Tuesday, June 12, 2018

I have been keeping busy...

...working on my lawnmower, making things and selling them, plus I don't get any over-the-air television, but it seems that the Trump-Whoa Fat meeting has taken place. Other than liberals' heads exploding I have no idea what they have accomplished or what this will lead to, but I like living out of reach of the media.


The problems with the lawnmower were many but I overcame them, one by one, and for the nonce the machine is operating. 

I watched a number of Netflix shows about people in difficult circumstances overcoming human and mechanical problems and I guess I watch them to see that I really don't have it all that bad - I am not in the Yukon, my sluice pan is not freezing and I don't employ any stupid relatives. I have it made.

But back to the news!


13 comments:

Dad Bones said...

Ha ha. Rocket Man will never be lonely again, thanks to the unlikely combo of DRT and Rod Man. Is this a crazy world or what? Before long John Deere may be selling lawn mowers in Pyongyang.

Sixty Grit said...

Are you suggesting that Norks will start eating Big Macs and eschewing grass clippings and bark? MNKGFTFT!

Dad Bones said...

I"m unable to figure out what MNKGFTFT means but it would still be North Korea. Dropping a Big Mac wrapper on a squeaky clean NK street would warrant prison time.

Sixty Grit said...

Make North Korea Great For The First Time. They will never actually be great, but at least they will ruin South Korea once the two countries reunite.

ndspinelli said...

If North and South reunite the North will see they are now several inches shorter than Southerners because of generations of malnutrition.

XRay said...

Make North Korea Great For The First Time?

XRay said...

I had a Deere that size when I was cutting two acres up in WA state. Sometimes, in the Spring, damn grass would seemingly grow 18" in a week. PITA. Rocks never need trimming.

I hope Trump pulls this off.

ricpic said...

spinelli -- Maybe we only get pictures of the well fed North Koreans, but they look pretty strapping to me.

rhhardin said...

A scythe only needs sharpening with a stone every few minutes, and you wanted a pause anyway. Cuts quietly. You can hear birds.

The drag is what to do with the clippings, which wind up in a windrow on your left.

ricpic said...

*
Keeping busy is good,
But making bowls is better --
To go beneath the surface
And find the will of wood.




*This is known as a kibbitzer telling the artisan his business. Some noive!

chickelit said...

There’s a good David Lynch film call “The Straight Story” about a guy who rides his mower across Iowa and Wisconsin.

Sixty Grit said...

I always liked that movie, CL. Richard Farnsworth was a great actor - he played that role straight, you might say. After a long and varied career that, sadly, was his last role. He lived a full life and had to make a tough choice at the end. They don't make 'em like that anymore.

I have a brother who lives a couple of states away and I often wonder if I what lengths I would go to in order to visit him one last time. I might take a train or a bus, but a riding mower? No thanks.

edutcher said...

Even the newsies are having to admit it's good.

It's killing them, but they're doing it.