The Simple Life?

PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda

In my exploration of how we can get back to the simple life of our great-nine-times-removed-grandparents, I decided to visit a gnome, Grimble Grumble.

My first few visits were as expected and I was given the usual banter on how well they were able to cope with the world using technology that was older than Methuselah.  All so stereotypical.

But one day I gave Grimble a surprise visit, only the surprise was mine.

He drove up in a Barbie-sized S-series Tesla.  The house was full of mini-appliances.

“We may be simple, but we’re not stupid,” Grimble said with a shrug.

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For those in the know, Grimble Grumble is the name of the gnome in the early Pink Floyd song.

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41 thoughts on “The Simple Life?

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      The Bilbo Baggins song is so funny. I wonder if Pink Floyd heard it before doing the gnome? Or perhaps it was the other way around (Not sure when they wrote it, but it was on their first album in 1967). Thanks.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’m not sure, perhaps Grimble knows which one is Pink… Thanks!
      (I heard a cover of Have a Cigar by Government Mule that had the line “The band is just fantastic, I think it’s very cool. Oh, by the way, which one is Mule?” I thought that was pretty clever).

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      The talk about small manufacturing, and I am sure Grimble and his fellow gnomes has it down to a science. Thanks. Yes, the song is from when music was loud and Pink Floyd was consider super avant-garde instead of mainstream.

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