Tuesday, May 26, 2009

FRED AND ETHEL

While wandering around downtown the other day, I came across these two strange looking objects. Being a little slow on the uptake, I figured out the big fellow was a trash can. Not a bad looking trash can and aerodynamic at that. His little buddy had me buffaloed. I thought it might be one of those gizmos you see at a movie theater that has a strap mechanism that can be pulled out and attached to another similar one to create a queue. Upon further investigation I was able to sniff out the answer. It's an ashtray! My, how the world has changed! After all that investigation I need a couple of days of R and R. Back in a few days.

22 comments:

  1. I like the way they are placed on those white lines. A (maybe unwilling) geometric composition of two finely desisgned objects.

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  2. Strange forms and textures indeed, I'd seen those kind of trash can but that ashtray form, never. Great post!

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  3. Lol, looks more like Laural and Hardy to me.
    Take it easy. :-)

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  4. I think this should be Ginger and Fred. Maybe the two will start dancing together!

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  5. A match (!) made in heaven. Such a fine looking couple.

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  6. I love the title of your post!

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  7. You made me smile...actually, I laughed. Ash tray, eh? I think I'll take a nap too.

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  8. Would never guess that Ethel is an ashtray!
    Funny post!
    Cezar & Léia

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  9. Interesting shot. But obviously, you are not now, nor have you been recently, a smoker!

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  10. Oh, man--I was thinking "hitching post." Got to get out of Montana once in awhile.

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  11. Take all the time you need, we'll take your pulse when you get back, make sure you're up to speed.

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  12. Yeah, I think you should go lay down for awhile. LOl
    See ya when you get back. MB

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  13. How an ashtray? Where does one flick the ash? Filthy things really ...

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  14. I like the names you gave them. We have those ashtrays outside our work. As a former smoker, I hate the smell.

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  15. I thought it was a rubbish bin as well.
    Jackie

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  16. We all need a hiatus every now and then. I hope all is well. I have a feeling Fred and Ethel will still be here when you get back.

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  17. while looking at the picture first that is what also i thought those two things are... not until i'm done reading you entry to find out what really are those two things... this gets me bewildered for a moment too.. maybe i guess i should need R&R too...

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  18. Well, i think everything on this earth is upgreading now.. imagine an ashtry... i didn't thought about that....thanks for sharing these, at least I know what's other updates in the other parts of the world...

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  19. LOL! What a riot! :-D :-D

    Looks like me and Keith! (BB)

    We have ones like that too.

    Thanks for the smile.

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