January 6, 2011

UNEXPLODED BOMB

Who needs a bomb when you have an honest-to-god soapbox racer?

London
1939

7 comments:

Sarcastic Bastard said...

My brother had one, but not an honest-to-god one. A homebuilt.

Have a great weekend.

Love,

SB

downtown guy said...

Aren't they all homebuilt? I just meant that this kid's was made of an actual soapbox.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I knew what you meant, and yes, they are all homebuilt. I'm just brain dead after this exceedingly long work week. Apologies.

Ms. Moon said...

Can you imagine living someplace where an "unexploded bomb" sign could be so unexciting?

downtown guy said...

Love you, SB!

No, I can't, and I think that is a major difference between Europe and the US.

doc patcheko said...

I visited Sarajevo about two years after the civil war had ended and they had cardboard signs of cartoon explosion in most parks, because the grounds were still littered with unexploded mines and grenates. In fact you could not look in any direction without seeing signs of the war. As visitors who had never been so close to war we were horrified. The people there were much like in this picture. Life has to go on, I suppose.

downtown guy said...

The damage from modern war just goes on and on. But yeah, nothing's weird when you're in the middle of it, I guess.