Monday, September 12, 2005

vintage projects

Actually these Vintage Projects seem like projects for our times...

As a toy or for experimental purposes the periscope shown has many possibilities, and will appeal to youngsters.

Build a Wet Submarine Seated in such a vehicle, you can cover more bottom simply because you do not expend your energy in swimming and your precious air can be made to last much longer.

Also, they're fun to operate.

Oh - and if indeed the cricket crumbles, there's always whimmydiddle and flipperdinger...
Folk Toys are Back Again

via the presurfer

Comments: vintage projects

I trust the bull-roarer comes with safety glasses. Can't be too careful. I think those toys would have trouble passing the Play Safe Assessment Bureau of Finger Nipping and Eye Poking. (Aust Branch)
Posted by Tony.T at September 12, 2005 07:43 PM

Depends on the branch?
Posted by boynton at September 12, 2005 08:06 PM

Speaking as somone who did fool around underwater with battery powered propcages, that above does not look like the shizzle.

Unlike "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zizzou". Now that's the shizzle. It got mixed reviews ("sloppy", "unfocused"- which is what got me in) but who gives a dolphin's fart about 'em anyway.

I LOVED IT! and would heartily recommend it to anyone who's into a lovingly Tatiequese yet kinda slyly sardonic pomo take on Willard Price's 'Adventure' series and Cousteau docs -and who also thinks Bill Murray, Noah Taylor, Anjelica Huston, Owen Wilson and a pregnant Kate Blanchett could all look really sexy in wetsuits. The boat, the seaplane, the sub and the marine wildlife are awful cute as well. Also Willam Defoe turns out to be a brillant comedian - stealing every scene he's a neurotic German electrician.

Think of it not a as a classically structured movie, but rather as a series of increasingly deranged postcards from a person's last great marine expedition, going completely off the rails in an Ahabish quest. Bounty for the Muntiny.
Posted by Nabakov at September 13, 2005 12:26 AM

Now that sounds like my sort of movie.

As well as Cousteau, once was Flipper fan, you know.
(Indeed who gives a 'Flipperdinger' about crickets)
Posted by boynton at September 13, 2005 12:56 AM

"Now that sounds like my sort of movie."

It's a date. I'd happily watch it again and again. The next Grogflog session? Which will be lady-friendly this time. I'm thinking Sunday 31st, the week after the Grand Final.

Other licks tentively scheduled for the session include "Winter Kills", "These Are The Damned" and "Night Moves".

cc: TT.
Posted by Nabakov at September 13, 2005 01:38 AM

sounds good
Posted by boynton at September 13, 2005 04:54 PM

It crumbled. Out with the whimmydiddle and flipperdinger...
Posted by Dick at September 14, 2005 07:54 AM

I've been building a submarine actually. ;)

Have to say it.
Well played England.
Good. For. Cricket.

(Hard to watch though)
Posted by boynton at September 15, 2005 03:07 PM

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