austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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How would you feel if it rained on Ricky's shoes?

I don't really know what the lyric even means. It's the best I can make out from that bit of Phish's Halley's Comet, the song I was using for the Traverse Bay 2017 trip report. Because we found a Comet pinball machine, you see. Anyway here's what was on my humor blog this past week. If you missed it.

Let's poke around Omena, Michigan, some. No bunny content today.

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Herbs-by-the-bay growing opposite the small street from Omena Beach. The fence and car in the background are in the tiny public parking lot.


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And the Omena Beach, plus the grassy area behind and picnic tables and all. When bunny_hugger's family visited in the 80s it was always empty; now, it doesn't seem it ever is.


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Some of the swimmers at Omena Beach, plus boats behind and the land marking the end of this little part of the bay.


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Omena Beach rock that's taken on a subordinate rock on the side. I'm assuming a bit of drying water adhered this tiny rock to the larger one, but it's still an odd thing to find.


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bunny_hugger kneeling down outside the Tamarack to sneak up on Knot Just A Bar, a onetime dive bar in Omena that has since been fallen prey to heavy gentrification.


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The locals are still friendly, though. Here's a water bowl and a free dog food treat bin on the path leading from Omena to the house we rented.


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Tiny closet inside the Tamarack Art Gallery containing the memorial to Eugene the dog. If you think this is a bit much then please consider the next picture.


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Yes, the banner carried by the birds reads, 'No accolade does justice to his greatness'. The newspaper clippings show various parades and such that Eugene apparently featured in. The printed-out thing on the left center there is a bit of Internet-grade comedy about the relative intelligence of different kinds of dogs.


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Statue at the Tamarack Gallery representing Eugene, I imagine. I suppose the wings to be additions but know nothing about all this except what you see in these pictures; all I make are assumptions based on what I see.


Trivia: Gutta-percha was introduced to western Europe in 1843. By 1850 it was being used to cover the first telegraph cable underneath the English Channel. Source: How The World Was One: Beyond the Global Village, Arthur C Clarke.

Currently Reading: Fuelling the Empire: South Africa's Gold and the Road to War, John J Stephens.

PS: Reading the Comics, August 16, 2018: Recursive Edition, just trying to keep up with the comics page.

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