Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SARATS Disease

I will never enter any tree other than The King in my Autumn Tree Smackdown, for good or ill. Still, now that SARATS season has rolled around, I notice individual trees more than I normally would, so much so that I'm beginning to see things.

For example, this tree looked like it was doing a "Don King":

You know, Don King, the Boxing Promoter?

Can you see it?

How about now?

Hmmm. Judging by that little episode perhaps it would be OK if SARATS season went by quickly.

As I finished this post I thought, "Oh no, what if Don King recently died or something? That would be in pretty bad taste." It has happened before on this blog. Just so youse all know, Don King is alive and presumed well (no mention of anything on wikipedia, anyway) at the age of 80. No freaky foliage faux pas today, my friends! 

Yer Pal, R A N T W I C K


Big Oak said...

I'm looking forward to the tree you think looks like Telly Savalas! Opps, I think he's dead. Mr. T then.

I have been wondering if you've given any thought about the fourth and fifth years' smackdown names. They will have the same name as the first year (FARATS). Just wondering.

RANTWICK said...

I've already messed with Mr T once, and I think I had better not press my luck.

As to the naming thing, I have indeed thought about that problem. What about
FOARATS and FIARATS? Nad for that matter, SIARATS ans SEARATS?

Steve A said...

By coincidence, I now have my first candidates for 2011 Texas Fall color. Since you have provoked retaliation, I will not wait until I get back from Quebec...

RANTWICK said...

Steve - Excellent! Retaliate when ready, you mad Texan!

Steve A said...

Done, you hoser! Color is the REAL King!

Steve A said...

PS: Calling me a Texan is actually an insult. Instead, call me a "fallen away Columbian or Seattleite." I could live another hundred years and not be a Texan. That'd require my grandkids to be living here. And I really think that will not happen, at least while I draw breath. There's a reason the South lost the "War of the Rebellion," even if they launched a couple of raids from the traitors to our north.

PS: I'm going to join you about Chip in a day or two. Check your email then.

RANTWICK said...

Ahem... Colour, man, Colour, you misguided fallen Columbian.

I will be checking of the email.

RANTWICK said...

Uhoh. WTF moment striking - I know its Seattleite but my WTF image is "Steve the Fallen Satellite".

I might resist this one. I don't know.

cafiend said...

Love it!

Steve A, as a fallen Seattleite I would expect you to be more scorched. I also notice Rantwick was picking up on this notion.

Did NASA have any idea where you were going to land, or was Texas a complete surprise?

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