Thursday, June 4, 2009

Drinking Man

This is the Drinking Man, who, originally from England, now resides at the Musee Mecanique in San Francisco, Ca. For a quarter, he drinks liquid from a bottomless cup (by re-circulating the liquid through a tube in his arm back to the cup.

The Musee Mecanique is a huge collection of Ed Zelinsky's coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines. It is really an interesting, and noisy, stop on a tour of San Francisco.

Go to the Thursday Challenge and put a quarter in to see all the photos from todays theme: "MACHINES" (Watches, Computers, Cars, Vending Machine, Washing Machine,...).

7 comments:

T and S said...

Did you say he recirculates the fluid back to the cup through a concealed tube in his hand, WOW that's interesting. Nice post Russ.

kaye said...

too funny, plenty of people would probably enjoy a never-ending cup. I love the vintage look of your photo. thanks for stopping by

ms toast burner said...

Aww, fun photo! :-) Thanks for the link! I had not heard of the place. I will check it out one day, looks very cool.

Photo Cache said...

Oh wow, I have heard of this, but I've never been there myself.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I have some relatives that resemble this guy.

John said...

Neat image :)

Russ said...

Thanks everyone! The Musee is a fun stop while in the city.