Saturday morning market.

I’m sorry I’m going to miss this.

Posted at 11:21 am in Detroit life, iPhone |

18 responses to “Saturday morning market.”

  1. Deborah said on October 2, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Whenever I see gigantic pumpkins like that they always remind me of those morbidly obese people that were on some cable TV show I caught from time to time while channel surfing. Because of my dad blamed foot I haven’t been to the green market in awhile. I miss it. I miss everything. I got out a bit this morning to get my hair trimmed, it felt like an event, I’ve been so cooped up.

    It’s fall in Chicago, temp not going to get higher than mid fifties and the wind’s blowing like crazy. Lots of white caps on the lake, cloudy and rainy.

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  2. Joe Kobiela said on October 2, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Winter is indeed in the air, I was on my way home from Memphis this morning and started getting ice at 11,000ft just north of Indy, I started decending for home and the ice started to come off around 9,000ft. To early for me.
    Pilot Joe

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  3. prospero said on October 2, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    That’s the most singularly disgusting pumpkin I’ve ever seen. It’s colorless, obese, drooping over both its belt and its drawers. Purely revolting. If you read the comics, you’d swear that’s a Plugger lying there, but there isn’t an obscene human/animal hybrid, just an unseemly paunch.

    But the brilliance of the image is the suggestion of slow, almost indiscernible motion. Seems to be slouching towards Bethlehem. But noboy here would know anything about that, leaving the settlements aside because they aren’t ilegal because it’s perfectly legal to board ships on the high seas. And it’s not individuals, it’s a government that claims to be legitimate.

    It’s all great. And the Israeli Govenment isn’t running something worse than Apartheid while the get something like $4billion in direct American aid every yeae. And when they’re outright racists and act like DeKlerks, why do we send rhat mone? I would thing Republicans were asking about that. Thet aren’t. The whole idea, stop paying Mitch for being a moron Republican stooge.

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  4. Dexter said on October 2, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Lemme at it , just lemme at it! I’d love to carve that sumbitch…scare everybody when it was done.
    I just watched Michigan barely beat Indiana by a touchdown with less than two minutes left in the game. It was a truly great game by both quarterbacks and both teams. Indiana is just plain tough.
    Damn, Joe…ice at 11,000 feet? How does a jet fly 40,000 feet up in the air and keep from turning into an ice ball?
    It’s just cold and nasty here, but I am going out for a little five mile bike ride just to keep from getting thrombosis or some such thang.

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  5. Dexter said on October 2, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Pilot Joe: Well, I just talked to my daughter’s bf who is a pilot, and he gave me a lesson on aircraft icing at varying altitudes. It is a true science.

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  6. Julie Robinson said on October 2, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Undoubtedly I’ll be bitching about the cold soon, but it triggered my husband to make apple dumplings. Burp.

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  7. nancy said on October 2, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    I’ve been in the kitchen all day: Curried squash apple soup, beet salad, apple pie. Stop by.

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  8. coozledad said on October 2, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    The cold is fine. You can dress for it. It’s the impending dark. I try to ignore that because this is the only time of year you can work outdoors and feel like you’re not living some kind of death-wish. Once it gets dark it means Christmas is coming. And that’s when my skull is a prison of hate.

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  9. Joe Kobiela said on October 2, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Glad you learned a bit about ice, at 40,000 its to cold for ice to form, it usually forms around +2C TO AROUND -10C. You also need vivible moisture, If you draw a line from Chicago to Buffalo the worst icing in the nation will be 100 miles on each side of that line. You can usually get out of ice by climbing or decending 1 or 2 thousand feet.If I know there is ice in the clouds I will usually climb to the bottom of the clouds, level out and pick up speed then zoom climb through the icing.
    Did you make it over for the fair?
    Pilot Joe

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  10. Dexter said on October 3, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Pilot Joe, I haven’t been to the DeKalb County Free Fall Fair since about 1985.
    I sure had fun there when I was younger.

    For anybody who wants to see a very good docu about Detroit, I recommend this one. I just followed Nance’s David Byrne link and his story had this link to eight YouTubes that comprise the entire story. I had read about all this stuff over the years in the Detroit newspapers and this docu just brought it all to life. John Sinclair is prominently featured…I knew he had some age on him but damn! He’s like Methuselah in this film.

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  11. Linda said on October 3, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Why is everybody harshing on the pumpkin? He is obviously napping and is, as they tend to say in the midwest, built for comfort and not for speed. As for the coming-up winter, my sister says her wooly caterpillers are not very wooly this year. They are nearly naked. We will see how this plays out.

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  12. Bob (not Greene) said on October 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I gotta hand it to you, Prosp, I’ve heard of carriages turning into pumpkins and vice versa, but never have I heard of a pumpkin that turned into a metaphor for Israel. That, my man, was quite a feat.

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  13. Deborah said on October 3, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Looking forward to Mad Men tonight.

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  14. brian stouder said on October 3, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    We’ll have frost on the ol’ out-sized Israeli pumpkins, tonight; a sort of diaspora of ice crystals

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  15. John G. Wallace said on October 4, 2010 at 8:40 am

    It is getting cooler out, only supposed to hit 85-degrees here today. Sorry, had to do that. It’s a little known Florida law that for the first few winters you live here you have to taunt those in the snowbelt states.

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  16. brian stouder said on October 4, 2010 at 9:02 am

    All’s fair, John.

    Usually, I reply with the story of a neighbor of ours who happily sold me his snow blower, just before his wife and he moved to Florida. It is no exaggeration to say that they had not lived in Punta Gorda for more than 3 months, before a hurricane ripped into there, and badly damaged their new home.

    That must have been more than 10 years ago, and that old snow blower STILL serves us well!

    Edit – Google tells me it was Hurricane Charlie, a Cat-4 hurricane that struck in August 2004

    Edit 2: By the way, as I was enjoying Amazing Race last night, there was an NN.c-related chuckle included. In the show, the race went through Accra in Ghana, where (amongst other things) teams had to sell sun glasses in the street market. One of the teams is a pair of women who work at QVC, and (naturally enough) they excelled at this task. One part of their street-spiel that struck me – and which worked! – was when the QVC woman told a potential customer, who was trying a pair on, that the sunglasses “popped” some color. NN.c is definitely at the cutting edge (or at least a lot closer to it than I ever am!)

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  17. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on October 4, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Deborah, I am not confident of Megan’s stability. Not that Don is all that much of a rock these days (i.e., 1965 days). Eruptions, not hilarity, likely to ensue, and overdue.

    Past experience says the real fireworks will be next Sunday, not in two when the actual finale rolls. Looking forward to ’em.

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  18. John G. Wallace said on October 4, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Shhh, don’t tell too many people but I have my snow shovel, rock salt, and space heaters in the attic. Old boy scout habits die hard. I’ll miss the fall and winter hearty cooking days like Nance’s menu today, but I’ll survive. And my new house was built after the 2004 hurricanes that battered this area. Now my aunt wasn’t so lucky, she and my uncle moved to Port St.Lucie from NJ a week or so before Frances, took a real beating, and just as things were looking better, Jeanne hit, so they were without power for a month or so.

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