SNIPPETS (5-12-14)


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Here are some snippets that I didn’t deem worthy of a blog post of their own, and this isn’t Facebook.


After publishing a blog post yesterday, WordPress sent me a congratulatory notice:

1337 posts

I got congratulations on post #5 and post #100 but nothing since. What is the significance of #1337? Anyone?


This is what welcomes patrons to a Malaysian bar and restaurant over near SeaWorld:

Malaysia monster

Maybe we now know what happened to that Malaysian airplane a month ago….


I made a U-turn to go back and take this picture when I saw this RV on the side of the road. Check out the window and the license plate.

Jabba the Bus

Smile if you remember the 1983 movie. It was the last movie that I stood in line for on opening night. Long movie lines are in my past.


When Jabba’s not in his bus, he’s in his hut:

Jabba's hut


A painting hanging on the wall at a recent home inspection, significant because the house was vacant, and this lonely painting was the only thing left.



Near one of the elementary schools where I teach chess is this dinosaur on the garage roof:


I had arrived early and parked across the street from this house. Below this dinosaur are lots of gardens and beautiful flowers, ripe for the picking–or simply destruction–by little ones. As I watched the children getting out of school, when they got near this house, they would scamper to the other side of the street. I have this suspicion that such scampering is exactly what the homeowner had in mind when s/he installed this dinosaur.


I am of the opinion that government legislators should drive cars which tell us which corporations are sponsoring (read, buying) them. Maybe something like this:

Bumper stickers


I see dogs riding in cars quite often, but I have never seen a bird riding in the car. Yes, this one was alive and having fun on its swing as I watched while stopped at a traffic light.

Bird on a swing in a car


Obviously immigrants who don’t read English:

Keep off dock


Religious was our first attempt to explain the universe.

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10 thoughts on “SNIPPETS (5-12-14)

  1. laurie27wsmith

    Great snippets Russel. First the number. You were congratulated on your 5th post, then post 1337. Add up 1337 and bring it down to a single number. You get 5. There must be a numerologist at work in WP. 😉


  2. ellenrobertsyoung

    A great miscellany. And wordpress is a world of its own, isn’t it!
    I thought of you when I heard on the news that L.A. is cataloging all its historic buildings. If they ever do this in San Diego you’d be a great asset to the project.



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