A FEW PICTURES OF BRICKS INTERSPERSED WITH SOME WORDS OF WISDOM REGARDING HUMAN ETIQUETTE TOWARD OUR BRICK FRIENDS

BRICK ADMIRES THE HASTINGS RAILROAD DEPOT WHILE THINKING UP WORDS OF WISDOM ABOUT HUMAN-BRICK RELATIONS.

 

“People gather in cliques.  WALLS are the cliques for bricks.”

“The lifespan of a human is relatively quick.  That’s not necessarily so for a brick.  (Tick tock tick tock tick tock tick. Time’s running out for YOU, not for a brick”)

 

BRICK’S BRAIN IS STILL DEEP IN THOUGHT ABOUT THE HUMAN-BRICK DYNAMIC. THE RECKLESS MR. BING BONG IS NOT SO PHILOSOPHICAL AND LIES DOWN FOR A REST.

 

“Always show respect for female bricks.  They’re “brickettes” not brick chicks.”

“Never kick a brick.  (It’ll break your toe, don’tcha know.”)

“It’s not nice to nitpick about a nick in a brick.  Unless you’re prepared to be called a prick.”

 

 

THE FINCH BUILDING (1880)
LACKING DEPTH PERCEPTION, BRICK DECLARES, “LOOK, I’M TWENTY TIMES AS BIG AS ANY OF THOSE BRICKS.”

 

 

HASTINGS CITY HALL. PERHAPS THE MOST FAMOUS BRICK STRUCTURE IN ALL OF THE SOUTHWESTERN PART OF THE DOWNTOWN AREA OF HASTINGS. 

 

 

“THEY’RE YELLOW BRICKS, IT’S TRUE. BUT YELLOW BRICKS ARE BRICKS TOO.  (Bricks don’t hate.  Bricks don’t discriminate.”)

 

“ONLY AN UNEDUCATED HICK
WOULD CALL A CONCRETE BLOCK A ‘BRICK.'”

 

“YOU CAN HUFF AND PUFF AND BLOW DOWN A HOUSE OF STICKS,
BUT YOU’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO BLOW DOWN A HOUSE OF BRICKS.”

 

“APPLY PAINT ON A BRICK, AND THE BRICK WILL BE SICK.
(APPLY IT ON YOU THICKER, AND YOU WILL BE SICKER.”)

 

“A human pyramid is considered quite a trick.  But a pyramid is ‘business as usual’ to a brick.”

“Humans could learn a lot from us bricks.  Steadfastness, humility, and not being dicks.  And don’t forget ethics.”

 

 

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

9 response to "A FEW PICTURES OF BRICKS INTERSPERSED WITH SOME WORDS OF WISDOM REGARDING HUMAN ETIQUETTE TOWARD OUR BRICK FRIENDS"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: May 12, 2019

    You’ve certainly met a very clever brick. The city hall is one fancy building – puts to shame the city hall where I work – which used to be the outdoor lawn bowls club that had poker machines, a bar, a restaurant and function rooms – now all converted to offices, meeting rooms, the library and the Council Chambers! Council bought it when it went bust. The building Council moved from is now a fitness centre….

    • By: gregblood Posted: May 12, 2019

      For context, the Hastings City Hall was formerly the County Courthouse. The county moved to a new, gigantic complex on the west end of town, and then the city moved in after leaving a very bland building it shared with a General Contractor and a State Farm Insurance Agent.

  2. By: Scooter Posted: May 12, 2019

    Walls are cliques for bricks? Brilliant. And ‘apply it in you thicker, and you will be sicker’ – with apologies to Annie Oakley?

    When I posted this challenge, I didn’t consider how many great rhymes there are for bricks.

    And are you hinting that Bricks nix chick flicks?

    • By: gregblood Posted: May 12, 2019

      Yes, a subject like bricks makes it very easy to become a “poet.” And yes, no matter how slick, chick flicks tick bricks off.

  3. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: May 12, 2019

    Good grief – how can I compete with this. I wonder if there are some sad old convict bricks waiting to be liberated in Tasmania.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: May 12, 2019

      There may be if they weren’t consumed by Alexander Pearce — oh, wait, he didn’t eat bricks 😉

      • By: gregblood Posted: May 12, 2019

        Speaking of idiotic . . . I had to Google Alexander Pearce. Ah yes, NOW I get it.

    • By: gregblood Posted: May 12, 2019

      It’s not a competition, thank goodness. If it was, I think I’d win “The Most Idiotic” award every time.

  4. By: Lah Posted: May 12, 2019

    Enjoyed your variety of bricks and some interesting buildings.

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