on me (wasted a lot of money).

  7. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @pcolli

    That being the case, I’m glad he cast his net wider than just you. Still a fascinating book/movie.

  8. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Pharmakeus Ubik

    I saw that show.

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