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October 20, 2009


A man has spent 15 years and 5,000 pounds building a model of a North Sea oil rig out of four million matchsticks.

Key Quote from Man:
"It's good fun and keeps the grey matter working."

Key Quote from Wife:
"I am absolutely sick to death at the sight of a matchstick but I think there is still more to come, unfortunately."

(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson)


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Check the glue.

It sounds like his hobby was a match made in heaven.

So he's not single??


As a kid, my dream would have been to set it up in the lake by my house, add firecrackers, douse it with lighter fluid, and set it ablaze!!! Many a model boat met the same fate.

But I'm over that now.

So...these matchsticks...they're flammable, right?

Just sayin'...< EG >

she should contact the guantanamo bay woman.

She should check out match.com.
He should check out matchstick.com....or just check out.

What a loser. Scrapbooking is way cooler.

So he's not single??


Posted by: Siouxie | October 20, 2009 at 10:11 AM

That's exactly what I said when I sent it in, Siouxie.

Pretty amazing, right? Some women will put up with a lot of ... uh, stuff.

Sheesh. Think of all the time he wasted when he could have been submitting stories to Dave's blog.

what, no pictures of matchstick man?

( obscure 60s musical reference)

Status Quo, right, insom?

Anyway, as requested, Matchstick Man.

Quite the stud, right Siouxie?

They still make match sticks? Sorry Siouxie. This one's mine.

OK, it it a horrible waste of time better spent with his wife, I'll admit that. But the guy has some talent. The model is pretty incredible.

I'm with Elon. That model is way cool. And I think Brian might have the right idea of how to celebrate its completion.

I think that is a terrific waste use of time. Lots more pix here:

There are no pictures of it so it doesn't exist. neither does he, I bet.

At least he has a safe and healthy hobby. It's better than sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit crushing game shows, stuffing junk food into your mouth.


Sounds like if he does not start "drilling for oil" pretty soon he'll have plenty more time on his hands.

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