Monthly Archives: May 2020

That dam excavator machine

Chris M left some links about that machine from yesterday in COMMENTS. A walking spider excavator, Swiss. A summary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walking_excavator The Menzi Muck site tells more: https://www.menzimuck.com/home/ Thanks, Chris.  

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Just Wow!

Fred E sent me this. I sure hope that guy makes more money than I ever did. And who in the world designed and built that machine? Spurs aren’t nearly as bad as a branding iron or a harpoon.

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Tuesday

The way I first drew it:     The way it appeared. Notice I didn’t lose the Queequeg harpoon. I read Moby Dick when I was 16.

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Arnoldine the Babysitter

This is from 2005. Arnoldine has her hands full…   In the published version I left out the branding iron.

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Sunday

Another monkey joke. This is from May 2007.    

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More help on home made face masks.

Laurel Hoffmann sent me a video via Comments about how to easily make a face mask. She’s got to be a lot better at it than I. Laurel’s video You know, I really appreciate it when people take the time … Continue reading

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Graduation

Fred E sent me this commencement address. I’m passing it on because Loinfruit gets his masters in urban planning from Virginia Tech tonight. Believe it or not, he’s pretty sharp. And he knows more about renewables and energy efficiency than … Continue reading

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Italy

Lisa B writes that she just bought an Italian Ernie book on ebay. She sent me some photos. That’s an old book. That article in there also appeared in a Scandinavian magazine as I recall. When I was in Italy … Continue reading

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Wednesday

By the way, cut open those galls from last week. No larva inside, just some stuff that was like hard cotton. That’s my handy Dremel. I don’t know what I’d do without my Dremel.  

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It’s that time of year…

And if you’ve ever been driving down the interstate in Florida this time of year, you know what this is… Yes, folks, it’s love bug time! And if you don’t know why they’re called love bugs, let me explain. Send … Continue reading

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