Thursday, September 8, 2011

Dave Barry and the Fruit Fly mating ritual

Hi Everyone,
If you've followed this blog every month, you'll know that Dave Barry is obsessed with fruit flies. Well, this month is no different, so the following is a funny excerpt from a Classic Dave Barry. Enjoy!

"According to a Reuters article, when a male fruit fly wants to have sex with a female fruit fly, he goes through a series of specific steps, the first one being to pound down approximately eight martinis. No, wait, that's what a human guy would do if her were going to attempt to mate with a female who had six legs and 17,000 eyeballs, which trust me is not out of the question for some guys, and you know who you are. What male fruit flies do is engage in a courtship ritual, which according to the article includes "tapping the female, extending and vibrating a wind, and "singing." (The article doesn't say what they sing, but I assume it's "Cant Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" by the late Barry White)."

Me again: I promise I won't ask about your mating ritual, but please leave a comment, anyway. :)


Barbara Monajem said...

We romance writers write about mating rituals all the time! It might be fun to have a hero try the fruit fly's method and see what happens. :~)

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Well, werewolves and Highlanders don't need martinis to get in the mood!

Mary Marvella said...

Maybe he asks, "Your piece of rotten fruit or mine, baby?"

Beth Trissel said...

Hilarious and I love Dave B.

Josie said...

Yes, what would a male do if he used the fruit fly method? Would be interesting.

Josie said...

I'm sure that werewolves wouldn't need much to get in the mood. :)

Josie said...

Mary M.,
Absolutely hilarious comment!

Josie said...

I love Dave Barry, too!