Wednesday, July 11, 2012

HaRimmon Street

Jewish date:  21 Tammuz 5772 (Parashath Pineḥas).

Today’s events:  National Slurpee Day, World Population Day (UN observance).


Continuing the series on Giv‘ath Shemu’el, today’s street of interest is HaRimmon (Pomegranate) Street, which stretches from  HazZethim Street to ‘Uzi Ḥiṭman and the Shoshannah Dema’ri Traffic Circle.  As usual, the descriptions may be wildly inaccurate for the sake of “art”.

“Hey, guys!  I think I just found a portal to Hell!”
“You mean Gehinnom?  That portal is in a valley where they play soccer in Yerushalayim.”
“No!  I think this portal goes to Hell, Norway!”
“Good grief…”

More Pac-Man bait.

“Uh, oh.  I think Abbas has been hitting the motor oil too hard again…”

A traffic circle boasting—what else?—giant pomegranates.  As a tangent, there are a lot of pomegranate-shaped chachkas in Israel.  The only explanation I know is that the fruit is famous in the Hebrew Bible and Jewish lore.

“Howdy.  My name is Bryce, and these are some of my pets.”

The Giv‘ath Shemu’el hollow-bodied beach dog.  It is an endangered species due to us not having a beach.

A friendly sand serpent.

“I’m staying back here.  Sand serpents scare me.”
“Don’t be a wuss!”

A playground.

A cyborgized palm tree.

Strange stone patterns left on the ground by aliens.  (Crop circles are passé over here.)

Some of the aliens, who claimed to be from r̼̊, a name which sounds like a Bronx cheer.  Most people take this name for a joke.

A passageway which goes… nowhere in particular.  (There have to be a few of these in any town.)

An artistic Smurf building.

Small vehicles which combine springs and wheels.  They can be very disturbing to ride.

“I still need coffee.”

The bear claims the r̼̊ians made this circle.

The bear also said they made this coffee fountain.

The famous Giv‘ath Shemu’el terrestrial whale taking a rest before it goes off hunting swarms of insects.

Enjoy and share the weirdness.


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