Thursday, August 20, 2015

Double Takes


art is everywhere                                                   


I'm in a place where I do stuff that makes me feel good, and watching  FantomWorks is one I recently discovered.  Like Wheeler Dealers, FantomWorks do  restorations for the well heeled enthusiast.  That 1960 Lincoln Continental is a case in point. It was a one off boat that featured  power wing and rear windows.  Since there are like zero parts available, the FW crew had to manufacture what was needed for the restoration.

 Nobody beats Wheeler Dealer's Edd China, IMO, but the FantomWorks guys film enough detail to satisfy me.   Here's a link where you can peruse cars they're restored. 
Note: FantomWorks begins each show with  "There are three things we care about here, Cars, Country, and Cars." Owner Dan Short  retired honorably in 2005 as a Major in the Green Berets.  His shop is in Norfolk, VA.

So this guy walks into a bookstore ...

Res Ipsa Loquitur

I was walking through the mall and I saw that there was a “Islamic Book

 Store.” I was wondering what exactly was in an Islamic bookstore so I went in. As I was wandering around taking a look, the clerk stopped me and asked if he could help me.

I imagine I didn’t look like his normal clientèle, so I asked, “Do you have a copy of Donald Trump’s book on his U.S. Immigration Policy regarding Muslims and illegal Mexicans?”

The clerk said, “F*** off, get out and stay out!”

I said, “Yes, that’s the one! Do you have it in paperback?”

Stu Tarlowe