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October 9, 2006


Take a moment and look in your pockets. Something in there is not an ordinary object as it seems, but a legendary artifact of historical importance.

Tell the epic tale of that seemingly ordinary object.

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A hair tie sits in my pocket; black and stretchy. Not only has it been on my head when I wrote some of my band's music.

The small thing has been with me at many a top gig around the world. It was at the 30th Annivesary show of Motorhead at the Hammersmith Odean backstake schmoozing with rock's elte.

It has been with me when I took my then girlfriend and now fiancee to the Thunder backstge party at their triumphant home town gig to end their 2006 tour. Some there were as keen to meet Kim as me them.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at October 9, 2006 8:35 AM · Permalink

fluc-tu-at nec mer-gi-tur:

Few people know that the Statue of Liberty originally had teeth. Yep, the French misunderstood our forefathers little credo “send us your weak……” It seems something went awry in the translation of “downtrodden”, they thought we meant devour and burn with holy fire (thus the torch). The mouth was to open at the sound of a ship’s horn and the teeth clash back together in a thunderous gnashing.

Ben Franklin used most of the teeth to make dentures (George had a set in at Valley Forge, I think), but he kept a few. I still carry mine, in my pocket.

Posted by: Kasac at October 9, 2006 11:35 AM · Permalink


I love learning new things. Now I know the motto for the city of Paris (I Googled your title). Thanks!

Posted by: Jim Parkinson at October 9, 2006 10:52 PM · Permalink

Thanks Jim,

I was trying to tie in the wooden denture thing too.

Posted by: Kasac at October 10, 2006 8:35 AM · Permalink

Check before you post!