September 16th, 2009

krazy koati

Keep the love-light glowing in your eyes so true

With the particularly appealing things about Funtown Pier visited bunny_hugger and I wandered back in the direction of Casino Pier, where we had the really long and wonderful day last year, and also toward the antique carousel which was such a perfect capstone for us. This time it would be the midpoint of the visit. We also stopped in at a little shop which sells, among other things, carousel tchotchkes and little motorized replicas of rides and which already had a 2010 calendar featuring carousel horse carvings. Playing as the store's music was a CD of music played on a band organ, except this one in tune, where I was able to successfully identify the song then playing as ``How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm, now that they've seen Paris?'' I know just enough of the chorus to this song that it drives me crazy I can't remember the rest of the chorus, and the rest of the music parts are of course a lost cause.

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Although the salt water taffy helped stretch things out.

Trivia: The Cadillac company --- which had been founded in part by Henry Ford --- became part of General Motors in 1909. Source: Henry and Edsel: The Creation of the Ford Empire, Ricahrd Bak.

Currently Reading: Napoleon On The Art of War, Edited by Jay Luvaas. I'm kind of amazed by how much of Napoleon's advice --- pieced together from orders and letters sent subordinates --- amounts to ``pay attention to what's actually going on, you clods'' and ``make sure your soldiers actually have something to fight with''.