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Because Some Things Never Go Out of Style

April 24, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Today, while waiting at a traffic light on my way to lunch, I noticed that the guy standing next to me was holding a large hourglass. He wore no wristwatch.

But then, as we were crossing the street, I looked up from the hourglass just in time to notice that the guy coming from the other direction was wearing an imitation colonial-era pith helmet.

Huh.

I wish strange, amusing things like this happened to me every day.

Comments

Melinda Snodgrass April 25, 2008 at 9:08 am
And they say scientists are dull. I just wandered over from reading Walter's blog about a Japanese movie about dressing up, and now this. Perhaps Los Alamos is as strange as Japanese cinema.
Ian April 25, 2008 at 11:00 am
If I had been on the ball, I would have asked the hourglass guy for the time. Sigh.
S.C. Butler April 26, 2008 at 11:47 am
Shame on you, for not being on the ball. And I take the pith helmet as a sign from the Atomic Gods that we shall go hunting in Montreal. You know our prey.
Ian April 26, 2008 at 11:52 am
You know our prey.
I can hear you tamping shot into your blunderbuss as I type this. I will be sure to pack my net and spear. Perhaps we can practice on black bears when we're up in Taos.
S.C. Butler April 28, 2008 at 3:14 pm
The black bears will be child's play compared to the true beasts we seek.
ian April 28, 2008 at 3:20 pm
That's true. Black bears don't have thumbs.
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