Sometimes it's all in the caption.
(and maybe there was some link between sewing and mathematics afterall.)
Comments: better farming train
What do you suppose a "better farming train" is, exactly? And I'm a little concerned that the audience is standing behind him.
Posted by mcb at June 24, 2003 05:19 PM
I could say "scroll down", mcb, "and all shall be revealed" but it's so much better to guess.
Perhaps the BFT like the Bunyip was only a mythological creature, discussed around the campfire or a semi-circle of suits.
(note the dog has gone one degree further and turned his back on the speaker)
Posted by boynton at June 24, 2003 05:41 PM
I liked the photo of "a lecture about breeding purebred stock" although the bull appears to have found it quite boring.
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at June 24, 2003 05:46 PM
He had probably been expecting to hear "elementary eugenics" instead.
Posted by boynton at June 24, 2003 05:56 PM
Sew a train on the train.
Sew, that they may grow.
Posted by Tony.T at June 25, 2003 01:56 PM
Who do you think was responsible for making all the wheat bags? Pioneering life was hard, I tell, you, hard.
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at June 25, 2003 03:03 PM
Or even "Why is it Sew?".
It was the mere look of algebra or some other mathematical branch in the symbols on the blackboard demonstration that would have had me puzzled. I would lose my train of thought - even if I'd caught it in the first place.
And I wonder whether running up a wheat sack for the local dance involved darts and tucks?
Posted by boynton at June 25, 2003 03:46 PM
That would be a matter of striking the right balance between a boringly utilitiarian design and an ostentatious display of craftswomanship.
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at June 25, 2003 04:40 PM
Just can't tell if "craftwomanship" would be some way down the the track, or was already old hat in 1924? Hard to place the en-gendered language at the correct station.
Posted by boynton at June 25, 2003 07:29 PM
Or even tarts and ducks. I like ducks. Boynty, as a countrified Kewgirl you've been delegated to collect all the wheat bags in the leafy green east and use them to gather all loose deposits of wordplay.
Posted by Tony.T at June 25, 2003 09:35 PM
they break down eventually
Posted by boynton at June 26, 2003 12:55 AM