Mighty Red Pen

April 3, 2011

Jesus Christ!

Filed under: At home with MRP — mighty red pen @ 7:50 am

So, speaking of rainforests, I got a little tutorial on a creature called the basilisk lizard. Among other things, it’s known for it’s its ability to walk on water. You and I might get why that leads to it often being called the Jesus Christ lizard, but S. (age 7) had his own special explanation.

S.: We learned about the basilisk lizard today. Did you know it could walk on water?
MRP: No, really? That’s interesting.
S.: It’s also called the Jesus Christ lizard. Do you know why?
MRP: No, why?
S.: I guess because when you see it walking on water, you say, “Jesus Christ, that lizard is walking on water!”


  1. I know it’s been a while since I’ve commented on your blog, but I wanted to stop by and tell you that this is the best explanation I’ve ever heard.

    Comment by Kasey — April 4, 2011 @ 7:38 am | Reply

  2. Excellent deduction! Smart kid.

    Comment by Val Span — April 5, 2011 @ 1:07 pm | Reply

  3. I almost overlooked the apostrophe in the possessive “its.”

    Comment by Val Span — April 5, 2011 @ 1:11 pm | Reply

  4. This made me laugh out loud. I think it’s just as plausible an explanation as the traditional one!

    Comment by Suzanne — April 6, 2011 @ 11:56 am | Reply

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