Hot beef injection

I don’t know how successful this vaccine incentive is going to be. Maybe with chili?

large smiling hot dog in front of pharmacy
Published in: on August 11, 2021 at 5:18 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Varmint chip

It was nice to see an ice cream truck the other day. It seems so long since I’ve seen an ice cream truck.

Unlicensed image on an ice cream truck of Yosemite Sam rooting and tooting in front of large popsicles spelling "ICE CREAM"
Unlicensed image on an ice cream truck of Bugs Bunny marveling at a banana split

I’m pretty sure it was even selling ice cream.

Tinseltown teeth

Benny was out and about in North Hollywood today when he saw a tooth with teeth on a dentist’s sign. Not only did he stop to take a photo,

Dentist's sign: Affordable Dental Care (image of smiling tooth)

but he went into the office and asked for a business card so that he could most properly show me this interesting little molar guy. Benny is the best boyfriend. And this is an interesting little molar guy, indeed.

Tooth with braces smiling and giving a thumbs-up

Braces: check
Thumbs up: check
Pointing: check
Excited expression: check

This has all the elements of a 21st century “I can’t believe I’m taking a photo with this celebrity” pose except, if we are to judge from who he’s pointing at, the celebrity he’s excited to pose with is himself. I think this kid is going places. Today, North Hollywood. Tomorrow, real Hollywood?

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Apologies to Walt Whitman

To me this tooth is a continual miracle;
The incisors that cut—the canines—the grinding of the molars—the bicuspids,
        with two cusps on them,
What stranger miracles are there?

Photo by the great Chuckles Klown
Published in: on July 2, 2020 at 5:27 pm  Comments (2)  
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The plunger of Dr. Moreau

I like the trompe l’oeil curling up paper effect right next to the actual peeling paint on the left side here:

and I also like that duck. I am curious about his assistant, however.

Is that something other than a beaver tail? I’ve been looking on plumbing supply sites and can’t find anything that this might be other than a beaver tail. And that’s not answering any of my questions about what’s going on here.

Published in: on February 27, 2020 at 7:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Beast of burden

I can’t tell if the artist who rendered this mule in Lone Pine

was laboring too much or not enough. The mules sure did a lot of laboring around there back in the day. You can read about their efforts on Mt. Whitney on the Mule Museum website.

Have a relaxing time and take the easy way today, everybody.

Published in: on September 2, 2019 at 8:46 am  Leave a Comment  
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Jung man, there’s no need to feel down

I guess I’m not unique in that I’ve been thinking about good men and bad men lately, and gender in general. Yesterday I read an essay by a man that pointed out:

“…no wonder many of us have failed to see grabby men as a serious social problem for women, when an American boyhood consists of little else but unorganized combat drills, unwanted invasions of personal territory. It’s all grabs, punches, towel flicks, fake homoerotic aggression, threats of unspecified but grim—and, as one ages—increasingly sexualized violence.”

and, well, I agree with that and also I don’t know what to do with that. And neither does the author, really. The essay is entitled “What Is It Like To Be A Man?” and one of the points is that being a man is confusing and tough if you are or want to be something other than a Man (whatever that means in this day and age), and also you feel guilty about even admitting things can be confusing or tough if you’re a man… because of a lot of things.

After I read the article, I read a very long comment thread about the article, and it was a surprisingly nuanced comment thread. At least I think it was. It got confusing for me. There was a lot of talk about hermeneutics, category exemplars, what one actually associates with Heidegger, and lots of other stuff that I never understand but people sometimes think I do because I guess I nod and smile in the right places when people are talking about them.

Anyway, I still don’t know what it is like to be a man, Philip Christman doesn’t know what it is like to be a man, but I have a feeling this guy at Andrew’s of Burbank

knows what it is like to be a man. And being a man can be awesome.

Photo by Jason Hadley, the awesomest man I know
Published in: on September 20, 2018 at 7:50 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Theology and ichthyology

I’ve been reading about the blobfish today. A thing I just learned about the blobfish is that when he’s alive and swimming around, he doesn’t look like that cartoony big-nosed lumpy dude that we picture when we think of a blobfish. True, he doesn’t have much in the way of muscle mass, but he actually looks more like a regular sort of fish when he’s down in the high pressure of the deep water where he lives. When he’s brought up to the surface quickly, some decompression damage occurs and that’s when he gets all sad and bulbous-looking.

I wonder if this guy at Botanica Udalu was brought up to the surface too quickly.

Photo by Benny
Published in: on March 6, 2018 at 9:07 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The ‘sixers

“Oops Class? What’s Oops Class?”

Oh. I do think someone made this in Oops Class, though.

Published in: on November 21, 2017 at 8:29 pm  Leave a Comment  
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And the rest, 2017 edition

From my last two posts whooping and hollering about the amazingness of some different lands that we visited, you might get the impression that I don’t appreciate the USA. That would be wrong. I love a place that has this merry-go-round sign for a Chinese restaurant

and this giant polar bear casino

and this crazy pastime

and this sign

and this fish ladder

and so much more that there’s no way I can include even just the best stuff from a four-state road trip in one post. I love you, USA. This isn’t a popularity contest. Chill out.

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