Sunday, June 07, 2020

Sunday Selections

Joining with Elephant's Child and maybe some others for Sunday Selections. Some are my photos. Most are not. If bad language offends you, avoid the last couple of photos.

This photo of a boy at Shorpy.com appealed to me. He looks so tough, defiant and resilient. I wonder what kind of life he went on to lead. He would now be quite old if he is still living.


Does the guitar fplucking hippie look excite me? Oh yes, big time.


Dearest child, back in the olden days when international tourists visited Australia, this curious free tourist bus would pull up in Bay Street, Port Melbourne and there would be a good number of people boarding. It was free for passengers, but the driver worked for tips, just like many walking tourist guides in our city. I don't like it. It is so un-Australian. People who work should be paid a proper wage. I've always thought our friend in London Marie, should charge for her street walking services.



While the new truncated bus route timetables for the 603 and 604 at Prahran Market are shown, for some reason the old and now completely redundant and irrelevant 220 timetable was left there. "Putting up new timetables is my job. Taking down old timetables is not my job. I don't get paid to do that." Or it could be that the person putting up the timetables knows nothing about public transport and doesn't even know the 220 is history.


For a long time I have wanted to visit Fat Albert Cafe in Kerford Road, Albert Park. We did last week. I liked this poster on the wall and the coffee was good.


It was a bit chilly but there was a vacant bench outside to sit while we savoured our coffee. Dogs are catered for very well.


Spotted during an ISO walk. A strange sight in early June.


I wandered lonely as a cloud all alone in Prahran after a medical appointment. I sat next to these gently waving rushes and ate my salad roll as I reflected on the state of the world, and glanced up at any man under 40 walking past.


Shamelessly stolen from Jackie in Toronto who probably shamelessly stole if from someone else. Not being able to make travel plans is R's biggest COVID lament.


C'mon, it's just an experiment. Only the last child was harmed as the force built.


Auditioning for a US movie. May the most trainable black cat win and we all know how trainable cats are.


This actually offends me more than the last photo.


I've thought about this slogan really hard, for at least twenty seconds, and while I don't really get it aside from the obvious, I am sure it is super clever.

38 comments:

  1. I do like your eclectic selections. I think the very obviousness (is that a word?) of that last placard says it all.
    You only look at men under forty? Shame on your ageist self.

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    1. EC, if I wanted an older man, I have one of those at home already. I take the placard at face value then.

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  2. Hippie times I well remember ! I loved the fashion and dressed like a Hippie, but wasn't one ! Why didn't you put a picture of you as a little boy instead of a stranger ??

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    1. Gattina, I have put up a photo of me at the age of about 15.

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  3. I wonder how many passing dogs have paused, and lifted their legs on that drinking "Périgon"!

    I wonder why it is called a "Périgon"...at a guess, perhaps because it has to be attacked at an angle!!!

    Have a good week, Andrew. :)

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    1. It's Perignon, Lee, like the wine, so wine for dogs. Dog Perignon. I love fun things like that.

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    2. Thanks for pointing out my mistake, River. I must have been looking at it from the wrong angle.

      A fun play on the Dom Pérignon champagne....Maybe I should drink more! :)

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    3. Lee and River, it amused me anyway.

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  4. Isn't it great to be going to cafes and coffee shops again :) Fat Albert Cafe is very clever showing glorious summer posters in mid-winter when we are feeling both chilly and depressed. Of course good espresso sorts out depression all by itself.

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    1. Hels, yes, I really liked the retro summer poster. You are correct about coffee.

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  5. Love the selection, endlessly various.

    XO
    WWW

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  6. I am good tipper. But in state of Idaho can pay there tip workers $3.35 an hour...Pretty appling

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  7. Marie should be paid for her "street walking services", eh? Tongue in cheek? lol

    Cats are actually trainable, some more than others. Our son trained his cat to do quite a few things. He caught on very fast. The cat, that is :) Love the lineup of black cats in your photo.

    Question: what is a salad roll? Here it would describe a kind of bread, a single serving of a soft roll. I assume that's not what you had in mind, though?

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    1. Sandwich sized roll filled with salad ingredients, lettuce, tomato, cheese and or meats etc. I like mine with olives and onions.

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    2. Ah, thanks, River. We call them subs or hero sandwiches. Now I know.

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    3. Jenny, sadly Marie is preoccupied with matters of life. Interesting about cats. Regarding the salad roll, mine was a crisp roll, like a baguette.

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    4. Sorry, I thought you were having a joke at Marie's expense. Maybe streetwalker has a different meaning there?

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    5. Jenny, same humour. I meant that she is probably not reading this.

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  8. I do rather like your final picture, and of course I agree with the sentiment.

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  9. Nice selection this week and I'm wondering just what those things are hanging in that tree. Balloons? Perhaps a way of saying "here we are" to new visitors who haven't been to your home before?
    Love the Dog Perignon :)

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    1. River, they have been there for a while and starting to fade. They are like Chinese lanterns.

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  10. Certainly varied photos this Sunday - love the last one.
    Looking at men under 40 - but did you find one!

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    1. Margaret, not sure I would know what to do with one now.

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  11. The hippie look doesn't do anything erotically for me, but I do like that he's shirtless. Now if only he'd move that damn guitar.

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    1. Kirk, you want more than a glimpse of stocking.

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  12. Great selection of photos. A nice glimpse into life.

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  13. I'm guessing we all have a bit of hippie in us.. oops 😉 the training cats made me smile, as if! We don't really do the tipping thing here do we Andrew?

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    1. Grace, no, we don't really tip, except we do a little bit at times. The good thing is we don't have to and it is not expected.

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  14. I like the picture of the dishes in the dishrack as opposed to the photo preceding it. So ironic. Poor R. He wants to travel.

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    1. Gigi, we both do. Maybe local interstate travel later this year.

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  15. Outstanding Post And Totally Dig The Humor - Science Teachers Rule

    Cheers

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  16. Ok, the line of cats awaiting an audition cracks me up. I try to imagine one of mine even being decent for the time to take that photo and I can't do it. The science teacher playground cartoon also cracked me up. "In the olden days", now that line starts me to laughing too. The olden days of four months back. Oh the life we had then.

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    1. Glad I amused you a little Strayer. We wait for the new normal.

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