Hitler and /Speer were mesmerized at the largest piece of war machinery ever built, the Schwerer Gustav Artillery
Okay, Make me look good!
In scrolling thru the internet and my e-mails I see a lot about ‘make-overs’. Where homely looking Joe or Sue are shown to the public. They are plain and most need their hair done and are wearing clothes like mine.(SOME OF THEM I COULD HAVE MADE LOOK BETTER)
The show guy/gal sends the subject into the back. Later, when they reappear they look like they ‘just stepped of a band box’, as my BIL used to say.
Their family is shocked, they never knew that hidden beauty was there. Most of that stuff I don’t believe, but it makes a great demonstration and TV.
I had never watched a ‘Reality Show’ and don’t actually know too much about them. A couple years ago sitting in the doctor’s office while my girl had her cataract surgery I watched a show I could understand, This Old House. They weren't doing anything cheap, I know the rules in that game.
They did a super job and at the end gave the cost of the ‘face-lift’. I could have built a house from the ground up for that cost (IN my area).
In our town we did two complete remodels including bricking. I told both owners the remodel would be too costly for the structure. But both owners planned to live there the rest of their lives, that is what they wanted.
We had a ball at both houses, enjoyed the work and the money. The owners were friends at the end and still are.
I once heard a line from a new sub-contractor that stuck with me. Once interviewing a new mason, after hearing my name he asked, “Do you know Bubba Darnell, he is the best mason around?”
“He is my nephew and he recommended you.”
He said, “Well if I get the job, I’ll make you look good!” I had never heard that in the industry before. He qualified that with, “if you order enough of that brick for the whole house from the same batch.” I had learned that part a long time ago.
He got the job, and he did make me look good. Great brickwork, LOL
John Wayne and Maureen Ohara in his 1915 Stutz Bearcat.