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Two Wooden Cars in One, Oh Boy!

May 20th, 2011 1 comment

The Two-Faced Wooden Car

In the colorful writing of Deputy Dog we read about this unusual car.  Another example of man’s constant search for creative expression.

Vasily Lazarenko is a madman, but in a good way. One day he decided he was going to build a car from oak.  That alone being a difficult task, but with a twist. He wanted it split down the middle, enabling a different body style on each half.

Clearly mental but at one with a plane, Ukranian Lazarenko even quit his job to get it done without distraction. The end-product is exactly what you’d expect from the brief –  a wooden car with a split-personality!

Very cool.  Thanks Deputy Dog!

source: deputy-dog.com

The Yearbook Takes the Poet Back in Time

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The Kids of Sixty-Three

by Jimmy L. Simpson

Tonight I got the yearbook out,

From nineteen sixty–three;

To wander through my senior class,

The way it used to be.

I looked at all the photographs,

Arranged by alphabet;

And found a memory in each,

That lingers even yet.

Each face portrayed the lasting dreams,

We shared with youthful pride;

When all the world still lay ahead,

And time was on our side.

I thought of fairs and football games,

Traditions of the fall;

Of dancing ‘round an old jukebox,

And pranks in study hall.

I yearned for friends that I had known,

Who had to move away;

Then came upon my heart again,

On graduation day.

So many years have come and gone,

And some of us now sleep;

But still the memories abide,

For all the rest to keep.

Now as I journey farther still,

Those days remain for me;

Unbroken moments locked in time,

With kids of sixty–three.

 

jimmylsimpson.com

November 12, 2008

 

Wait A Minute . . .

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Some deal!

We’ve all been tempted to buy from the infomercials , right?  They have some unusual products and I am as curious as the next guy to see if they are as quick and easy as they sound.

The thing is, we often pay much more than the products are worth.

Consumer Reports found that a $19.95 item usually costs $5.00 or $6.00 wholesale, which is less than the shipping and handling alone.

To make the deal sound even more appealing they add a last minute twist:They’ll double your order and throw in a free dinky booklight.  But note the asterisk: you’ll have to pay the $7.95 postage for the second item as well. Now it starts to add up.  The deal is not such a good deal after all.

You’ll end up paying $35.85 for an order that isn’t worth more than $12.00.

Fortunately, for the ones  who have the will power to wait, there are “As Seen on TV” racks showing up in many stores.  A little patience and you’ll  avoid shipping costs altogether.  Don’t be fooled by their generous second and third trivial gifts that make it sound like a better deal than it is!

Now, can I get down off of this soapbox?

Who’s next?

 

Anything?

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A student comes to a young professor’s office hours. She glances down the hall, closes his door, and kneels pleadingly.

“I would do anything to pass this exam.”

She leans closer to him, flips back her hair, gazes meaningfully into his eyes.

“I mean,” she whispers, “I would do anything.”

He returns her gaze. “Anything?”

“Anything.”

His voice turns to a whisper. “Would you… study?”

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