Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Old Postcards!

From the reverse: "The abounding southwestern desert Cacti and flora are one of this areas most significant and beautiful attractions."

I just got a batch of new old postcards. I'm very excited. This one is an anachronistic depiction of desert plants. Organ pipe cactus and joshua trees grow together, right? The sizes are certainly not to scale either. And why does that Palo Verde look like a Christmas tree?  If you want reliable info, read my interview with Peter Breslin.

This post isn't really going anywhere, so I'll just go ahead and send it downhill. Here's an old cowboy joke about cacti that I don't really get:

A cowboy was riding through the desert when he thought he heard someone calling for help. The sound was low and far off, but he turned his horse in that direction to see what it was. After a while, he came to a enormous patch of cactus. There was some of every kind of spiny plant that ever grew in that patch. There was also a set of clothes neatly folded on the ground nearby.

"Help!" came the voice again, and the cowboy saw a hat moving in the middle of the cactus patch.

"Hang on!" the cowboy replied, and threw the loop of his lariat around the hat. The man under the hat grabbed the rope, and the cowboy took a dally around his saddle horn, then pulled the poor fellow out of the cactus patch. He was some surprised to see that the man was not wearing anything except the hat.

"How on earth did you get into such a mess?" the cowboy asked.

"Well, I came riding by here a while ago, and I took off all my clothes except my hat, and dove in." the man said.

"Why would you do something like that?" the cowboy asked.

"Well," the man replied, "it seemed like a good idea at the time."


Angelo R. said...

Hmm, I don't get it either.

Eric said...

You gotta wonder what type of dude posts such a stupid joke on their blog. Oh wait. I did that. Now there are two stupid jokes and we know what type of dude posts bad jokes on his blog. :)