Hopes And Fondest Desires CRUSHED At A Sunday Market In São Paulo

What is that hiding back there? Is that what I think it is???


Why yes


yes it is.


Can you believe that my Bride refused to let Daughter and I buy it and bring it home? She coldly and cruelly ignored/defeated/deflected all of our heart-felt pleadings and, well, outright whiny begging. I just know it would have fit in our luggage.

All because of some silly puffed-up concerns about violating various Federal laws concerning explosives.



And then I saw these which made me think of dear Suzette


And I felt much better.

6 Responses to “Hopes And Fondest Desires CRUSHED At A Sunday Market In São Paulo”

  1. Cripes Suzette says:


  2. Syd B. says:

    I remember watching a guy just outside of Atlanta, demolish a building with one of those a few years back. If I recall, it was an old Goodyear Tire building. There was nothing left of it once the dust settled as it collapsed just as planned.

  3. aelfheld says:

    Oh man! Now how are you going to justify wearing that Wile E. Coyote costume?

  4. JeffS says:

    Damn. There’s a lost opportunity. That’s a CLASSIC blasting machine. Looks like it goes back to the 1950’s, or earlier. Not even painted red, by gum!

  5. leelu says:

    Condolences on the lack of a big “Ka-boom!”

  6. Kathy Kinsley says:

    I ASSURE you I would have wanted it too. If there weren’t any actual explosives attached, I don’t see the problem! (But the bride was probably right – the TSA has no respect for tradition or antiques or anything but paranoia…and I doubt a beep-beep would have helped.)

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