Sunday, June 12, 2011

Umbrella Girl and Friends

These pictures are from a walk to Schiller Park in early June. Note the 'Beware Of Teeter-Totters!' sign.









~

21 comments:

Mandos said...

Ah yes, the dangerous teeter-totter, rolling across the landscape, crushing its victims in its path. I always knew there was something wrong with teeter-totters. Thankfully, municipal governments everywhere have invoked at least *some* kind of public response.

vacuumslayer said...

Umbrella Girl is COMPLETELY charming. Oooooooh, that picture gets my creative juices flowing. Would love to use her.

mikey said...

And yet they remain strangely silent on the monkey bars...

Jennifer said...

teeter-totter crossing is much like the jet ski crossing.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

If you want to use those pictures, go right ahead, vs.
~

M. Bouffant said...

Wait, is U.G. some sort of fountain?

VS better be sure she isn't copyrighted in some way.

vacuumslayer said...

Copyrights are for pussies!

Another Kiwi said...

Except that a Teeter-Totter is really called a See-Saw.
However their dangeroscity is undiminished and warning signs are appropriate.

Substance McGravitas said...

Apparently nobody goes to these parks.

vacuumslayer said...

Please tell me Sausage Haus turns into a gay bar at night.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

See-saw! That is what we called them when we were little kids in D.C. back in the 60s.

Mr. McGravitas (IF that is your real name!), pleased to meet you. My real name is Ant E. Social.

VS, that would be an obvious extra use for the joint, but I'm guessing most of the patrons/staff just go home and sleep off their heavy meals and beers. And the place closes at:

Open Mon,Sun 11am-9pm; Tue-Thu 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
~

vacuumslayer said...

Thunder, you're an Auntie? Weird. I always thought you were a dude.

mikey said...

You don't have Wednesday where you live, Thunder?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wednesday is a small subsidiary of Tue-Thu, Inc.

When they came for Wednesday, I did not speak out, because I never loved Wednesday...
~

Another Kiwi said...

Yah, fuck Wednesday.
Old upsidedownies are traditionalists and stick with the old DC names.

Another Kiwi said...

They decided the park needed some filler
So they put up a statue of Mr. Schiller.
He doesn't do much has no need for his brawn,
Just shouts at Umbrella girl "Get off my lawn!"

Randal Graves said...

Teeters totter but they don't fall down.

Aunt Snow said...

sausages? Mmmmmm

Snag said...

Comme See, Comme Saw.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I'm gues.sing most of the patrons/staff just go home and sleep off their heavy meals and beers

You mean, they don't burn them off with big-time sexicality?

I am also digging Umbrella Girl- charming and hilarious

Von said...

Yay!! I LOVE umbrella girl!!