Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Save a Tree

Eat a beaver.

Last week I rode through this area near a marsh where the beaver population had laid siege to a number of trees. I took a picture of one of the more ambitious projects that they currently had going. It's amazing the damage they do, not to mention the incredible landscape and environmental change from the backwater of their damming efforts. I realize that beavers gotta eat too but dang.

However, that's not what this is about.

I grew up in the 70's and 80's. Back then, in grade school, some of the most profound sayings and prolific artwork was found not only on mudflaps and bumper-stickers but also on T-shirts. Not just any T-shirt, 3/4 sleeve baseball style under-shirts with iron on graphics. Think Bad News Bears, the original, with Jackie Haley as Kelly before he gained infamy as Moocher in the most beloved cycling movie ever. No, not that crappy modern Billy-Bob remake.

The best of these T-shirts were sourced at the county fair where there would be a booth with the outside covered in decals to choose from. Classy stuff too, not just the trashy sayings. If you were lucky, the graphics had sparkly backgrounds. Think bass-boat style here. Amazing that they went out of style along with gym shorts over your sweatpants. I blame it on the 90's.

Those were the days, indeed.

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