Monday, September 17, 2007

FEAR NOT, LAD


h in sunrays
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.
WE SHALL MEET, though I will never set foot on a damned paddle of any damned PADDLEBOAT, no matter what amusing sound it makes.

THOSE DEVIL MACHINES WON'T TAKE ME DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF NO MAN MADE LAKE!

That is all.

9 comments:

Hugh Lafferty said...

Dear Mr. Hodgman:

I am very sorry you do not like paddle wheel boats because I was going to invite you on a 3-hour paddlewheel boat tour of San Francisco Bay. You would very much enjoy the twenty-foot waves and the very big boats--aircraft carriers, oil tankers and luxury boats like the QE2--that float by. (Sometimes, I can reach out and touch the propellers!) If you change your mind, let me know and I will buy an extra lifejacket. Do you like the orange or the circle kind?

Sincerely,

Hugh Lafferty
Emeryville, CA

sarabelum said...

just use one foot.
and it goes on the pedal, making the paddle go. . . .
i suspect the experience to be very different - pedal vs paddle

hot tip! avoid the middle - always lean to the left to avoid any sort of supernatural activity.

Ape Lad said...

Perhaps one of these other devil machines will suffice. I'm partial to Jelalian's contraption.

awryone said...
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awryone said...

@sarabelum
For meddling in the way of posting, you should receive a medal.

Schnabel Car Aaron said...

"There's a lake of stew
And whisky too
You can paddle all around it
In a big canoe"

mtp said...

Dear Mr. Hodgman

I am curious as to whether or not certain portions of our book, "The Areas of My Expertise", were inspired by a novel, "House of Leaves". More precisely a certain hobo symbol (this house is bigger on the inside) made me think that you might have been a fan of Danielewski's work.

Thanks,

Mtp.

Glenn Peters said...

I have piloted one of these devil boats in the Tampa Bay. You are wise to avoid this scenario.

Jessica said...

When you visit the SF Bay Area, might I suggest that instead of that infernal contraption you come for a jaunt on this one (which is located quite a bit inland, but which [in the absence of gun-toting ranchers, in which case we'll offer a tour of Pixar instead] is pretty much worth it)?