Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Space monkey

As I mentioned before, pink monkey isn’t the biggest weirdo in its family. In their on-tree house You would find some exceptional souvenirs inherited from uncleJimmy. Those objects, treated with love and care, are real treasures. Lets look at them. In the central part of the house, often decorated with flowers, stays bust of uncle Jimmy. But what is worthy of note, is the space suit, in which he is presented. 

Some would say “he was an eccentric with excess of ambition”. Be careful with quick and unfair opinions! In family album You can make further interesting discoveries, like those two photos:

Here uncle Jimmy watches launch of a rocket. As the note on the other side of photo explains – he was on the way to a gym, just a week before his own launch. I couldn’t find who was in the rocket, but last words on the photo: “Farewell, dear friend”, indicate that fly to the stars wasn’t successful.

Second picture is really extraordinary – monkey on some celestial body, probably Moon. Actually, this photo is well known for those, who are seriously interested with space conquer. It was studied thousands times, often with highly specialized tools. You wonder why? Here is the answer: some people claims this photo as a fake! Human envy has no limits! But to stay honest, I feel myself obliged to refer their charges and responses on them:

Q: Jimmy supposed to be alone on the Moon, so who took the photo?
A: self-timer

Q: Why flag is waving? It shouldn’t
A: It’s not waving, it was shaped that way

Q: Why sun is so close? It shouldn’t be
A: Optical illusion

Q: There is something very wrong with shades and perspective, some bad graphic designer had to draw it on Earth
A: Optical illusion

Jimmy had one answer for all those unbelievers - "I was there!"

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Circus is in town!

It was long time ago, I hardly can remember… Fortunately I found some old postcards, so I can tell about this curious circus…

There were two owners, both quite eccentric. Tobias, jovial man on the left, had great intuition for animals, but he lacked it in fashion (not only this time, when he was convinced, that angora tuxedo was all the rage). Skinny Wilbur, raised for accountant in accountants family, always wanted to be an artist, to do “crazy things” (those pants are the craziest thing he ever done). He was circus accountant – life can be ironic…

Seal between them, was very important figure – he negotiated the contractual terms with any new animal and decided who could be hired.
One of the stars was Pinky – monkey-philosopher

Oh, yeah, Pinky during the show could declaim poems, read books, resolve even complicated mathematical problems… but whole Pinky’s family was extraordinary... You would be surprised!

A pièce de résistance of two white elephants (they had flowers tattoos!)...

With hollyhock-like sign...

With thistle...

... was a dance on giant pumpkins. The only problem with this showpiece was that in some years pumpkins were growing too small…

Leonard,shy king of jungle, with his claws and tail could make incredible origami. Everybody was impressed, because he used to hum old time favorites…

One day, they were gone and never came back, as circuses are doing usually…