When I see these old stone lanterns, I always stop and stare at them for a while.
Some people probably think I’m interested in old stone lanterns or art.
Some people might think I’m reflecting on some deep universal riddle.
Some people may think I’m pondering about what life was like for the artists who created these things.
None of that’s true though.
I’m just thinking if my head would fit in the hole … and whether I could push the whole thing over if I wanted to.
Some people think some pretty weird stuff.
note: Coleman® stoves don’t use coal for some reason.
double note: this lantern had a guard cat … guarding it.
triple note: is the whole alphabet copyrighted and trademarked? … or just ® and ©? … I want the “P” in a circle … so I can I get some money back from parking lots.
Today I remembered the old “pretend to crack an egg on a kid’s head” trick. Tap a kid on the head with a knuckle and then run fingers down the side of the kid’s head lightly, like it’s an egg running down their head. It still has the same effect as when it was done to me as a kid: amazement, screams, and then a “do it again” expression on the kid’s face.
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All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
As You Like It act 2 scene 7 Shakespeare
If everyone is on the stage, then who’s in the audience?
… unless the people in the audience are part of the play as well.
Who’s buying tickets to this and how do I get paid?
note: this Shakespeare guy is really hard to read sometimes.
double note: Does someone own the rights to Shakespeare’s works or is it a case of tough luck for being born before copyright laws? Today everyone is no Shakespeare!
triple note: only seven stages!!!! what a rip off!!!!
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Tagged 7 stages of man, As You Like It, audiences, copyright, getting paid, humor, I quit, I'd write a book but Shakepeare already said it so why bother, lots of books in the library; must be good!, Shakespeare, smelliences, tastiences, touchiences, visualiences