Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Punch Line


A long time ago I remember the comedian Dennis Miller doing a joke about West Virginia and the punch line was "there are guys over there building additions onto mobile homes!" At the time, it made me angry, but I've learned to have a sense of humor about such matters. After all, it's not like he was making it up.

9 comments:

Nicole P. said...

No he sure wasn't make that up!! You should see our next door neighbors place!! It is a periwinkle trailer....I mean, who paints a trailer periwinkle? I have a shirt the exact same color. It is so tiny, about 1/5 the size of our house and they have 6 people living in that thing (4 kids and the parents).
You gotta move past those WV jokes though....every state has it's own issues. Ours just happens to be mobile homes and huge satellite dishes.

MountainLaurel said...

Typical Dennis Miller. I find it admirable when people take what they have and do the best they can with it. This picture is a good example of this principle.

However, I've seen some folks who have built some scary things on the sides of their trailers, so there is some truth to it. Kind of like Nicole's neighbors.

joan said...

Ha! We have so many of those in South Carolina too.

Jerry Pennington said...

Same for KY. You see some very ... ummm ... "unique" structures around here.

Dale said...

Has anyone here ever been out to Salt Rock? Ooooh, scary and weird place.

Roberta said...

I live near Salt Rock. Weird and scary place indeed! These things have always facinated me. Like throwing an anchor on a row boat.

windblownbutterfly said...

Happens in Ohio as well. Former neighbors of mine started out with a basic trailer. They began adding on, and took look at it now, it's a huge house with absolutely no hint of a trailer anywhere... it's buried inside there somewhere.

Imagesmith said...

In my files somewhere there is a photo I took over near Tea Creek of a three story trailer home & chained to a pole was a Pepsi vending machine. And yes it worked. I was there fishing & came across it. The irony of it all it was in a beautiful setting. Talking with the older couple that lived there, they owned a store that went out of business thus explaining their income from the vending machine.

Nicole P. said...

If you are interested, I put a photo of my neighbors trailer on my blog. I had an entirely different reason than to just show you how ugly it is. But still, it is there if you want to see.