Sunday, September 9, 2007

Southern California, circa 1970: Mom, Crissy and Mini-me

This picture made me think of a Vonnegut quote, which I've pasted below:

"I'm eighty-three and homeless. It was the same when World War II ended. The Army kept me on because I could type, so I was typing other people's discharges and stuff. And my feeling was 'Please, I've done everything I was supposed to do. Can I go home now?' That's what I feel...I've done everything I'm supposed to do. Can I go home...? I've wondered where home is. It's when I was in Indianapolis when I was nine years old. Had a dog, a cat, a brother, a sister."

--KURT VONNEGUT, JR., Rolling Stone, Aug. 24, 2006


Team said...

DinoWar on Cloud 9…
W. S.
-I remember vacationing in a rustic cabin (smaller than the on in the photo I think). I’d packed lite: toy fire engine, dump truck, ambulance, bulldozer, lunch truck, tools, workmen, (in Spokane a boy tends to accumulate a lot of road construction toys –hm, coincidence?) and perhaps a few Star Wars toys (the TaunTaun if I had it) all meticulously angled and wedged into a cardboard box. And there I remember seeing a real garbage truck, working its futuristic mechanical-armed magic in the morning mist.

I wonder how your Allasaurus would do against a tribe of construction workers and their “primitive tools” –‘Flashback’ anyone? Or search Youtube for TaunTaun versus Allasaurus... Anything’s possible in the twilight of the modern era.

Eric G.

Cool links (Dinosaur Zoos) (Stopmotion) (T-Rex Robot) (Dinopark) (1980s Kenner Toy Commercial) (Star Wars Christmas “Life Day” Special 70s TV all star cast)

_____________ said...

Thanks for the shout-out to Flashback...and the links. Take care!