9 Chickweed Lane by Brooke McEldowney for May 17, 2009
Juliette says, "You're sure you don't want to jump in with me? Edda got Amos to do it a couple weeks ago." Elliot says, "I' sorry…nothing could induce me to plunge into that eel-ridden, hypothermic death bath." Juliette says, "Not even a contrapposto pose?" Elliot says, "A what?" Juliette says, "Contrapposto - a stance with the body weight borne upon one leg while the torso adopts a position of asymmetrical rest. It was first used in ancient Greek sculpture, in time embraced by artists of the renaissance." Elliot says, "And why should I respond to that?" Juliette says, "Did I mention that Rita Hayworth further developed it?" Elliot says, "Ah....that Renaissance."