Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Saturday Picture Show, May 20, 2017

This is the art of a woman in Iran. Apparently, with a picture of a person, she stitches the person's face onto a pillow. This would ensure that I would never sleep again, if I had to snuzzle up to a pillow with my awful mug on it.
This is how we won World War II - men were off fighting and women were in the airplane plants, building the planes that won the war, so that later, women could be paid less than men for doing the same work.  Seems clear to me...
I used to have a dozen of these, I'm sure...cigar boxes were the perfect thing to keep pencils and rocks and Canadian pennies and jackknives and all the other stuff that men and boys collect and never get rid of. People don't smoke cigars like they used to, and today's kids have to get plastic fake cigar boxes at the Dollar Tree and I don't know if it's the same.
As long as we're on a nostalgia bender here, let's take a look at the menu from Rip's Drive In from the days when a side of fries set you back a quarter.
Well, I bet you didn't know this! The Mona Lisa was a paint-by-number thing! We didn't know this for years, but it turned out that Lee Da Vinci took this picture with his cell phone 1/2 way through the project, and then lost the phone.
For those out of town, the Preakness Stakes is a big horse race held every May here in Baltimore. Today will be the 142nd installment of what they always call "the middle jewel of racing's triple crown." Interestingly enough, a 100,000 or so people show up for the race, and almost two dozen of them actually watch it.
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love raw oysters (with cocktail sauce and hot sauce) and those who don't know what they're missing!
In other local news, our favorite diner here - the fabulous Double T in Perry Hall - is closing down so that they can pick the whole building up and move it two hundred feet north, so that another drug store can be built on the diner's current site, because we don't have so many drug stores already.  You can't swing a tire chain around here without hitting a chain drug store, and I am tired of them.  The diner will be closed for six months, starting June 10. I will be in pancake-deprivation state, but we'll have our 37th CVS.

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