Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The End of an Era

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we, the children of Robert O. Smith--original Bench Bozo, "Masked Avocado", Dr. Zingrr, Walter Wart the Freaky Frog, lifting legend and so much more--announce his untimely passing at the age of 67 from pancreatic and liver cancer. Unlike Ronnie James Dio, he was NOT--to the best of our knowledge--eaten by a dragon, but surely there was some strange "disturbance in the force" or cosmic kryptonite that finally brought down our very own superhero of a father.

His wishes were simple--no public memorial, no digital gold-plated turbo-casket with fine cordovan leather interior and motion-activated whirling Mercedes-Benz hood ornament. He requested cremation and a celebration of life among his closest friends.

If you would honor him, keep on doing what you do--bench with the best of your ability and passion, striving ever toward bigger and better lifts, or create art and sound, inspired by his memory. We will keep that memory alive and continue to update Bench Bozo and All Hail Thorndike Pickledish, sharing images and his original drawings from a lifetime dedicated to lifting and creativity. Our thanks to all who knew, loved, and shared that dedication with him. We will love and miss him always.

-Justine Wintersmith and Zach Monroe

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Black Hole--err ..black SQUARE --theater !!


Since BLOGGER can't seem to fix the screen area (used to contain a preview pic)

I've renamed my movies 'Black Hole theater' (yes-it's a square actually) so that it wont feel so weird clicking on an empty box--but click on the 47 second adventure below--it's as fresh as yesterday's headlines !!

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Absolutely !!!


The Latest "Thorndike" is a 52 second movie about the use of "Absolutely" in our daily conversations--as before, the CLIP is HERE-(altho Blogger provides no thumbnail )-just click on the arrow..in the black box below .
(have sound on)
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Friday, April 2, 2010

Worry too much about how much you worry?

This is the gal who stars in the movie below...yes...the movie and sound is there (blogger glitch shows no 'thumbnail') click the arrow--it's 1 min 15 sec long...or short, actually !

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

The first time I died.


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Altho the above frame is black (empty) the 60 second movie IS there--please click the arrow with sound on--to see and hear the latest Thorndike !

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Let me answer that question !!

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....you would still be their fan....that's what !


Other 'thorndike' work AT THIS SITE CLICK IT

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pink your Pickle REDUX

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19
seconds-- Based on a true story !

Even tho there is a BLACK space where the video is supposed to be--the video IS there hit the play arrow for the re-do of pink your pickle----ahh that's better...

Feb 25 2010 7:01 am PST