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Old Apr 4, 2004, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default Good old days - yeah but . . .

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Old Apr 4, 2004, 12:44 PM   #2
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At first I thought it was the fuel for a bonfire but after consulting with the authorities, NASA believes it is a prototype Borg cube, predating Star Trek. 8)
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Old Apr 4, 2004, 2:14 PM   #3
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Definitely an early version of a do it yourself home building kit, circa 1930 I believe! :twisted:
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It is of coarse a"HAM" radio antenna.
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Old Apr 4, 2004, 4:43 PM   #5
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It's the Tower of Babel, right after God got ahold of the builders.
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Old Apr 5, 2004, 4:21 AM   #6
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Elementary,

It's an entry for the Guiness World Book of Records by a Cargo Cult hoping to attract gullible tourists to their village.

Actually, I think this is mid-fifties and it the pre-cursor to those avant garde sculptures out in the Desert. You've seen the news features on these things where they interview the creators who are playing with a 51-card deck.
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Old Apr 5, 2004, 8:23 AM   #7
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You sure have us on this one, Suzan. There's nothing like the creativity provoked in our members when they haven't the foggiest notion of what they're looking at.
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Old Apr 6, 2004, 12:56 AM   #8
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Rod was correct, this is bonfire fuel. It was burned the night before the Stanford/Cal (huge rivalry to this day) football game. Photo approx 1928.

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Old Apr 6, 2004, 6:56 AM   #9
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Sticking in my head is a half-remembered and fairly recent story about just such bonfires. Someone--a coed?--was killed in one of these.
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I believe a couple of people died and the #14 sticks in my head for injuries. I couldn't understand why until I ran across this picture. These things are HUGE.
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