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When did these happen? Comfy seat, armrests, accelerator pedal and two control arms. It’s even got a beer holder! Now I just need to get a big enough lawn for it.

We went to an agricultural show this weekend. Weird thing happened. It was a pretty breezy day, but nothing out of the ordinary. We were talking to the lady at the Woodland Trust booth when an intense blast of wind swept across the field. Uncle B grabbed one leg of the marquee and she grabbed the other while I flung my body across her table of pamphlets. It lasted about thirty seconds, and then was gone.

The exhibitors spent the next ten minutes picking up their stuff from each other, where it had all blown. Didn’t happen again.

Happy Labor Day, everyone! Known here as Monday.


Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: September 3, 2019, 12:03 pm

That’s a “zero turn” mower, those come at a premium compared to the more traditional tractor-looking riding mowers.

Comment from Deb\\\’s Tablet
Time: September 3, 2019, 3:48 pm

JavaMan and I signed a house lease last March that included a landscaping service. One man on a mower like in the photo, one man with a power edger, and one man with a tornado-powered blower. Noisy, but fast—20 minutes. JavaMan is so happy that he sold his 20-year-old Toro, vowing to never cut grass again.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: September 3, 2019, 4:16 pm

A gust eh – maybe someone set their booth up on a fairy ring or damaged a thorn bush no doubt, and “they” were making their displeasure known.

Or you can take the fun out of it and believe THESE guys.

But I’m sure you’ve all heard of porta-johns going airborne, and heard the horrors of badly secured bouncy castles becoming not so bouncy flugzeuge.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: September 3, 2019, 6:54 pm

My right honorable friends (who I would shoot with a bazooka if I had half a chance)!

I normally can’t listen to politicians, but yours are hilarious!

Ours could benefit from paying attention to how you wage debates.

And I wonder have you noticed Jacob Rees Mogg sounds a great deal like Michael Palin.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 3, 2019, 7:04 pm

Oh, yeah. I used to watch Prime Minister’s Questions on C-SPAN when I was in the States.

These guys can bant!

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: September 3, 2019, 7:29 pm

Having assumed we’re pretty much doomed here despite “The Donald” (as opposed to “The Bruce”, no? heh…) I’m waiting to see if you can manage to actually uphold the vote to exit the EU.

Or if you’ll be plagued with endless delays and reconsideration and reconsideration with more endless delays until they can manage to get a “last vote wins” vote to stay in the EU provided of course that that is what the next vote determines.

It’s pretty obvious a goodly number have decided that the population is, in this case, a bunch of boobs because they voted for BREXIT. The politicians don’t WANT BREXIT and therefore the will of the people ought to be ignored because as I understand the argument, representative government ought to ignore the people when they’re boobs.

This, as opposed to them ‘doing the will of the people’ by deciding what the people should have done and then making a show of voting to do what they intended to do all along.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: September 4, 2019, 1:20 am

Since your ruling class over there have decided to even more openly declare that they are in charge and the people count for nothing [note I said “more openly”, ours are playing the same game], and resistance is even more problematical over there than here; might I offer the suggestion that if Parliament and your parties throw off the chains of the kinda-sorta British Constitution for the chains of the EU, that y’all and Uncle Badger come here? I suspect that at least here there will be a fight and a small chance to preserve what is left of our kinda-sorta Constitution.

Of course, y’all gotta do what you gotta do.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from BJM
Time: September 4, 2019, 5:42 pm

We’ve a Kubota diesel zero turn for the paddocks and it’s a workhorse and hoot to drive…but this one for our two acres of lawn. We bought it second hand from a local golf course and the Spousal Unit refurbed it.

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