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.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Life enrichment attempt by TWW causes Mrs TWW grief

TWW got tired of getting a sore back when he lifted the firewood cart up the stairs to GM Manor so he decided to put in a ramp to make his life easier. After he got half done he realized the ramp covered too much of the stairs to the house so everyone would have to use the ramp. Mrs. TWW demanded he move the ramp but they compromised on him redoing the bridge to the house to allow both foot traffic and firewood carriers to coexist next May. So for now if you come to visit watch your step. There will eventually be railings.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wait until this idea gets to Washington

After messing-up the travel industry here is a good chance for our LEADER to mess up the beef industry. see:

So far the enlightened Europeans have not convinced Washington to follow suit but the elites in Washington admire the enlightened Europeans so much it is only a matter of time. And besides that vegetables don't pass methane like cows do.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

When you can't get life enrichment on your own...

You find a web site to enlighten you. See: to learn about a great new urban myth. It is even better than the fact we never landed on the moon.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Kinky You Tube Video

For some life enrichment watch this video:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

save the world Saturday

The people at (source of the symbol above which is an impolite hot link) say Saturday October 24th is the big day to do something 350 times. If we can find 11 of you out there willing to drink 3 bottle of beer (36 ounces) and one person to drink 2 bottles and then only drink ten ounces from a 3rd bottle we will have our 350 ounces to help save the planet. Sign up below with a comment to help the cause. For more information on this world saving event see: for more details. Please note: eating peanuts at this event will cause the release of greenhouse gases and is discouraged.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Missed out on life enrichment again

The place where TWW gets his beer now has a bear aisle.

In search of life enrichment experiences again

As readers of this blog know TWW sometimes runs out of life enrichment experiences so the blog goes dormant. Today TWW decided to search for some life enrichment.

First, he baked some birch kindling in the masonry stove to dry it out.

Next he decided to practice ice fishing.

Then he walked to his two bogus old growth trees. (The visitors don't need to know this area was once a desert and the red pines are a recent invader).

He found an escaped oak tree so he checked security on the rest of the little oak trees in the oak daycare center area and they were OK.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Our LEADER to the rescue

"Social Security to announce no COLA as Obama calls for 2nd round of $250 payments for seniors

Last update: October 15, 2009 - 6:20 AM

WASHINGTON - The Social Security Administration makes it official Thursday: There will be no cost of living increase for Social Security recipients next year, President Barack Obama ... call for a second round of $250 payments to more than 50 million seniors..."

read the rest of the good news in the Mpls paper: :

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Maceration for the masses

You have all heard the slogan about excrement does not run up hill. By now you also must know our LEADER can make excrement run up hill since it is one of the miracles being used to get him his sainthood. But did you know you too can make excrement run up hill? You can buy a macerating system from the Northern Tool catalog and make it run up hill in your house too just like it does in the White House.

Source of hot link:

Kids singing about our LEADER

Want to hear the song where school kids sing in praise of our LEADER?. See this link: Well, sorry but you cannot hear it. Our leader has decided it is not good for you to hear it. Talk radio is also not good for you so changes there are in the works.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

TWW takes Mrs TWW on life enrichement drive

Notice the ATV prohibition

This used to be a flat parking lot.

Notice the ATV damage. They cut a hole in the parking area by driving round and round.

Notice how the ATVs threw sand up on the posts

They need more of this out in the Barrens

Visitor center

Tracks from some sort of monster

Today TWW took Mrs. TWW on a drive to see the colors of fall. He also thought he'd stop by the Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area to get some pictures for a new web site he is tinkering with. He promised Mrs. TWW there would be lots of leaves. That was sort of true until they got near the barrens. They don't call the land a barrens for nothing. There is nothing there.

After getting lost on the bumpy sandy roads he then had to deal with a disappointed wife who thought she was in store for a life enrichment experience. Once he got his bearings the whole way back home all he heard was "you drag me into the middle of no where and don't feed me" (quoting MLA who made the words famous 45 years ago on a trip to New York). Well, on the next trip she cannot say it is the worst trip of the marriage or can she?

Sainthood for our LEADER

Someone in the Huffington Post beat TWW to a great idea. Our LEADER has accomplished so much good and has at least one certified miricle (he got elected without being qualified) that sainthood is now in his future. Here is how the Huffington Post said it:

On the cusp of the Texas and Ohio elections, Barack Obama is dangerously close to becoming a bona fide charismatic leader. .... I mean a charismatic leader in the tradition of saints and martyrs, who owe their larger-than-life personas as much to the imagination of their followers as to their own capabilities............Consider the phenomenon of Amadou Bamba, who lived a hundred years ago in Senegal, West Africa. ........ Bamba's message took hold not just among his disciples, but across the country. Bamba's reputation swelled. He was a holy man, an agent of salvation sent only once every hundred years. (One can almost hear the echo: "The one the Democrats have been waiting for.").......a moderately ambitious man meets a public's moderate appetite for leadership, and the two suddenly become larger than either would have expected. They feed on each other, spinning a narrative of a great man at a fateful moment. At some point the balance tips, and the crowd begins creating the character, endowing him with such esteem he starts to walk on water. Voila the charismatic leader.....what the public wants in these times is not a chief but a vessel. If Obama can channel the public's enthusiasm into even half the civic engagement and self-governance Amadou Bamba's brotherhood displays, he will indeed have what the Senegalese call "charisma"--a word that just happens to be baraka.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Have you heard the latest 'dumb Norwegian' joke?

Wikipedia says: "The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish, Danish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. According to Nobel'swill, the Peace Prize should be awarded "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."

And the winner is our LEADER for saving the world in only nine months and we haven't even lost in Afghanistan yet !! (note: Henry Kissenger got the prize right before we lost in Vietnam)

Have you heard any other Norwegian jokes lately? Post them as comments.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Backup bowl

A backup bowl? Well you have to call it something. This bowl (only one of them for both the gallery and the doublewide markets) came from a tree knocked down by the guy who delivered the ten cords (now cut up and split thank heavens) last winter. TWW cut the downed tree up and made the crude bowl above from that red pine. It has one coat of walnut oil on it. Perhaps poly would be better but then some people would not want to use it for their cereal in the morning.

Recipes needed

TWW harvested the autumn bounty of green squash now has to figure out what to do with them (bait for deer?). Anybody have any good recipes?

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The Buddha said

Suffering comes from attachment (suffering means exaggerated not wanting to be separated from someone or something). If you do not think this is a great religious truth, then talk to a Green Bay Packers fan today. (Favre and the Vikings won last night)

Monday, October 05, 2009

First annual blend-off

TWW and GAGA were the only contestants in the first annual GM Blend-off where contestants both use blenders in a race to make the fastest Ice Cream Brandy Alexander. GAGA was the self-proclaimed winner this year.

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