I also think hippo flambé says a lot about my sense of humor and my family culture. We often get into verbal sparring around here. As an example of this sparring, once when looking at a LEGO® catalog (crack catalogs for my children), we noticed a Luke Skywalker model. The description read, not to be played with. Well, we had a very enjoyable dinner that evening with everyone coming up with item descriptions as ludicrous as a toy you are not to play with. Sink: don't get wet, chair: not for sitting, pencil: not for writing, bathing suit: not for use in water... One day several months later my 6 year old and I were at a friends house and he spotted the Luke Skywalker Model. He could hardly contain his excitement and amusement at seeing it.
However back to the blog, Welcome to Hippo Flambé!!