worth 1000 Vintage Ads Modern products in a vintage light. (via sarcasmo)
and Jozef provides 19 vintage resolutions to consider while reading an amusing book before a blazing fire in a newly made-over pleasant sitting room.
The wheelbarrow craze of 1887 (via making light)
Comments: nu vintage
"(The baby also presumably possessed a powerful constitution)"
An Irwin child. It will be interesting to see how he deals with the press turning on him like a starving crocodile. But I do wonder.. what if, under the pressure of performance and maybe a hangover from Christmas, if he had got confused and just tried to cuddle the meat and throw the child to the croc. That tape would be WORTH MONEY.... the whole nationn would turn vegetarian on the spot.
Posted by David Tiley at January 4, 2004 03:04 PM
Or spy a dietary fad and start eating babies, David.
Posted by Tony.T at January 4, 2004 03:42 PM
Despite Steve desperately wanting to clean up on Funniest Home Videos, I understand the kiddy was quite safe. The Crook Hunter had already ensured that the reptile was up to dolly's wax with its favorite tidbits, foreign backpackers and drunk yobs doing the Oz Pamplona.
Think the kiddy is in more danger from his father than from any ole man croc.
Posted by Sedgwick at January 4, 2004 05:27 PM
On the subject of wheelbarrows, on egotistically consulting my own index, I discovered http://dox.media2.org/barista/archives/000113.html which records a local episode of the same excitement. Beats Mr Irwin.
Posted by David Tiley at January 4, 2004 06:11 PM
I never knew wheelbarrows were so much fun. I do remember that in grade three I used a pick to put holes in the bottom of my dad's. Don't tell him, he still think it was louts. He was almost right. Discard s.
Posted by Tony.T at January 4, 2004 08:06 PM
"Modern products in a vintage light."
Ha! My laptop!
Posted by Sedgwick at January 4, 2004 10:44 PM
surrender now jack sedgewick... sell a grandchild and get a mac. even a second hand one. i know an ambo will do you a good deal (true...) on software too.
Posted by David Tiley at January 5, 2004 11:52 AM
well - wheelbarrows and crocodiles.
Think things today will take that old turn : craze, hostility, indifference. (It's just that today that infamous TV demographic seems to indulge the crazes longer, and my own indifference doesn't seem to count!)
That's a Great post on barrows from your archives, David. I've been googling barrows and couldn't find such a lovely account. Would be good to see the Cinteone.
Tony - a most nefarious confession. About the worst transgression a lout could think of chez boynton. (My father has always been very attatched to his wheelbarrows)
I think there may be some examples along that line, Mr S. See Ipod x 10 and 'Internet Porn'.
(That last will make y'all click on the link ;))
Posted by boynton at January 5, 2004 12:05 PM