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Almost famous

We never watch TV news, because you know why. But we decided to watch the local news last night to see what they had to say about the beach problems on the South coast.

Turns out, a film crew used the end of our lane as a backdrop. While I was there, y’all. I mean, I was totally behind a bush, which I was in the process of trimming, but I was there, y’all.

I squeaked to Uncle B, “look! I’m on TV! I’m totally behind that bush on the left!”

So there’s my brush with fame. The news segment was astonishing. Something like 40 tons of garbage were picked off of Bournemouth beach. No idea how they’re going to stop it, but the roads were quiet today. Why? It’s still hot. People are a mystery.

Oh, Uncle B and I are officially old fogies. Among the trash at the end of our drive were a lot of empty gas canisters and we were like, “who’s been out here shooting air rifles?”

Not until we saw pictures on TV of heaps of these things, including balloons, did we work out they were amyl nitrate or nitrous oxide or something. Kids fill balloons with the stuff and get high. Turns out it’s legal here and you can buy all the kit on Ebay.

Have a good weekend, everyone!


Comment from Gromulin
Time: June 26, 2020, 10:59 pm

Wow, Pocket Rockets are still a thing? I remember in the 80’s getting the whipped cream refills from Consumers Distributing and doing balloons of nitrous at lunchtime in my menial job of painting real-estate sales signposts. No smell, and it wore off in time for lunch to be over…

Comment from Mitch
Time: June 27, 2020, 1:09 am

Nitrous Oxide! That takes me back…I got a big ol’ balloon of it for $5 in the parking lot of a Grateful Dead concert in the early 90’s. Best five bucks I ever spent! 😀

Comment from mesablue
Time: June 27, 2020, 1:46 am


Comment from OldFert
Time: June 27, 2020, 2:38 pm

“Brush with fame?” Well played.

Comment from Drew458
Time: June 28, 2020, 12:24 am

totally off topic: latest wisdom from the CDC:
Stop kissing your chickens.

Comment from BJM
Time: June 28, 2020, 5:24 pm

Something ominous about that bush…wouldn’t want to walk near that shrubby maw on a moonless night.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: June 28, 2020, 8:50 pm

I see your brilliant scientists are proclaiming you can have a second wave of Covid this fall because people won’t be able to tell the difference between this virus that kills billions, and a cold.

I guess the highly educated with many letters after their names don’t see anything wrong with that particular statement.

Comment from Bob mulroy
Time: June 29, 2020, 2:17 am

1970’s Whippetts, Little King’s, and the drive-in.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 29, 2020, 12:11 pm

Did they chase you? Was it a mulberry bush?

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