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.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Garbin Moraine Chapter of the Young Republicans announces its Man of the Year

For service to the cause the local Young Republican chapter is proud to award its Man of the Year for 2008 to the governor of Illinois.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Last life enrichment oppoprtunity for 2008

In the woods sometimes things get too quiet and dull so taking a DVD college lecture course on chaos theory is just what you need for those dark, cloudy days

Saturday, December 27, 2008

For life enrichment outsource making lefsa

The lefsa planning committee met to select the lefsa consulting company. They selected JALA of Fargo, North Dakota to make the lefsa.

JALA Consulting hard at work as Mrs. TWW suprervises.

The proof is in the product. Notice the bubbles of sweet lefsa gases forming on the griddle.

With lefsa you also need lewdfish so they looked in the trash to see how the lewdfish was fermenting after being put there last week.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Scrooge was a liberal?

Text is from the blog:

"Arthur Brooks “Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth about Compassionate Conservatism”

Talking politics and religion can be a lethal mix so I’ll tread carefully here. When I make conclusions about things (especially when it comes to religion and politics), I try and be particularly careful to point out when i’m injecting opinion versus stating facts on things. Arthur Brooks’s book, “Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth about Compassionate Conservatism” is a book that states the FACTS about who gives and who doesn’t in America. The findings detailed in the book were quite surprising to me, and to Arthur Brooks himself, as he states in the book. This book was the focus of an ABC News 20/20 report entitled “Cheap in America” Who Gives and Who Dosen’t”

A common perception is that liberals and Democrats are more “socially concerned” than conservative Republicans, and one might make the natural leap that because of this, they are more likely to be charitable. According to the research that Arthur Brooks conduced though, it’s exactly the opposite. How could that be? That’s impossible!

Brooks himself thought there might be an error in the numbers so he rechecked them. There was no denying the facts. Conservative Republicans, (who some argue would fire their grandmother to improve profitability) are statistically more charitable (more than 30% more charitable) compared to their “socially concerned” liberal democratic friends. Don’t shoot the messenger if you don’t like this, read the book and see the statistics for yourself. Just the facts here…

So how could this be you are asking yourself? Well the findings point right to the heart of the perceptions that “secular liberal democrats are more socially concerned than religious conservative republicans”. It turns out that the secular liberals (the Democrats) belive that it’s the job of the government to take care of the poor (no surprise here yet) and are more in favor of “income redistribution”, taxing and redistributing resources from those who have money to those who are poor. Socially leaning political views have actually taken the place of their charitable contributions. Brooks’s research shows that regardless of which political party was actually in office or how effective politicians were in their policies toward the poor, that the religious conservative Republicans consistently gave more than their secular liberal Democrat counterparts..............."

see the whole blog entry at:

Note from blogger: This sure sounds more compassionate than talking about liberal hypocrisy. It also explains why liberals get so upset about people who do not want to spend other people's money to help the poor. Since TWW read the blog entry above, he has decided to stop giving to charity and add his voice to the voices of the whiners who want the government to help the poor so they don't have to. It is a good way to save money.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Another way to enrich your life

If your walls are as empty as your life then enrich your life with a shelf full of junk. (it works better if you use nice junk you paid high prices for)

Preliminary stats for city and states in the US

Question for the year: If this blog only has 4 loyal followers, who are all these other people??

Here are the stats on visits to the Warped Woodturner for 2008 as of December 25th. They are taken from Google Analytics. Please be advised when you visit this site they are watching you and when Bush is out of office he will have even more time to watch what you do on the Web.

By state in the US:
1. 780
2. 435
3. 106 (note: are these people lost and do not know where they are??)
4. 77
5. 17
6. 15
7. 10
8. 9
9. 8
10. 7
11. 6
12. 6
13. 5
14. 4
15. 4
16. 4
17. 3
18. 3
19. 3
20. 3
21. 2
22. 2
23. 2
24. 2
25. 2
26. 2
27. 2
28. 1
29. 1
30. 1
31. 1
32. 1
33. 1
34. 1
35. 1
36. 1
37. 1
38. 1

By city in Minnesota
1. 429
2. 128
3. 46
4. 46
5. 45
6. 34
7. 15
8. 13
9. 4
10. 3
11. 2
12. 2
13. 2
14. 1
15. 1
16. 1
17. 1
18. 1
19. 1
20. 1
21. 1
22. 1
23. 1
24. 1

By city in Wisconsin

1. 156
2. 110
3. 56
4. 38
5. 16
6. 16
7. 14
8. 10
9. 9
10. 3
11. 2
12. 2
13. 2
14. 1

Preliminary 2008 Warped Woodturner Stats by Country

1. 1,527
2. 9
3. 7
4. 6
5. 4
6. 3
7. 3
8. 3
9. 2
10. 2
11. 2
12. 2
13. 2
14. 2
15. 2
16. 1
17. 1
18. 1
19. 1
20. 1
21. 1
22. 1

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Twas the afternoon before Christmas and all through the house

Not a creature was stirring; not even the spouse. It was quiet.

(don't ask me why all this space is here. Blame Google)

Xmas - part 2

Xmas - part 3

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

New Addition to Garbin Woodturning Gallery

In the past the Garbin Gallery has had only two levels of turned objects: fire-pit quality and cabin-level quality. But thanks to a generous donor we have acquired a real work of art. It is truly a gallery-level item. It is a Southwestern style segmented wooden vase. The artist is Murrio Andesoni who currently resides in Seattle, Washington.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Latest life enrichment project

When your life is in the toilet because the old oak toilet seat cracked and the guests are complaining about getting their bottoms pinched, buy a new seat.

The old oak toilet seat cover will be used to make a trivet for an unsuspecting relative.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bush-haters will love this

Time is running out to expose your inner psychological messes to the world by telling everyone how much you hate Bush. Want to throw some shoes at Bush?

Try this link

TWW makes no claims this site will not infect your computer just as he makes no claims visiting will not harm you either.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What will they think of next?

This stupid little breaker tripped on Monday when it was going to be -20 degrees up here. When reset the furnace worked fine.You never know when it is going to act up again.


No temperature, no Sears repairman yet and no pictures of Mr. BANANA's house. Maybe we can get some before we leave town tomorrow for loyal viewers. .

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008


In an earlier post TWW complimented Sears saying how clever they were to get him to fix his own lathe after they sent out the parts rather than sending out a repairman. Today he called Sears to learn why the parts had not showed up. The woman who answered today was speaking English as a 2nd language which made him wonder if she was working the graveyard shift in Peking at an outsourced customer call center. She said Sears had to send out a repairman and could not send the parts. So Sears stockholders have TWW's apologies for saying how smart your company was.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lathe still not working

TWW turning to other means of life enrichment.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Winter pics and other BS

Winter came early this year, much earlier than previous years in northern Wisconsin, global warming and climate change only effecting the area in the last few years replacing the normal warm and dry Decembers of the previous years before the white Europeans began exploiting the land with machines burning fossil fuels disrupting the carbon cycle and increasing the amount of CO2 in the fragile atmosphere changing it from pure to polluted.

More winter pics

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Things looking up

Maybe some day this thing will start working

TWW snapped a picture of these guys working on the electrical box. This nearly resulted in his demise. (not a goood idea to use a flashing light in these cases since people think they are getting electrocuted).

Below are some bedroom and great room ceilings.

There are times......

when you question what you married into when you help a brother-in-law with his new house without a working furnace. It is - 13 degrees outside this morning.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

On the Internet so it must be true

(click on image to enlarge so you can read it)

People who think it is forged also think Dan Rather was wrong about Bush's National Guard service.

Friday, December 05, 2008

If at first you don't succeed

buy something at Menards.

More sing along with Conway

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  • Notice how high the stock market is compared to before there were any 401K accounts to help drive up prices. Then sing along with Conway at:
  • Next wonder why you ever do anything as instructed in this blog.

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