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12 July 2013

some people try to pick up girls / and get called an asshole / this never happened to pablo picasso / fud / smox (put macron above u o) / Otto's Big UFO Alien Adventure / EDGE CITY LOCAL

well the girls would turn the color of an avocado
when he'd drive down the street in his el dorado
why he was only five foot three
girls could not resist his stare
pablo picasso was never called an asshole
not like you

10 July 2013

Ramadan Kareem 1434 AH

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Vleeptron wishes the World Ramadan Kareem. The Holy Month Ramadan (1434 AH) begins today.

(Or at least Wikipedia says it does. Vleeptron Dude's expertise in Lunar Calendar matters has come into question before.)

Throughout Ramadan, the Prophet Mohammed received the Arabic words of The Holy Book.

I am especially celebrating this Ramadan by not filching or shoplifting a Ramadan Kareem holy day image from the Web, as I usually do (because I am such a pathetic visual artist; I have to filch or steal the pretty work of Real Artists).

Well, okay, I filched the Arabic calligraphy morticed into the horizon tree line. (I have zero skills in Arabic calligraphy. And as always, I sincerely hope it does not really say NO U-TURN.)

A brief word about Being Neighbors on Earth.

Or maybe I'll filch the brief word from this other guy.

.....If we practice an eye for an eye
.....and a tooth for a tooth,
.....soon the whole world will be 
....blind and toothless.

...............-- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Salam. Shalom. Paz. Paix. Pax. Peace, Neighbor.

And Sister and Brother. We are children of the same God.

*   *   *

This is not a shoplifted artist's image.

This is a photo image of the Crescent Moon and Venus, taken by the well-known and expert amateur astronomer, Paul Kinzer of Wisconsin USA.

This is the Crescent Moon near Bright Star as they appear in the Night Skies. Vleeptron has made no artificial attempt to make them prettier. 

On this night in 2009, they were exquisite.

The past is set in cement which has hardened.

Only the future could be better.

And that is largely or entirely up to the women, men and children of our planet. 

I am talking about you. I am talking about me. 

That's Bob's wish for this Ramadan.

For all: A Generous Ramadan! A Blessed Ramadan!

05 July 2013

book sale PizzaQ hint (raffiniert) / the energy-efficient lightbulb above der Kopf fails to illuminate, so the Schweizer screams in frustration

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Anonymous Landscape Windscreen said...

    There are two bookmarks in the book. And if I recall correctly I did give you the typefont (Illinois Shakespeare Festival), I reckon if fits quite nicely.

    Things can go wrong, s***t happens. I for one am currently producing a DVD (we still need beta testers for that) and for bloody weeks I had not noticed that somewhere in a title card a dot was missing.

    There is a famous experiment in psychology. Kids are throwing a basketball to each other in a short film, the researcher who shows you that clip will ask you if you can count all the individual throws. Hard to believe, but most people concentrate so hard on this task they will NOT notice the bloke in a gorilla costume walking into the frame, waving a few times and then walking out of the picture again...

    Friday, 28 June, 2013  

Vleeptron Dude said...

    nope nein nichts the bookmarks have nothing to do with it, the bookmarks are not the Terrible Mistake

    people addicted to driving while chatting on the cell phone tell me they do it the Perfectly Safe way with hands-free bluetooth ear thing.

    That's nice, especially if your hands-free conversation goes something like WHAT WAS THAT BRASIERRE AND PANTIES DOING IN THE GLOVEBOX THEY SURE AS FUCK WEREN'T MY UNDERWEAR

    (the technical term for this sort of thing is Distracted Driving)

    Friday, 28 June, 2013 

Vleeptron Dude said...

    after their game, 2 golfer guys are in the locker room changing back into their street clothes, and one guy looks at the other and says Jeez Larry, since when have you been wearing a girdle???

    Larry replies: Since my wife found it in the glove compartment.

    Friday, 28 June, 2013  

Vleeptron Dude said...

    Vleeptron Dude is now accepting begging and whining and debasing for Hints to assist the Clueless pizza-lovers

    HOWEVER i will give this 1 away for free

    there's a HINT in The Original Text of the PizzaQ. There's a hint already floating around in front of your eyeballs.

    Friday, 28 June, 2013  

Vleeptron Dude said...

    are you begging and debasing yourself yet?

    I just said the Free Hint is in the original TEXT (not the image) of the PizzaQ

    no, the poster got the clock hours right for the booksale. In the Army (and on choo-choo Eisenbahn Bahnhof vehicles & even AMTRAK) we also use the 24 hour clock.

    You're right about the 12-hour system, but it's hardly an original or unique complaint -- the 12-hour clock is pregnant with ambiguity and confusion. I think it was a colonial invention by the 3 Stooges, or the Wise Men of Chelm.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Pat
    To: R***** M*****
    Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 3:29 PM
    Subject: Clue ?

    Oookay, is it that am/pm thing we Europeans don’t get and which confuses us to no end ? I live on a 24 hr cycle, 00:00 to 23:59 is much more conveniant...

    Hell, this irritates me to no end, I think I am going to put on some music and stare at the image untill I have an idea. I know the invisible gorilla is there and I can’t see the bugger....
    Friday, 28 June, 2013  

PatFromCH said...

    Oooookay I have been staring at this thing with Tangerine Dream’s Rubycon on the iPod for bloody ages like a stoner watching a lava lamp now.
    Luckily nothing moved. So far.

    I am really ashamed of myself, I am stupid, but not as stupid as I think I am. Or am I ?

    I bloody well know there is an Invisible Gorilla but I can’t see the bugger ! Read the text, re-read it again. Nada. The Jungian Associations refuse to kick in. Bugger.

    So I urge you, nay, beg you on my knees in full humiliation like Emperor Frederick in Canossa: Hint ? Please ?

    Good grief, this is driving me nuts. Or will you at least come and visit me at the loony farm ?

    And whhy the hell Denmark of all places ?


There's this Suisse guy pulling his hair out by clumps (assuming he is not afflicted with Male Pattern Baldness) trying to find the Fatal Embarrassing Shameful Error in Bob's magnificent flyer for the Ciudad Vleeptron Public Library Book Sale which was held on Saturday September 18 2010.

Apparently he has taken the flyer to CERN in Geneve to have it axially tomographed, like the Shroud of Turin or the Antikythera mechanism.

He has consulted Helvetian Old Book Scholars.

He has even phoned Klaas in Rotterdam.

No dice. No joy. No luck. No energy-efficient Light Bulb irradiating above his head. He is screaming with frustration [see illustration above].

So Agence-Vleeptron Presse's Mensch-on-the-Ground in Mitteleuropa is begging Vleeptron for a hint to point him to the Answer of the PizzaQ.

Okay, I just gave him, and all Vleeptron Pizza Lovers, the hint. Right here and now in this post.

Okay, the hint is Subtle.

It's not like an anvil dropping on your foot or an Acme (tm) safe dropping from the sky on the head of Wile E. Coyote.

"Raffiniert ist der Herrgott,
 aber boshaft ist er nicht".

This is maybe a PizzaQ suited for Einstein's fellow
Schweizer, Kommissär Hans Bärlach. This Mystery is ... well, raffiniert.


Oh, Denmark -- we have discussed the Poultry of Anderby before on Vleeptron. Here in the USA, Carl Barks' wonderful poultry live in Duckburg.

But in the Dansk translations of "Walt Disney's Comics and Stories," Barks' wonderful poultry live in Anderby -- Goosetown, I guess.

04 July 2013

sampler for your parlour wall / or t-shirt / walk in the park / zippidy doo dah

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Suitable for framing and hanging on parlour wall.

The wallpaper is William Morris' "Brer Rabbit," a tribute to the folk stories of Joel Chandler Harris.

The crosses (and a Star of David) represent the memorial markers for day-hikers up Mount Washington, New Hampshire USA who perished. (We took the Cog Steam Train to the summit and did not perish.)

The postcard I mailed from the special ZIP code at the itty-bitty summit USPS post office just arrived today!

03 July 2013

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