Thursday, January 26, 2012

Have you ever

Seen an uglier light fixture? It looks like something seen in a petri dish in the path lab.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Another victim

The Clarmont restaurant closes after 65 years
I used to go to the Clarmont once in a while. After enjoying a great steak, one could purchase and enjoy a fine cigar right there inside the restaurant.
Then the government outlawed smoking in restaurants.
The Clarmont took a hit but soldiered on.
Then the government subsidized ethanol, and the price of beef went up. Last year the corn crop was poor, and the price of animal-based protein rose even more.
Something had to give. And it wasn't the government. It was the Clarmont.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Last Train Video of the Season

As Christmas is nearly over I wanted to put up one video of both trains running, before I dismantle the Christmas scene. I know that no one will be so overly curious as to ask why the freight train goes past the station while the passenger train does not. Be assured that there are very good technical reasons for this. Really.