Oh those notorious Olson boys, always up to no good, they make the Duke boys look like saints. This time it’s Dan headed to the brig while I strike my best rockstar pose – indeed my true calling if it wasn’t those pesky musical instruments. My iteration was a mix of my uncle Randy Bachman and a bit of Elvis who had died on my recent seventh birthday. Hey glasses, big hair, bellbottoms with pom-poms and platform shoes… But oh that pose! Simply says, “I know you’re looking but I don’t care – i’m just here to rock”
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A hybrid of sorts, classic Canadian outdoorsman with his puffy trucker’s vest, Proto-hipster snapback hat, one of my dozens of “Run for Fun” champion T-shirts ( #HumbleBrag) and yet another fresh set of glasses. As usual, brother Bob is trying to get into my groove, but I’m patient and understanding.
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My fascination with pigs and superpowers rolls on with a character aptly called “super pig” diligently assembled and sewn by a budding craftsman – Alas the new wants was slightly compromised again by yet another pair of specs. This time it’s Dan seen in quite comfortable in the convict suit, James is clowning around and Bob… Well Bob seems to be wearing a coat and pants #Understated
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These Olson boys don’t need much of an excuse to put on some goofy outfits. In this case, it was a church car rally, the competitors didn’t know what they were up against: a painted Datsun wagon and some sort of mutated nautical theme. Not high points for consistency or accuracy, but we didn’t need that as we dominated and won the trophy which still sits proudly at someone’s house.
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If this young fellow appeared at your doorstep, you would gladly give him a fish to fry. Don’t bother teaching him how to fish, he clearly already knows — admittedly i forgot everything about fishing, but I still know it all about rocking a turtleneck: tucked in with a good belt, and keep that hair feathered and parted in the middle — even while deep in the woods fighting off renegade bears (really happened) and the other hand on the pressure pump on the vintage Coleman.
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Handy thing about being born with a “lazy guy” though I prefer the word astigmatism simply because it’s harder to spell, is you’re almost ready made for a costume. The stick on patches were more medically reliable from our youngsters fingers than the classic pirate look but, it’s always good for a chuckle. Sidenote: I surgery at 18 months old and glasses from then on out… Remember I told you I bought a few optometrist boats by now?
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Earlier on our journey, you met “tiger man” who was battling “lycra boy” for domination of the known solar system. Just in case you thought that interstellar warrior was a modern construct, evidence clearly shows I’d trained my whole life for that grand battle Evidently fresh from my surgery, the only fault in those blue eyes is that they’re red (and it’s not from the bottle this time).
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Blending in like a local in Jamaica with possible dreads tucked up in a while and Tam, obligatory futbol shirt and absolutely required shades. It must’ve worked as I appeared in a slightly different incarnation of this outfit in the lead story on the Jamaican national news on the day WestMoreland parish legalized cannabis.
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This one goes out to my fellow cannabis pioneers and activist as i sport a handmade set of 100% hemp overalls, and a Hempy’s “Baja explorer” had (have my own design manufactured by Albert Lewis who shares my birthday). Fresh off the Micronesian island of Guam, I’m flashing the backhand hang loose sign (forehand is for Hawaii) This was at Olympia hemp day circa 1996 at the Capitol dome – not long before I started production of the travel documentary HempenRoad… Of course now, Washington state has legalized cannabis for medicinal, recreational and industrial use. #Coincidence?
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