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Japanese Stone Lanterns


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 #171

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.


old thing


Let me get this straight.

The time just before the Industrial Revolution is called Pre-Industrial Revolution.

So there was a revolution just before the Industrial Revolution?


Okay, let me get this straight.

The time just before the American Civil War is called Pre-Civil War.

So there was a war just before the American Civil War?


Ok, let me get this straight.

The civilization just before the Inca Civilization is called the Pre-Inca Civilization.

So there was an Inca Civilization just before the Inca Civilization?


I’m not getting this. Can you explain it one more time? 


note: If history repeats itself, maybe I’ll get this the next time around.

double note: I wanted to study the Future in High School, but they weren’t offering that class until the next year.

triple note: the History Channel always shows repeats.

Special Note: I have a “New Experiment” up top in the header.