There Is No Cat

Groovy '60s Sounds from the Land of Smile!

Friday, May 24, 2002

Ding-dong!

Ah, summer's here, and all the bennies are on their way down to the shore. The Garden State Parkway is living up to its name as the traffic crawls along, and commuters who work up north are cursing the bennies who clog the road and make coming home on summer Fridays a living hell. Yup, it's summer.

The restaurant where Laura and I ate lunch today, the Avon Pavilion in Avon-by-the-Sea, has a nice web page showing some nifty old pictures and postcards of the restaurant and the Avon boardwalk going back to the early years of the 20th century. I particularly like the postcards from the 1940s. During the off season, Avon is a lovely place to spend lunch time; the benches behind the pavilion area are sheltered from the road noise, so all you hear is the crashing of the waves on the beach.

I love living at the shore....

Posted at 4:27 PM

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What do you mean there is no cat?

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

- Albert Einstein, explaining radio


There used to be a cat

[ photo of Mischief, a black and white cat ]

Mischief, 1988 - December 20, 2003

[ photo of Sylvester, a black and white cat ]

Sylvester (the Dorito Fiend), who died at Thanksgiving, 2000.


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