Behold the smurf

Where but here on The Moon does one encounter such a wide array of topics? The answer is nowhere. So let us pivot from the previous topic, the End of Civilization, to the fun one of smurfs.

But hold your horses!

An online inquiry reveals many definitions of smurf. I was shocked, and maybe you will be too. First, there is the “Belgian comic franchise centered on a fictional colony of small, blue, humanoid creatures who live in mushroom-shaped houses in the forest.”

But in online gaming, a smurf is an experienced player who uses a new account to deceive other players into thinking he’s a noob (newbie). A smurf can also be a money launderer who seeks to evade scrutiny from government agencies by breaking up large transactions.

And there is the latest of my child bride’s crochet art, the smurf you see in the photo. Keep in mind that her work is done from scratch. There are no molds, etc. It all begins and ends with crochet needles. And numerous hours of labor. Her handiwork is for sale. International shipping available. Moon readers eligible for a sweet discount.

Be the first on your block to own a piece of The Moon.

7 thoughts on “Behold the smurf

  1. Nice work by la esposa. She has the patience of Job, to quote my mother. And a real talent.
    Would a safe assumption be that this patience has added years to your sweet marriage?


    1. Ricardo: She is remarkably talented in a number of fields. And extremely patient. Living with me requires a truckload of patience, but far less than was required by my first and second wives. I have improved with age.

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  2. I didn’t know there was more than 1 meaning of smurfs, not being an online gambler or moving large amounts of cash.

    Another nice project done by your talented bride.


    1. Kirk, P.S.: She has learned almost exclusively by watching YouTube videos in English, which she does not speak, Portuguese, which is sufficiently close to Spanish that she understands a good bit, and Spanish, of course.


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