Coming back to life !!! Video added

Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:49 pm

For over forty years, she stood outside the Funhouse at a large amusement park in Dartmouth. Massachusetts, named Lincoln Park. She'd rock forward and backward, always laughing through the magic of a phonograph player that played the same scratchy record over and over. The rides stopped in the 1980's, and "Laughing Sal" found herself dusty, rusty, and life-less.

I found the frame and mechanism in a warehouse in New Bedford, and put it on my "to-do" list to bring her back. Well, she didn't come back as a woman, but...



Some people believe that after death we come back as another being. Next week she makes her first public appearance as a cow, at the Westport Fair.
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Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:07 pm

Better looking, than her builder! Ed

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Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:40 pm

Bob, I am worried about you more than usual
Tim

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Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:31 pm

Yup, you are beginning to worry your friends I think... :lol:

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Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:25 pm

San Francisco has a Laughing Sal...really annoying laugh after a while, though. So what will the cow say?!

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Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:38 pm

Bob, I had wondered why you have been away from the forum for awhile. This explains everything, it is so...ummm...let's see...what is a good word here? Oh yeah...You...it is so you to do something like this.

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Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:59 pm

Dale Finch wrote: So what will the cow say?!

I guess we'll find out next week when I make a video at the fair !

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Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:07 pm

Barnyard wrote:Bob, I had wondered why you have been away from the forum for awhile. This explains everything, it is so...ummm...let's see...what is a good word here? Oh yeah...You...it is so you to do something like this.



I know that's the Sal from San Francisco that lives on, on the Internet, but the one we had didn't look like that. From my memory, and from the framework, ours was, let's see, we have to be PC, we'll say "not that thin". :lol:

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Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:17 pm

I think they have re-recorded the laugh track, because it doesn't sounds as harsh and obnoxious as I remember!!

BTW, if anyone is ever in San Francisco, try to visit that little museum. They have spectacular mechanical machines there. Mostly large music boxes and such, with so many instruments...fantastic for the mechanically inclined!!! I loved to watch all the mechanisms! Talk about "Rube Goldberg" heaven!! :lol:
http://www.museemecaniquesf.com/photos.php
http://www.museemecaniquesf.com/story.php

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Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:50 pm

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Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:05 pm

That is way too cool! By the way, I noticed you got a new hat to wear in your avatar.

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Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:15 am

Barnyard wrote: I noticed you got a new hat to wear in your avatar.


Yep same ol' face, new hat !

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Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:21 am

Copy cat :wink: :lol:

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Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:27 pm

Bob Perry wrote:
Barnyard wrote: I noticed you got a new hat to wear in your avatar.


Yep same ol' face, new hat !


I like the improvement. Hard to believe a hat can make such a difference! Ed

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Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:16 pm

ScottyD'sdad wrote:
I like the improvement. Hard to believe a hat can make such a difference! Ed


You're right Ed, but I didn't expect you to buy a hat like that !

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