Tag: boats

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The Hobbit-hole is a tubular, subterranean dwelling, built into a hillside. Hills are of course a scarce resource in a dense city, especially in a place like Hong Kong, which is naturally hilly, but very built up. Architect James Law has come up with an ingenious urban solution for those craving that tubular, subterranean feel: […]

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Too Drunk to Fish

 

It was about 19:00 on a late August evening 1978.  Arlen and I had been out sailing our boats on our local TVA lake all day.  We had come back to the dock, tied up, and were sitting in our respective cockpits enjoying a couple of cold beers while planning tomorrow’s sailing chatting across the finger pier between us.

A big pick-up truck hauling a very expensive bass boat came down the launch ramp, did a U-turn and stopped.  Four guys piled out.  Two from the cab and two from the back bed of the truck.  It became obvious in an instant they had all been drinking.  They were laughing, staggering around and generally having way too much fun.  They were looking forward to a beautiful evening of fine fishing.

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Senator (R, FL) and Presidential candidate Marco Rubio stands accused by The New York Times of having splurged $80,000 of his money on a luxury speedboat. An image of a “luxury speedboat” of the same make and model he selected is below. A couple of thoughts occur to me about this. One concerns actual luxury […]

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