Saturday, August 29, 2015

Simpsons Tapped Out wheelbarrow

Part of the monorail addition (so they're here temporarily). When you visit neighbors to dump trash, you do it by tapping a wheelbarrow.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Two, different, same place

Janine Davies sent images and this note:
Wheelbarrows from from Horsley near Nailsworth, Stroud, England

One greeting visitors on the approach path to 'Sunflower Cottage' (home to some very good friends of ours.) and one a working wheelbarrow that was originally purchased as a fun wheel chair for their middle son who broke his thigh bone!

He is all fit and well now, and skateboards and cycles and runs like the wind.

I've added the tag "human transport" now, because there are others. The Chinese wheelbarrow photo, Dutch postcard, drunk removal from a painting in Pasadena, and maybe others. I'll go back and label those, too.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Socks (socks I don't want, btw)

Don't anybody buy these for me, but the picture is good to have for the record.

From the fun online catalog BlueQ, sock with a wheelbarrow.

One of the most irritating things people can say is "Don't judge me," so that cancels out the value of the item for me, but as wheelbarrow art goes—this is the first I've seen on socks!

(I went to see if a wheelbarrow t-shirt existed. There are 180 on Cafe Press alone. Some are cool, and some are weird, and that's how I knew for sure it was Cafe Press!)

My favorite wasn't on Cafe Press anymore, but google still remembered it:

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Wheelbarrow song for Iggy

Looking for a video of The Arrow Barrows, I found this song. I can't credit the author or performer as there wasn't a name, but I'd be glad to credit!

Iggy's Grandpa:

I'll tell you about my wheelbarrow
It is so much fun
I move a lot of stuff with my wheelbarrow
Sometimes I even run

My wheelbarrow has one wheel
Two handles and a tug
It's kind of rusty and squeaks a lot
But it still gets things done

I moved some dirt with my wheelbarrow
I dumped it in pile
Then I put little Iggy in
And pushed him around for a while

He smiled and smiled and held on tight
I made a motor noise
The neighbors looked to find out that
It's just us happy boys

I saw some other songs there and might bring others later.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Synchronized wheelbarrows in Cornwall

Deb Lewis left this link for me with this note:
Synchronized wheelbarrows. "The idea then came to fruition over a few beers in the village pub."

Meet the 'Arrow Barrows' - the Cornish Wheelbarrow Wonders, in The Cornish Guardian, August 12, 2015

The article is very sweet, and has links and a photo of the group's extensive, costumed back-up squad.
I haven't found video, but if anyone does, please let me know!


Addition of hot links from a comment below (added here February 8, 2016):

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Lego wheelbarrow in the CITY set

Set 60006

This is the wheelbarrow Alicia Gonzalez used for Learn Nothing Day art, and the same mold as the wheelbarrow LEGO Ned Flanders has (but his is green).