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Is This Virtually Phallic?

by Anura Guruge

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This is in MY driveway. I took the picture this morning and thought NOTHING of it. I was going to include it in my ‘6 Also Rans‘ for the day when it struck me. Yes, it could be just I. That is why I said ‘virtually’. What do you think? Cracked me up.

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by Anura Guruge


Google Doodle For French Industrial Designer, Creator Of Elegant Steam Engines, Raymond Loewy’s 120 Birthday Anniversary.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I can’t say that I knew the name though I am familiar with the iconic S1 Steam Engine.

There was a Doodle for Indian ‘magic’ mathematician  Shakuntala Devi yesterday. I didn’t cover it because I really couldn’t see a ROI.

But, I had to cover Loewy just because of the S1. NOT, by a long chalk, one of my favorite steam engines,
but I kind of like it because it is kind of gaudy.

Lets be fair, YOU can’t beat us Brits when it came to designing steam engines that will make your heart flutter.

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Click to access Wikipedia.

The iconic, but kind of gawky, Pennsylvania Railroad’s S1 steam locomotive.

The British, more muscular, overtly MORE phallic, equivalents:

Now, I love this engine. Form and function.

More Must-Have Christmas Presents For The Winnipesaukee Rich By Hammacher Schlemmer.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


..by Anura Guruge

Why they keep on sending me e-mails, now on a near daily basis, and the printed catalog totally bemuses me. I am way, way, way outside of their target demographics. This is a rich person’s catalog and I am certifiably poor. Yes, a couple of years ago, I did order a Christmas present from the catalog, a hand-crank, slot racing kit — but Deanna returned it. So, I haven’t spent any money with them. I won’t tell you what this catalog is called around here, in case some of you, with misguided zealousness, accuse us of ‘something’ — though we are not that.

Click to go to product listing at H-S.

Click to go to product listing at H-S.

Just $200,000. So, yes, my neighbors around here in Alton could get a few. But, this car does NOT have any appeal to me. Batman never did anything for me, ever, even when I was a kid. Though I was probably was too young to articulate it, I think I must have, even then, thought that there was something disturbingly, limp-wrist, effeminate about that masked imposter. This car proves the point. Cries out: phallic. 


This does appeal to me, though I would NOT drink a bottle of wine, on my own, anymore! Now I only drink wine for medicinal purposes; glass of red wine a day, rain or shine, whether I need it or not, but diluted.


I got this on e-mail and it cracked me up. Just struck me that something was missing on this 7′, $32,000, yet again very PHALLIC, object — yes, a detachable power tool attachment, especially for the ladies. IF I had designed this, where I marked it with the white box, I would have an opening — for a power hitch, where you could attach accessories of your choice. I can then see it motoring around …. Come on. You have to admit that that would be funny. But, would be hard to explain to the kids.