Sunday, October 01, 2006

WHAT IS THIS STRANGE IMPLEMENT?


09-27-06_2012
Originally uploaded by disco.sleeze.
I AM MYSTIFIED by this green dial. Can anyone, perhaps its original documentor, explain it to me?

MEANWHILE, IF YOU ARE ANYWHERE NEAR CHICAGO, allow me to remind that COULTON and I will make a rare DAYLIGHT appearance today at 2PM at

BORDERS #101

which is located at 2817 North Clark Street, in LINCOLN PARK

which they say is part of CHICAGO.

That is all.

4 comments:

g_whizz said...

It's a simple timer. I have one on my pool pump. However, this one appears to be connected to a vast network of streetlamps which at the appointed time, in this case, 10pm, will begin flashing the signal that the takeover is about to begin.

disco sleeze said...

It is indeed a timer. I thought perhaps it was a part of a large explosive device (see comments on the original upload in the Flikr pool), but the street lamp thing makes sense.

Mr. Biggs said...

That's not ANY timer, friends.

That's a circa 1970's Rainbird Sprinkler Timer.

That bad boy to a straight 45 volts DC to run. Couple that with poor wiring, a summer afternoon, and a fat kid excited about backyard waterplay, and you've got the makings of a lifetime electricty/sprinkler phobia.

No, I don't wish to discuss it.

-Biggs

Michael Crumpton said...

It is actually not a timer, but a time travel terminal. It was placed there as a safety measure for time travelers who have lost their portable units.
It is not advisable for you to turn the dial or move the pointers, as without the proper time travel instruction you may engage a temporal shift and inadvertently meet yourself and cause the end of this timeline. Should you wish to get time travel instruction, consult the technical support number at the end of the device manual.