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Friday, May 27, 2016

WHERE IS CHARLES ADDAMS WHEN WE NEED HIM?

With the aid of the wheelchair, Susie and I paid a visit to the Jardin du Luxumbourg.  There is a lovely artificial lake in the middle of the jardin where, on weekends, children sail boats that can be rented at a stall next to the lake.  On Sundays, grown men arrive with serious little boats, some powered by sail and some by engines.  They seem to know one another.  The last time we were in Paris I saw something so remarkable that I captured it on my IPhone.  I think I posted the photo, but here it is again for those who missed it.


Believe it or not, this is a toy submarine, cruising beneath the surface of the lake, presumably to prey upon the toy boats of the other men.

Charles Addams, where are you when we need you?

4 comments:

wallyverr said...

See the original Addams cartoon at

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/17/cb/fb/17cbfbb5cbf21e6c1e780d647041ed2c.jpg


I also seem to remember another cartoon where the young boy strapped a shark fin to his back and went out swimming in a seaside resort.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

How perfectly wonderful. I had totally forgotten that. Life imitates art!

s. wallerstein said...

Professor Wolff,

What is your take on the political situation in France, from talking to people, friends, neighbors, the guy behind you on the line in the supermarket, taxi-drivers, the person who cuts your hair, waiters, etc.?

kevin hall said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yAcmDQdcHA