Saturday, July 7, 2007

Watching Ducks


Elder son, Adam, gave me a pocket watch. The cover is stamped with a scene of flying ducks. Anytime I want to know what time it is, I can take a peek and see. It is a quartz watch.
Years ago, I used to buy a Timex "Bullseye" pocket watch every three months for $3.75 because, no matter what kind or price watch I bought, I never could get a watch to last more than 3 months.
When the quartz watches came out, all of a sudden watches started lasting over a year. Some of the modern world is really great. Maybe they could come up with quartz cigarettes or lithium beer or something.
Fortunately, ducks are for the most part still acceptable life-forms.
If you haven't checked it out yet, you can experience 1984 on google...... "street view" is what you want. They don't have street views for very many places but it is a little bit neat.
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Quack, Quack!

8 comments:

Dave Mows Grass said...

Rod, What's the deal with posting the photo upside-down? Obviously, those ducks are flying inverted the right way. Are the numbers inverted too?

Head Duck Wrangler said...

That's part of the trouble with embossing/stamping:
One side is backwards from the other side. On the inside,the ducks are flying right. It's sort of a statement about not being fooled by external appearances. It's what's inside that counts.
In this case (what a pun ... watch case) the ducks fly right and the mechanism counts seconds.
Thanx for not icing!!!!
Quack, Quack!

red dirt girl said...

hey!! this is a post about pocket watches ........ and ewe are slurring the eyes of Texas ????

censorship in this day and age ??? ahh - no worries mate ..... the more nice things people say about me, the better ...... so, um - make up something, quacker man - real quick like......

oh a statement about lithium beer .....bad combo: lithium destroys your kidneys bit by bit and beer - well takes it's pieces from your liver....sort of an alien way to die, don't you think????

steve said...

You can watch Ducks from a blind, but how would you know what time it is in Russia?

Head said...

Steve,
In Russia, it is the same time as it is everywhere else. It is exactly 3:37 ...... it is that time twice a day. Machinists take great joy in the idea that even a broken watch is correct twice a day!
That's a pretty observant point about obverses ..... the duck watch vs. to watch ducks ... and whether or not blindness is required.
You're really getting the hang of thinking about ducks!!!!!!!
Quack, Quack!

Head Duck Wrangler said...

RDG,
Your enthusiasm is enchanting
I first saw your name on
Dave Mows gr, gr, gr, gr
Grass.
You have a fresh honesty and openness .... about what you think and what you like.
You like fun and worthwhile things and for that reason it is an honor to hear from you.
Quack, Quack!

red dirt girl said...

well now ..... that was fast and real quick like ..... i like fast ducks. I like odd ducks too. I guess i'm saying that I like you too!

ms. scribbling in red dirt

Head Duck Wrangler said...

Aw, Gawrsh!