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.

Monday, August 31, 2009

UTUBE video makes the town hall meetings look tame

If you think the town meeting were wild, see this guy's fascinating video (photo source same as link below)

see this link to see video: Go down the page to find the video.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Life enrichment deficiency disorder (LEDD)

You know you are hard up for life enrichment activities when the biggest event of the day is drawing a map to apply for Aid to Dependent Woodlot Owners.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Another quote for the day

"Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., a member of the Senate Health, Education and Labor Pensions Committee chaired by Kennedy, has been the panel's point person on health-care reform in Kennedy's absence. Today Dodd said that he hopes Kennedy's death will revive a spirit of bipartisanship." (source below)

Let's see now. The Democrats own the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives. Bills pass with a majority of votes and there are more Democrats than Republicans. Why does bipartisanship matter unless the Democrats do not want to be the party to blame for the results of health care reform?


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Latest life enrichment experience

Watching the drought end as it rains some more.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Latest life enrichment experience at GM

Ask Mrs. TWW how these pink ribbons enriched her life.

Friday, August 21, 2009

TWW thanks President BO for the plug

Yesterday President BO said "There is something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee weed up!"

TWW thanks the president for the free plug of his Te Wi Wi line of bowls ('we weed up' translated into Chinese).


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bad Bowl Day Leads to Creation of Te Wi Wi Enterprises

Yesterday TWW had a bad bowl day. He had wet sanded several cherry bowls over the winter and then let them dry. The result was a pile of crummy bowls with a strange rough texture the would not show much shine when a mineral oil finish was applied (Never mind the bowls in the pic above don't look any worse than other TWW bowls. It is an optical illusion). The question is how to make the best of a bad situation. These bowls might work for the trailer dwelling market segment but would not work for the gallery goer segment of status-conscious liberal ecotourists.

The answer is simple but brilliant: form a bogus Chinese company and put 'made in China' on the bowls. The trailer dwelling segment will think the bowls are as good as Walmart and scoop them up while the xenophobic liberal crowd that loves to wail about outsourcing jobs to China will not buy them. Instead they will buy TWW's gallery quality series of bowls at a jacked-up price. So watch for the Te Wi Wi label on the bottom of future bowls and of course the 'made in China' on the label.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Even TWW could not make something like this up at his creative best

" AP – U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., speaks at a senior center in Dartmouth, Mass. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 …

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Rep. Barney Frank lashed out .....

"Ma'am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table. I have no interest in doing it," Frank replied.

.....(later in the story)....

Audrey Steele, 82, from New Bedford, said she does not want the government to get involved with health care because "they just make a mess of everything," ... " (note: spoken as someone who does not know who pays her medical bills? - TWW)


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Reader tip

This freeloading tip was sent in by MAMA (thanks - your premium is in the e-mail):


Call your friends/relatives to see they would like to join you at Mr Pizza late in the day on a whim/spur of the moment…If they have already got things going for supper and they are really nice, they will invite you over instead. :)
You win 3 ways…. You didn't have to cook, it was free and it was a great meal. It worked for us on Sunday! We had a great meal at GAGA's and LALA's ( ribs, watermelon, corn, beans, and amaretto ice cream) Mr Pizza couldn’t beat that!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Lodgepole pine begging bowl

The latest innovation on GM is what we call Active Freeloading. Instead of passively waiting for visitors to contribute to the cause we decided to go to where the donors are found by sitting on a bench in front of the candy store in a nearby town with a begging bowl and look sadly at the rich people from the city walking by with their candy and hope they put candy or quarters into our begging bowl. So far there have been no donations. It must be a sign of the state of the economy if the rich people are not being generous.

The bowl is 11" by 3 1/2" lodgepole pine finished with walnut oil.

Top of the bowl:

The bottom.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


I think we had a failure to communicate. I asked a friend if I could put some pictures of her visit to Garbin Moraine on this blog. She sent some pictures of visitors to her lake palace.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mrs. TWW is wired

You may notice an absense of outlandish items on this blog for the next week or so since Mrs. TWW is wired and there is no way to know who is listening. Once the test is over perhaps TWW can go back to his usual ways.

Mr. GAGA's premium

The premium for GAGA is almost done. We hope it helps him earn his way back into his regular house from the home for abused husbands.

Quote for the day

The former Governor Lamm of Colorado once said "We've got a duty to die and get out of the way with all of our machines and artificial hearts and everything else like that and let the other society, our kids, build a reasonable life." . It sounded kind of cute when TWW heard it as a young man but for some reason when they are talking about a single prey-er system it is not as cute any more.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Another freeloading success story or two

Mrs. TWW invited herself down for happy hour at the family cabin on Saturday. For some reason she did not put anything out to thaw that day for supper. At the end of happy hour the gracious relatives invited the TWWs to stay for supper claiming they had too much food and needed to share it. Mrs. TWW faintly tried to beg off but TWW dove right in saying they would be glad to freeload a supper (and it tasted great). On Sunday when the people came up to tour the house TWW realized he did not have any preuiums left (they had all been given way earlier) but the visitors were tactful enough not to ask where their promised premiums for the supper were.

On Sunday TWW broke his lathe again and was trying to fix it when GAGA of the Strawballs Company stopped by. GAGA helped TWW fix his lathe so it appears to be working again so if the bowl on the lathe at the time the lathe broke turns out Mrs. GAGA will get the bowl as a premium for the work done by her abused husband. If it does not turn out TWW will throw it in the fire pit since someone is sure to claim it from there.

TWW accused of astroturfing

" Astroturfing is the artificial creation of a grassroots buzz for a product, service or political viewpoint.....Deceptive astroturf marketing techniques include impersonating someone in the targeted demographic, creating an entirely fictional character (called a meat puppet) that's meant to appear to others to be a real person." Source:,,sid11_gci1225340,00.html

Many of TWW's deceptive crackpot letters to the editor were written by meat puppets.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

New Way to Save Government Money

In a news story about a trip to the Paris Air show by members of Congress there is an interesting quote;

"The 10 members of Congress gathered at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on the morning of Dec. 29, 2007, along with several of their staff. Those who brought spouses were four Democrats (Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas, Rep. Russ Carnahan of Missouri, Rep. Charlie Melancon of Louisiana and Rep. John Tanner of Tennessee) and two Republicans (Rep. Randy Neugebauer of Texas and Mr. Lucas of Oklahoma)...

Asked about his wife's participation, Mr. Lucas cited a busy congressional schedule that often keeps families separated, even on weekends. If spouses couldn't go along on trips abroad, "then you couldn't travel -- simple as that," he said. "

This shows how the wives of the politicians don't trust them to travel without them so if politicians cannot take their wives with they won't make frivolous trips and the tax payers will save millions.

source of quote:

Friday, August 07, 2009

Firday Night in the Age of Global Warming

We always have fires in the summer up on GM since Algore declared we live in the Age of Global Warming.

New product for hard times

In times of financial distress people will not spend money unless you have a product they really need. TWW Enterprises has a new product that should be a good seller. Our new wooden ashtrays are great for burning down your house to collect the insurance money. Just light a smoking product and leave it in the wooden ashtray and wait for the money to come rolling in. You probably do not want to buy this product if you are not a smoker since the insurance companies may wonder but they would make great gifts (like many other TWW products) for people you don't like. You should also realize these ashtrays do not work if your house is under water.

Cougar sighting at GM

Last night TWW walked into the kitchen and thought he saw the neighbor's cat but then realized the tail was too short and thought it was a mountain lion even though mountain lions do not have short tails with black at the end. But then reality set in and he realized it was really a small bobcat (not as fully developed and hairy as the one above which is not what he saw).

Source of stolen picture: (thanks)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The 'What' s Left Over' Bowl Series

This bowl is made of lodge pine. TWW started with a much bigger piece of wood and the longer he worked the more chunks flew off. The bowl above is what was left over. This bowl is made in honor of Mrs. TWW's search for a husband.

Monday, August 03, 2009

When the liberals do it, it is free speech

When the conservatives do it, then it is a mob of the ignorant. see:

Picture of the day on the Drudge Report:

The Joker reincarnated.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Another retirement party for Jasura Wiseacre

The happy retiree smiling about how she has milked her friends with another retirement party.

Looking for a bowl to burn.

The burning bowl is below the burning pallet.

Sunday morning on the deck.

Q & D hired a new subcontractor, Davido O who helped with leveling the shower door so the relatives stop looking funny at the door every time they are in the bathroom.

DODO and Mrs. Tww's secret scone recipe. (be sure to read the back of the card to learn how long you have to bake the scones.) Click on the recipe to make it easier to read.

Saturday, August 01, 2009


"Innovation has been essential to our prosperity in the past, and it will be essential to our prosperity in the future," Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address.


That is why BHO wants to tax the hell out of the innovators who get rich off of their innovations, isn't it? and not tax the ones who fail.

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