Monday, February 22, 2010
Yes, my previously posted light bulb was naive and cute , but take a look at this one. His name is Lester ( yes,light bulbs can have names!). He's been around the block and turned off and on more times than one can count. Here's the low down: he started out his illuminating life aboard the South American registered tramp steamer Jose Hernandez. Twenty four seven duty in one of the crew heads located below deck at the stern. From marine work, he moved on to even more grueling twenty four seven duty on the ceiling of a six foot square lock down cell at Pelican Bay State Penitentiary on the dreary and foggy coast of Northern Calif. Alas, Lester's career (and life) came to a tragic and shattering end while the owner and proprietor of the seedy and well known Bates Motel in Arizona tried to screw him into a bathroom electrical socket and accidently dropped him into the infamous shower tub. He will be forever remembered as spirited, tough, and able to take on any voltage thrown at him. R.I.P. Lester Light Bulb.