Hong Kong Charger

When Ernie, Jack and I went to visit Minwa, a vendor of ours, in their Hong Kong office overlooking the harbor I spotted this oversize battery charger. Jack snapped this image with his new camera, the one he bought as a closeout at Wal-Mart, not in Hong Kong. Camera prices are not that good there.

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Hong Kong Charger

Bose Remote

On the way to Hong Kong we changed planes in Minneapolis.  The layover gave us enough time to go over to the Mall of America. We visited the Bose store in the Mall and found this big remote control. The fellows in the store were good enough to let us take a picture.

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Bose Remote

Boston Market Clock

It’s almost embarrassing to say this, but Indiana went on Daylight Savings Time last year, at least most of the counties. Some counties go on Central Daylight Time while some stay on Central Standard time ( which as you know is the same as EDT). As a result you have to pay attention to the time in summer now. Boston Market had a promotion on the inaugural Sunday and gave away food. I went to get a photo of this clock.

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Boston Market Clock

Oscar Robinson Shoe

This shoe is dedicated to Oscar Robinson, Mr Basketball. He grew up in Indianapolis and is a pretty wonderful guy. A 12 time All Star, 11 time member of the All NBA team and season MVP winner. In respect, the US Basketball Writers Association named their annual trophy for best College Player after him. Oscar Robinson is a man to be respected. After basketball he returned to Indianapolis and worked in the African-American community. If you want to know more about him “click here,”

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Oscar Robinson Shoe

IRT Shoe

Here I am outside the Indianapolis Repertory Theater, maybe you could tell from the William Shakespeare painting on the shoe. I have a friend, Nan, who is very involved with the IRT, maybe you’ll run into her down there some day. This is one of four shoes taken during the NCAA Final Four Tournament here in Indy. Businesses and organizations around the city sponsored these shoes.

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IRT Shoe

Shoe with Bones

This is another of the 4 Final Four shoes. I don’t recall who sponsored this shoe, so I don’t know what to say. Maybe it’s an orthopedist, who else deals with bones in the foot. What do you think, any guesses?

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Shoe with Bones

Allstate Shoe

“You’re in Good Hands with Allstate.” Big deal. There were plenty of shoes around downtown Indy.  Do you ever wonder what cities do with these big things after they are done with them.  Chicago had a bunch of cows around town for a while.  Maybe the is a company some where called “Rent a Big _______”

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Allstate Shoe

 

Big 10 Shoe

This shoe was made for the Big 10 Championship here in Indianapolis. Pretty darn big shoe out in front of Conseco Fieldhouse. A little earlier is an image of me and a Big Basketball inside the building.

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Big 10 Shoe

Sears Big Props

These two images were taken at the Sears HQ in Hoffman Estates, IL. We were there to meet with a buyer when we saw these advertising props set up in the lobby. Natch I had to get my photo taken but I only had an old film camera with me. After taking this photo Jai looked at the back of the camera and wondered where the image was. Like she had never seen a film camera before, right!

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Sears Toolbox

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Sears Mixer

Daisy Mailbox

Sometimes you turn a normal person into a Super Bird Dog. Once again, Mike B spotted this large mailbox flower on the side of the road in front of Mae’s Flowers (get it, I didn’t until about 10 minutes ago. OK, I’m a slow learner.) At any rate this flower deserves a place in the large mailbox collection along with the Big Golf Balls and the Big Fish (usually Large Mouth Bass.)

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Daisy Mailbox

Lowell, AR Chair

Driving into Lowell Arkansas on the way to the canning factory my newest Bird Dog (Mike B) spotted this chair at a spot that I’d driven past many times in the past. He shouted “Hey, there’s a BIG CHAIR.” I immediately turned into a service station to get around to get this chair.

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Lowell, AR Chair

Big Pennzoil

Since I moved to Indiana 3 years ago, (WOW!) I’ve become a auto racing fan, (how can you not?) and know that Pennzoil keeps engines running smoother, longer. At least that’s what I learned. While this is another inflatble at the Wal-Mart opening I will gladly add it to my web site.

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Big Pennzoil

Wal-Mart Store Opening

We were in town for a new store opening near the Wal-Mart home office.  I ran into these two very friendly young women and they were kind enough to pose with me for this photo. I also found this inflatable credit card, I wonder if they adjust for “inflation.”

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ScotchBrite Gals

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Credit Card

Rogers Castrol Oil

Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart. Another inflatable in Rogers. But I take ’em as available. I have no recommendation on Castrol vs. Pennzoil. You make the choice. I spent the night in the “Frisco Suite” at the Embassey Suites in Rogers, AR. I highly recommend it. (Thanks again Karla! And I hijacked the HH points as well.)

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Rogers Castrol Oil

Wal-Mart Michelin Man

I was lucky to get this inflatable outside a Wal-Mart Grand Opening in Rogers, look Arkansas. Since this store is close to the Home Office there was a lot of activity. It was pretty windy that day and I got this image early. When Karla, Mike and I left the store later, this inflatable was down for the count. Hopefully their tires last longer.

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Wal-mart Michelin Man

Conseco Fieldhouse Basketball

We saw this giant basketball a long time ago on our “Explore Indy” trip in January of 2002. Everyone on the bus that saw this got excited. Unfortunately it took a while to get down to Conseco Fieldhouse for this photo.

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Conseco Fieldhouse Basketball

Kokomo Rocking Chair

Lot’s of folks told me about this chair and it took some time to go and get it. On US-31, north of Kokomo is Grissom Air Force base. And just north of the base sits this Big Rocking Chair out in a field. If you go west on the road that forms the intersection you will find a farm that buys Black Walnuts. I stopped and chatted with the folks there, quite interesting. (I lost my notes or I would tell you the name of the farm.)

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Kokomo Rocking Chair

Indy Bowling Pins

There’s a bowling alley on the Southside of Indianapolis at I-465 at the first exit West of I-70. There’s 80 lanes of bowling and a couple of huge bowling pins. We passed by and had to take the next exit to get back for this image. Here they are!

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Indy Bowling Pins

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Indy Bowling Pins