Carrots are the character actors of the vegetable world. Often overlooked in the produce aisle, the carrot is unassuming yet unmistakably singular, able to quietly evoke a stunning range of personalities. Like a Philip Seymour Hoffman or Kevin Spacey, the one single carrot featured below shifts with chameleon ease between four very different poses. It comes from the Tierra Vegetables stand at the S.F. Ferry Plaza farmers' market.
"Hey there, good looking. Care to stop awhile and pass the time?"
"Dude, you got an extra cigarette? Thanks, man. Happy New Year."
"Zzzzzzzzzz" (pleasant dreaming)
"Uncle! Uncle! Ow, Tommy, you're hurting my leg. C'mon, get off!"
No you're not cross-eyed, this one carrot does really have all those limbs. I'd say this little critter's got a leg up on the Best Supporting Root category for the Veggie Oscars.