Friday, May 25, 2012

happy memorial day



Just a little thing that made me laugh this morning.
I hope it has the same effect on you.

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  1. Nice little touch of whimsy. Totally predictable disasters, one after the next.

    Hope you have a great weekend.

    Blessings and Bear hugs.

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    1. The arranging of totally predictable disasters seems to be a human trait.

      I hope you have a good weekend too, Bear.

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  2. Oh! I roared!!!!! (And I am not even a Bear!)

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    1. A Rube Goldberg moment, indeed.

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  3. Invisible pathogens are the worst.

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    1. Even worse than the ones we can see coming and thus avoid.

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  4. oh my dear, you have no idea how I needed this RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! XOX

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    1. I'm delighted it was here for you.
      See you soon xoxo

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  5. Oh, another thought from my barely-awake brain.... this reminds me of a Finnish saying that doesn't translate snappily into English - the best pleasure is the pleasure from other's accidents. It sounds more cruel in English. We do laugh when someone slips on a banana peel. We laugh at cartoons like the Roadrunner and Tom and Jerry and others that are quite violent. When I pause to think of this cartoon - if it were reality and not cartoon, we'd be horrified at seeing the children, even the father hurt. Why do we take such pleasure in it? Why is violence entertainment? Gladiotors fighting lions and all that...

    Sorry to have put a damper on what really is a delightful sketch.

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    1. It is hilarious, I agree.

      The usual explanation is that it's about play frame. If the setting is non-life threatening or we know it isn't real people involved we tend to laugh at the incongruity. As for violent entertainments in real life, that's a whole other thing. I'm glad there are no more lions vs. gladiators.

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  6. :-D that playground depiction is not altogether far from reality! Some of those old playgrounds are dangerous!

    I love these little films...I should post the swimming pool one to TPS share with my bloggy friends who don't keep in touch through fb and g+.

    I am multi-tasking this weekend: gardening, moving my art book collection upstairs to The Virginia Woolf room and getting ready for boat season. It so nice to be able to play on the river again. :-)

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    1. Yeah, but they were a whole lot of fun, weren't they? I don't recall that that many of my generation were lost to playground accidents :-)

      Yes, you should publish that one to TPS. It was great.

      It sounds like you have a nice weekend planned. Best wishes for many more to follow.
      xoxo

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  7. Haha Another playground massacre!

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  8. True, Susan. Perhaps in the old days we were allowed to take our chances and perhaps encouraged to pay attention!

    Hmmmm...there is something very Gorey-esque about your sense of humor, isn't there? (mine, too... shuuuuush ;-)

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    1. We rode bikes without wearing helmets and rode in cars without car seats, air bags or seat belts. A trip in the back of a pick-up truck was a special treat. In the summer, we'd go out in the morning and play all day, come home for dinner and go back out til way past dark. We taught ourselves how to swim and dive and swing on ropes tied from tree limbs. Some kids were very good climbers. In spite of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on white bread, hot dogs, popsicles, ice cream, cookies, and kool aid nobody got fat because we were out running around so much. I feel kind of sorry for kids today.

      Gorey-esque? Absolutement. It's a fine club :-)

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  9. thanks for sharing that, it did make me laugh.

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  10. Hi Susan
    Pleased to see to see you’re smiling but at the same time enjoying the winter ‘goings on’ and I liked your autumn drawing now resplendent in watercolors. I agree with you that sometimes the best thing one can do is to sit down in front of a large body of water and stay there for a while. The sound of running water often has a calming effect and from my personal point of view – whether it be a river or the sea its always both a pleasant experience a salutary reminder (to me) of our seemingly timeless blue planet which only inhabit for such a tiny point in time.
    Anywhere close to the sea or river would be a favorite place for me.
    Best wishes

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    1. Nice to see you again, Lindsay. I agree that sitting by water is most calming.
      Best wishes to you too.

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