Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Headhunters' Dugout

My son came home from the library the other day with four books of Gary Larson cartoons. Of course I read them, seeking enlightening content for this blog and for no other reason. Lo, behold and eureka, I discovered that Larson was indeed a fan of dugout canoes.

Note the gracefully upturned prow, the refined flat sheer, and the very regular hull thickness along the gunwale, evidence of careful, sophisticated workmanship. It's also interesting to see the awkward way that that the paddlers hold the paddles, grasping the shaft several inches below what appears to be a very workable grip. It's regrettable that Larson did not identify the culture of these knuckleheadhunters.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm.... they look like natives from Redmond, WA, adjacent to Microsoft - a happy hunting ground for knuckleheads if there ever was one.