Archive for April, 2007

What the…

( Cars! )

Not even sure what to say about this… thing. I had seen it once before last summer behind the Gas Stop on North Cliff. It had/has a Wisconsin license plate on it, so at that time I thought I’d never see it again. I think this was the thing that made me decide to get […]


Meet the newest addition to the Thornton family; Pippin the Canary. Yvonne had mentioned before that she’d like to have a pet finch or two, so for her birthday I bought her a bird cage & told her that she could pick out the bird. I suggested a canary (definitely my preference, but it was […]

A New Knife In My Pocket

( Gadgets )

For the last couple of years I’ve carried around a cheapo Chinese-made pocket knife, but as in most things, you get what you pay for in a knife. The one I used to carry — actually the ones, as I bought four of them back then, for about $1 each — had the pocket clip […]

The Pontiac Banshee

( Cars! )

I was looking for some info on another old Pontiac machine & bumped into this one; the 1964 Pontiac Banshee. At first blush, it looks like a Corvette, but the Corvette didn’t sport the styling cues developed in the Banshee until 1968. More photos after the jump.

Buck Buck!

One of the kids’ favorite things to listen to is an old Bill Cosby comedy album that I’ve had forever. One of the things Cosby talks about is playing a game called BuckBuck. In BuckBuck, five kids will line up, each one bent over the back of the kid in front, so that you end […]