Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Everyone Into the Pool!

I don't know how many people will remember the good old first person shooter games Quake and Doom by Id software.  I loved 'em - nothing like chainsawing an imp or pinkie to perk up your day.   One thing you had to look out for was the ubiquitous toxic pool that was that nice, distinctive green color.  Kind of like the one below.

This is the pool at Chez Shotgun.  I'm told that this is not a toxic spill of some sort, nor is there a HAZ-MAT suit that I can borrow.  I was actually told nothing at all, Shotgun Bob having a notable lack of humor where the pool is concerned.  Directing my attention to the small portion of a mad scientist laboratory that I'm told is connected to the pool, I discretely inquired if the filter were working.  It wasn't.  Worse, no one seemed able to decipher the actual workings of the device.

Atomic Fulmination System
Clearly water from the pool enters via an underground pipe, but just what happens after that is uncertain.  The valve at the top of the ball is questionable, and the previous owner left no documentation behind.  Still and all, the local fauna are able to enjoy the pool even if the primary inhabitants are not.

Frog Doing Backstroke
This frog, for instance, is working on the backstroke.  An unusual choice for a frog, but I'm sure he has his reasons.



Capt. Schmoe said...

That frog looks kind of, you know - tired. Maybe he is resting?

Mad Jack said...

LOL! Yeah, maybe... you know, I have to say that he held very still for the photo.

Anonymous said...

OMG I laughed long and hard at the frog doing the back stroke.