Do I ever get ideas in the shower? Yes, sometimes I actually do. This oldie from 2001 certainly was based on true-life events. You might as well keep a cheese grater in the shower. I admit to having very thin skin, and here I am, a cartoonist. The loofah “sponge,” of course, is not a sponge at all but the dried guts of a vining gourd that is related to the cucumber. That’s zero for two in my book. Thankfully, there also is the watermelon. That makes it one for three.