Friday, September 28, 2007

ROUND THE JUNGLE FIRE

updated to be much smaller and less shouty

also: for the record, i like neal pollack. i think his writing is funny and humane, and he is clearly the butt of all of his jokes. i never got why some people like to beat up on him so, and i really don't understand why they like to beat up on his four year old son--and not just beat up on him, but to do so in electro-print, where it will haunt all of us forever. but i guess that is their sad right. if you have no idea what i'm talking about, all the better.

now here again is the original posting about choo choos and those who adore them, but in tiny tiny letters.


ACTUAL PERSON Ryan Wilson writes in via electrono-mailograph with the following bulletin regarding WHAT IS HAPPENING IN RIVERHEAD, LONG ISLAND:

BEGIN QUOTED TEXT

"I know this is short notice and you probably won't read this electronic mail until after the event has passed. However, I cannot allow this to go unnoticed by you (assuming you do not know about it):

"'The Railroad Museum of Long Island will host our 2nd Annual Twin Forks Folk Music Festival and Hobo Homecoming beginning Thursday evening, September 27 through Saturday evening, September 29, 2007. '"

END QUOTED TEXT

NOW IT IS TRUE THAT, DUE TO MY EXTREMELY LAZY E-MAIL READING HABITS, we have all missed last night's opening festivities (except for those who went to them).

APPARENTLY the chief event of last night involved Hobo King Redbird Express LIGHTING A FIRE.

However, PRESUMING THERE ARE STILL SOME PARTS OF RIVERHEAD NOT CONSUMED BY FIRE, there will be more festivities tonight:

a) "Banjo" Fred Starner hosting "A Folk Music Entertainment";
b) A special appearance by LUTHER THE JET
c) Performances by THE NATIONAL HOBO GOSPEL SINGERS, an organization I would not have predicted IN A MILLION YEARS.

WILL I ATTEND? No. Because I am currently too busy with the Mole-Men.

AND ALSO: I AM AFRAID OF FIRE.

BUT ALL OF THE DETAILS are listed above, and if you go, do take a photo and send it to me via electronic transmisso-gram.

BECAUSE I KNOW HOW TO PUT IT ON THE INTERNET FOR YOU.

That is all.

COURTESY: The Long Island Rail Road Museum for the image of a TRAIN with the words LONG ISLAND on it. See many more HERE.

APPARENTLY, I JUST GOT RICKRULED


p9230067.jpg
Originally uploaded by discretedaniel.
COURTESY TO "Discretedaniel" for this image, from Cambridge, MA, where APPARENTLY, sidewalk chalk is still very inexpensive.

That is all.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I HAVE BEEN MEANING TO POST THIS ABSOLUTELY AUTHENTIC IMAGE FOR A LONG TIME

BUT I AM ALWAYS failing.

THANK YOU, Elizabeth Connor, for this strange convergence.

(ACTUALLY, I suspect this is not a proper convergence but a mere, striking, strange, olde-timey coincidence).

OR MAYBE SOMEONE HAS JUST BEEN MESSING WITH THE TIME MACHINE AGAIN.

That is all.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

RARE SHOE CHALKING


Hobo War on Viky's shoe
Originally uploaded by Get Euphemistic!.
I ASK YOU: who sits idly by and allows their shoe to be cryptically marked with chalk?

I ASK YOU.

That is all.

Friday, September 21, 2007

SECRET MESSAGES


Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #8
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.
THANK YOU for calling my attention to this one.

THAT IS ALL.

THIS IS ALL I CARE ABOUT ANYMORE


Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #257
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.
That is all.

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.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

GIVEN THE NUMBER OF COMMENTS MY LAST SNACKFOOD POST PROMPTED


Hobo Funnel Cake
Originally uploaded by Kodamakitty.
....I WOULD BE REMISS not to draw your kind attention to Kodamakitty's

"HOBO FUNNEL CAKE"

OF COURSE, THE IDEA that a hobo might mark the plate without taking the cake is absurd.

A HOBO ALWAYS TAKES THE CAKE

THAT IS, AFTER ALL, the origin of the term "takes the cake."

HOWEVER, I just had some of the best funnel cake of my life just last week, and this is A FINE, EXTRA-BRAIN-SHAPED SPECIMEN INDEED, and so I honor the serendipity and say...

THANK YOU

and

THAT IS ALL.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

COURTESY CAPTAIN "JOY": RAGNAROK

YOU MAY THANK the mis-nomered Cpt. "Joy" of the western coast for this actual foreboding portent, involving squirrels, the Red "Sox," and Ragnarok.

AS REPORTED by the NY Times and confirmed by YALE UNIVERSITY.

Registration required? CHECK.

FOR THAT IS HOW THE NY TIMES DOES BUSINESS.

That is all.