TWW is The Warped Woodturner who is a local artist living in a suburb of Springbrook, WI (pop 87). His mission is to use a wood lathe to make interesting but mostly useless objects from locally-sequestered carbon for tourists to bring back to the city to give to people they had to buy something for but don't like that well. His target market is the senior citizens since their vision is not as good as it used to be so cannot see the defects as well.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Another government boondogle?

The DNR is WI is going to introduce rattlesnakes into northern Wisconsin. The purpose is to limit the overexpansion of the wild turkey population. (they reintroduced the wild turkeys too). See this link for details:

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The new Annointed One has made his choice.

Now we know what Biden meant when he was quoted by CNN as saying: "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said.

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Another crackpot letter to blog editor


If the Democrat party becomes completely in control next year needed change may be in the air. The Fairness Doctrine may finally restore fairness to the public's airwaves.

Right now most AM talk radio broadcasts conservative views over our public airways. That's fair? Many people are not conservatives. Conservative talk programming is only on the air since advertisers think people listen to it and make their ad buys accordingly.

Currently most religious radio broadcasts Christian views over our public airwaves. That's fair? Many people follow other traditions or no traditional at all. This programming is only on the air since contributors donate money to support it.

Finally, many community radio stations (as opposed to public radio like Wisconsin Public Radio) broadcast with a liberal slant over our public airways. That's fair? Many people aren't liberals. This programming is on the air since contributors and even your federal tax dollars support it.

In the novel 1984 everyone was equal but some people were more equal than others. Exempting some broadcasters from fairness regulations will mean everyone is fair but some stations are more fair than others. That's fair?

Monday, August 18, 2008

Mr. BANANA's big, wet hole

For life enrichment he is going to sit and watch it dry out.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A run around the land

Will we be back before it rains?

Ayteevee tracks along the only place we let them roam without shooting at them.

Will the trees ever stop falling down?

Fall is coming.

As you can see TWW's life is lacking in life enriching experiences today.

Friday, August 15, 2008

A walk around the land - page 1

For life enrichment TWW took a walk around the land with his camera. But first he took some time to watch the Jerusalem artichoke grow. Next he needs to figure out what to do with it when it is ripe.

page 2

This housing crisis has even hit Garbin Moraine. These bluebirds had an adjustable rate mortgage and were in over their heads.

page 4

We have a bunch of brush waiting for the diva from Denver who is the family firebug to visit.

TWW cut down a cherry tree for bowls. Before he had the time to cut up the wood the Bambis have been climbing all over the branches eating the ripe cherries.

page 3

Every husband needs a secret passageway to escape from his wife's wrath at times.

The toad hopped away before TWW could get a picture of it.

page 5

Apples coming along fine until Bambi finds them. Right now the ground blind is set up by the apples with a target but .....

Watching the flowers grow old is life enriching.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hybrid freeloading

Sometimes you have to mix pure freeloading with connections. The corn was a donation as was the Bambi meat. The hamburger was purchased at a good price due to connections. The result was a great meal of corn and Bambibrian burgers. Connections is an unexplored area in freeloading research so we may be doing more work in that area in the future. Freeloading is not a dichotomous entity. It is more like a continuum with pure freeloading on one end and paying one's fair share on the other.

Friday, August 08, 2008

1of 10 - For life enrichment visit South Dakota

For life enrichment take a trip to South Dakota with H & M Van Tours. H & M Van Tours tours have all the amenities. They even have extra items like men's socks for closet transvestites who accidentally bring their women's socks with them.

On the road to South Dakota. "Driver: are we there yet?" was often heard from the back seat.

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M & H Van Tours specialize in transporting backseat drivers who demand impromptu stops to shop. Here are some typical backseat drivers. Here is what the backseat driving experience is like. As soon as TWW sat in the back seat he felt the incredible urge to give orders and buy things.

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We are getting closer One more turn and we hope we are there.

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We reach our destination in time. This is definitely flyover territory. We even got to see some bitter people clinging to their guns. Only the best accommodations when you take a H & M Van Tours tour.

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Some of the kids in town must have some pretty big BB guns.
Someone told us to turn at the Wells Fargo Bank but the sign was out.

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In flyover country big tires are the norm.

Here is the scenic view from the motel window the next morning.

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On the road again.
In flyover country you cannot take a cell phone for granted. There weren't any towers for these phones in the area so people had to content themselves with taking pictures of what they were having for breakfast.

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Last stop at a friend's house before leaving for civilization.

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It was a relief to find the little house on the prairie on the way home.

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Mrs TWW had TWW get some corn in South Dakota for the evening feast. TWW thought she said corns so got a foot covered with corns.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Things have been boring lately

So for life enrichment we got a new toilet seat.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Sand Hill Cranes

Another consulting success story

An often overlooked principle of freeloading is to know when people with gardens are leaving for a few days. Before they leave they pick vegetables from the garden. When smart freeloaders show up before the vegetables are put away there is a very good chance they will walk away with some fresh-from-the-garden food. Pictured below is a successful graduate of TWW's short course in freeloading with his catch. .

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