In an effort to add some discipline to my easily distracted mind, I am creating this blog to practice writing and photography on a somewhat regular basis. The title comes from a story about my Irish Grandfather. When I was a baby every time he saw me he would ask my mother "Does he still shit in his pants?" It sounds like something I would say about a baby and it makes me laugh every time I think about it. BTW, YOU CAN CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO SEE IT FULL SIZE.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
October 9 You Don't Know Shit From Shinola
When we bought this house, there was a room in the basement just full of old crap. As I went through it all, I kept a lot of the old tins, oil cans, coffee cans etc. They sat on a shelf in my tool room in the basement for years. A few years ago, I was cleaning the garage and decided to put all that old stuff on the ledge along the top of the garage. There was so much cool old stuff that it lines the entire garage. When I cleaned the garage recently, I noticed a Shinola Shoe Polish container. It made me laugh because recently I had heard the George Carlin bit about "You don't know shit from Shinola". He goes on to say I bet the Shinola people loved that saying. I had no idea what Shinola actually was and here's the answer right in my garage.