Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lake Erie Monster vs. MechaOfficezilla

If you know me, & my condolences if you do, you know who wins this epic, but please be kind, don't reverse rewind, fast forward in the lingo of the kids. 

Knees are known photobombers.

We found the scoundrel's last refuge.

Beautiful downtown Clevelandistan.

I swear that's not ours. We save the boozing for work.
A dollar if you can guess who's less nattily dressed.

Hands off me doubloons, ye scurvie dogs!

Yes, there's a lake.

Are you sure?

I'm sure.

For leviathans, plastic pails provide much needed roughage.

To aid in smashing stuff.

Colorful stuff.

Though harpoons are useless against such a creature.

Was warm yet crisp, but that water was nonetheless tempting.

Hang ten, gnarly dudes & dudettes.


Looks like me when I get out of bed.

& that's how I feel. All day. Save perhaps here.

Peekaboo, I see you. Sort of.

Driftwood's had a long one.

After climbing the ziggurat for the sacrifice, back to the grind.

Oh alright, one last glance.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice pictures, but are you saying you went to the lake without your fishing rod???

okjimm said...

ok... ?Clevelandistan...wounds like a great place to either buy a souvenir and a t-shirt or invade. Pick 'em. but lissen, I will trade you my two acres of Green Bay..the water, not the team ( and bought 'em fair and square form this guy in Sturgeon Bay and have the bar napkin deed to prove it) for ten acres of Lake Erie... cause see, my two acres has a guaranteed sunken schooner once bound for Chicago with a whole big bunch of beer in it and it is still there, see, and it should taste pretty goddam good by now..but that is just saying.. cause two acres of Green Bay is,like, legendary and stuff... why word is that is where they will dump Paul Horung's ashes, if he ever sobers up enough to die...but that is no never mind, anywayz... what do you want with Lake Erie, huh, it like sounds spooky and such and anyhowz...I will throw in a couple of Butterfigner candy bars.. just in case you doan think it is a fair deal... and shit, while I am at it, a couple a poiunds of string cheese, cause, see, I want ot have a carp pond in the back yard, and some Lake Erie sounds like it would fit the bill... hey, lissen, I gotzta get another beer... get back to me on this... we could do business, is what I am thinking.

susan said...

How did you manage to take a picture of your knees? Were you lying down in the back of the car taking pictures through the sun roof?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Susan, that was his high knee.

Demeur said...

People actually swim in that swill? Do you realize what corporations have dumped in there? Oh that's right it's where Clevelandistan get its' drinking water. That explains everything.

Train a cop then fire him. Gee thanks for the free edgumication taxpayers. It's the water I tell ya.

Laura said...

Aren't "high knees" boots?

Looks like a nice place to take a relaxing stroll! Although, with all that crap laying around, I'm not sure I'd risk taking my shoes off and wading into the water. :)

Great pictures. Loved them. :)


Randal Graves said...

if, fishing? With monsters lurking below the placid surface?

okjimm, nope, throw in the Packers or no deal.

susan, just took a shot through the windshield and that's how it turned out, oh, who am I kidding, we stole the library convertible for a joyride.

demeur, I think there might be some non-polluted water streaming down the slopes of K2, but this is why we don hazmat instead of bathing suits.

laura, my knee has been off the smack for a good while, dammit.

Unlike Vizzini, we Clevelandistani have built up a tolerance to the toxins.

Tengrain said...

Graves, you swine!

Is that the river that caught on fire in Clevelandistan?

Is Blinky, the three eyed fish well?

So many questions.



thatgirl said...

I hope when you're rich and famous, and have your own lakefront palatial estate, you put statues of Beethoven and Lemmy in the front yard.

Randal Graves said...

tengrain, even Erie doesn't have enough chemicals to have its entire body burn & everyone knows that our mutants have flippers.

thatgirl, in lieu of inflatable Uncle Sams? C'mon, folks, pay big bucks for crap verse, you know you want to.

S.W. Anderson said...

Nice pix again, Randal, but why on a sunny day in June, when so many are unemployed and out of school, are the shore and water devoid of people? One would at least expect some biker types, maybe a few transients, frolicking with counterculture abandon.

Randal Graves said...

There were a few, mostly young, a few parents with kids & a couple of those most would term slightly shady - sure, scruffy bud shuffling out of the Tulgey Wood, take our picture, then I never see my camera again - but seeing people all day, I suppose I subconsciously focus on the non.