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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thursday Mailbag

Allan sent this picture over, a winter solstice picture from his perch on the north shore of the Salton Sea.

Ed sent this link over from the Economist, an article on Mardi Gras Indians. Ed's son is a cultural anthropologist and professor at the University of Vermont whose specialty is bicycling. He has a new book coming out on the subject. Here is a recent lecture on the subject, Of Wheelmen, The New Woman, and Good Roads: Historical Perspectives on Bicycling in Burlington, 1880-1920.

Thom J sent over this email about proper cell phone etiquette.

After a very busy day, a commuter settled down in his seat and
closed his eyes as the train departed Montreal for Hudson.

The train was rolling out of the station when the guy sitting next
to him pulled out his cell phone and started talking in a loud voice:

"Hi, sweetheart. It's Eric. I'm on the train - yes, I know it's the
six thirty train and not the four thirty but I had a long meeting."

"No, honey, not with that floozie from accounting - with the boss."

"No, sweetheart, you're the only one in my life."

"Yes, I'm sure! Cross my heart, honest to God, no doubt about it,
blah, blah, blah" etc., etc."

Ten minutes later, the guy was still talking loudly, when the young
woman sitting across the aisle, and obviously angered by his continuous
diatribe, yelled at the top of her voice:

"Hey, Eric, turn that stupid phone off and come back to bed!"

Eric doesn't bother people by using his cell phone in public any more.

A story on dirty hippies, the STP family. I ran into a few of these folks in southern Oregon in the early 1970's. Expert dumpster divers.

DeGoff sent this over re: Oyster farmers in West Marin.

Did Bill Evans get a sweetheart lease deal over at the Bahia? From: Voice of San Diego.

From ´, Marijuana does not cause drain bramage and how does she sign up for these studies?

Stan offers Ray K Metzker, the last great modern photographer.

Japan Dave sends this. Bitches and bonghits, flaws in twentieth century thinking - Rumpus.

Hudgins has a new White House petition.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Go Dog Go"!!!