ROCK THE SALT

A fine Bonneville painting for sale:

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This image might be a little cheaper, seeing as it lacks a Bluebird and all:

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Via Randall B. It’s impossible to thank Iowahawk enough for organising this year’s Bonneville trek; I’ve dreamed of visiting that holy zone for decades, and Iowahawk just plain made it happen. Thanks also to the Iowahawkwife and Hawkspawn, who are angelic. Next year: as Gaia is my witness, we will see Iowahawk racing on the salt.

Posted by Tim B. on 08/29/2007 at 11:04 AM
    1. I want a pith helmet.

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 08 29 at 11:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. Pith off.

      Posted by Pa Feral on 2007 08 29 at 11:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well, you know what?  I think I’ll organize my own Bonneville Salt Flat race. But I’ll only invite a very few people.  Maybe paco.  Crittenden.  A few others.

      Then I’ll give everyone a minute by minute update, providing in detail how much fun we’re having and everyone else left out is not having.  We’ll stoke those fires of jealousy.

      Yeah, that’s what I’ll do.

      Posted by wronwright on 2007 08 29 at 11:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. Sorry Hucbald, old chap.

      It comes from saying over and over to the bairns that

      I want, does not get.

      Translates to that unfortunate turn of phrase I used.

      Posted by Pa Feral on 2007 08 29 at 11:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Wronwright, how fast will that Tardis go on the salt?

      Posted by Pa Feral on 2007 08 29 at 11:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. The best part of the trip is that Hawkspawn got his first speeding ticket on the salt at Bonneville.

      Posted by Andy Freeman on 2007 08 29 at 11:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. #4 Pa Feral

      Actually, I got a good laugh out of it, so no wuckin’ furries, mate.

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 08 29 at 11:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. It’s a lucky man who can witness Gaia first hand and live to tell about it.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 29 at 11:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. #3

      Will waking up humming “Hail to the Victors” on 11/17 put me on the list?

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 29 at 11:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. Wron

      I couldn’t resist.  Actually, I will be rooting for OSU.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 08 29 at 11:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hmmmmm.

      I see that vast ocean of salt and all I can think about is the number of margaritas you could make.

      I am sooooo hopeless.

      Pass the salt please.

      Posted by memomachine on 2007 08 29 at 02:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. …we will see Iowahawk racing on the salt.

      With or without vehicle?

      Posted by mojo on 2007 08 29 at 03:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. Is Blair’s slight south-westerly tilt due in any part to Old Crow?

      Posted by Henry boy on 2007 08 29 at 06:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. Wron’s just pissed because I heard him mumbling something about “crashing Iowahawk’s and Tim’s party” and reprogrammed the Tardis to deposit him in 17th Century Plymouth. He had a heck of a time convincing Goodman and Goody Farnsworth, whose pumpkin crop was inadvertently crushed by the Tardis landing on it, that he wasn’t a witch.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 08 29 at 07:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hey, I’m not envious. Not in the least.

      Posted by paco on 2007 08 29 at 07:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hi Paco! You’re Green!

      For Sale by 1.618 $23,900

      ;’’;’;’;’;’;’;’;
      ‘;’;;’;’’;;’;’;’
      ;’’;’;;’;’;’;’’

      “Political Victory Party”

      Send the Cheque to me 1.618 not Tim. ty

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 29 at 07:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. Wronwright – Please, not with the salt lakes again! First of all, before you and your crew got involved they were actual lakes, not salt lakes. Secondly, last time you got caught up with salt, some bloke by the name of Mohandas caused a great deal of trouble for the British Empire. Enough is enough, let Blair have this one.

      Regarding the second image – Sotheby’s have been receiving an alarming amount of interest from someone calling herself “Golden Ratio”. Apparently she’s a huge collector of outsider art.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 29 at 08:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. You remember?

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 29 at 08:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php

      Blair, I told you Jesus topic is important. Do you recall my memos to you?

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 29 at 08:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. So… How flat is it?

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 08 29 at 08:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. I just found out my dad has a collection of Pacific war tribe clubs, and one recently sold at Christies for over one hundred thousand dollars. It’s cannabel we’ve have some as great great grandpas went to fijii. They sold for record price, one of them is finely carved.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 29 at 08:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. p.s. I really like the bottom image, it could be painted into a surreal portrait.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 29 at 08:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. Memo Tim Tam 19

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 29 at 08:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/virgin-mary-in-burqa-not-offensive/2007/08/30/1188067236971.html

      Virgin Mary in burqa ‘not offensive’

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 29 at 08:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. “Because it shows a key female figure of Islam in the modest fashion required of all Muslim women.”

      This is the conditioning.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 29 at 09:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. Tim, just a question, what the fuck, and I mean that, what the fuck were you eating that day?

      Posted by Nic on 2007 08 29 at 09:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. The Symbolism is set.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 29 at 09:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. Tiger, I’m not a huge collector I really enjoy attending Art Galleries and love Early Australian Artworks.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 29 at 09:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. 26/ A bull diagonal sandwich.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 29 at 09:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. Does anyone out there enjoy early tribal artwork? I have an aboriginal collection given to me by tribal elders as I lived out in the outback.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 29 at 09:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. Blair is definitely on a tilt.

      #30 Howdy 1.6 – a lot of that artwork is pretty worthless, but would be willing to take any Emily Kngwarrye off your hands for my bark collection.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 08 29 at 09:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hi margos xx

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 29 at 09:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. Margos, try not to burn your Bark artwork.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 29 at 09:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’ve aboriginal art and axe heads and clapping sticks and beautiful pieces. The Elders gave it to me.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 29 at 09:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. I don’t realy understand aboriginal art, but I gave some to a blind friend of mine and he read it to me.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 08 29 at 09:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. Those elders know a good sort when they see one, 1.6.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 08 29 at 09:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Why has no one mentioned Tim’s blue jeans?  I realise that they’re not birds but they are blue.  Shouldn’t they count for something?

      Also the mountains behind look blue.  Can’t be proper Blue Mountains because they’re too pointy.  But still, they’re blue.

      Posted by Janice on 2007 08 30 at 05:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. Andrea –

      Wron’s just pissed because I heard him mumbling something about “crashing Iowahawk’s and Tim’s party” and reprogrammed the Tardis to deposit him in 17th Century Plymouth. He had a heck of a time convincing Goodman and Goody Farnsworth, whose pumpkin crop was inadvertently crushed by the Tardis landing on it, that he wasn’t a witch.

      A ha!  So it was you!  I’ll have you know that my so called “convincing” involved being placed on trial in neighboring Salem and submitted to several trials by torture.  Fortunately, we RWDB’s are trained to pass the trial by fire and trial by water things.

      (wronwright realizes that Andrea has an amazing resemblance to Meridith Maypole, that blasted winch that first yelled “he’s a witch, burn him!” when I walked into the tavern)

      Posted by wronwright on 2007 08 30 at 06:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. Da. Da da da da!

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 08 30 at 07:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. Shouldn’t we be calling 1.618 “Phi”, rather than the familiar “1.6”?

      And I assume the last name is 0339887…

      Posted by mojo on 2007 08 30 at 11:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hey, look – a 300 year old Samoan war club!

      Cool. I’ve been looking for something to crack walnuts with.

      Posted by mojo on 2007 08 30 at 11:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. And the mountains behind are usually called “the Rockies”, Janice.

      Posted by mojo on 2007 08 30 at 11:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. I thought those were the Silver Island mountains. They’re part of the Rockies?

      Posted by steveH on 2007 08 30 at 06:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. PHi_ yep

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 30 at 07:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. ty Margos

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 08 30 at 07:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. Note shadow: short
      Northern hemisphere, summer. Shadow points more-or-less north at near noon.
      Ergo: mountains are to the east.
      Hence: Rockies.

No maps involved, as Miss SC can attest.

Posted by mojo on 2007 08 30 at 09:37 PM • permalink

 

  1. BTW: Most “interesting” moment in Utah

    On a trip back east, stopped at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City.

    The Tabernacle gas a solid gold statue on the peak of the dome, the Archangel Gabriel blowing his trumpet (AKA “The Last Trump”

    While in the courtyard, the girl I’m with starts yelling “don’t jump mister!” at said statue.

    Major blasphemy. I entertain visions of slow, agonizing death in the desert at he hands of outraged Mormons.

    “Jesus! Shut the fuck up, will you? These people are serious about this shit, ok?”

    Hurried departure followed.

    Posted by mojo on 2007 08 30 at 09:46 PM • permalink