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One thing leads to another


Tonight, we went to a lecture on vernacular architecture. That’s basically any architecture built from local materials — and local materials, back in the day, were things like bricks dug out of and fired in your back yard. In Sussex, this is all very cool, because there are narrow bands of everything from sandstone to flint to clay, meaning vernacular buildings are VERY localized and very different to each other.

First hit when I did a Google images search was this Pinterest board on vernacular architecture. It fun, a lot of silly hippie houses, but still. Fun.

And that led me to this marvelous place — the one in the picture. It’s called the Hall i’th’ Wood and it’s a for-real half-timbered Tudor manor house. Like our house, only (I hate to admit it) even cooler.

And with that CARL WINS THE DICK! The King of Thailand snuck in and died on me, leaving me another dick in debt. This ain’t Carl’s first trip to the rodeo. Between him and Mrs Carl, that’s…how many dicks? A whole heap o’ dicks. The Carl family is blessed with dicks.

No. Nope. Never gets old.

Back here. Tomorrow. 6WBT. DEAD POOL ROUND 89!


Comment from Carl
Time: October 13, 2016, 11:22 pm

Yes, we’re the harbingers of death, though I’ve lost count of our score.

Comment from Bob B
Time: October 14, 2016, 12:17 am

My beloved wife woke me up at 4 in the morning to tell me the King had died. She’s Thai, and quite upset.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: October 14, 2016, 1:26 am

Does spotted dick come in different sizes?
Can you just give him a big dick instead of a bunch of little ones?
Do you eat spotted dick with a fork?

That way, he can fork with his big dick.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 14, 2016, 2:27 am

Hall in the wood (hall i’ th’ wood) Bolton Greater Manchester

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 14, 2016, 7:17 am

Friend of mine grew up in Thailand. She’s upset, too.

Me, I’d eat dick with a spoon. On account of the canned milk. But there you go…

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: October 14, 2016, 11:57 am

There’s a house that looks a lot like that on Esplanade Avenue in Noo Awlins, not far from City Park. I used to see it all the time when I went to junior high there. And there’s another with similar construction, not as ornate, on St. Charles Ave. near Tulane University.

Looking at the dark and white alternating . . . now I’ve got a strange desire for chocolate petits fours. . . .

Comment from Carl
Time: October 14, 2016, 2:17 pm

I’ve worked out our score. It’s 4+1

Mrs Carl:
Denis Healey (UK politician)

Dr Carl:
Seve Ballesteros (Golfer)
Paul Daniels (TV magician)
Ariel Sharon (Israeli politician)
Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai monarch)

Clive James keeps letting us down. He announced 2 years ago that his demise was imminent. He says that it is quite embarrassing that he is still with us.

Spotted dick is best with lots of hot custard – hence the need for a spoon.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 14, 2016, 2:49 pm

Well, yeah, Wolfus…but the Bolton one was built when an actual Tudor was on the throne and they had to chew trees into planks.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 14, 2016, 4:54 pm

Mmmmm… Savory smoked salmon petit fours served on a chewed plank.

Damn it, now I’m hungry…

Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: October 14, 2016, 5:04 pm

Man, Carl sure loves getting dick…

Nope, never gets old.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: October 14, 2016, 9:13 pm

Saw an old series from the 70s about architecture in the UK and how it different depending on the local stones. Loved the houses made out of flint.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: October 14, 2016, 11:52 pm

Bob B @ October 14, 2016, 12:17 am:

My beloved wife woke me up at 4 in the morning to tell me the King had died. She’s Thai, and quite upset.

Yeah. This could be very bad for Thailand. The two main political parties are roughly tied; the nationally dominant one is regarded in Bangkok as corrupt and dictatorial, and was ousted by protest demonstrations in 2014. The Army intervened, tried to broker a settlement, and ended up seizing power itself. The one symbol that holds the country together was reverence for the King. Unfortunately, his successor is a serious mess: three ex-wives, one of which fled the country, and huge gambling debts. The monarchy may not last much longer, and then all bets are off.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: October 15, 2016, 2:35 am

So you can’t fork your dick but you can slurp it?

That’s why I went for Weasel Art when I won.

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