Vacation Follies: Not U of H’s Finest Hour

I’m actually a big fan of the University of Houston but I just couldn’t let this pass. From the Houston Chronicle, May 14, 1964:

They do other things differently over there too:

Bonus: A colleague sent me this mysterious picture today. Whatever it is, it’s in a tree by Allen Center. Any ideas?

 

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Vacation Follies: Not U of H’s Finest Hour

  1. almadenmike says:

    I wonder what’s at the other end of the rope.

    The wooden piece looks like it might be a homemade version of a simple “cord wrap” structure used to wind up excess cord lengths (Example: https://media02.hongkiat.com/gadget-cables-holders-organizers-you-can-buy/19-mybobino-cord-wrap.jpg)

    Might the rig be pulling up a small branch on the other side of the tree, forcing it to grow higher or straighter?

  2. The orange sack looks like an arborist’s throw bag. They use that to get lines into trees. They often throw lightweight high-visibility line. Like the stuff in the photo. It tends to be a little stiff and slippery so it doesn’t get stuck on bark.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s