Saturday, April 4, 2009

Resurrected Ricky Ricardo

"HEY!  It is Ricky Ricardo!"  

I was driving south on Hiway 59 from Naperville (just bought some tires for the bike we bought on Craig's list)  and I saw this guy playing maracas while he was driving!

YES!  Both hands, two maracas.  I think his wife was clutching her rosary.

He was (hopefully) driving with his knees.   

This old dude was grooving for MILES down Hiway 59.  And he wasn't driving slow.... going over 50 mph!

Cars were pulling up beside him, rolling down their windows.  

Funny and scary.

Oh yeh, the pillow in the back window said, "Jesus loves you."

Notice the definition I loaded from Wikipedia... one of the the words for these musical instruments is "idiophone."  You connect the dots!!

Maracas (Br-Maraca.ogg pronunciation , sometimes called rumba shakers) is a native instrument of Puerto Rico. They are simple percussion instruments(idiophones), usually played in pairs, consisting of a dried calabash or gourd shell (cuia - 'kOO-ya') or coconut shell filled with seeds or dried beans. They may also be made of leather, wood, or plastic.

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