Hero

August 31, 2006



Herb

August 31, 2006



Happiness

August 31, 2006

Go out
Be happy today
Enjoy life my friends
Because you know what happens when you die
Your parents will come to your house
And sell everything you own
On your front lawn
For just a dollar
And from the grave
You scream no no no
I paid forty dollars for that
But they don’t hear you
"That's just a dollar"
Your anime collection
It took you 20 years
Aunt Anne just sold a boxfull...
"That's just a dollar"
That signed Warhol print
That you found in a thrift store
In Memphis Tennessee
"That’s just a dollar"
It happens like this
They put you in the ground
And as you lie in your grave
From very far away
You hear a strange sound
"That’s a dollar"

So anyhow, on that note, have a wonderful day that's full of adventure, fornication, glee, pie, hanging upside down and living the good life. And why you're at it, go hit some yard sales and buy a few things for a dollar. I hear there are some real bargains out there.


Wilco

August 31, 2006



Moment

August 31, 2006

I love these weird little moment in time shots



Couture

August 30, 2006



Happiness

August 30, 2006



Love

August 30, 2006



Inflated

August 30, 2006



Picnic

August 30, 2006



Incident

August 29, 2006



Dream

August 29, 2006



Roast

August 28, 2006



Star

August 28, 2006



Orders

August 28, 2006



Ralphie

August 27, 2006

A deleted scene from the movie "A Christmas Story"



Reality

August 27, 2006

OK, lets take a moment and put everything in perspective.

It's only a website.

A dumb little photo related website.

There is more to life than this.

Go outside look at the sky.

Play with someone.

Buy a Frisbee.

Go get some pie.

Take a long drive.

Pretend you're a pirate all day long.

Learn to play the piano.

Go to a flea market and buy useless junk.

Enjoy life as god meant you to.

And say to yourself a few times.

It's only a website.....

(On another note... has anyone here ever lived in milwaukee? If so, drop me an email)



Recovered

August 27, 2006



Pleasure

August 26, 2006



Royalty

August 26, 2006



Freedom

August 25, 2006

What was your favorite roadtrip?



Incident

August 25, 2006



Larry

August 25, 2006



Netted

August 25, 2006



Narcolepsy

August 24, 2006



Transition

August 24, 2006



Talent

August 24, 2006



Dad

August 23, 2006



Chef

August 23, 2006



Ritual

August 23, 2006



Pride

August 23, 2006



So anyhow

August 23, 2006


Sunday

August 22, 2006



Ed

August 22, 2006



Bravado

August 22, 2006



Beached

August 22, 2006



Traveling

August 21, 2006

I'm on the road for the next couple of days.



Style

August 21, 2006



Gigantor

August 21, 2006



C. Jere

August 21, 2006



style

August 20, 2006



Clench

August 20, 2006



feast

August 20, 2006



picnic

August 20, 2006



Summer

August 20, 2006



geoffrey

August 19, 2006



Allure

August 19, 2006



Jealousy

August 19, 2006



pie

August 19, 2006



artiste

August 18, 2006



Supplication

August 18, 2006



Arnie

August 18, 2006



Chapeau

August 18, 2006



Nature

August 17, 2006



Success

August 17, 2006



Strohs

August 17, 2006



Hi Andy

August 16, 2006

Back when the White Sox played at old Comiskey Park, the ushers were all from a company called Andy Frain. They were a spiffy looking group with a snappy uniform and official hat that had in big block letters "Andy Frain". Most of the guys they hired were of the pencil neck geek variety. There were quite a few mathletes that ended up as Andy Frain ushers. If you sneezed hard they'd fall over.

As kids, one of favorite things to do at a game was to say to every Andy Frain usher you saw "Hi Andy". Every single one. Every single time you walked by. If the usher checked your ticket, when he was done you'd say "Thanks Andy". Going to get a hot dog? On the way by you made sure to say "Hi Andy". This caught on with quite a few people, even the adults. I remember sitting near an Andy Frain usher as he was checking tickets one game and I swear I heard "Hi Andy" at least a hundred times.

It became a game. If there was two or more of them standing together it was like you scored more points by collectively calling them Andy.

The ushers knew who the wise asses were. They'd always give you a dirty look just as you walked up. It didn't matter. You'd just smile at him and say "Hi Andy". It felt good. It was tradition. It felt like freedom. It felt like you were an American.

You never really got in trouble for it. I think that's what made it so fun. If they called you on it, you'd just point at their hat and say "Oh I'm sorry, I thought that was your name." You made sure to say this with the biggest shit-eating grin you could muster.

This went on for years and years until one day my friend Doug and I were at a game. We saw a guy say "Hiya Andy " to an usher. A couple of minutes later that same guy was being thrown out of the park by the yellow jackets. (The yellow jackets were the off duty Chicago cops. When there was a problem the ushers would call them in. They wore plain yellow jackets and would kick your ass at the drop of a hat. You DID NOT mess with the yellow jackets).

Doug and I looked at each other like "What the hell?". We noticed the Andy Frain usher was looking our way and grinning ear to ear. He had a look on his face like "Go ahead. I dare you to call me Andy."

There must have been a policy change at the old ballpark. A new rule in place.

No more Andy.

Doug and I turned our backs to the usher and watched the Sox lose another game. On the way out we saw the the usher standing in the aisle talking with two of his co-workers. Doug stopped in front of them and said to each one of them "Great game huh Andy. Goodnight Andy. Take care Andy."

It was a beautiful moment. His timing... his delivery.... it was the perfect way to say goodbye to the Hi Andy era..

The rarest of all plays in baseball is the triple play.
I had just witnessed something even more special.

A Triple Andy.

joe40000murphylovesyou.jpg

(Here's a photo of Joe 40,000 Murphy, one of the earlier bosses of the Andy Frain ushers and a noted outsider artist)


Cookies

August 16, 2006

Man, I love this site - Fourteen Places to Eat



Entertainment

August 16, 2006



Attack

August 16, 2006



Vacation

August 15, 2006



Welcome Perverts

August 15, 2006

I couldn't figure out why I was getting all of this traffic from Google.

Hmmm. Checking the search logs. Lets see...... Uh oh.

Oh great - Google Image Search - First page - Upskirt.

Just wonderful.

I'd like to take this time to welcome the upskirt fans to the internet home of the hot hot upskirt action.

Welcome home boys.

(The best part is that Nick is there too..It's the beginnings of an upskirt empire)


Brothers

August 15, 2006



Ambush

August 15, 2006



Terror

August 14, 2006



Adjustment

August 14, 2006



Excited

August 14, 2006



Struggle

August 13, 2006



Leo

August 13, 2006



Caught

August 12, 2006



Party

August 12, 2006

I used to give my parents the same look
When they took me somewhere I didn't want to be



There

August 12, 2006



Guardian

August 11, 2006



Advice

August 11, 2006



Star

August 11, 2006



Johnny

August 11, 2006



Tourettes

August 10, 2006



Interruption

August 10, 2006



Sacked

August 10, 2006



Flirtation

August 10, 2006



Focused

August 10, 2006



Distraction

August 09, 2006



Decision

August 09, 2006



Instruction

August 09, 2006



Denied

August 09, 2006



Snack

August 08, 2006



Ignored

August 08, 2006



Happiness

August 08, 2006

What makes you happy?


Judgement

August 08, 2006



Suzanne

August 07, 2006



Hallie

August 07, 2006



escape

August 07, 2006



Adventure

August 07, 2006



Shadowed

August 06, 2006

I learned something today
When your new scanner starts going on the fritz
You should really unplug it from the wall
Before you start messing around with the insides

(I'll have more pics later tonight after I stop smoldering)



Life

August 05, 2006



Realization

August 05, 2006



Rhumba

August 05, 2006



Icon

August 05, 2006



Pals

August 04, 2006



Terror

August 04, 2006



Relaxation

August 04, 2006



Monumental

August 04, 2006



Leatherette

August 03, 2006



Vivian

August 03, 2006



War

August 03, 2006



Bourbon

August 03, 2006



Relaxation

August 02, 2006



Conversation

August 02, 2006



Us

August 02, 2006



Titillation

August 02, 2006



Eddie

August 01, 2006



Lester

August 01, 2006



Assistance

August 01, 2006



Gone

August 01, 2006

This one was found inside wallet. Written on the back "She ran away"



Cheap

August 01, 2006



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