Friday, January 8, 2010

Hey, watch this...

Judging for the compressed shock absorber springs, I'd say these are live pigs. I mean really, who dosen't us a Honda 50cc scooter to shuttle 500 pounds of hog meat from market to market? I saw this done once in high school, but the two on the back didn't have cloven hoofs....

Monday, January 4, 2010

Why? I mean really, why?

The kids in St. Marys county, Maryland built this gem with parts from the John Deere dealer and the local junk yard.
The Latin brothers in east L.A. had this smooth ride built in just under two weeks. SWEET!
I don't hate kids, I hate busses.

Now that Christmas and New Years are over and the snow has receeded, the chaps are going back to school. I propose to save this nation millions of dollars; here's how.

Sell all the school busses, period. They take up too much space on the roads and kids need to walk or ride bicycles. Schools should be in each neighborhood with kids attending that school. I know I sound like a pissed off old man, but hey, if the shoe fits!

O.K., look, if the kids need to take a bus to school and the Metro Transit does not fit the bill, then here's the deal......the students must build their own bus! The children will then take alittle "Pride in the Ride" program. Here are a couple of examples:
Did anyone notice that my story and THEN the photos are ass-backwards? Whew! Me too.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Sandias from Rio Rancho

Speaking of New Mexico scenery, here is a shot a friend of my step-dad's took on New Year's Eve from his house in Rio Rancho. That's the Sandia Mountains in the BG, for those of you who ain't from around these parts. This is a view that has prompted many a soul to say "I thought this was a desert! Where's the heat?"

Click on the photo to see it in all its biggified glory.

Oh, and if you go back to the las post of pictures from the Moonpie book, the shot of me in the Cat hat with the towers in the background is just over the hill from here where you see the (tiny) towers in the middle of the photo at the top of the mountain.Sandia Crest.