MinXus Mail Bag: “All aboard the MinXus Train!” from Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)

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Detail of the MinXus Train by Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)

Even on this day celebrating the birth of our Lord & saviour, the minks still gotta be fed and exercised on the Mink Ranch Parade Grounds. In fact, Dw was up til all hours preparing for them what he’s callin the Feast of the Tangerine Mink.

All I ever got from the preachers from early days over New England way was that their aint no joy in nothin & you would be a sinner to seek anything more than noxious toil & (self-inflicted) sufferin if you don’t feel adequately tormented enough. We could use some more o’ that these days. Cotton Mather. There was a man!

Yet I offer some refutin o’ this premise with this work from Miss Carina that tickled us with the MinXus Train. Here is the whole piece:

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This is a work of MinXus art for sure. The black & white colour schism is aesthetic enough. Then we got Rancher’s horse. So we’re not sure why Miss Carina directed us to place it in the “Bad Art” category:

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We do not have a category for “Bad Art.” Miss Carina sent us some of her characteristic black tape & we greatly appreciate this bit of joy sent us, a respite from our toils and sufferin.


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. minxuslinxus
    Dec 25, 2012 @ 18:30:24

    Did you notice someone is wearing a crown and wearing pink?


  2. Dark wall
    Dec 25, 2012 @ 20:22:13

    I noticed, Empress. I imagine that’s Miss Carina.


  3. suffolkrebecca
    Dec 25, 2012 @ 21:05:10

    What a relief to know that just because we’ve feasted on home grown Brussels sprouts, parsnips and roast that it’s not all over yet… ‘the fun lasts all year.’ is reassuring. I enjoyed seeing that people in Finland dress up like they’re going to Ascot. After all, a good hat is an essential fashion item, even if it flattens the hair…. Do they race horses in Finland too? What about in Japan and on the ranch? We passed by Newmarket recently and I learned that you chase the horses to the starting gate. My mother found it peculiar. Oh England.
    Meanwhile, the weather is very wet, flooding wet, so not very festive, but the weather station is erected and we will be able to monitor the precipitation and more, so if anyone wants any updates from Suffolk we’re on heightened alert.


  4. Dark wall
    Dec 25, 2012 @ 23:27:19

    They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – speaking of Depressions.


  5. minxuslinxus
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 06:50:25

    They race horses in Japan too, yes. Almost as popular as pachinko. They also race boats, going in circles on a lake or something. How much more boring can it get?


  6. Dark wall
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 06:55:51

    “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” is a book about a dance competition during the Great Depression & then later a classic movie.


  7. minxuslinxus
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 07:32:16

    Only Fools and Horses.


  8. minkrancher
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 13:16:06

    Miss Becca, we have horse races over here for sure.

    “Playing the ponies” is nearly eclipsed by the dog races (greyhounds) down south. They chase a mechanical rabbit.

    Now if we could figure out mink races…


  9. carinagranlund
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 17:27:50

    Greetings from the snowy North! What a great surprise to see this post! Oh Cotton Mather, I hope he got his punishment, everyone gets it in the end. Ah, Ascot and Pachinko, very entertaining! Have not seen any horse races around here but surely car races, a Finnish sport even in winter, luckily you can buy hot dogs during races (something for the Empress?). I’m glad the MinXus Train has been introduced to the people, time is short, let’s spread the word! People get ready, there’s a train comin’…


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