Sunday, June 5, 2016

Surreal Kansas


A last photo from Kansas. There is a brand of gasoline, Sinclair, whose logo is a bright green brontosaurus. Appropriate for a fossil fuel. Still, it's a little disconcerting to drive off the prairie into town and be confronted by a prehistoric monster.

It reminds me of my first encounter with the mind blowing. I was on the debate team in high school. We once took a late bus from New York to Boston for a tournament. It was misty and foggy. I fitfully tried to sleep but was awakened by friend's a transistor radio, which for some unknowable reason was playing a Spanish-language cover of the Rolling Stones' Satisfaction. As I looked out the window into the darkness, a flatbed truck with a Sinclair dinosaur five times the size of this one rolled by. Boinkboinkboink...    

Two years later I was at Woodstock and this kind of thing seemed normal.       

5 comments:

Norma Beishir said...

I haven't seen one of these in years! I used to have a Sinclair dino. I don't know how much gan my parents had to buy to get it....

Sharon Anck said...

LOL...I'm impressed with the price of the gas at that station. Anywhere from $2.11 to 2.18 is the going rate around here right now but the Sinclair station down the street from me is selling it for $2.43 and I saw someone in there buying some yesterday. There is no green dinosaur out front either. Just the little one on the cover over the pumps.

William Kendall said...

I know our gas stations wouldn't have one of those out front!

bill burke said...

I remember those dinosaurs when I drove from the east coast to the west :)

Stefan Jansson said...

Didn't know you were at Woodstock, I guess you were a hippie back then!