WATERMELON SNAPSHOTS: EXCUSE ME, SIR, THERE’S A BABY IN MY WATERMELON

January 28th, 2016 by The Watermelon Guy

Earlier this month, I introduced one of our newest blog features, “Lights, Camera, Watermelon!”, which takes a look at the latest in watermelon videos. Now I’m happy to introduce our second new feature, “Watermelon Snapshots.”

For this one, I’ll sift through droves of selfies, memes and retro-filtered photos on Instagram to find the best watermelon snapshots the Internet has to offer. Here are my top five selections for January!

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For being totally adorable and inside a watermelon, this kid doesn’t look too thrilled. Maybe he’s going for that “I’m cute, but I’m bad” vibe. (Image via @funnybabydaily)

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You know what? Even though this is technically a “girl’s bike,” I’d still proudly ride this two-wheeled ode to watermelon around my neighborhood. (Image via @llaollaonuh)

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It’s the ultimate test of love to get a tattoo of someone or something on your body, which is why I could totally see myself getting this slice of watermelon ink for myself. The only question is, where would I put it? (Image via @kiara_marshmellow)

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Looking for an easy and nutritious snack? Fitspiration_goalss shows us a nifty little trick to cut squares right from the rind. Because who needs a bowl when you have a watermelon? (Image via @fitspiration_goalss)

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This optical illusion is making me very, very hungry. Wait, isn’t that hypnosis? Maybe it is. Either way, I’m still hungry. (Image via @futuristufuk)

Stay tuned for next month’s Watermelon Snapshots. If you see any fun watermelon photos online, leave a comment with a link, or upload your own watermelon photos, along with the hashtag #watermelon, for a chance to have your photo featured here on the blog!

REMEMBER: All comments left on the blog this month are entered to win our January prize — the watermelon backpack — so comment as often as you’d like!

UP NEXT: OUR FEBRUARY PRIZE

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VINTAGE PHOTO: KIDS USED TO LOVE WATERMELON (AND THEY STILL DO!)

February 7th, 2014 by The Watermelon Guy

pic2When I was a kid, I loved watermelon (of course, I still do). It was delicious, it was easy, and it was usually served in the summer, which, any kid will tell you, is the best season of the year. It was like that in the 1980s, and I’m pretty sure kids from the 1960s, 1940s, and even the 1800s felt the same way.

In fact, the vintage photos below are proof that kids from a long time ago loved watermelon. On a related side note: How cool are old photos? They not only LOOK cool (thanks to Instagram, you can make new photos look retro cool, too), but they seem so … real. Like a fuzzy memory or a glimpse into a crystal ball (if crystal balls looked into the past, and not the future).

Thirty years ago – and certainly 50 or 60 years ago – people took fewer pictures because digital cameras and camera phones hadn’t been invented yet. That meant that you took photos with cameras loaded with film, and you only snapped one or two pictures because you didn’t want to waste the film (getting it developed wasn’t cheap!). Sure, that resulted in lots of blurry photos in which someone was blinking or not smiling perfectly, but you know what? That’s life. Cameras back then captured real life. Or, in the case of the photos below, they captured real life with watermelon.

Nowadays, everyone has a 6-megapixel camera/high-definition video recorder in their back pocket, which means you get not two or three photos of the family picnic, but 65 pictures of the picnic, and they’re all online before the watermelon is cut up. Is that a good thing? I’m not so sure.

But enough ranting about technology. It’s making me feel old, and not in a good way like the pictures below.

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