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ACME Idiot Trap

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Based on recommendations from a friend, I have procured an ACME Idiot Trap for ensnaring the dimwitted fur-merchants that infest my house. As you can see, this trap is simple and effective and quite reasonably priced to boot. 100% satisfied, and pleased to provide further testimony as required.

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I’ve been on a winning streak with the dumpster diving just lately. Found this embroidered jeans jacket in the West Bottoms on Monday.

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This is legitimately a thing I’d buy and wear on purpose, so finding it in the trash is just a bonus. Free obnoxious clothing is serendipitous and appreciated.

Then, yesterday, I found these:

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Again, things I would genuinely wear, even if I hadn’t found them in the neighbor’s trash. There were two other pair, chenille knee socks in pink and green, not photographed here because I am planning to use them for Fairly Stupid Sock Creature fodder. I bought myself that book last year and have every intention of making weird critters out of old socks and other knit goods.

I’m also experimenting with this blog. I’ve got it set up now to crosspost to Tumblr, where I’ve been blogging semi-regularly since March or April. Right now my Tumblr also reposts to this blog. That may become a pain in the arse; I am noticing fairly ugly formatting and some weird loops with other rebloggers’ commentary. We shall see if I leave my Tumblr to repost here (I may set it to crosspost original content only, not re-blogs). I need also to re-jigger my Twitter feed into the sidebar. Back when it worked properly, it was a feature I quite liked, as I use my Twitter usually to air oddball thoughts that aren’t really sufficient to develop into a blog post, but which amused me enough to bother logging on and typing out in 150 characters or fewer.

Also, here’s an artsy shot of the embroidery on the collar and back of my new jacket.
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I am entirely too easily amused.

This awesome MustChero/RanchStang* was spotted in North Kansas City.  I spoke with the owner who runs a garage in the neighborhood.  He explained the genesis of this Fox-Bodied phantasmagorum, in that he’d got hold of a decent-condition 2.3 ‘Stang for cheap, but during a windstorm a large sign fell and crushed the left rear quarter.  Since the car isn’t hardly worth the scrapper’s fee, he threw away the back seat, pulled off the damaged hatch lid, and fabricated a sort of bed-liner/firewall and turned into his shop-rat.  For light duty errand running, this little beater has got to be hard to beat.

*I hesitate to use the more-recognisable “-amino” suffix on account of the iconic El Camino being a Chevrolet, of course.  Ford had its Ranchero, and I honestly think this FrankenStang is a fitting homage to the old Ranchero.  Both the original Mustang and the original Ranchero were mutations of the capable and affordable Ford Falcon.  The Mustang of the era above had a lot in common with the Escort, which was the spiritual and price-point successor to the Falcon.  Due to changing American sensibilities, the Ranchero/Camino truck-car/car-truck has gone the way of the dodo, leaving a sad, slightly-ugly hole in our automotive options.

(Holden Maloo, where are youuuuu?)  Damn GM for axe-ing Pontiac before the Maloo could be converted for left-hand and imported as the new-generation El Camino.

This awesome MustChero/RanchStang* was spotted in North Kansas City.  I spoke with the owner who runs a garage in the neighborhood.  He explained the genesis of this Fox-Bodied phantasmagorum, in that he’d got hold of a decent-condition 2.3 ‘Stang for cheap, but during a windstorm a large sign fell and crushed the left rear quarter.  Since the car isn’t hardly worth the scrapper’s fee, he threw away the back seat, pulled off the damaged hatch lid, and fabricated a sort of bed-liner/firewall and turned into his shop-rat.  For light duty errand running, this little beater has got to be hard to beat.

*I hesitate to use the more-recognisable “-amino” suffix on account of the iconic El Camino being a Chevrolet, of course.  Ford had its Ranchero, and I honestly think this FrankenStang is a fitting homage to the old Ranchero.  Both the original Mustang and the original Ranchero were mutations of the capable and affordable Ford Falcon.  The Mustang of the era above had a lot in common with the Escort, which was the spiritual and price-point successor to the Falcon.  Due to changing American sensibilities, the Ranchero/Camino truck-car/car-truck has gone the way of the dodo, leaving a sad, slightly-ugly hole in our automotive options.

(Holden Maloo, where are youuuuu?)  Damn GM for axe-ing Pontiac before the Maloo could be converted for left-hand and imported as the new-generation El Camino.

This awesome MustChero/RanchStang* was spotted in North Kansas City.  I spoke with the owner who runs a garage in the neighborhood.  He explained the genesis of this Fox-Bodied phantasmagorum, in that he’d got hold of a decent-condition 2.3 ‘Stang for cheap, but during a windstorm a large sign fell and crushed the left rear quarter.  Since the car isn’t hardly worth the scrapper’s fee, he threw away the back seat, pulled off the damaged hatch lid, and fabricated a sort of bed-liner/firewall and turned into his shop-rat.  For light duty errand running, this little beater has got to be hard to beat.

*I hesitate to use the more-recognisable “-amino” suffix on account of the iconic El Camino being a Chevrolet, of course.  Ford had its Ranchero, and I honestly think this FrankenStang is a fitting homage to the old Ranchero.  Both the original Mustang and the original Ranchero were mutations of the capable and affordable Ford Falcon.  The Mustang of the era above had a lot in common with the Escort, which was the spiritual and price-point successor to the Falcon.  Due to changing American sensibilities, the Ranchero/Camino truck-car/car-truck has gone the way of the dodo, leaving a sad, slightly-ugly hole in our automotive options.

(Holden Maloo, where are youuuuu?)  Damn GM for axe-ing Pontiac before the Maloo could be converted for left-hand and imported as the new-generation El Camino.

omgthatdress:

Suit

Jacques Doucet, 1895

The Victoria & Albert Museum

Every time I see this suit, I think, ‘I need to copy this for myself one day.”  It is one of my favorite things in the V&A collection.

was originally published on Meetzorp

For a while I was seeing this old 320 around my neighborhood.  Haven’t spotted it in a while, but out-of-state-plates probably explain that.  It was in spectacular condition for its age and for being from Pennsylvania.  The winters back east are hells of hard on the bodywork.

For a while I was seeing this old 320 around my neighborhood.  Haven’t spotted it in a while, but out-of-state-plates probably explain that.  It was in spectacular condition for its age and for being from Pennsylvania.  The winters back east are hells of hard on the bodywork.

For a while I was seeing this old 320 around my neighborhood.  Haven’t spotted it in a while, but out-of-state-plates probably explain that.  It was in spectacular condition for its age and for being from Pennsylvania.  The winters back east are hells of hard on the bodywork.

crownglass39:

 

Jeremy Laps His Car and Someone’s Bottom Touches Jez’s Sausage

I love the genuine fun they’re having here in the 80’s hot hatches.

Oh, that Nova? My husband had pretty much that same one when we started dating.

*sighs* I’m old but never had nearly that much fun in my car!

My Dad had a red mk1 Golf (diesel, however, not GTI, and sadly, not velvet shrink-wrapped), and it was the car he taught me to drive.  Besides doing sensible things like parallel parking and safe passing, he decided to teach me how to drive on ice by taking the car to a frozen pond and basically letting me do as many ice donuts as our respective inner ears could stand.  Pretty much the best day of Driver’s Education EVER.

A girl never forgets hearing her Dad say, “get it going about twenty and then rip up the hand-brake!”

That’s what I call “doing things properly.”

dillarydank:

sica49:

“Rahm Emanuel is not caring about our schools; he is not caring about our safety. He only cares about his kids. He only care about what he needs. He do not care about nobody else but himself.

He let Barbara Byrd-Bennett, a woman that’s from Detroit who don’t even know the streets of Chicago where I’m from, come in and close these schools.” [x]

Look at the passion y’all!!!

Teach the babies that their words matter yess

I am so proud of him. This brought me to tears.

I wish this little boy the best of success in his life.  He’s evidently a strong character already and committed to education.  With hard work and support, who knows but that this kid could end up being our president in some twenty five or thirty years. (I am guessing he is about ten years old, perhaps?)

dillarydank:

sica49:

“Rahm Emanuel is not caring about our schools; he is not caring about our safety. He only cares about his kids. He only care about what he needs. He do not care about nobody else but himself.

He let Barbara Byrd-Bennett, a woman that’s from Detroit who don’t even know the streets of Chicago where I’m from, come in and close these schools.” [x]

Look at the passion y’all!!!

Teach the babies that their words matter yess

I am so proud of him. This brought me to tears.

I wish this little boy the best of success in his life.  He’s evidently a strong character already and committed to education.  With hard work and support, who knows but that this kid could end up being our president in some twenty five or thirty years. (I am guessing he is about ten years old, perhaps?)

dillarydank:

sica49:

“Rahm Emanuel is not caring about our schools; he is not caring about our safety. He only cares about his kids. He only care about what he needs. He do not care about nobody else but himself.

He let Barbara Byrd-Bennett, a woman that’s from Detroit who don’t even know the streets of Chicago where I’m from, come in and close these schools.” [x]

Look at the passion y’all!!!

Teach the babies that their words matter yess

I am so proud of him. This brought me to tears.

I wish this little boy the best of success in his life.  He’s evidently a strong character already and committed to education.  With hard work and support, who knows but that this kid could end up being our president in some twenty five or thirty years. (I am guessing he is about ten years old, perhaps?)

dillarydank:

sica49:

“Rahm Emanuel is not caring about our schools; he is not caring about our safety. He only cares about his kids. He only care about what he needs. He do not care about nobody else but himself.

He let Barbara Byrd-Bennett, a woman that’s from Detroit who don’t even know the streets of Chicago where I’m from, come in and close these schools.” [x]

Look at the passion y’all!!!

Teach the babies that their words matter yess

I am so proud of him. This brought me to tears.

I wish this little boy the best of success in his life.  He’s evidently a strong character already and committed to education.  With hard work and support, who knows but that this kid could end up being our president in some twenty five or thirty years. (I am guessing he is about ten years old, perhaps?)

dampervan:

sometimes i pretend to take pictures of things other than my car and then i end up not doing that

You have my every sympathy.  I took an embarrasingly extensive series of “glamour shots” of my fifteen-year-old Audi the day I bought it.  Because I have far more enthusiasm for a 1999 Audi A4 Avant than a normal woman ought to have.  Probably.

You guys! A fungus exists called the Stinky Squid

And they totally look squidly, and apparently smell of poo.

A horrible side of me wants to cultivate a bed of them somewhere just for the total grossout effect.

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