Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Overheard in the Office...

Me: "He lives in the Upper Peninsula; the only part of Michigan where I'd want to live..."

RX: "Yeah."

Me: "Worst come to worst, you could blow the bridges, build a wall along the Wisconsin border, and wait for the relief column to get there from Montana."
The linked site came to my attention via the comments section at Brian J. Noggle's blog. Every now and again Bobbi gets the urge for a Model A and goes and has a lie-down 'til it goes away.


oddball said...

Freaking yoopers.

Great... now I've got an urge to watch "Escanaba in da Moonlight" again.

Anonymous said...

I love da UP! I was born a troll, but I've never had a bad time north of the bridge.

Now I want a pastie.

The Neon Madman said...

Wall off da cheeseheads, and your relief column is going to have to swim across the lake.

Anonymous said...

It appears the guy actually lives
in Northern Michigan, a place
with it's own charms, but quite
different the Da U.P, eh?

I drove eight hours from the U.P. to get to Central Lake, about 30 miles north of Traverse City. The Second Chance Bowling Pin Shoot was held in Central Lake and I attended every June for 10 years.

Some darn Canadians from Ontario
only had to drive four hours.

Nice Model A. I saw one cruising on US 41 just this morning.

global village idiot said...

Now that you mention it, I'd be grateful to learn RX's opinion of the bit of "obsolete but still functional" technology I sent her way a few weeks ago.


Fred iin Tex said...

Yoopers are hard to beat!

Roberta X said...

I like it -- the return loss abac is epecially nice. The circular slipstick is super-fun and good...but, ::sigh::, runs up against mechanical accuracy issues by the first decimal place.

Anonymous said...

Summer in the UP is really nice especially when it falls on a weekend.

perlhaqr said...

His Model A gets better gas mileage than my '72 Satellite. :-/

Fred said...

Hey.... you don't need to wall all of us off, just Madison.

Mike Gallo said...

You'd have a difficult time walling off my buddy's cabin on the one side from his hunting land on the other.

If you're ever in the Milwaukee area and want a ride in a '30 coupe's rumble seat, hit me up.

NotClauswitz said...

I know a guy in MA who drives a minty '32 Dodge.

mikee said...

In only 4 more years my Lee-Enfield will be a century old. Still shoots just fine.

Build it to work, build it to last, and guess what? The thing will work, and will last.

global village idiot said...


If it's accuracy to three significant figures you're looking for, it turns out the "curiosity" I did up for you is still being new-made:


Current asking price is 2,200 yen, which works out to about $22.50, not counting postage.

I've got a very small model from them. It's cute as hell and well made, but not as easy to use as a full-sized one.


Mark/GreyLocke said...

Model A as in Model A Ford? Ther is one down the road for sale right now. Tell Ms. Bobbi if she wants I can run down and get the info and some pics for her if she wants.