Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lucy The Elephant Survives Hurricane Sandy. I'm In The Butt of And Elephant!

How did you guys survive Sandy? OK over here in Chester County, PA. Actually only a few limbs around and some creek flooding as far as I saw in my parts. But the Jersey shore got hammered. I just however saw something on the news saying that Lucy the Elephant survived. There's the picture above.

In case you don't know Lucy is a historic building shaped like an elephant and it resides in Margate, NJ. I just had to laugh when they mentioned Lucy because I just think of the time when I was on vacation at the shore and I took my son there. He was about three at the time. Well you go inside of Lucy and you sit crossed legged on the floor as this ancient tour guide gives a half hour presentation about the history of Lucy. And trust me when I tell you it was without doubt the most boring tour that I've ever been on.

In a monotone voice he was saying things like, "....and then when renovations began in 1922 several members of the preservation board such as Martin T McLeary, Samuel Meller and Morris Jones pushed to have an extra $1200 allocated to refurbish the legs that some thought were weakened in a storm the previous year. Council President Harry L. Morrison - also the owner of Morrison and Flint Feed Store - was in agreement but thought $900 would suffice. So the renovation was stalled for a period of 4 months...."

And it went on and on. I looked around and everyone was just looking around the room, rubbing their hands on the floor, looking up at the roof, at their watches. Ten minutes later when you thought it was done he says, "And they finally agreed on  $1000 for the renovation. But that wasn't the end of it. In 1927...."

Just then my son let out the biggest sigh of boredom that echoed in the tiny wooden room, "hhhh ahhhhhhhh!!!"

Everyone turned around and looked at him and started laughing. They were all fighting off the same sigh. Seriously, if you're going to have a tour about something like Lucy the Elephant at least mention his sphincter window:.....

"Look at meeeeeeee! I'm in the butt of a giant elephant!"

"Timmy sit down! They're about to discuss the bidding process that was involved when they redid the steps in 1976!"

16 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

...I'd like to sneak up to the butt window sometime and tape up something that looks like toilet paper hanging.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

How many bored folks do you think climbed outta that sphincter?

Dr Zibbs said...

JKIRF - Haha. Really.

BamaTrav said...

Good to know you're unscathed up there. I heard Seaside Heights is destroyed. I only ever went there once back in 90 in believe. I would like to have a pic of the person with windex bottle in hand and a cloth cleaning the window in the ass of the elephant.

Dr Zibbs said...

Bama - I bet the window cleaner gets harassed from below. "Hey Mister! You missed a dingleberry!"

Suze said...

Thought about you in the last few days and hoped you were okay.

Sphincter window. Classic.

Dr Zibbs said...

Thanks suze how did you make out?

Heff said...

Give me the address of this stupid thing. I'm gonna go dump a few pickup truck loads of FRESH MUD right under that window for realism.

Hell, SOMEBODY's gotta do it....

Dr Zibbs said...

Heff that would be great.

Scope said...

But its butt is bifurcated! Does it poop like the PlaDough Fuzzy Pumper Barbershop?

And glad you made it through safe and sound.

Dr Zibbs said...

Scope indeed it does.

Suze said...

'Thanks suze how did you make out?'

Perfectish.

I saw PA on the storm map and thought, 'Shit. West Chester Man!'

GLad all is well.

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

Hey- you're not too far from us here in the Heartland!
I had no idea there was an Elephant Building. Let alone one with an Asshole. Thank you, Dr. Most educational!!

Dr Zibbs said...

Dawn youll learn a lot at this here blog.

diane said...

Glad you're ok Jim.
We had a lot of wind, that's it.
Love the toilet paper idea.

Dr Zibbs said...

Thanks diane glad youre ok too.