Friday, March 12, 2010

The bottom line.

I was looking through old blog posts for something. Back before I started adding labels. I came across a photo I had posted a long time ago. It caught my eye for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it's funny. The joke is that this is what I tell my motorcycle students in class when we talk about scanning and taking nothing for granted. I tell them I have my tombstone all picked out.

Secondly, it just seems a fitting cap to the recent series about scanning. Call it a summation of why we should care. It all has to boil down to some sort of bottom line, after all.

Some of the long time readers ( and believe me, I really, really, appreciate you! ) will have seen this before. For most it will be new. Without further ado, I present to you my tombstone.

Miles and smiles,



Young Dai said...

In the Burma campaign, 1943-45 the roads to the front were basic single track pathways carved into mountain sides by pick and shovels.

Wheeled transport columns were timed through sections into waiting areas.Then the flow would reverse to let the 'down traffic through,much like operating a railway.

The PBI walked into battle as is the way of the world, trying not to be crushed by the flow of lorries or tanks.

As a supply column entered each new section, they would pass the following sign :

'Here lies the body of William Jay
Who died maintaining his right of way -
He was right, dead right, as he sped along,
But he's just as dead as if he were wrong.'

Gary France said...

As a newer reader of your blog, it made me chuckle.... it did make me wonder how you did this....?

Bryce said...

Under no circumstances advance upon us our reader your eventual demise. Tombstones are better used on tombs,
for the deceased, and you sure as hell aren't deceased...maybe in another 40 years or so but not now!

irondad said...


Here is the link to how I generated the tombstone.

bobskoot said...


and I thought you had perfected your Photoshop skills

bobskoot: wet coast scootin

Gary France said...

Thanks Irondad, I can think of a few ways I could use this....