April 15-22, 2005
One of these variations on the 'lazy tong' type of corkscrew is much less likely to be found in a garage sale. Care to guess which one?
Which is bigger?
Five ratchets ... which one do you like best?
P.S. Now that I am only one or two handshakes away from Michael Jackson ... it seems not to be a great stretch to be about the same distance away from Stalin. Maybe Christ is only one or two more glad hands away from all of us.
They're not broken ... they just look that way.
PS: Andy Page (of the UK's despised Inland Revenue Office) gives us a gross example of how foreigners mangle the Queen's English.
These are officially classified as "tall-profile-bottle-neck-grabbers".
PS: Would you buy a used 'Pope-mobile' from this man?
The PCC bartenders stand ready to serve.
"OBSTANDO PROMOVES soho patent"
PS: Reader D. B. from the American state of Virginia obviously trumps the above with his Christ-on-a-Screw. (*)
(*) Also it is less perishable than e-Bay's Virgin-Mary-on-a-Toasted-Cheese-Sandwich. And far more convenient to visit than the Virgin-Mary-Underpass-Stain.1
1 What? You haven't heard of the latest in religious sightings? Maybe Paul still has it in the e-mail that I sent him.
Calling on Don ...can you fill in the blanks?
PS: Reader M. L. from France sends this disturbing photograph:
PPS: Mongo has yet to take down his Easter decorations ... but, he also allowed his Christmas stuff to fold deeply into February.
Next: Part IV