Brackbill picnic photos

kids flying a tractor

New on Flickr, a set of photos from the Brackbill picnic. I was in more of a hurry than last year, since I had a long drive ahead of me, but I managed to capture a few things.

One that surprised me was how many kids there were… and how grown up they were. This shouldn’t surprise me; there are a bunch of the kids of my generation (who I still remember as being, at most, teenagers) who, like me, are over 30 and married. One part that surprised me was the children of my mother’s cousins who were now entering their teens… and holding down conversations… and clearly having a blast hanging out with each other. But the smallest kids were the most fun to watch, as the photoset indicates.

Speaking of Pump Up the Volume…


Achewood’s brilliant series of Great Moments in Cinema, “brought to you by Roomba! the Robotic Floor Vac,” just tripped across that great Christian Slater teen film. You have to see it to believe it—and perhaps you have to have seen the movie to get the last panel, but oh boy, Samantha Mathis should be blushing somewhere.

Other wonderful moments in the series:

Special bonus: the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, as brought to you by Roomba! the Robotic Floor Vac.